Brain Stem: Function, Anatomy & Definition


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What are the three major parts of the brain?

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1. Which is an important function of the brain stem?

2. What does the brain stem connect the brain to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The brain stem is what controls involuntary body functions and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this part of the nervous system. Some things you'll be assessed on include anatomy and physiology of the brain stem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Part of the brain stem that includes the cerebral peduncle
  • Function of the brain stem
  • Brain anatomy

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the brain stem
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the part of the brain stem considered the most important and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different parts of the brain stem

Additional Learning

To learn more about parts of the brain stem, review the accompanying lesson, Brain Stem: Function, Anatomy & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the location of the brain stem
  • Name the three main parts of the brain stem and their functions
  • Define involuntary muscle
  • Name the three parts of the brain and how they are arranged in relationship to one another and to the spinal cord