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Module 4 Practice Quiz



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Which is most likely to be the longest structure in a neuron?
a.
soma
b.
axon
c.
dendrite
d.
axon terminal
 

 2. 

Which of the following best describes the function of a neuron?
a.
to fire off in response to neurotransmitters, and send neurotransmitters to the next neuron
b.
to build the nervous system through basic building blocks and hormone levels
c.
to react to situations through classical and operant conditioning
d.
to send information to the central nervous system for processing
 

 3. 

A neural impulse is called:
a.
an action potential.
b.
a resting potential.
c.
a refractory period.
d.
a neurotransmitter.
 

 4. 

With regard to the process of neural transmission, a refractory period refers to a time interval in which:
a.
a brief electrical charge travels down an axon.
b.
an individual reflexively withdraws from a pain stimulus.
c.
chemical messengers go across the synaptic gaps between neurons.
d.
a neuron recharges before it can fire again.
 

 5. 

Information is carried from the central nervous system to the tissues by:
a.
interneurons.
b.
motor neurons.
c.
sensory neurons.
d.
the limbic system.
 

 6. 

Neurotransmitters flow into a gap between neurons called a:
a.
synapse.
b.
inhibitory gap.
c.
resting potential.
d.
soma.
 

 7. 

Schizophrenia is most closely linked with excess activity at receptor sites for the neurotransmitter:
a.
acetylcholine.
b.
dopamine.
c.
epinephrine.
d.
serotonin.
 

 8. 

The part of the peripheral nervous system that controls glandular activity and the muscles of internal organs is called the:
a.
autonomic nervous system.
b.
endocrine system.
c.
pituitary system.
d.
somatic nervous system.
 

 9. 

The two major divisions of the nervous system are the central and the ________ nervous systems.
a.
autonomic
b.
parasympathetic
c.
peripheral
d.
sympathetic
 

 10. 

Hormones are produced by:
a.
the brain.
b.
the spinal cord.
c.
glands.
d.
axons.
 

 11. 

Because of its function in directing the other glands, the pituitary gland is sometimes called the:
a.
central nervous system.
b.
directing gland.
c.
hypothalamus.
d.
master gland.
 

 12. 

Which of the following hormones is most involved in our experience of hunger?
a.
thyroxin
b.
insulin
c.
epinephrine
d.
noradrenaline
 



 
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