Neuropsychology (PSYC 3311)

Sample Questions

Fall, 2001

 

This page contains sample questions that are similar to those you will see on the first examination!

 

 

I.                     Multiple choice-circle the letter of the best choice(3 points each).

 

Golgi II refers to:

A)short axons††††† ††††††††††††††† B)long axons

 

C)short dendrites††††††††††††††† D)long dendrites

 

Golgi I refers to:

A)short axons††††† ††††††††††††††† B)long axons

 

C)short dendrites††††††††††††††† D)long dendrites

 

At rest, the electrical charge of the neuron is approximately:

A)-55mv†††††† ††††††††††††††† B)+55mv

 

C)-65mv†††††† ††††††††††††††† D)+65mv

 

How many thoracic segments are there?

A)15†††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† B)8

 

C)5††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† D)12

 

How many lumbar segments are there?

A)15†††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† B)8

 

C)5††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† D)12

 

Which sensory pathway remains ipsilateral until crossing at the junction between the spinal cord and

brain stem?

††††††† A)Proprioception††††††††††††††† B)Pain-temperature (spinalthalamic tract)

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††††††† B)Lateral††† ††††††††††††††† C)Light touch

 

Which cranial nerve listed below is NOT associated with the vision and/or eye movements?

A)II. Optic nerve††††††††††††††† B)IV. Trochlear

 

C)VIAbducens††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† D)XI.Accessory

 

Which type of cell provides the myelin sheath that wraps around axons within the brain?

A)Schwann††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† B)Oligodendrocytes

 

C)Radial Glial††††††† ††††††††††††††† D)Astrocytes

 

II.                   Short Completion:fill in the blanks with the correct response.

 

List three symptoms of a lower motor neuron LMN lesion (2 points each, 6 points total):

 

 

 

 

 

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What is the approximate anatomical location and function of Luriaís first functional unit (2 points each, 4 points total)?

 

Location:†††† ††††††† Function:

 

 

What is meant by the term relative refractory period (2 points)?

 

 

What is meant by the term absolute refractory period (2 points)?

 

 

What are the sensory and motor functions of cranial nerve IX (Glossopharyngeal nerve) (2points each, 4 points total)?

 

Sensory function:††††††† Motor function:

 

What are the sensory and motor functions of cranial nerve VII (facial nerve) (2points each, 4 points total)?

 

Sensory function:††††††† Motor function:

 

 

Describe what would happen if the pain-temperature pathway at thoracic level 6 (i.e., T6) was lesioned (2 points)?

 

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Describe what would happen if the pain-temperature pathway at cervical level 6 (i.e., C6) was lesioned (2 points)?

 

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Luria described tertiary motor cortex.Name the anatomical location/structure for tertiary motor cortex and provide an example of itís function (2points each, 4 points total).

 

Anatomical location††††††††† Function:

 

 

III.                 Drawing and labeling.

 

 

Draw and label clearly) a brain from a lateral perspective.Label the following structures and anatomical features (8 points):1)central fissure2) lateral fissure 3)frontal lobe 4) parietal lobe 5) occipital lobe6)temporal lobe7)primary somatosensory cortex8)primary auditory cortex