Biological Bases of Behavior (AP Psychology): Questions 29 - 34 of 127

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Question number: 29

» Biological Bases of Behavior » The Brain » Cerebral Cortex

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The lobe of the cerebral cortex that responds to auditory stimuli is the

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Choice (4) Response
a.

parietal lobe.

b.

temporal lobe.

c.

occipital lobe.

d.

cerebral cortex.

Question number: 30

» Biological Bases of Behavior » Genetics

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The proportion of variability in a trait across a population attributable to genetic differences among members of the population is known as:

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Choice (4) Response
a.

heritability

b.

genotype

c.

natural selection

d.

phenotype

Question number: 31

» Biological Bases of Behavior » Genetics

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When a gene is ________, it must be paired with a second gene of the same type before its effect will be expressed.

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Choice (4) Response
a.

polygenic

b.

sex-linked

c.

dominant

d.

recessive

Question number: 32

» Biological Bases of Behavior » Neural Transmission

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In the nervous system, electrical charges are set up because of unequal concentrations of ions inside and outside the cell. This state is known as a (n)

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Choice (4) Response
a.

resting potential.

b.

hyperpolarization.

c.

action potential.

d.

equilibrium potential.

Question number: 33

» Biological Bases of Behavior » Functional Organization of Nervous System

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The branchlike structures of the neuron that receive neural impulses are known as:

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Choice (4) Response
a.

terminal knobs

b.

dendrites

c.

myelin

d.

glial cells

Question number: 34

» Biological Bases of Behavior » The Brain » Older Brain Structures

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The main activity of the thalamus is:

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Receiving sensory information and relaying it to the appropriate area

b.

Regulating motivational and emotional behavior

c.

Controlling all auditory functions of the brain

d.

Processing sensory information about touch, pain, and temperature

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