Test Your Knowledge On Neuroanatomy Questions

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Neuroanatomy Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following are all interneurons?
    • A. 

      Basket cells, granule cells, golgi cells, stellate cells

    • B. 

      Pyramidal cells, granule cells, basket cellas, golgi cells

    • C. 

      Pyramidal cells, cortical spinal cells, stellate cells, golgi cells

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are both output (projection) neurons?
    • A. 

      Golgi cells, Granule cells

    • B. 

      Pyramdial cells, Purkinji cells

    • C. 

      Molecular cells, Golgi cells

  • 3. 
    In the peripheral nervous system, myelinated fibres...(classification of fibres)
    • A. 

      Spiral wrappings of Schwann cell membranes around axons, interupted periodically by nodes of Ranvier.

    • B. 

      Are involved in the axonal guiding but they are not known to have any phagocitic funciton

    • C. 

      Princicple output neurons of the cerebral cortex which are excitatory and use the transmitter glutamine.

  • 4. 
    Schwann cells...(functions)
    • A. 

      These cells myelinate axons (help influence conduction), and hold multiple axons together.They contribute to the maintenance of extracellular chemical balance, and are involved in some metabolic processes together with neurons.

    • B. 

      Multiply and become phagocytic to dispose of pathogens and neuronal debris. The morphology can change dramatically in reponse to injury.

    • C. 

      Line the ventricular system and regulate chemical movement between the CSF and ECF of the CNS

  • 5. 
    Protoplasmic astrocytes are found in...
    • A. 

      Grey matter tissues

    • B. 

      White matter tissues

    • C. 

      Membrane of a cell

  • 6. 
    Cells of the CNS with the greatest role in immune function are the...
    • A. 

      Microglia

    • B. 

      Oligodendrocytes

    • C. 

      Ependymal cells

  • 7. 
    CSF is secreted by...
    • A. 

      Choroid plexus within the ventricles

    • B. 

      Granule cells within the molecular layer

    • C. 

      Folia within the ventricles

  • 8. 
    Neocortical layer V projects predominantly to...
    • A. 

      Subcortical regions

    • B. 

      Intercortical regions

    • C. 

      Endocortical regions

  • 9. 
    The precentral gyrus (features/functions)
    • A. 

      Located on the lateral surface of the frontal lobe. It contains the primary motor area

    • B. 

      Located on the medial surface of the frontal lobe. It contains the somatosensory area

    • C. 

      Located on the lateral surface of the frontal lobe. It contains the somatosensory area

  • 10. 
    The Brodmann number assigned to...(one of the primary sensory cortical areas is...
    • A. 

      3, 1, 2 (The lateral postcentral gyrus)

    • B. 

      4 (precentral gyrus)

    • C. 

      17 (postcentral gyrus)

  • 11. 
    The lenticular nucleus of the basal ganglia consists of...
    • A. 

      Putamen and globus pallidus

    • B. 

      Grey matter and globus pallidus

    • C. 

      Putamen and grey matter

  • 12. 
    The white matter tract seperating the putamen & caudate is the...
    • A. 

      Striatel cells bridging

    • B. 

      Internal capsule white matter tract

    • C. 

      Myelineated cells bridging

  • 13. 
    Parkinsons disease is characterised by...
    • A. 

      Hypokinetic disorder involving the basal ganglia; it is a progressive neurological disorder characterised by the death of dopamingeric neurons in the pars compacta of the substantia nigra. Sx ridged, slow and reduced movements

    • B. 

      Hypokinetic disorder involving the basal ganglia; it is a progressive neurological disorder characterised by the death of dopamingeric neurons in the pars compacta of the substantia nigra. Sx ridged, slow and reduced movements

  • 14. 
    Changes in the substantia nigra that are frequently associated with parkinsons disease include...
    • A. 

      Death of dopamingeric neurons in the pars compacta (motor control) of the substantia nigra.

    • B. 

      Death of dopamingeric neurons in the pars compacta (motor control) of the substantia nigra.

  • 15. 
    Climbing fibres entering the cerebellum arise from the...
    • A. 

      Contralateral inferior olivary nucleus

    • B. 

      Glia of the peripheral nervous system

    • C. 

      Contralateral superior nucleus

  • 16. 
    The epithalamus includes the...
    • A. 

      The pineal gland, habenular nuclei and posterior commisure

    • B. 

      The habencular nuclei, anterior commisure and pituatory gland

    • C. 

      The posterior commisure, pineal gland and inferior commisure

  • 17. 
    The centromedial nucleus of the thalamus is located
    • A. 

      Medial to VPL/VPM (ventral posteriomedial/ventral postereolateral)

    • B. 

      Lateral to VPL/VPM (ventral posteriomedial/ventral posterolateral)

    • C. 

      Inferior to VPL/VPM (ventral/posteriomedial/ventral posterolateral)

  • 18. 
    The mammillothalamic tract connects
    • A. 

      The mamillary body and the anterior thalamus

    • B. 

      The mamillary body and the posterior thalamus

    • C. 

      Thr mamillary body and the superior thalamus

  • 19. 
    The thalamic nuclei most commonly associated with the somatosensory function are
    • A. 

      Ventral posterior nucleus (VPL/VPM)

    • B. 

      Ventral superior nucleus (VPL/VPS)

    • C. 

      Hypothalamic nucleus (VPM/VPS)

  • 20. 
    Auditory function is associated with which thalamic nucleus
    • A. 

      Medial geniculate nucleus

    • B. 

      Lateral genciulate nucleus

    • C. 

      Superior geniculate nucleus

  • 21. 
    The hypothalamic nucleus that serves as the circadian rhythm clock is the
    • A. 

      The dorsomedial hypothalamic nucleus

    • B. 

      The dorsolateral hypothalamic nucleus

    • C. 

      The antimedial hypothalamic membrane

  • 22. 
    The cerebellum is seperated from the occipital lobe by what structure/s?
    • A. 

      Tentorium cerebelli/preoccipital notch

    • B. 

      Tentorim cerebelli/postoccipital notch

    • C. 

      Preoccipital notch/angular gyrus

  • 23. 
    Control of limb and trunk movement is associated with which cerebellar region?
    • A. 

      Spino-cerebellum (Ant. and Post. Lobe)

    • B. 

      The posterior cerebellar lobe

    • C. 

      The Anterior cerebellar lobe

  • 24. 
    Increased pressure with the posterior cranial fossa is likely to result in herniation of...
    • A. 

      The cerebellar tonsils

    • B. 

      The cerebrum

    • C. 

      The brain stem

  • 25. 
    The cerebellar peduncle with the clear majority of its fibres bringing information into the cerebellum is the...
    • A. 

      Middle cerebellar peduncle

    • B. 

      Superior cerebellar peduncle

    • C. 

      Inferior cerebellar peduncle