Neuroscience Exam III

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Neuroscience Quizzes & Trivia

A practice exam for our upcoming neuroscience exam. Currently covers ventricular system, meninges, the major arteries of the brain, sensory receptors, and the muscle spindle. More questions will be added as I go through my notes :)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The lateral ventricle is connected to the 3rd ventricle by the:
    • A. 

      Cerebral aquaduct of Sylvius

    • B. 

      Interventricular foramen

    • C. 

      Choroid Plexus

    • D. 

      Foramen of Magendie

  • 2. 
    Another name for the foramen of Monroe is:
    • A. 

      Interventricular foramen

    • B. 

      Cerebral aquaduct of Sylvius

    • C. 

      Central canal

    • D. 

      Median aperture

  • 3. 
    The 3rd ventricle is connected to the 4th ventricle by the:
    • A. 

      Lateral aperture

    • B. 

      Median aperture

    • C. 

      Foramen of Monroe

    • D. 

      Cerebral aquaduct of Sylvius

  • 4. 
    The 4th ventricle goes on to become the:
    • A. 

      Choroid plexus

    • B. 

      Diencephalon

    • C. 

      Central canal

    • D. 

      Arterioles

  • 5. 
    How many horns does the lateral ventricle have?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      1

  • 6. 
    The narrow, slit-shaped 3rd ventricle occupies most of the midline region of the:
    • A. 

      Trigone

    • B. 

      Choroid plexus

    • C. 

      Septum pellucidum

    • D. 

      Diencephalon

  • 7. 
    The 4th ventricle is found within what 3 structures of the brain?
    • A. 

      Pons, medulla, and cerebellum

    • B. 

      Anterior horn, posterior horn, and inferior horn

    • C. 

      Lamina terminalis, rhomboid fossa, and lateral recess

    • D. 

      Parietal, occipital, and temporal lobe

  • 8. 
    The 4th ventricle communicates or connects with what structure?
    • A. 

      Inferior medullary velum

    • B. 

      Pituitary gland

    • C. 

      Subarachnoid cisterns

    • D. 

      Superior medullary velum

  • 9. 
    What are the names of the apertures that come off of the 4th ventricles?
    • A. 

      Interventricular foramen and foramen magna

    • B. 

      Foramen of Monroe and Aquaduct of Sylvius

    • C. 

      Foramen of Magendie and Foramen of Luschka

    • D. 

      Inferior foramen and cerebral aquaduct

  • 10. 
    The choroid plexus is vascularized.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The choroid plexus is the source of:
    • A. 

      Neurotransmitters

    • B. 

      Cerebral spinal fluid

    • C. 

      Lymph fluid

    • D. 

      Myelin

  • 12. 
    What makes up the choroid plexus?
    • A. 

      Ependymal layer

    • B. 

      Pia

    • C. 

      Capillaries

    • D. 

      A + B

    • E. 

      B + C

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    The three types of blood vessels that make up the choroid plexus are: Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Artery

    • B. 

      Arteriole

    • C. 

      Capillaries

    • D. 

      Venules

    • E. 

      Veins

  • 14. 
    The main function of cerebral spinal fluid is:
    • A. 

      Storing neurotransmitters

    • B. 

      Bathing and nourishing brain and spinal cord

    • C. 

      Providing feedback to the vestibulocochlear system

    • D. 

      Providing padding for the viscous fluid in the eye

  • 15. 
    The ventricluar system is not connected to the venous system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which space(s) or layer(s) is/are considered not "true" space(s)/layer(s) because it/they only show up because of a cranial bleed? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Subarachnoid space

    • B. 

      Subdural space

    • C. 

      Arachnoid barrier layer

    • D. 

      Epidural space

  • 17. 
    The falx cerebrix is a structure associated with the:
    • A. 

      Dura mater

    • B. 

      Arachnoid

    • C. 

      Subarachnoid space

    • D. 

      Pia mater

  • 18. 
    The ___________ is the thickest of the meninges and is attached to the cranium
  • 19. 
    What is the dura mater critical for?
    • A. 

      Aiding in neurotransmitter storage

    • B. 

      Absorbing extra cerebral spinal fluid

    • C. 

      Providing protection against infection

    • D. 

      Stabilization of the brain

  • 20. 
    The falx cerebrix projects into the ___________.
  • 21. 
    What is the tentoruim cerebelli?
    • A. 

      A white matter tract

    • B. 

      A structure found within the cerebellum

    • C. 

      A structure that separates the cerebral hemispheres and cerebellum

    • D. 

      A structure that is associated with the corpus callosum

  • 22. 
    The purpose of the dural sinuses is to:
    • A. 

      Work with the choroid plexus to produce cerebral spinal fluid

    • B. 

      Provide openings for blood vessels and nerves

    • C. 

      Aid in creating an adequate blood/brain barrier

    • D. 

      Help attach the dura mater to the cranium

  • 23. 
    The dura mater gets its blood supply from the:
    • A. 

      Middle meningeal artery

    • B. 

      Anterior meningeal artery

    • C. 

      Medial cerebral artery

    • D. 

      Posterior dural artery

  • 24. 
    The dura mater is pain sensitive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The cranial nerve system is associated with sensory aspects of the meninges.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False