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Nervous System Quiz Review 1/24/19

Quiz by Stephanie Ziemba

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  • Q1
    The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are subdivisions of the:
    peripheral nervous system
    somatic nervous system
    autonomic nervous system
    voluntary nervous system
    60s
  • Q2
    Which one of these effectors is NOT directly controlled by the autonomic nervous system:
    skeletal muscle
    smooth muscle
    cardiac muscle
    most glands
    60s
  • Q3
    Preparing the body for the "fight-or-flight" response during threatening situations is the role of the:
    sympathetic nervous system
    parasympathetic nervous system
    somatic nervous system
    afferent nervous system
    60s
  • Q4
    Which of the following effects is characteristic of the parasympathetic nervous system:
    decreases activity of the digestive system
    decreases heart rate
    increases metabolic rate
    stimulates sweat glands to produce perspiration
    60s
  • Q5
    Sympathetic nervous system stimulation causes:
    decreased blood glucose, increased GI peristalsis, and increased heart rate and blood pressure
    increased blood glucose, increased GI peristalsis, and decreased heart rate and blood pressure
    decreased blood glucose, increased GI peristalsis, and decreased heart rate and blood pressure
    increased blood glucose, decreased GI peristalsis, and increased heart rate and blood pressure
    60s
  • Q6
    The effects of the sympathetic nervous system are essentially opposite of the:
    autonomic nervous system
    central nervous system
    motor division
    parasympathetic nervous system
    60s
  • Q7
    The term central nervous system refers to the:
    brain and spinal cord
    spinal cord and spinal nerves
    brain and cranial nerves
    autonomic and peripheral nervous systems
    60s
  • Q8
    The peripheral nervous system consists of:
    the brain and spinal cord
    cranial nerves only
    the brain only
    the spinal and cranial nerves
    60s
  • Q9
    The gap between two communicating neurons is termed:
    node of Ranvier
    Schwann cell
    effector
    synaptic cleft
    60s
  • Q10
    The substance that is released at axonal endings to propagate a nervous impulse is called:
    an ion
    a neurotransmitter
    the sodium-potassium pump
    an action potential
    60s

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