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AP PSYCH TEST - A.P Psychology Unit III Biological Bases of...

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A.P. Psychology Unit III: Biological Bases of Behavior 1. The part of the peripheral nervous system that controls glandular activity and the muscles of internal organs is called the: A) somatic nervous system. B) reticular formation. C) limbic system. D) autonomic nervous system. 2. The depolarization of a neural membrane creates a(n): A) action potential. B) myelin sheath. C) lesion. D) neural network. E) interneuron. 3. To demonstrate that brain stimulation can make a rat violently aggressive, a neuroscientist should electrically stimulate the rat's: A) reticular formation. B) cerebellum. C) medulla. D) amygdala. 4. The speed at which a neural impulse travels is increased when the axon is encased by a(n): A) association area. B) myelin sheath. C) endocrine gland. D) glial cell. E) synaptic vesicle. 5. Information is carried from the central nervous system to the body's tissues by: A) interneurons. B) sensory neurons. C) motor neurons. D) the limbic system.
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6. Endorphin agonists are likely to _______ one's immediate pain and endorphin antagonists are likely to _______ one's immediate pain. A) decrease; increase B) increase; decrease C) increase; increase D) decrease; decrease 7. Sir Charles Sherrington observed that impulses took more time to travel a neural pathway than he might have anticipated. His observation provided evidence for the existence of: A) association areas. B) glial cells. C) synaptic gaps. D) interneurons. E) neural networks. 8. A simple, automatic, inborn response to a sensory stimulus is called a: A) neural network. B) resting potential. C) neurotransmitter. D) reflex. 9. A brain tumor caused extensive damage to Mr. Thorndike's hypothalamus. It is most likely that he may suffer a loss of: A) visual perception. B) muscular coordination. C) sexual motivation. D) language comprehension. 10. If a professor accused you of cheating on a test, your adrenal glands would probably release ________ into your bloodstream. A) endorphins B) acetylcholine C) seratonin D) epinephrine E) insulin 11. The resting potential of an axon results from the fact that an axon membrane is: A) encased by a myelin sheath.
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B) selectively permeable. C) sensitive to neurotransmitter molecules. D) part of a larger neural network. 12. Curare is a paralyzing poison that functions as an: A) ACh agonist. B) GABA agonist. C) ACh antagonist. D) GABA antagonist. 13. Neural impulses may travel as rapidly as: A) sound waves. B) light waves. C) 200 miles per hour. D) electricity through a wire. 14. A slap on the back is more painful than a pat on the back because a slap triggers: A) faster neural impulses. B) more intense neural impulses. C) more frequent neural impulses. D) all the above. 15. Which region of the brainstem takes you to a state of arousal when someone nearby men-
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AP PSYCH TEST - A.P Psychology Unit III Biological Bases of...

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