Unit 2: Biological Bases Of Behavior

13 Questions
Biology Quizzes & Trivia

This is a multiple-choice quiz based on Unit 2 materials which includes classroom notes, discussions, and your readings in Modules 3 & 4. This is an open notes quiz. You may utilize your classroom notes and any handouts you received in class. You may NOT use your textbook at any time during this quiz. The majority of these questions are based upon actual AP exam questions. Take your time, and RELAX!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The _______ is the basic building block of the nervous system.
    • A. 

      Soma

    • B. 

      Neuron

    • C. 

      Axon

    • D. 

      Terminal Branch

    • E. 

      Reflex

  • 2. 
    Neural signals travel along a neuron in what order?
    • A. 

      Axon, dendrite, soma, terminal branches

    • B. 

      Axon, soma, dendrite, terminal branches

    • C. 

      Terminal branches, soma, dendrite, axon

    • D. 

      Dendrite, axon, soma, terminal branches

    • E. 

      Dendrite, soma, axon, terminal branches

  • 3. 
    Natural, opiate-like neurotransmitters linked to pain control are called:
    • A. 

      ACh agonists

    • B. 

      Dendrites

    • C. 

      Morphine antagonists

    • D. 

      Endorphins

    • E. 

      Glial cells

  • 4. 
    The _____ is the part of the limbic system that maintains homeostasis in the body in terms of temperature, hunger, and thirst.
    • A. 

      Thalamus

    • B. 

      Amygdala

    • C. 

      Hippocampus

    • D. 

      Hypothalamus

    • E. 

      Reticular formation

  • 5. 
    Sleep and dreaming is regulated by the
    • A. 

      Pons

    • B. 

      Amygdala

    • C. 

      Pituitary gland

    • D. 

      Hippocampus

  • 6. 
    Phineas Gage served as an example that an individual could experience trauma to this area of the brain and survive but with personality changes.
    • A. 

      Central fissure

    • B. 

      Frontal lobe

    • C. 

      Lateral fissure

    • D. 

      Parietal complex

    • E. 

      Temporal lobe

  • 7. 
    A recording of brain waves using electrodes placed on the scalp is called a:
    • A. 

      EEG

    • B. 

      PET Scan

    • C. 

      GABA

    • D. 

      MRI

    • E. 

      FMRI

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Flexibility

    • B. 

      Adaptiveness

    • C. 

      Plasticity

    • D. 

      Compensation

    • E. 

      Homeostasis

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Says he saw HER but points to ON

    • B. 

      Says he saw ON but points to HER

    • C. 

      Says he saw HERON but points to HER

    • D. 

      Says he saw HERON but points to ON

  • 10. 
    In a split-brain procedure, which part of the brain is severed?
    • A. 

      Left hemisphere

    • B. 

      Right hemisphere

    • C. 

      Corpus callosum

    • D. 

      Occipital lobe

    • E. 

      Parietal lobe

  • 11. 
    Arousal would be most likely to be produced by stimulation of the
    • A. 

      Cerebellum

    • B. 

      Occipital lobe

    • C. 

      Reticular activating system

    • D. 

      Parasympathetic nervous system

    • E. 

      Efferent nervous system

  • 12. 
    _______ form the body's two communication systems.
    • A. 

      The left and right hemispheres of the brain

    • B. 

      The dendrites and the axons

    • C. 

      The nervous system and the endocrine system

    • D. 

      Genetics and the environment

    • E. 

      Reflexes and controlled behavior

  • 13. 
    _______ are biochemical substances that are released into the synaptic cleft to stimulate or supress other neurons.
    • A. 

      Receptors

    • B. 

      Hormones

    • C. 

      Neurotransmitters

    • D. 

      Interneurons

    • E. 

      Neurohormones