Somatic Nervous System: Definition, Function & Example


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The somatic nervous system is part of the

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1. A neuron is

2. Sensory neurons

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how we can directly control our movements, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the function of the somatic nervous system. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what the somatic nervous system is a part of as well as knowing what a neuron is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What the somatic nervous system is part of
  • What a neuron is
  • Role of sensory neurons
  • Where motor neurons carry their signals
  • Characteristics of a reflex arc

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what a neuron is and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related somatic nervous system lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the role of sensory neurons

Additional Learning

To learn more about why you can jump out of harm's way so quickly, review the corresponding lesson Somatic Nervous System: Definition, Function & Example. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand how many nerves make up the peripheral nervous system
  • Identify where the somatic nervous system can be found
  • Describe the primary functions of the somatic nervous system
  • Explain the secondary role of the somatic nervous system
  • Appreciate why the central nervous system is not involved in a reflex action