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What is a neuron that carries nerve impulses from one neuron to another called?
a) interneuron
b) motor neuron
c) sensory neuron
d) peripheral nervous system

What is a neuron that picks up stimuli from the internal or external environment and converts each stimulus into a nerve impulse?
a) interneuron
b) motor neuron
c) sensory neuron
d) central nervous system

What is a bundle of nerve fibers?
a) concussion
b) nerve
c) brain stem
d) cerebellum

What is a threadlike extension of a neuron that carries nerve impulses away from the body?
a) axon
b) dendrite
c) synapse
d) automatic nervous system

What is a threadlike extension of a neuron that carries nerve impulses toward the cell body called?
a) brain stem
b) axon
c) nerve impulse
d) dendrite

What is a cell that carries information through the nervous system?
a) nerve impulse
b) neuron
c) motor neuron
d) brain

What is a message carried by a neuron?
a) nerve impulse
b) neuron
c) synapse
d) interneuron

What is an action or change in behavior that occurs as a result as stimulus?
a) neuron
b) stimulus
c) response
d) axon

What is any change or signal in the environment that can make an organism react in some way?
a) stimulus
b) response
c) reflex
d) reaction

What is a neuron that sends an impulse to a muscle or gland, causing the muscle or gland to react?
a) motor neuron
b) interneuron
c) sensory neuron
d) synapse

What is the junction where one neuron can transfer an impulse to the next structure?
a) cerebrum
b) reflex
c) concussion
d) synapse

What is the division of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord?
a) peripheral nervous system
b) central nervous system
c) somatic nervous system
d) autonomic nervous system

What is the division of the nervous system consisting of all of the nerves located outside the central nervous system?
a) peripheral nervous system
b) central nervous system
c) somatic nervous system
d) autonomic nervous system

What is an organized grouping of neurons in the head of an animal with bilateral symmetry?
a) spinal cord
b) cerebrum
c) cerebellum
d) brain

What is the thick column of nervous tissue that links the brain to most of the nerves in the peripheral nervous system?
a) brain
b) spinal cord
c) brain stem
d) cerebellum

What is the part of the brain that interprets input from the senses, and controls movement, and carries out complex mental processes?
a) cerebellum
b) brain stem
c) cerebrum
d) spinal cord

What is an automatic response that occurs rapidly and without conscious control?
a) reflex
b) responce
c) concussion
d) stimulus

What is a bruise like injury of the brain that occurs when soft tissue of the brain collides against the skull ?
a) reflex
b) concussion
c) cerebellum
d) synapse

What is the group of nerves in the peripheral nervous system that controls involuntary actions called?
a) peripheral nervous system
b) central nervous system
c) somatic nervous system
d) autonomic nervous system

What is the part of the brain that lies between the cerebellum and spinal cord called? it also controls the body's involuntary actions.
a) cerebellum
b) brain
c) brain stem
d) cerebrum

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