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Psych 12 – Biological Quiz
Total: ____/ 15
Biological Perspective Quiz
Part I – Multiple Choice
Directions: Choose the BEST response.
1.
The phrase that BEST describes the Biological Perspective of psychology is;
a. the motives and desires that lead us to behave the way we do.
b. all of the physical attributes of the human body that play a part in how we act, think
or feel.
c. how we learn to learn.
d. the reason as to why we behave and react as we do within a group setting.
2. Another name for a nerve cell is a;
a.
b.
c.
d.
axon
neutron
neuron
receptor
3. Nerve cells don’t actually touch each other. In order for “messages” to be sent along a
string of nerve cells the neurotransmitters must cross the space between nerve cells
called;
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
the baltic gap
a channel
the synaptic gap
a bridge
a small step for man, but a giant leap for mankind
4. Which of the following systems best describes your brain and spinal cord?
a.
b.
c.
d.
peripheral nervous system
autonomic nervous system
somatic nervous system
central nervous system
5. If the motor area of your brain is responsible for the actual physical movement of your
body’s muscles, then what area is best described as the area that interprets, integrate
and act on information collected by our senses?
a.
b.
c.
d.
sensory area
associated areas
post-traumatic area
area 51
Use the diagram to the right to match the correct gland with the correct letter.
6. Adrenal Glands
a.
b.
c.
d.
A
B
C
D
A
B
7. Pituitary Gland
a.
b.
c.
d.
A
B
C
D
C
8. Thyroid Gland
a.
b.
c.
d.
A
B
C
D
9. Ovaries Gland
a.
b.
c.
d.
A
B
C
D
10. You have ____ number of chromosomes from your father.
a.
b.
c.
d.
23
25
50
64
D
Part II – Written Response
Directions: Answer the following question using COMPLETE SENTENCES
11. In your own words, describe the difference between Nurture and Nature and why do
Psychologists use these terms? Use an example to back up your response (5 marks for
quality and accuracy of response)
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