Biology Exam: Trivia! Quiz Questions

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Biology Exam: Trivia! Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    The impulses related to acute pain are usually transmitted by:
    • A. 

      Nociceptors

    • B. 

      Myelinated A-delta fibers

    • C. 

      Unmyelinated C fibers

    • D. 

      Any sensory fiber with a low pain threshold

  • 2. 
    In which structure do pain impulses ascend the spinal cord?
    • A. 

      The reticular formation

    • B. 

      The corticospinal tract

    • C. 

      The spinothalamic tract

    • D. 

      The relevant dermatome

  • 3. 
    According to the gate-control theory, passage of pain impulses may be naturally blocked:
    • A. 

      At the synapse by the entry of other sensory impulses

    • B. 

      By the stress response

    • C. 

      By the administration of morphine directly into the spinal cord

    • D. 

      By referring the pain to other parts of the body

  • 4. 
    What is the term used to describe the degree of pain that is endured before an individual takes action?
    • A. 

      Pain threshold

    • B. 

      Referred pain

    • C. 

      Phantom pain

    • D. 

      Pain tolerance

  • 5. 
    Pain perceived in the left arm during the course of a heart attack is an example of:
    • A. 

      Referred pain

    • B. 

      Phantom pain

    • C. 

      Chronic pain

    • D. 

      Subjective pain response

  • 6. 
    A headache that is related to changes in cerebral blood flow is classified as a/an ________ headache.
    • A. 

      Tension

    • B. 

      Sinus

    • C. 

      Migraine

    • D. 

      Intracranial

  • 7. 
    What is a common analgesic administered to control a moderate level of pain?
    • A. 

      Meperidine

    • B. 

      Acetaminophen

    • C. 

      Codeine

    • D. 

      Ibuprofen

  • 8. 
    Which of the following occurs frequently with acute pain but not with chronic pain?
    • A. 

      Depression and debilitation

    • B. 

      A perception of increased generalized pain and discomfort

    • C. 

      Fatigue and lower pain tolerance

    • D. 

      A stress response

  • 9. 
    What is the role of nociceptors? They are:
    • A. 

      Pain receptors that are stimulated by thermal, chemical, or physical means

    • B. 

      Spinal nerves that conduct impulses from specific areas of the skin

    • C. 

      Responsible for the state of arousal with pain

    • D. 

      Useful in localizing pain to a specific area of the body

  • 10. 
    Intractable pain is best defined as:
    • A. 

      Pain that is perceived as occurring in an amputated limb

    • B. 

      Severe pain that cannot be controlled by medication

    • C. 

      Pain perceived as coming from a source other than the actual source

    • D. 

      Pain coming from a specific dermatome

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements is TRUE?
    • A. 

      The brain is more aware of pain impulses when the reticular activating system is depressed.

    • B. 

      Acute pain does not cause a reflex response at the spinal cord synapses.

    • C. 

      Young infants respond to pain with tachycardia and increased blood pressure.

    • D. 

      Chronic pain is easier to tolerate without negative effects.

  • 12. 
    Ibuprofen is classified as an NSAID and particularly useful in treating:
    • A. 

      Severe pain

    • B. 

      Pain caused by inflammation

    • C. 

      Intracranial pain

    • D. 

      Pain in young infants

  • 13. 
    Which of the following analgesics acts to reduce pain at the peripheral site?
    • A. 

      Acetaminophen

    • B. 

      Morphine

    • C. 

      Codeine

    • D. 

      Intravenous general anesthesia