Quiz

Test you understanding of key chapter concepts by working through the quiz below. To check your answer click on the orange arrow to the right. 

  1. The human nervous system comprises:
  1. the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system
  2. the central nervous system and the somatic nervous system
  3. the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
  4. the autonomic and somatic nervous system

The correct answer is: a. the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system

     2. The autonomic nervous system:

  1. enables us to act on the external environment
  2. transmits motor information to the brain
  3. regulates the internal environment
  4. is located within the brain

The correct answer is: c. regulates the internal environment

     3. The three main anatomical neural planes are:

  1. cerebral, horizontal and coronal
  2. cerebral, ventral and dorsal
  3. horizontal, anterior and posterior
  4. saggital, coronal and horizontal 

The correct answer is: d. saggital, coronal and horizontal 

     4. The corpus callosum is a:

  1. source of hypothalamic hormones
  2. neural pathway that connects the right and left hemispheres
  3. part of the neocortex
  4. structure in the cerebellum 

The correct answer is: b. neural pathway that connects the right and left hemispheres

     5. In the 4th week after conception, the neural tube develops 3 swellings. These are:

  1. telencephalon, diencephalon and myelencephalon
  2. telencephalon, diencephelaon and metencephalon
  3. cerebral cortex, limbic system and basal ganglia
  4. forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain

The correct answer is: d. forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain

     6. The nose of a rat is:

  1. ventral
  2. anterior
  3. caudal
  4. posterior 

The correct answer is: b. anterior 

     7. The autonomic nervous system is part of the:

  1. somatic nervous system
  2. peripheral nervous system
  3. parasympathetic nervous system
  4. sympathetic nervous system 

The correct answer is: b. peripheral nervous system

     8. Which structure is part of the tectum?

  1. superior colliculus
  2. periaqueductal grey
  3. substantia nigra
  4. red nucleus 

The correct answer is a. superior colliculus

     9. In general, afferent nerves carry sensory information:

  1. to the central nervous system
  2. to the peripheral nervous system
  3. from the central nervous system
  4. from the cortex 

The correct answer is a. to the central nervous system

    10. The basal ganglia comprise:

  1. the caudate, putamen and globus pallidus
  2. the amygdale, hippocampus and cingulated gyrus
  3. the inferior and superior colliculi
  4. the thalamus and hypothalamus

The correct answer is a. the caudate, putamen and globus pallidus