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Multiple choice questions

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This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
Olds and Milner found that the area of the brain that gave rise to the highest rates of self-stimulation was the:

 
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Question 2.
The medial forebrain bundle is a large bi-directional fibre tract that connects the forebrain with the ______.

 
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Question 3.
Which of the following brain areas gives rise to self-stimulation, but is independent of the MFB?

 
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Question 4.
Stein and Wise (1969) found that rewarding stimulation of the medial forebrain bundle caused the release of:

 
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Question 5.
Which of the following neurotoxins can be used to selectively lesion dopamine pathways in the brain?

 
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Question 6.
Where in the brain is the ventral tegmental area located?

 
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Question 7.
The main pharmacological action of cocaine is to:

 
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Question 8.
In animals, the intravenous self-administration of cocaine can be reduced or terminated by injection of dopaminergic antagonists into the:

 
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Question 9.
The nucleus accumbens is generally considered to be part of what brain region?

 
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Question 10.
In the ventral tegmental area, morphine is known to act on opiate (mu) receptors located on:

 
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Question 11.
Which of the following drugs blocks opiate receptors?

 
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Question 12.
Drug tolerance occurs when:

 
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Question 13.
According to Siegel, drug tolerance can come about through:

 
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Question 14.
Which of the following brain structures is believed to be important for producing some of the behavioural manifestation of opiate withdrawal?

 
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Question 15.
Alcohol produces its main pharmacological effects by:

 
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Question 16.
Nicotine exerts its pharmacological effect by stimulating:

 
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Question 17.
The main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis is:

 
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Question 18.
Caffeine is believed to produce its main pharmacological effect by:

 
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Question 19.
Structurally, Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) resembles what neurotransmitter found in the brain?

 
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Question 20.
The formation of opiate-like substances called tetrahydroisoquinolines (TIQs) have been associated with what drug?

 
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