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Psychology Quiz 06A

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

 1. 

The part of the nervous system that controls voluntary activities is the
a.
central nervous system.
c.
somatic nervous system.
b.
autonomic nervous system.
d.
peripheral nervous system.
 

 2. 

Which of the following is NOT a part of the peripheral nervous system?
a.
the somatic nervous system
c.
nerves branching out from spinal cord
b.
the autonomic nervous system
d.
the brain
 

 3. 

The ____ insulates and protects the axon for some neurons.
a.
axon terminal
c.
cell body
b.
myelin sheath
d.
nucleus
 

 4. 

Also called motor neurons, the ____ send signals from the brain to the glands and muscles.
a.
efferent neurons
c.
interneurons
b.
afferent neurons
d.
neurotransmitters
 

 5. 

Which of the following is NOT a neurotransmitter?
a.
interneuron
c.
norepinephrine
b.
dopamine
d.
acetylcholine
 

Matching
 
 
Match each term with the correct statement below.
a.
synapse
f.
axon
b.
central nervous system
g.
dendrites
c.
neurons
h.
inhibition
d.
neurotransmitters
i.
parasympathetic
e.
peripheral nervous system
j.
sympathetic
 

 6. 

the brain and spinal cord
 

 7. 

long, thin cells of nerve tissue along which messages travel to and from the brain
 

 8. 

short, thin fibers that stick out from a neuron's cell body and receive impulses
 

 9. 

when chemicals stop a neuron from transmitting
 

 10. 

the nervous system that works to conserve energy and helps the body recover from strenuous activity
 



 
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