Behavioural and Allied Sciences

1. Wave ______________ is to pitch as wave ______________ is to loudness.

  1. length, frequency
  2. peak, trough
  3. frequency, amplitude
  4. pressure, distinctiveness
Correct answer: (C)
frequency, amplitude

2. Damage to your olfactory membrane would most likely impair your ability to

  1. smell
  2. feel pain
  3. hear
  4. see
Correct answer: (A)

3. When detecting colour, hue depends on ______________ while brightness depends on ______________

  1. height, length
  2. length, height
  3. intensity, consistency
  4. consistency, intensity
Correct answer: (B)
length, height

4. That fact that you may notice a disgusting smell when you first walk into the room but stop noticing if you stay in the room for a while illustrates

  1. synaesthesia
  2. selective attention
  3. sensory attention
  4. sensory adaptation
Correct answer: (D)
sensory adaptation

5. Where in the brain is the medial geniculate nucleus found:

  1. midbrain
  2. pons
  3. thalamus
  4. brainstem
Correct answer: (C)

6. Which of these are actively involved to see in darkness:

  1. cones
  2. rods
  3. hair cells
  4. cochlear nuclei
Correct answer: (B)

7. The auditory nerve first reaches ______________ before reaching inferior colliculus.

  1. superior colliculus
  2. medial geniculate nucleus
  3. ventral cochlear nucleus
  4. lateral geniculate nucleus
Correct answer: (B)
medial geniculate nucleus

8. What is the precursor of steroid hormone:

  1. Protein
  2. Cholesterol
  3. Carbohydrate
  4. Lipid
Correct answer: (B)

9. All the following are true of posterior pituitary hormones except

  1. they include direct and tropic hormones
  2. they are released from the posterior pituitary
  3. nerve signal from the hypothalamus stimulates their release
  4. they include antidiuretic hormone and oxytocin
Correct answer: (A)
they include direct and tropic hormones

10. Which of the following hormones would bind to receptors located on the inside of the cell:

  1. testosterone
  2. LH
  3. prolactin
  4. growth hormone
Correct answer: (A)
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