Early Brain Development: Major Parts & Functions


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The common name for the forebrain is the:

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1. The rhombencephalon is more commonly known as the:

2. Which of the following is the same as the mesencephalon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Much like the rest of you, your brain developed in its own way early on. In this quiz, you'll recall some of these early structures of the brain, as well as how they mature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This brain quiz is meant to test your ability to:

  • Recognize the common name for a given brain structure
  • Recall a part of a developing brain by how it matures

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most relevant information in the lesson on early brain development
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider parts of the brain by how they will mature
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about the early brain
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about the brain's development

Additional Learning

For further study utilize the accompanying lesson called Early Brain Development: Major Parts & Functions. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • List the early developmental structures of the brain
  • Explain the forebrain and midbrain's purpose and maturation
  • Describe 'the reptilian brain'