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Multiple choice questions

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This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
Striated or skeletal muscle responsible for voluntary movement is under the control of the:

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Question 2.
About 80% of a muscle cell's volume is composed of:

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Question 3.
In striated muscle cells, myofibrils are composed of:

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Question 4.
The number of muscle fibres innervated by the main axon of an alpha motor neuron is:

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Question 5.
The neurotransmitter always used at the neuromuscular junction is:

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Question 6.
The main function of muscle spindles is to:

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Question 7.
The patellar tendon reflex (knee jerk) is an example of a ______ stretch reflex, whereas the flexion reflex is an example of a ______ stretch reflex.

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Question 8.
What region of the cerebral cortex is the primary motor cortex located?

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Question 9.
Which of the following brain structures is not part of the basal ganglia?

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Question 10.
The primary motor cortex sends most of its output fibres into the ______ whereas the basal ganglia sends most of its output into the ______.

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Question 11.
Which of the following areas is not found in the frontal lobes?

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Question 12.
The somatosensory cortex is primarily responsible for:

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Question 13.
Lesions of the primary motor cortex typically produces:

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Question 14.
In humans, damage to the cerebellum typically produces:

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Question 15.
Parkinson's disease is primarily due to degeneration of the:

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Question 16.
The main neurotransmitter used by the nigral-striatal pathway is:

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Question 17.
In the 1960s, some patients suffering from sleeping sickness (encephalitis lethargica) were 'awakened' with:

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Question 18.
MPTP is a highly selective neurotoxin for the:

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Question 19.
If one parent carries the gene for Huntington's chorea then each of their children will have a ______ chance of inheriting the disease.

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Question 20.
The main brain area that shows degeneration in Huntington's disease is:

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