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Quiz about Biopsychology
Quiz about Biopsychology

Biopsychology Trivia Quiz


This is a quiz loosely based on my undergraduate physiological psychology course.

A multiple-choice quiz by boyerdavid. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
boyerdavid
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
179,748
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
4 / 10
Plays
1155
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Question 1 of 10
1. Here's a warmup. Which of the following is NOT a neurotransmitter? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. __________ glands release their chemicals which are hormones directly into the circulatory system.

Answer: (One Word)
Question 3 of 10
3. Korsakoff's Syndrome is characterized by severe memory loss, sensory and motor dysfunction, and severe dementia. Its cause is hotly debated but remains unknown.


Question 4 of 10
4. The Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test is a neuropsychological test that primarily measures Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. I had an aneurysm several years ago and had the offending vessel clipped. Which of the following tests should I avoid? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The twisting, writhing, grimacing, dance-like movements found in Huntington's Disease patients are called

Answer: (One Word, Doesn't end in 'S')
Question 7 of 10
7. The chromosome most frequently associated with Alzheimer's Disease is

Answer: (A number)
Question 8 of 10
8. Part of the sensory system that is involved in chromatic color sensation. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A lesion in the ___________ region of the hypothalamus leads to obesity. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. How do the anti-depressants like Zoloft and Prozac work? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Here's a warmup. Which of the following is NOT a neurotransmitter?

Answer: 2-deoxyglucose (2-DG)

2-deoxyglucose (2-DG) is the "dye" that is used in PET scans.
2. __________ glands release their chemicals which are hormones directly into the circulatory system.

Answer: Endocrine

This is in contrast to the exocrine glands that release their chemicals into ducts.
3. Korsakoff's Syndrome is characterized by severe memory loss, sensory and motor dysfunction, and severe dementia. Its cause is hotly debated but remains unknown.

Answer: False

Korsakoff's Syndrome is caused by heavy alcohol use.
4. The Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test is a neuropsychological test that primarily measures

Answer: Visuospatial Ability

This test also secondarily measures executive function and visual memory.
5. I had an aneurysm several years ago and had the offending vessel clipped. Which of the following tests should I avoid?

Answer: MRI

The vessel would most likely be clipped with a metal clip, thus the magnetic force in the MRI would pull it off and lead to a bleed.
6. The twisting, writhing, grimacing, dance-like movements found in Huntington's Disease patients are called

Answer: chorea

A parent has a 50% chance of passing on the gene to his/her offspring. The disease is a single gene dominant disease, if you carry the gene, you will have the disorder.
7. The chromosome most frequently associated with Alzheimer's Disease is

Answer: 21

Down's syndrome is trisomy 21. Almost all Down's patients who survive to middle age develop Alzheimer's Disease. Hence, they are believed to be related.
8. Part of the sensory system that is involved in chromatic color sensation.

Answer: Cones

Cones are for color, Rods primarily night vision. The hammer and anvil are bones in the ear.
9. A lesion in the ___________ region of the hypothalamus leads to obesity.

Answer: Ventromedial

Conversely, lesions to the lateral hypothalamus lead to aphagia (complete cessation of eating).
10. How do the anti-depressants like Zoloft and Prozac work?

Answer: They inhibit the reuptake of serotonin which makes more 5-HT available

Reuptake of serotonin (5-HT) means that the serotonin is less available. The new anti-depressants are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors which means that they inhibit the reuptake making more serotonin available. Tricky.
Source: Author boyerdavid

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