Autonomic Nervous System: Function, Definition & Divisions

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Which part of the nervous system does NOT comprise the autonomic nervous system?

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1. The Sympathetic Nervous System is know for triggering which response?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the divisions of the autonomic nervous system, and what is each responsible for? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of this topic.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The parts of the nervous system comprising the autonomic nervous system
  • What response the sympathetic nervous system triggers
  • What response the parasympathetic nervous system triggers
  • A bodily reaction to the activation of the sympathetic nervous system
  • Reactions to the triggering of the parasympathetic nervous system

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the divisions of the autonomic nervous system
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the parasympathetic and enteric nervous systems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the role of the sympathetic nervous system when one is faced with a dangerous situation

Additional Learning

To learn more about this body system, review the accompanying lesson called Autonomic Nervous System: Function, Definition & Divisions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the autonomic nervous system
  • Identify the divisions of the autonomic nervous system
  • Explain how the sympathetic nervous system works in stressful or dangerous situations
  • Detail the functions of the parasympathetic and enteric nervous systems
  • Provide a chart comparing the parasympathetic and enteric nervous systems
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