Chapter 3 - part 6: The Endocrine System: Another Way to Communicate

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Psychology Quiz on Chapter 3 - part 6: The Endocrine System: Another Way to Communicate, created by Vincent Voltaire on 02/08/2020.

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Question 1

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What is the function of the pituitary gland?
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  • It controls the hypothalamus.
  • It is the master gland of the endocrine system.
  • It releases testosterone and estrogen in order to affect the gonads.
  • It integrates information about the status of all organs.

Question 2

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What does the endocrine system do?
Answer
  • It connects the two cerebral hemispheres of the brain.
  • It secretes hormones.
  • It manufactures myelin.
  • It forms the basis of reflexive behaviours.

Question 3

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What is a hormone?
Answer
  • an enzyme produced by the hypothalamus
  • a chemical stored in the synapse
  • a neurotransmitter that acts on organs
  • a chemical secreted into the blood by a gland

Question 4

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Which system is malfunctioning for individuals who have hormonal imbalances?
Answer
  • reticular
  • endocrine
  • dopaminergic
  • limbic

Question 5

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How are hormones transported throughout the body?
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  • within the lymph nodes
  • by the nervous system
  • through cerebrospinal fluid
  • by the bloodstream

Question 6

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Hormones tend to be released in a pulsatile pattern. What does this mean?
Answer
  • They are released at an unpredictable rate.
  • They are released on demand.
  • They are released in a steady, invariant rhythm.
  • They are released in brief bursts at various times.

Question 7

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Which brain region controls the endocrine system?
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  • cerebellum
  • hypothalamus
  • thalamus
  • medulla

Question 8

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What is the socalled “master gland” of the endocrine system?
Answer
  • gonad
  • pituitary
  • adrenal
  • hypothalamus

Question 9

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Which of the following does NOT belong with the other three?
Answer
  • gonad
  • adrenal
  • pituitary
  • thalamus

Question 10

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Which of the following hormones is associated with bonding and trust?
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  • gonadotropin
  • oxytocin
  • estrogen
  • insulin

Question 11

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Which gland secretes hormones associated with the development of secondary sex characteristics?
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  • pineal
  • pancreas
  • thyroid
  • gonad

Question 12

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Some individuals reach puberty before others. Which glands would be important to examine if you wished to explore the role of the endocrine system in producing these differences?
Answer
  • parathyroid
  • pancreas
  • thyroid
  • gonads
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