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Basics of the Nervous System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the term for a network of nerves that intersect or interjoin one another?

Question 2 2. ____ conduct impulses to the brain:

Question 3 3. This structure connects the middle ear to your throat, and is responsible for your ears popping.

Question 4 4. This is the main job of the external ear.

Question 5 5. Burning your hand is an example of which type of reflex?

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Question 6 6. The stretch reflex helps to maintain what two body functions?

Question 7 7. What is the difference between reflexes and other actions in which the spinal cord is involved?

Question 8 8. Which of the following does NOT protect the spinal cord from damage?

Question 9 9. How do the roles of the hippocampus and the hypothalamus differ?

Question 10 10. Which part of the brain is composed of nerve cells that filter stimuli?

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Question 11 11. In relation to the peripheral nervous system, what are muscles and glands known as?

Question 12 12. What are the types of cells in the peripheral nervous system?

Question 13 13. An electric impulse involving a change in voltage across a plasma membrane is best known as a(n) _____.

Question 14 14. What important role do Schwann cells perform?

Question 15 15. _____ are afferent nerve endings that sense stimuli outside the body and _____ are subgroups of these receptors that respond to mechanical stimuli such as touch, pressure and vibration.

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Question 16 16. The receptors most involved in the sensation of a transient pressure are _____.

Question 17 17. Why is vitreous clear?

Question 18 18. How are images of the visual world processed and sent to the brain?

Question 19 19. The parasympathetic nervous system is known for prompting which response?

Question 20 20. What happens when the sympathetic nervous system is activated?

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Question 21 21. Auditory and visual responses are primarily controlled by the ________.

Question 22 22. There are ________ types of neurons.

Question 23 23. Anything that activates a nerve cell or nerve and causes an electrochemical signal, called an impulse, to be propagated along a nerve fiber is called a:

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a bone found in the middle ear?

Question 25 25. A simple reflex involves only one part of the central nervous system and is classified as ______.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT one of the three major roles of the spinal cord?

Question 27 27. How can parts of the limbic system be remembered?

Question 28 28. How many types of nervous systems are in the human body?

Question 29 29. Myelinated axons _____.

Question 30 30. Why is John able to feel the light touch of a feather on his skin?

Basics of the Nervous System Chapter Exam Instructions

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