Nervous System Tumors: Gliomas, Meningiomas, and More


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Which of the following statements is correct?

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1. The most common type of benign tumor arising in the skull is known as a _____.

2. The most common type of tumor arising in the brain is known as a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tumors can occur in various parts of the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. This quiz and worksheet will help you test your understanding of the various tumors found in this part of the body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Benign tumors
  • Type of tumor that's found in the brain
  • Diagnosis of tumors
  • Benign tumor that's typically found in the skull

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on nervous system tumors
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what cancer is and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you know the meaning of malignant and benign

Additional Learning

Get additional information about the types of tumors associated with the nervous system by viewing the lesson titled Nervous System Tumors: Gliomas, Meningiomas, and More. Objectives include:

  • Define malignant, cancer and benign
  • Differentiate between meningioma, glioma, astrocytoma and schwannoma
  • Describe potential consequences of malignant and benign nervous system tumors
  • Explain how nervous system tumors are treated