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Lesson Worksheet: Organization of the Nervous System Biology

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the organization of the human nervous system.

Q1:

What are the components of the central nervous system?

  • AThe brain and the cranial nerves
  • BThe spine and the spinal nerves
  • CThe nerves in the body outside of the brain and the spinal cord
  • DThe brain and the spinal cord

Q2:

What part of the nervous system is made up of the nerves that extend from the brain and spinal cord into the external limbs and other organs?

  • ACentral nervous system
  • BPeripheral nervous system

Q3:

What part of the nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord?

  • AAutonomic nervous system
  • BPeripheral nervous system
  • CCentral nervous system

Q4:

Which of the following is not a division of the human nervous system?

  • APeripheral
  • BCentral
  • CEndocrine

Q5:

Fill in the blanks: The primary function of the nervous system is to receive information from the external and internal and coordinate .

  • Adendrites, impulses
  • Benvironments, responses
  • Cneurons, reflexes
  • Dstimuli, movements

Q6:

What is the primary purpose of the peripheral nervous system?

  • ATo process information received from the environment and coordinate responses
  • BTo transmit information toward or away from the central nervous system

Q7:

What are the components of the peripheral nervous system?

  • AThe brain and the cranial nerves
  • BThe spine and the spinal nerves
  • CThe brain and the spinal cord
  • DThe nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord

Q8:

The diagram provided shows how the peripheral nervous system and its motor division are divided into their component parts. What is the primary function of the autonomic nervous system?

  • ATo transmit information to muscles and glands that are not under voluntary or conscious control
  • BTo transmit information to muscles and glands that are under voluntary or conscious control and to mediate reflex actions

Q9:

Which of the following diagrams correctly demonstrates the organization of the human nervous system?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

Q10:

The diagram provided shows how the peripheral nervous system and its motor division are divided into their component parts. What is the primary function of the somatic nervous system?

  • ATo transmit information to muscles that are under voluntary or conscious control and to mediate reflex actions
  • BTo transmit information to muscles and glands that are not under voluntary or conscious control

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