Test 18
86. The hindbrain:
a. contains the cerebellum 

b. is continuous with the spinal cord via the foramen lacerum 

c. lies in the posterior cranial fossa 

d. contains the 4th ventricle 

e. is developmentally the oldest part of the brain 


87. The spinal cord:

a. lies in the vertebral column 

b. is surrounded by the meninges 

c. contains a central canal for the passage of cerebrospinal fluid 

d. has white matter on the inside, grey matter on the outside 

e. contains anterior, posterior and lateral horns 


88. The cerebrospinal fluid:
a. is produced by the choroidal plexus 

b. exits via the 3rd ventricle 

c. is absorbed via the arachnoid granulations 

d. lies in the subdural space 

e. is clear and colourless 


89. The pons:

a. forms the middle part of the brainstem 

b. is smaller than the midbrain 

c. lies dorsal to the 4th ventricle 

d. lies in the middle cranial fossa 

e. is the rostral part of the rhombencephalon 

f. is also called the metencephalon 


90. Regarding the basal ganglia:

a. the pallidum fires at rest 

b. the striatum is quiet during movement 

c. the ventral lateral nucleus of the thalamus is active during 

d. GABA is the inhibitory neurotransmitter 

e. glutamate is the excitatory neurotransmitter 

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