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Trivia Quiz - The Brain


Our brain is what we are in terms of body regulation, emotions and sensitivity. How well do you know the organ that makes you what you are?

Quiz Number: 5694
Date Submitted: July 27, 2017
Quiz Categories: Science & Nature, Various
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 63.3 percent
Times Taken: 3 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2

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The Brain

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1. What part of the brain is a seahorse-shaped structure that is involved with learning memory and emotion?
  A.   medulla oblongata
  B.   plexus
  C.   hippocampus
  D.   ventricles

2. What is the outer covering of the brain and spinal cord known as?
  A.   myelin sheath
  B.   dura mater
  C.   hypothalmus
  D.   brain stem

3. How many cerebral hemispheres does the brain have?
  A.   2
  B.   3
  C.   4
  D.   6

4. What is the main role of the cerebellum in the brain?
  A.   governs emotional response
  B.   as the memory storehouse
  C.   activating body systems
  D.   coordinates muscle activity

5. What are the brain's nerve cells called?
  A.   receptors
  B.   ganglia
  C.   neurons
  D.   ventricles

6. What part of the brain is thought to be the most advanced part and responsible for creative thought?
  A.   cerebrum
  B.   cerebellum
  C.   medulla oblongata
  D.   amygdala

7. What is the part of the brain cells that receives electrical signals?
  A.   cordite
  B.   dendrite
  C.   chlorolite
  D.   melamite

8. What are the many grooves of the brain called?
  A.   sulci
  B.   gyri
  C.   pia mater
  D.   pons

9. Strokes or brain attacks are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Which of the following is not a cerebral stroke?
  A.   thrombotic stroke
  B.   embolic stroke
  C.   aphasic stroke
  D.   hemorrhagic stroke

10. What is the approximate number of synapses in the average brain?
  A.   500 billion
  B.   10 trillion
  C.   500 trillion
  D.   1000 trillion


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