Reflex Arc: Definition, Components & Functions


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Which reflex arc prevents muscles from over-extending and helps us keep proper posture?

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1. Which of the following components of a reflex arc sends information to the spinal cord?

2. Which of the following is the type of neuron that activates muscles to contract in a reflex arc?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the components of the reflex arc? What is the function of each of these components? This is the information you must be familiar with in order to successfully complete this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is designed to measure your ability to:

  • Name what reflex arc prevents the overextension of muscles
  • Identify which part of a reflex arc transmits information to the spinal cord
  • Describe which neuron causes muscle contraction
  • Choose a statement best describing the function of a reflex arc
  • State which part of a reflex arc starts the process

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what a reflex arc does
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how a reflex arc begins
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of neurons and what transmits information to the spinal cord

Additional Learning

Gain more insight into this topic by referring to the lesson titled Reflex Arc: Definition, Components & Functions. By using this lesson, you will read about:

  • Examples of a reflex arc
  • What interneurons do
  • How all of the parts of the reflex arc work together
  • What allows us to remove our bodies from harmful or painful stimuli