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FACULTY OF HEALTH
School of Kinesiology and Health Science
Kinesiology AS/SC 3020 3.0
Skilled Performance and Motor Learning
Quiz 1 October 28, 2009
- This exam is worth 20% of the total course mark.
- This is a closed book exam.
- NOTE: The answers to the multiple-choice questions are to be done on the separate
answer sheet provided (Scantron Sheet). Each multiple choice question is worth one
mark. There are a total of 32 questions.
- Time allowed - 45 minutes.
- Neatly print your name, and lab day and time in the space provided.
Lab Day:________________ Lab Time: _________________
Lab Instructor: _____________________
1 1. Messages sent from the brain and spinal cord to the ________ nervous system control
purposeful body movements, such as raising a hand or running.
2. Which Brodmann’s Areas in S1 processes information about the skin (as opposed to
a) 1 & 2
b) 1 & 3a
c) 1 & 3b
d) 2 & 3a
e) 2 & 3b
3. Brodmann’s Areas 5 and 7 are located in which section of the brain?
a) frontal lobe
b) posterior parietal cortex
c) premotor cortex
d) somatosensory cortex
4. The same signal may be processed simultaneously among many different brain areas.
This is an example of:
c) hierarchical distributed processing
d) parallel distributed processing
e) simultaneous distributed processing
5. Neurons that make up the dorsal column-medial lemniscal pathway include neurons
from which one of the following areas?
d) dorsal anterior thalamus
e) ventral lateral thalamus
6. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
a) a motor neuron pool consists of a single motor neuron and the extrafusal
muscle fibres it innervates
b) muscles demonstrating fine control will tend to have small motor units.
c) muscles demonstrating fine control will tend to have a small representation
in the motor cortex.
d) b and c
e) none of the above are true
2 7. Which of the following statements is/are TRUE?
a) IPSP bring the membrane voltage of a neuron away from the threshold
b) IPSP can summate spatially and temporally
c) once an EPSP is generated, an action potential results
d) Hebb’s law involves changes in the frequency of EPSP
e) a and b
f) a and c
g) all of the above
8. Which of the following is NOT a role of the cerebellum?
a) adjusts movements by comparing the intended output with sensory signals
b) modulate force of our movements
c) determine the correct order and timing of individual muscle activation
d) none of the above; a-c are all roles of the cerebellum
9. Co-activation of alpha and gamma motor neurons allows for:
a) determining the correct amount of force
b) causing a muscle to automatically relax (via an inhibitory interneuron)
when a muscle that is antagonistic to it contracts
c) avoiding spindle sensory neurons from becoming inactive during voluntary
d) all of the above
10. Neurons in the LGN project to:
a) neurons in V1
b) neurons in the somatosensory cortex
c) neurons in the superior colliculus
d) neurons in the thalamus
e) neurons in the motor cortex
f) none of the above
11. Which part of the cerebral cortex is most important for perception of body information
including the sense of touch?
a) occipital lobe
b) parietal lobe
c) temporal lobe
d) frontal lobe
12. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about procedural memory?
a) you can’t develop new procedural memory after damage to the dorsal root
of the spinal cord
b) it involves the cerebellum
c) it involves an increase in the prefrontal cortex
d) it is the result of the late-autonomous stage of motor learning
e) a & d
f) none of the above
3 13. Which of the following statements is NOT true about neural plasticity:
a) is defined as being long-lasting
b) occurs only in response to injury
c) may involve changes in synaptic strength
d) all of the above
14. Which brain area is important for forming new habits?
b) basal ganglia
15. Which of the following statements is NOT true:
a) the indirect path suppresses unwanted movements
b) the direct path of the basal ganglia involves the putamen
c) Huntington’s disease is due to genetic atrophy of the substantia nigra
d) athetosis is a symptom of one of the diseases of the basal ganglia
16. Which pathways do not synapse onto neurons on both sides of the spinal cord?
a) reticulospinal pathway
b) rubrospinal tract