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What part of the brain controls memory?
a) cerebrum b) spinal cord c) cerebellum d) brainstem
The somatic nervous system controls
a) voluntary actions, such as turning a television on. b) artistic ability. c) involuntary actions, such as the digestion of food. d) logical thinking.
The thick column of nerve tissue that links the brain to most of the nerves in the peripheral nervous system is the
a) spinal cord. b) brain. c) cerebellum. d) cornea.
The somatic nervous system controls
a) voluntary actions, such as turning a television on. b) logical thinking. c) involuntary actions, such as the digestion of food. d) artistic ability.
Which is NOT a function of the cerebrum?
a) Its functions include interpreting input from the senses b) directing the movement of skeletal muscles c) carrying out complex thought processes such as learning and making judgments d) Maintaining balance and coordinating muscle actions
What is the function of the brain stem?
a) Coordinates muscle action b) Regulates basic body involuntary functions c) Directs the movement of skeletal muscles d) Interprets input from senses
What is the function of the spinal cord?
a) Link between brain and peripheral nervous system b) Interprets input from the senses c) Regulates basic body involuntary functions d) Helps maintain balance and coordinates muscle actions
Spinal cord injuries can result in
a) concussion. b) a reflex. c) paralysis. d) farsightedness.
What is the function of the cerebellum?
a) Regulates basic body involuntary functions b) Carries out complex thought processes c) Interprets input from the senses d) Helps maintain balance and coordinates muscles actions
A bruise like injury of the brain is called
a) an inhalant. b) a stimulant. c) a concussion. d) paralysis.
The brain and spinal cord make up the
a) somatic nervous system. b) autonomic nervous system. c) central nervous system. d) peripheral nervous system.
A synapse is the space between
a) an axon and the cell body. b) a dendrite and the cell body. c) one cell and another cell. d) an axon and the structure that receives the nerve impulse.
Suppose that you close a window because you notice that rain is falling. Your action in closing the window is a(n)
a) response. b) depressant. c) stimulus. d) involuntary reaction.
An automatic response of the body that occurs very rapidly and without conscious control is called a(n)
a) reflex. b) interneuron. c) stimulant. d) reaction.
What part of a neuron carries nerve impulses away from the cell body?
a) synapse b) dendrite c) axon d) nucleus
A motor neuron sends an impulse to
a) a sensory neuron. b) an interneuron. c) a muscle or gland. d) another motor neuron.
A change or signal in the environment that can make an organism react is called a(n)
a) stimulus. b) reaction. c) impulse. d) response.
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