If You Are A Neurology Student, This Exam Is For You!

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If You Are A Neurology Student, This Exam Is For You!

Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It has two major divisions: Central nervous system: the brain and spinal cord. If you are a neurology student, this exam is for you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ________________ nucleus is responsible for ipsilateral motor control of the larynx and pharynx
  • 2. 
    The ________________________ , found in the lower medulla, is responsible for maintaining balance and posture on the right side of the body. (be specific, include laterality)
  • 3. 
    The right tectospinal tract is responsible for ________________________
    • A. 

      Left side maintenance of "unconscious" posture

    • B. 

      Right sided maintenance of "unconscious" posture

    • C. 

      Right side "unconscious" balance

    • D. 

      Left side "unconscious" balance 

  • 4. 
    The arrow is pointing towards a structure that receives information from the______________
    • A. 

      Right superior colliculus

    • B. 

      Left superior colliculus 

    • C. 

      Right medial vestibular nucleus

    • D. 

      Right motor cortex

    • E. 

      Left motor cortex 

    • F. 

      Left medial vestibular nucleus

  • 5. 
    CN X outputs to which 2 of the following
    • A. 

      Abdominal viscera

    • B. 

      Thoracic viscera

    • C. 

      Extraocular muslces

    • D. 

      Taste buds

    • E. 

      Facial muscles

    • F. 

      Option 6

  • 6. 
    The cochlear nuclei are ONLY visible on which of the following cross-sections
    • A. 

      Upper medulla

    • B. 

      Lower medulla

    • C. 

      Middle medulla

    • D. 

      Lower pons

    • E. 

      Mid pons

    • F. 

      Upper pons

    • G. 

      Upper midbrain

    • H. 

      Upper pons/low midbrain

  • 7. 
    Which of the following nerves is partly controlled by the reticular formation
    • A. 

      CN VI

    • B. 

      CNVII

    • C. 

      CN VIII

    • D. 

      CN II

    • E. 

      CN I

    • F. 

      CN III

    • G. 

      CN X

  • 8. 
    Which of the following supply information to the abducens nerve? (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Contra. vestibular nucleus

    • B. 

      Ipsi. vestibular nucleus

    • C. 

      Ipsi. reticular formation

    • D. 

      Medial longitudinal fasciculus

    • E. 

      Ipsi. abducens nucleus

    • F. 

      Ipsi. cochlear nucleus

    • G. 

      Contra. abducens nucleus

    • H. 

      Contra. cochlear nucleus

  • 9. 
    The superior olivary nucleus sends information to both inferior colliculi via which of the following tracts 
    • A. 

      Lateral lemniscus

    • B. 

      Medial lemniscus

    • C. 

      Superior olivocolliculi tract

    • D. 

      Medial longitudinal fasciculus

    • E. 

      Tectospinal tract

  • 10. 
    The left lateral lemniscus 
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 11. 
    Which of the following helps to visually coordinate saccadic eye movements with other eye movements
    • A. 

      Superior colliculus 

    • B. 

      Inferior colliculus 

    • C. 

      Vestibular nucleus

    • D. 

      Trochlear nucleus

    • E. 

      Abducens nucleus

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is involved in the pupillary light reflex
    • A. 

      Edinger-westphal nucleus

    • B. 

      Oculomotor nucleus

    • C. 

      Superior colliculus

    • D. 

      Inferior colliculus

  • 13. 
    Which of the following sections does NOT contain the ambiguus nucleus (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Lowest medulla

    • B. 

      Middle medulla

    • C. 

      Upper medulla

    • D. 

      Lowest pons

    • E. 

      Low/mid pons

    • F. 

      Upper pons

    • G. 

      Upper midbrain

  • 14. 
    The 3 main trigeminal nuclei are primarily found in which of the following sections
    • A. 

      Middle pons

    • B. 

      Upper pons

    • C. 

      Lower pons

    • D. 

      Lowest pons

    • E. 

      Upper midbrain

    • F. 

      Lower medulla

    • G. 

      Middle medulla

    • H. 

      Upper medulla

  • 15. 
    Which 2 tracts might you find in the general area that is indicated by the red arrow  (select 2)
    • A. 

      Medial lemniscus

    • B. 

      Spinothalamic tract

    • C. 

      Trigeminothalamic tract

    • D. 

      Brachium of inferior colliculi

    • E. 

      Posterior commissure

  • 16. 
    Which of the following do NOT play a role in vision 
    • A. 

      Medial geniculate nucleus 

    • B. 

      Nucleus of Darkschewitsch

    • C. 

      Interstitial nucleus of cajal

    • D. 

      Lateral geniculate nucleus 

    • E. 

      Pulvinar

    • F. 

      Pretectal area

  • 17. 
    The nucleus of Darkschewitsch receives information from the superior colliculus via which of the following tracts
    • A. 

      Tectospinal tract 

    • B. 

      Medial lemniscus

    • C. 

      Medial longitudinal fasciculus

    • D. 

      Spinothalamic tract

    • E. 

      Lateral lemniscus

    • F. 

      Brachium of superior colliculus 

  • 18. 
    The nucleus of Darkschewitsch sends information to the respective eye muscle nuclei via ________
    • A. 

      Medial longitudinal fasciculus 

    • B. 

      Tectospinal tract

    • C. 

      Trigeminothalamic tract

    • D. 

      Posterior commissure 

    • E. 

      Medial lemniscus

  • 19. 
    The pretectal area receives input from__________
    • A. 

      Only the contra. retina

    • B. 

      Only the ipsi. retina

    • C. 

      Ipsi & Contra. retina

    • D. 

      Only the ipsi. edinger-westphal nucleus

    • E. 

      Only the contra. edinger-westphal nucleus

    • F. 

      Ipsi. and contra. edinger-westphal nuclei

  • 20. 
    The pretectal area sends information to _________
    • A. 

      Only the contra. retina

    • B. 

      Only the ipsi. retina

    • C. 

      Ipsi & Contra. retina

    • D. 

      Only the ipsi. edinger-westphal nucleus

    • E. 

      Only the contra. edinger-westphal nucleus

    • F. 

      Ipsi. and contra. edinger-westphal nuclei

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is the correct sequence of auditory information
    • A. 

      Spiral ganglia --> cochlear nucleus --> lateral lemniscus---> superior olivary nuclei & inferior colliculus ---> brachium of inferior colliculi ---> MGN ---> auditory cortex

    • B. 

      Spiral ganglia --> cochlear nucleus --> brachium of inferior colliculi---> superior olivary nuclei & inferior colliculus ---> lateral geniculate nucleus ---> MGN ---> auditory cortex

    • C. 

      Spiral ganglia --> lateral lemniscus---> superior olivary nuclei & inferior colliculus ---> brachium of inferior colliculi ---> MGN ---> auditory cortex

    • D. 

      Spiral ganglia --> cochlear nucleus --> lateral lemniscus---> superior olivary nuclei & inferior colliculus ---> brachium of inferior colliculi ---> auditory cortex

  • 22. 
    What is the output for the pretectal area?
    • A. 

      Edinger-westphall nucleus

    • B. 

      Oculomotor nucleus

    • C. 

      Superior colliculus

    • D. 

      Optic tract

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is NOT an input to the pulvinar
    • A. 

      Retina

    • B. 

      Striate cortex

    • C. 

      Superior colliculus

    • D. 

      Inferior colliculus 

  • 24. 
    The pulvinar sends information to the striate and ____________________ cortices
  • 25. 
    Information from the pretectal area,  passes through the ______________________   to the contralateral edinger-westphal nucleus?
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