Nursing quiz

Nervous System Quiz

Nervous System quiz Quiz - 1

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1. The receptors with which norepinephrine, epinephrine, or other adrenomimetic drugs combine are called :

A. Adrenoreceptors

B. Cholenergic receptors

C. Nicotinic receptors

D. Baroreceptors

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2. The part of the neuron that receive messages from other cells is called:

A. Axon

B. Soma

C. Schwann cell

D. Dendrites

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3. The junction between neuron and muscle is called:

A. Synapse

B. Nodes of Rhanvier

C. End plate

D. Fasciculus

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4. Number of spinal nerves in man is:

A. 31 pairs

B. 32 pairs

C. 12 pairs

D. 29 pairs

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5. Which of the following is a specific investigation to detect seizures?

A. CT scan

B. MRI scan



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6. An area of neurons running through the middle of the medulla and pons, and is responsible for keeping people alert and aroused as well selective attention to certain information:

A. Cerebellum

B. Hypothalamus

C. Limbic system

D. Reticular system

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7. The sub-cortical structure which is believed to influence our motivation, emotional control, fear response and interpretation of nonverbal emotional expressions is:

A. Thalamus

B. Amygdala

C. Pons

D. Reticular system

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8. Which of the following techniques uses a sugar to look at the functioning of the brain?


B. CT scan

C. MRI scan

D. PET scan

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9. Which brain structure is most responsible for our balance, posture and muscle tone?

A. Medulla oblongata

B. Cerebellum

C. Reticular system

D. Pons

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10. Thick band of neurons that connects the right and left cerebral hemispheres is:

A. Corpus callosum

B. Hippocampus

C. Fornix

D. Amygdala

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11. The primary visual cortex is situated in the:

A. Frontal lobe

B. Parietal lobe

C. Temporal lobe

D. Occipital lobe

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12. The parietal lobe hosts:

A. Primary visual cortex

B. Primary auditory cortex

C. Somatosensory cortex

D. Motor cortex

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13. The region of brain which is responsible for higher mental functions and decision-making is located in:

A. Parietal lobe

B. Temporal lobe

C. Occipital lobe

D. Frontal lobe

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14. The motor cortex is situated:

A. frontal lobe

B. parietal lobe

C. temporal lobe

D. occipital lobe

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15. Almost ninety percent of the brain tissue is composed of:

A. Neurons

B. Glial cells

C. Fat


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16. Axons of the neurons found in the body are coated with a thin membrane called:

A. Myelin sheath

B. Neurolemma

C. Synapse

D. Soma

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17. Microscopic-fluid filled space between two neuronal ends is called:

A. Synapse

B. Soma

C. Dendrite

D. Vesicles

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18. The most common inhibitory neurotransmitter in the human brain is:

A. Acetycholine

B. Serotonin


D. Dopamine

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19. Neurotransmitter involved in pain relief is:

A. Acetycholine

B. Norepinephrine

C. Serotonin

D. Endorphins

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20. When neuron's action potential are released, the ions are rushing in to axon through the openings in the axon is:

A. Potassium

B. Sodium

C. Chloride

D. Oxygen

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1. A 2. D 3. C 4. A 5. C
6. D 7. B 8. D 9. B 10. A
11. D 12. C 13. D 14. A 15. B
16. B 17. A 18. C 19. D 20. B
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