Types of Neurons: Sensory, Afferent, Motor, Efferent & More


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_____ sends signals from the body to the central nervous system, and the _____ sends signals from the central nervous system back to the body.

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1. Motor neurons are most similar to the _____.

2. The interneuron is also known as the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how we can sense our environment, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the types of neurons. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the nerves that send signals to the central nervous system as well as what motor neurons are most similar to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Neurons that relay signals to the central nervous system
  • Alternative term for the interneuron
  • Most plentiful type of neurons in the body
  • Neurons that are comparable to sensory neurons

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what motor neurons are most similar to and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various types of neurons
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related neuron types lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how your body makes its own connections, review the corresponding lesson entitled Types of Neurons: Sensory, Afferent, Motor, Efferent & More. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what sensory neurons are
  • Identify the role of afferent neurons
  • Describe the characteristics of efferent neurons
  • Explain why efferent neurons are also called motor neurons
  • Appreciate what initiates muscle movement in the body