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What is the communication and coordination system of the body?
a) The peripheral nervous system
b) The central nervous system
c) The autonomic nervous system
d) The somatic nervous system

What carries impulses away from the cell body?
a) An axon
b) A dendrite
c) Myelin sheath
d) Synapse

What is the fatty substance that protects an axon?
a) Neuron
b) Synapse
c) Dendrite
d) Myelin sheath

What is the space between neurons where messages go from one cell to another ?
a) An axon
b) A dendrite
c) Myelin sheath
d) Synapse

What type of neurons carry impulses to the spinal cord and brain?
a) Sensory (afferent) neurons
b) Motor (efferent) neurons
c) Associative neurons
d)

What kind of neurons carry impulses from the brain and spinal cord to muscles and glands ?
a) Sensory (afferent) neurons
b) Motor (efferent) neurons
c) Associative neurons
d)

What kind of neurons carry impulses from sensory neurons to motor neurons?
a) Associative neurons
b) Afferent neurons
c) Efferent neurons
d)

What are cells that insulate, support and protect the neurons called ? (Nerve glue)
a) Neurilemma
b) Neuroglia
c) Myelin sheath
d) Axons

What kind of nervous system is involuntary? Example: responses to an injury like shock and increased heart rate
a) Somatic nervous system
b) Automatic nervous system
c) Peripheral nervous system
d) Central nervous system

Cranial nerves and spinal nerves are a part of what nervous system
a) Central nervous system
b) Peripheral nervous system
c) Autonomic nervous system
d) Somatic nervous system

What nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves ?
a) Central nervous system
b) Peripheral nervous system
c) Autonomic nervous system
d) Somatic nervous system

What surround the brain and spinal cord
a) Neurons
b) Meninges
c) Axons
d) Cerebrospinal fluid

What is the outer brain covering, dense fibrous connective tissue
a) Dura mater
b) Subdural
c) Subarachnoid
d) Pia mater

What is filled with cerebrospinal fluid which acts as a liquid shock absorber ?
a) Arachnoid
b) Subdural
c) Subarachnoid
d) Pia mater

What is the innermost layer of the meninges ?
a) Dura mater
b) Subdural
c) Arachnoid
d) Pia mater

What are the four cavities filled with cerebrospinal fluid called ?
a) Meninges
b) Cerebrum
c) Cerebral ventricles
d)

What is the network of blood vessels lining the ventricles which help in the formation of cerebrospinal fluid ?
a) Meninges
b) Choroid plexus
c) Blood-brain barrier
d) Lumbar puncture

What is the largest part of the brain?
a) Diencephalon
b) Cerebellum
c) Limbic system
d) Cerebrum

What are elevated folds on the surface of the cerebrum?
a) Fissures
b) Rugae
c) Convolutions
d)

What are the grooves separating the cerebral convolutions called ?
a) Fissures
b) Sulci
c) Corpus callosum
d)

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