The Brain: Structure and Function


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When you kick a soccer ball you use the voluntary muscles in your leg. Which part of your brain controls your voluntary muscle movements?

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1. Staying upright on a bicycle requires coordination and balance. Which part of your brain controls these skills?

2. Your body keeps breathing while you sleep thanks to this part of your brain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The brain is a very complex piece of work, and this quiz tests you on different structures and how they function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This brain quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall the part of the brain that controls your voluntary muscle movements
  • Remember the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance
  • Know the part of your brain that keeps you breathing while you sleep
  • Recognize the part of the brain that produces and releases hormones
  • Understand the part of the brain split into two halves

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on the structure and function of the brain
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have gained about the brain structure
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about the brain's structure and function

Additional Learning

To learn more about the human brain, review the related lesson called The Brain: Structure and Function. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cerebrum
  • Explain the cerebellum
  • Examine the pituitary gland