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MCQs on Brain: Cerebral Cortex and Subcortical Structures

Updated on September 17, 2015

MCQs Brain-Cerebral Cortex

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1. Central sulcus separates the following two lobes in the cerebral cortex


Frontal and Parietal

Parietal and occipital

Occipital and Temporal

Temporal and Parietal


2.The gray matter of cerebral cortex consists of


Cell bodies, dendrites and axons

Cell bodies, axons and glial cells

Cell bodies, dendrites and glial cells

Axons, dendrites and glial cells

3. Maintenance of balance is a function of


Cerebral cortex

Cerebellum

Medulla

Pons

4. Language is a function of


Cerebral cortex

Cerebellum

Medulla

Pons



5. Somatosensory cortex processes


Thinking

Memory

Touch, pain and proprioception

6.Somatosensory cortex is a part of the following lobe


Frontal

Parietal

Occipital

Temporal


7. Primary motor cortex is a part of the following lobe

Frontal

Parietal

Occipital

Temporal

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8. Primary motor cortex controls the movement produced by the following group of muscles

Cardiac

Skeletal

Smooth


9. Basal nuclei consists of

caudate nucleus, thalamus, globus pallidus and claustrum

caudate nucleus, putamen, globus pallidus and claustrum

caudate nucleus, hypothalamus, globus pallidus and claustrum

caudate nucleus, putamen, copus callosum and claustrum

10. Which of the following gland has both neuronal and glandular regions?

Adrenal

Pituitary

Thyroid

Thymus


11. The following subcortical structure functions as a link between the autonomic nervous system and endocrine system and regulates the homeostatic functions?

Hypophysis

Hypothalamus

Thalamus

Mesencephalon


12. The following subcortical structure acts as a synaptic integrating center and screens sensory input to the cortex

Hypophysis

Hypothalamus

Thalamus

Mesencephalon

13. Diencephalon consists of

Thalamus, globus, putamen and subthalamus

Thalamus, hypothalamus, globus and putamen

Putamen, hypothalamus, epithalamus and globus

Thalamus, hypothalamus, epithalamus and subthalamus

14. Brain stem is comprised of

mesencephalon, metencephalon, and the myelencephalon

mesencephalon, metencephalon, and the telencephalon

mesencephalon, diencephalon, and the myelencephalon


15. Language comprehension is a function of

Auditory cortex

Broca’s area

Visual cortex

Wernicke’s area


16. Speech production and articulation is a function of

Auditory cortex

Broca’s area

Visual cortex

Wernicke’s area


Answers:

1. Frontal and Parietal

2. Cell bodies, dendrites and glial cells

3. Cerebellum

4. Cerebral cortex

5. Touch, pain and proprioception

6. Parietal

7. Frontal

8. Skeletal

9. caudate nucleus, putamen, globus pallidus and claustrum

10. Pituitary

11. Hypothalamus

12. Thalamus

13. Thalamus, hypothalamus, epithalamus and subthalamus

14. mesencephalon, metencephalon, and the myelencephalon

15. Wernicke’s area

16. Broca’s area

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    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      5 years ago from India

      Hi Peter Geekie,

      Thanks for the visit and nice comment

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      Peter Geekie 

      5 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dearvthumbi7,

      Thank you for an excellent well constructed and researched article and quiz on areas of the brain. This is an area of which many of us are woefully ignorant and to understand this will give an important grasp.

      Kind regards Peter

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