Practice Quizzes

Chapter 6: Sexual Response and Arousal

1: The limbic system is connected to the ______.
cerebral cortex
diencephalon
medulla oblongata
autonomic nervous system
pons
2: ______ is the part of the brain called the gray matter.
Subcortex
Cerebellum
Cerebral cortex
Medulla oblongata
Diencephalon
3: The ______ relays sensory information to the cerebral cortex.
hypothalamus
limbic system
endocrine system
thalamus
cerebellum
4: The ______ consists of the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.
autonomic nervous system
limbic system
endocrine system
nervous system
reticular activating system
5: Sexual stimulus is largely made up of messages sent through nerves that make up the ______.
endocrine system
nervous system
reticular activating system
limbic system
autonomic nervous system
6: All of the following are endocrine glands EXCEPT
pituitary
sweat
thyroid
ovary
adrenal
7: Primitive cultures used all of these objects for making aphrodisiacs EXCEPT
elephant horns
bull testicles
the foot of a rabbit
rhinoceros horns
oysters
8: The yohimbine substance comes from a tree indigenous to ______.
West Africa
Hong Kong
Great Britain
the U.S.
South America
9: Saltpeter was used by the military to ______.
increase the sexual desire of soldiers
diminish the sexual desire of soldiers
increase urination to prevent infections
calm the nerves of soldiers
none of the above answers are correct
10: The sequence of physiological and psychological reactions as a result of sexual arousal is known as ______.
the sexual response cycle
the stimulus involved in a reaction
the excitement phase of the response cycle
sex flushing of the skin
an extended excitement phase
11: During the excitement phase some people will focus on ______.
their own satisfaction
their partners satisfaction
neither their own nor their partners satisfaction
simultaneous orgasm
both on their own satisfaction and their partners satisfaction
12: During the plateau phase in men, _______.
the testes move away from the body cavity
muscle tension decreases
the testes move toward the body cavity
there are muscular contractions of the vas deferens
ejaculation occurs
13: What is otherwise known as "the sex drive"?
attraction
arousal
excitement
libido
none of the above
14: During the resolution phase in both males and females ______.
heart rate increases
blood pressure decreases
breathing becomes more rapid
muscles become tense
reproductive systems return to an unaroused state
15: Whether the sexual experience is interpreted as positive or negative during the reflection phase may determine
the extent of the reflection phase
the psycho-physiological surprise
the duration of the seduction phase
desire for subsequent sexual activity
the occurrence of the surrender phase
16: Generally sensations from orgasms are experienced similarly by males and females.
TRUE
FALSE
17: The vulval orgasm is sexually satiating; therefore, another orgasm cannot be experienced immediately.
TRUE
FALSE
18: During the refactory period, men are incapable of orgasm.
TRUE
FALSE
19: Orgasms vary from person to person, and from orgasm to orgasm within the same person.
TRUE
FALSE
20: The Masters and Johnson model is more concerned with the physiological aspects of the sexual response cycle while Kaplan's model is more concerned with psychological aspects.
TRUE
FALSE
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