The Brain

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Brain Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Which part of the brain allows for our ability to hear, short term- working memory, sequencing skills, receptive language?
    • A. 

      Temporal

    • B. 

      Occipital

    • C. 

      Parietal

    • D. 

      Frontal

  • 2. 
    Which part of the brain controls vital organs?
    • A. 

      Cerebellum

    • B. 

      Brain stem

    • C. 

      Matardura

    • D. 

      The left hemisphere

  • 3. 
    What is the Cerebellum's function?
    • A. 

      Fine motor control

    • B. 

      Higher functions

    • C. 

      Integration of sensory and motor pathways

  • 4. 
    The brain consists of approximately 100 billion nerve cells called
    • A. 

      Somas.

    • B. 

      Nuclei.

    • C. 

      Neurotransmitters.

    • D. 

      Neurons.

  • 5. 
    Information in neurons usually flows in what order?
    • A. 

      Soma, dendrites, axon

    • B. 

      Dendrites, soma, axon

    • C. 

      Dendrites, myelin, axon terminals

    • D. 

      Axon, soma, axon terminals

  • 6. 
    The part of the neuron that sends information to other neurons “branches out” into smaller fibers, which end in bulb-shaped parts known as
    • A. 

      Myelin sheaths.

    • B. 

      Ion channels.

    • C. 

      Dendritic arcs.

    • D. 

      Axon terminals.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a part of a neuron?
    • A. 

      Axon terminal

    • B. 

      Synapse

    • C. 

      Soma

  • 8. 
    A person would not be able to walk nor a musician move his or her fingers to play an instrument without the neurotransmitter
    • A. 

      Curare.

    • B. 

      Serotonin.

    • C. 

      Acetylcholine.

    • D. 

      Histamine.

  • 9. 
    In a car accident, a person sustained major trauma to his brain and the spinal cord region of his neck. Damage, in this case, was mainly to areas of the
    • A. 

      Autonomic nervous system.

    • B. 

      Somatic nervous system

    • C. 

      Central nervous system

  • 10. 
    Involuntary changes in heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and sweating are controlled by the
    • A. 

      Autonomic system

    • B. 

      Parietal lobe

    • C. 

      Somatic system

  • 11. 
    The part of the nervous system that quiets the body after arousal and helps maintain vital functions (like breathing) at moderate levels is the ________ branch.
    • A. 

      Sympathetic

    • B. 

      Parasympathetic

    • C. 

      Peripheral

  • 12. 
    John has some paralysis and loss of sensation in his right side after a motorcycle accident. It is likely that there is brain damage in the
    • A. 

      Left hemisphere

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Right hemisphere

  • 13. 
    You are running the water for your bath and place your hand under the faucet to “feel” and adjust the temperature of the water. The temperature of the water registers in which brain area?
    • A. 

      Temporal lobes

    • B. 

      Frontal lobes

    • C. 

      Parietal lobes

  • 14. 
    Christina enviously watches her tennis rival practice. She admires Serena’s control of the racket and finely coordinated movement. Having just covered the section on the brain in her psychology class, Christina states that Serena must have a highly developed.
    • A. 

      Hypothalamus

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Hippocampus.

    • D. 

      Limbic system

  • 15. 
    Where is the cerebral cortex motor area located in the brain?
    • A. 

      Parietal lobe

    • B. 

      Frontal lobe

    • C. 

      Temporal lobe

    • D. 

      Occipital lobe

  • 16. 
    Which of the four lobes primarily receives and processes information from the body senses?
    • A. 

      Occipital

    • B. 

      Frontal

    • C. 

      Parietal

    • D. 

      Temporal

  • 17. 
    Which of the following statements about hemispheric function is correct?
    • A. 

      The left and right hemispheres control voluntary movements on both sides of the body and receive sensory information from both sides of the body.

    • B. 

      The left and right hemispheres exchange and process sensory information before deciding which side of the body requires control of voluntary movements.

    • C. 

      The right hemisphere controls voluntary movements on the right side of the body and receives sensory information from the right side of the body.

    • D. 

      The left hemisphere controls voluntary movements on the right side of the body and receives sensory information from the right side of the body.

  • 18. 
    A distinction between motor neurons and sensory neurons is that
    • A. 

      Motor neurons send messages to the sensory receptor cells, whereas sensory neurons send messages from the sensory receptor cells.

    • B. 

      Motor neurons send messages to muscles and glands in the peripheral nervous system, whereas sensory neurons send messages from the somatosensory cortex.

    • C. 

      Motor neurons carry information away from the central nervous system, whereas sensory neurons carry information to the central nervous system.

    • D. 

      Motor neurons connect to interneurons, whereas sensory neurons do not.

  • 19. 
    Which of the four lobes receives and processes auditory information?
    • A. 

      Occipital

    • B. 

      Frontal

    • C. 

      Parietal

    • D. 

      Temporal

  • 20. 
    Somatic Nervous System:
    • A. 

      Controls voluntary activities such as skeletal muscle

    • B. 

      Controls involuntary such as digestive system

    • C. 

      Neurotransmitter' controls skeletal muscle action

  • 21. 
    Excitable cells that transmit electrical signals?
    • A. 

      Neuroglia

    • B. 

      Neurons

    • C. 

      Astrocytes

    • D. 

      Microglia

  • 22. 
    Contain the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions?
    • A. 

      Autonomic Nervous System

    • B. 

      Somatic Nervous System

  • 23. 
    Paired spinal and cranial nerves, carries messages to and from the spinal cord and brain?
    • A. 

      Peripheral Nervous System

    • B. 

      Central Nervous System

  • 24. 
    Carry impulses from skin, skeletal muscles, and joints to the brain?
    • A. 

      Sensory Afferent Fibers

    • B. 

      Motor Efferent Division

  • 25. 
    Transmit impulses from the CNS to effector organs?
    • A. 

      Motor (Efferent) Division

    • B. 

      Sensory (Afferent Division)