Review Test

1. Which of the following thalamic nuclei has a motor function? (A) Lateral dorsal (B) Lateral posterior

left facial weakness, tongue deviation to the left side, and plantar extensor on the left side? (A) Left internal capsule (B) Left pulvinar (C) MGB (D) Right internal capsule (E) Right pulvinar 7. A capsular stroke is most commonly caused by occlusion of the following artery/arteries: (A) anterior cerebral artery. (B) direct branches of the internal carotid artery. (C) lateral striate arteries. (D) posterior communicating artery. (E) recurrent artery of Heubner. Questions 8 to 13 The response options for items 8 to 13 are the same. Select one answer for each item in the set. (A) Anterior nucleus (B) Centromedian nucleus (C) Lateral geniculate nucleus (D) Mediodorsal nucleus (E) Pulvinar (H) VPL nucleus (I) VPM nucleus Match each of the following descriptions with the appropriate thalamic nucleus. 8. Receives input from the ipsilateral central tegmental tract (F) Ventral anterior nucleus (G) Ventral lateral nucleus

(C) Mediodorsal (D) Ventral lateral (E) Ventral posterior

2. To which of the following thalamic nuclei do the spinothalamic fibers project? (A) Anterior nucleus (B) Pulvinar (C) Ventral anterior nucleus

(D) VPL nucleus (E) VPM nucleus

3. To which of the following thalamic nuclei do the cerebellar fibers project? (A) Anterior nucleus (B) Lateral dorsal nucleus

(C) Lateral posterior nucleus (D) Ventral lateral nucleus (E) VPM nucleus

4. To which set of thalamic nuclei does the glo bus pallidus project? (A) Centromedian, lateral dorsal, and lateral ventral nuclei (B) Centromedian, ventral anterior, and ven tral lateral nuclei (C) Mediodorsal, VPL, and VPM nuclei (D) Ventral anterior, ventral lateral, and ante rior nuclei (E) Ventral lateral, lateral dorsal, and lateral posterior nuclei 5. Tritiated leucine [( 3 H)-leucine] is injected into the medial mammillary nucleus for an terograde transport; radioactive label would be found in the: (A) anterior nucleus thalami.

9. Has reciprocal connections with the inferior parietal lobule

10. Receives input from the contralateral lateral spinothalamic tract

(B) arcuate nucleus hypothalami. (C) dorsomedial nucleus thalami. (D) supraoptic nucleus. (E) ventral anterior nucleus thalami.

11. Projects to the putamen

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13. Plays a role in the expression of affect, emo tion, and behavior (limbic function)

6. Which structure’s infarction can give rise to left hypesthesia, left homonymous hemianopia,


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