Chapter 2

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Question 1

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The neuron fiber that passes messages through its branches to other neurons or to muscles and glands is the _______.
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  • myelin sheath
  • synapse
  • axon
  • thalamus

Question 2

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The tiny space between the axon of one neuron and the dendrite or cell body of another is called the
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  • axon terminal.
  • branching fiber.
  • synaptic gap
  • threshold

Question 3

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Regarding a neuron's response to stimulation, the intensity of the stimulus determines
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  • whether or not an impulse is generated.
  • how fast an impulse is transmitted.
  • how intense an impulse will be.
  • whether reuptake will occur.

Question 4

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In a sending neuron, when an action potential reaches an axon terminal, the impulse triggers the release of chemical messengers called
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  • hormones
  • neurotransmitters
  • dendrites
  • reticular formation

Question 5

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Endorphins are released in the brain in response to
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  • morphine or heroine.
  • pain or vigorous exercise.
  • the all-or-none response.
  • All these answers are correct.

Question 6

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The autonomic nervous system controls internal functions, such as heart rate and glandular activity. The word autonomic means
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  • calming.
  • voluntary.
  • self-regulating.
  • arousing.

Question 7

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The sympathetic nervous system arouses us for action and the parasympathetic nervous system calms us down. Together, the two systems make up the [blank_start]autonomic[blank_end] nervous system.
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  • autonomic

Question 8

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The neurons of the spinal cord are part of the [blank_start]central[blank_end] nervous system.
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  • central

Question 9

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The most influential endocrine gland, known as the master gland, is the
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  • pituitary.
  • hypothalamus.
  • thyroid.
  • pancreas.

Question 10

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The [blank_start]adrenal gland[blank_end] secrete(s) epinephrine and norepinephrine, helping to arouse the body during times of stress.
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  • adrenal glands

Question 11

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The part of the brainstem that controls heartbeat and breathing is the
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  • cerebellum.
  • medulla.
  • cortex.
  • thalamus.

Question 12

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The thalamus functions like a(n)
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  • memory bank.
  • balance center.
  • breathing regulator.
  • Internet router.

Question 13

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The lower brain structure that governs arousal is the
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  • spinal cord.
  • cerebellum.
  • reticular formation.
  • medulla.

Question 14

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The part of the brain that coordinates voluntary movement and enables nonverbal learning and memory is the [blank_start]cerebellum[blank_end].
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  • cerebellum

Question 15

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Two parts of the limbic system are the amygdala and the
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  • cerebral hemispheres.
  • hippocampus.
  • thalamus.
  • pituitary.

Question 16

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A cat's ferocious response to electrical brain stimulation would lead you to suppose the electrode had touched the [blank_start]amygdala[blank_end].
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  • amygdala

Question 17

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The neural structure that most directly regulates eating, drinking, and the body temperature is the
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  • endocrine system.
  • hypothalamus.
  • hippocampus.
  • amygdala.

Question 18

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The initial reward center discovered by Olds and Milner was located in the [blank_start]hypothalamus[blank_end].
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  • hypothalamus

Question 19

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If a neurosurgeon stimulated your right motor cortex, you would most likely
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  • see light.
  • hear a sound.
  • feel a touch on the right arm.
  • move your left leg.
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