Nervous System – Old Year Questions

1. There are how many pairs of cranial nerves in human?

(a) 8
(b) 12
(c) 25
(d) 31

[M.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


2. How many pairs of nerves arise from the spinal cord?

(a) 13
(b) 31
(c) 33
(d) 12

[45th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2001]


3. The brain is responsible for :

(a) Thinking
(b) Regulating the heartbeat
(c) Balancing the body
(d) All of the above three

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


4. Consider the following statements about human brain:
1. The brain is responsible for regulating the heartbeat.
2. It is responsible for balancing the body.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

Code :
(a) Only 1 is correct
(b) Only 2 is correct
(c) 1 and 2 both are correct
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


5. Where is the governing centre of reflex action located?

(a) In cerebrum
(b) In cerebellum
(c) In spinal cord
(d) In nerve cells

[45th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2001]


6. Which one of the following organs will not feel any pain on being pricked by a needle?

(a) Skin
(b) Brain
(c) Heart
(d) Eye

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


7. In a human brain memory power is found in

(a) Medulla oblongata
(b) Cerebrum
(c) Brain cavity
(d) Cerebellum
(e) All of these

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S (Pre) 2013]


8. ‘Satiety’ and ‘thirst’ centres in humans are located in which of the following parts of the brain ?

(a) Fore-brain
(b) Hypothalamus
(c) Medulla
(d) Optic lobe

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2010]


9. Body temperature is regulated by

(a) thalamus
(b) hypothalamus
(c) cerebellum
(d) medulla
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019, 64th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2018]


10. The temperature of the human body

(a) Decreases in winters
(b) Increases in summers
(c) Neither decreases in winters nor increases in summers
(d) Increases in winters

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) (Re. Exam) 2015]


11. The temperature of a normal human body is –

(a) 98.4º F
(b) 98º F
(c) 98.8º F
(d) None of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2007]


12. The normal temperature of the human body is –

(a) 37º C
(b) 98º C
(c) 367 K
(d) None of the above

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


13. Which one of the following parts of the human brain is the regulating centre for swallowing and vomiting?

(a) Cerebellum
(b) Cerebrum
(c) Medulla oblongata
(d) Pons

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2007]