The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems


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What type of neurons make up the central nervous system?

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1. Which of the following is TRUE about reflexes?

2. If you had a neurological disorder affecting your thermoreceptors, what symptom would you experience?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The human nervous system is divided into central and peripheral branches; and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these subdivisions. Some things you'll be assessed on include structural components, and facts about the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics you will be tested on include:

  • Sensory neurons
  • Types of neurons in the central nervous system
  • The peripheral nervous system
  • Physiology of reflexes

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet tests the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information about neurobiology
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the central and peripheral nervous system

Additional Learning

To expand your knowledge of neurobiology, read the lesson called The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems. This lesson features the following objectives:

  • Describe the organization of the nervous system
  • Learn about components of the nervous system, including photoreceptors, chemoreceptors, mechanoreceptors and interneurons
  • Explain examples of reflexes