Neuropsychology MCQs Quiz Questions And Answers

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Are you studying neuropsychology, or have you studied it already? In both cases, you can revise your memory with this short 'Neuropsychology MCQs quiz' given below. As you would know, neuropsychology is a branch of psychology that is concerned with studying how the cognition and behavior of a person are related to the brain and the nervous system. In this quiz, we'll be testing your knowledge about this topic. So, if you've studied Neuropsychology, then you must try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
      ______ type of brain injury/event typically has the worst rehab outcome (group data)
    • A. 

      Focal injuries

    • B. 

      Viral infections

    • C. 

      Anoxic encephalopathy

    • D. 

      Stroke

  • 2. 
    _____ and _____ are types of structural imaging techniques.
    • A. 

      MRI, CT

    • B. 

      SPECT, MRI (f, s)

    • C. 

      SPECT, PET (f,f)

    • D. 

      PET, CT (f, s)

  • 3. 
    Which of the following cognitive skills is usually preserved in chronic alcoholics?
    • A. 

      Visual Spatial—rt hemi

    • B. 

      Problem Solving—frontal

    • C. 

      Executive functions—frontal

    • D. 

      Verbal

  • 4. 
    Most primary brain tumors occur in the neurons. True or false? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Petit Mal and Grand Mal seizures are forms of generalized seizures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery is an example of a _______ testing approach.
    • A. 

      Fixed battery

    • B. 

      Process

    • C. 

      Developmental

    • D. 

      Lurian

  • 7. 
    The production of __ is commonly reported to be reduced in Alzheimer's disease.
    • A. 

      Acetylcholine

    • B. 

      Dopamine

    • C. 

      Epinephrine

    • D. 

      GABA

  • 8. 
    Which one of the following is not considered a symptom of children with nonverbal disabilities?
    • A. 

      Poor reading decoding

    • B. 

      Poor math skills

    • C. 

      Poor social skills

    • D. 

      Poor visual spatial functioning

  • 9. 
    A stroke in which there is excessive bleeding is called a ___ stroke.
    • A. 

      Anoxic-no O2

    • B. 

      Ischemic-thrombosis, emboli

    • C. 

      Diffuse

    • D. 

      Hemorrhagic

  • 10. 
    The __ lobe is responsible for processing vision.
    • A. 

      Frontal

    • B. 

      Temporal

    • C. 

      Parietal

    • D. 

      Occipital

  • 11. 
    A GCS score of 8 (at the scene of an accident would be indicative of a __ injury.
    • A. 

      Mild

    • B. 

      Moderate

    • C. 

      Severe

    • D. 

      Profound

  • 12. 
    Neural proliferations occurs at __ during embryogenesis.
    • A. 

      3-7 weeks

    • B. 

      5-6 weeks

    • C. 

      2-4 months

    • D. 

      6 months

  • 13. 
    At 9 months of age an infant should be able to do all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Creep

    • B. 

      Say mama and dada

    • C. 

      Make a pincer movement with thumb and finger

    • D. 

      Stand alone/without support

  • 14. 
    Dyslexia has been associated with abnormal symmetry of the __ area.
    • A. 

      Insular cortex

    • B. 

      Broca's area

    • C. 

      Planum Temporale

    • D. 

      Postcentral gyrus

  • 15. 
    The __ area of the brain continues the myelination process into the 2nd and 3rd decades of life.
    • A. 

      Prefrontal

    • B. 

      Limbic

    • C. 

      Occipital

    • D. 

      Precentral gyrus

  • 16. 
    HIV is known as a ___.
    • A. 

      Demylinating disease

    • B. 

      Slow virus

    • C. 

      Retro virus

    • D. 

      Herpes simplex virus

  • 17. 
    Which subtest on the WAIS-III is most sensitive to brain impairment?
    • A. 

      Vocab

    • B. 

      Information

    • C. 

      Block design

    • D. 

      Digit symbol coding

  • 18. 
    In the __ phase of embryogenesis, the neural place folds over itself to form the neural tube.
    • A. 

      Dorsal induction

    • B. 

      Ventral induction

    • C. 

      Migration

    • D. 

      Mylenation

  • 19. 
    You would expect dysfunction in the __ in Parkinson's disease.
    • A. 

      Hippocampus

    • B. 

      Hypothalamus

    • C. 

      Caudate nucleus

    • D. 

      Cerebellum

  • 20. 
    Depression is typically associated with __ functioning of the __ area of the brain.
    • A. 

      Reduced, left frontal

    • B. 

      Reduced, right frontal

    • C. 

      Increased, left frontal

    • D. 

      Increased, right frontal

  • 21. 
    Which of the following biological changes has not been found in patients with an eating disorder?
    • A. 

      Decrease in dopamine

    • B. 

      Decrease in norepinephrine

    • C. 

      Hypercortisolism

    • D. 

      Reduced left basal ganglia functioning

  • 22. 
    Which neuroradiological test is most useful in diagnosing seizures?
    • A. 

      EMG

    • B. 

      MRI

    • C. 

      SPECT

    • D. 

      EEG

  • 23. 
    A ___ seizure is one in which there is a bilateral symmetrical attack without local onset.
    • A. 

      Generalized

    • B. 

      Complex partial

    • C. 

      Focal

    • D. 

      Lurian

  • 24. 
    Korsajoff's syndrome is a result of a ___ deficiency combined ( in some cases) with the excessive use of alcohol.
    • A. 

      Iron

    • B. 

      Vitamin B1

    • C. 

      Vitamin B12

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 25. 
    A 75-year-old woman enters your office complaining of visual hallucinations, which started 6 months ago.  She has no previous psychological/psychiatric history and never had hallucinations before.  She worked successfully for many years and raised a family.  Which one of the following diagnoses would not likely be responsible for her symptoms?
    • A. 

      Vascular disease

    • B. 

      Temporal lobe epilepsy

    • C. 

      Temporal lobe tumor

    • D. 

      Schizophrenia

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