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The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

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The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are two divisions of the _____.

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1. Which of the following effects are mediated by the sympathetic nervous system?

2. Which of the following effects are mediated by the parasympathetic nervous system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your comprehension of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems with this quiz and worksheet combo. Practice problems assess your ability to recall information about the divisions and effects of the autonomic nervous system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The nervous system that is comprised of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems
  • Effects that the sympathetic nervous system regulates
  • Effects regulated by the parasympathetic nervous system
  • The nervous system that the Fight-or-Flight Response is associated with
  • The nervous system that Rest and Digest is associated with

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the parts of the autonomic nervous system, and the phrases that are related to them
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the effects if the sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous system
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the essential information from the related lesson on the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems

Additional Learning

To learn more about the nervous system, review the accompanying lesson The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review the functions of the somatic nervous system and autonomic nervous system
  • Define the basic roles of the parts of the autonomic nervous system
  • Understand how the parts of the nervous system function in response to changes in the environment.
  • Identify the major bodily functions activated by the sympathetic nervous system
  • Identify the major bodily functions activated by the parasympathetic nervous system
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