Central Nervous System: Definition, Function & Parts


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Which of the following is part of the central nervous system?

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1. Balance and equilibrium is controlled in the ________.

2. Auditory and visual responses are primarily controlled by the ________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will teach you how components of the central nervous system work together. You will specifically be tested on key parts of the central nervous system and how they function.

Quiz & Worksheet Combo

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Types of neurons
  • Parts of the central nervous system
  • Area of the brain that controls balance and equilibrium
  • How the central nervous system controls auditory and visual responses
  • The function of the spinal cord

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related central nervous system lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define parts of the central nervous system, such as cerebrum, cerebellum and brain stem
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of neurons

Additional Learning

To learn more about the central nervous system, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify parts of the central nervous system
  • Understand the different functions of the central nervous system
  • Know what the spinal cord does with information from the brain