The Central Nervous System

Review Questions

The ________ lobe contains the visual cortex.

  1. frontal
  2. parietal
  3. temporal
  4. occipital

Hint:

D

The ________ connects the two cerebral hemispheres.

  1. limbic system
  2. corpus callosum
  3. cerebellum
  4. pituitary

Hint:

B

Neurons in the ________ control motor reflexes.

  1. thalamus
  2. spinal cord
  3. parietal lobe
  4. hippocampus

Hint:

B

Phineas Gage was a 19th century railroad worker who survived an accident that drove a large iron rod through his head. If the injury resulted in him becoming temperamental and capricious what part of his brain was damaged?

  1. frontal lobe
  2. hippocampus
  3. parietal lobe
  4. temporal lobe

Hint:

A