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Basic Anatomy - The Brain

If I only had a brain!

Basic Anatomy - The Brain

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“I could while away the hours, conferring with the flowers – consulting with the rain. And my head I’d be scratching while my thoughts were busy hatching if I only had a brain.” These are the beginning lyrics to a famous song in the movie The Wizard of Oz. However, unlike the Scarecrow in Oz, we wouldn’t be doing much singing if we didn’t have a brain. In fact, we wouldn’t be doing much living either. So what is this thing that the Scarecrow lacked?

1.
This is responsible for a person’s behavior, problem solving abilities, creative thoughts, attention, intellect, judgment and coordination of movements.
Parietal lobe
Frontal lobe
Temporal lobe
Occipital lobe
The frontal lobe is responsible for a person’s behavior, problem solving abilities, creative thoughts, attention, intellect, judgment, coordination of movements. Answer (b) is correct
2.
The brain has about ______ neurons.
100 billion
100 million
95% of the body's
20% of the body's
The brain has about 100 billion neurons. Answer (a) is correct
3.
This makes up the bulk of the brain and it is divided into four sections or regions.
Cerebellum
Cerebrum
Medulla
Brain stem
The cerebrum makes up the bulk of the brain and it is divided into four sections or regions. Answer (b) is correct
4.
These are cells that send and receive electro-chemical signals to and from the brain and the nervous system.
Glials
Lobes
Organs
Neurons
Neurons are cells that send and receive electro-chemical signals to and from the brain and the nervous system. Answer (d) is correct
5.
This is where motor and sensory pathways are to the body and to the face.
Cerebellum
Glial
Brain stem
Cerebrum
The brain stem is where motor and sensory pathways are to the body and to the face. Answer (c) is correct
6.
The adult brain weighs about _____.
less than a pound
6 pounds
3 pounds
4 pounds
The adult human brain weights about 3 pounds. Answer (c) is correct
7.
This is responsible for the body’s balance, poster, cardiac (heart), respiratory and vasomotor centers.
Medulla
Cerebrum
Cerebellum
Occipital
The cerebellum is responsible for the body’s balance, poster, cardiac (heart), respiratory and vasomotor centers. Answer (c) is correct
8.
This is responsible for the sense of touch, appreciation, responses to internal stimuli, sensory comprehension and reading functions.
Temporal lobe
Parietal lobe
Frontal lobe
Occipital lobe
The parietal lobe is responsible for the sense of touch, appreciation, responses to internal stimuli, sensory comprehension and reading functions. Answer (b) is correct
9.
The brain is 80% developed by what age?
25
13
8
2
The brain is 80% developed by the age of 2. Answer (d) is correct
10.
The brain is ____.
an organ
tissue
neurons
simple
The brain is an organ and it is very complex, making Answer (a) correct
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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