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Animation: Chemical Synapse (Quiz 1)
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View the animation below, then complete the quiz to test your knowledge of the concept.






1An action potential arriving at the presynaptic terminal causes...
A)sodium ions to diffuse into the cell.
B)sodium ions to diffuse out of the cell.
C)calcium ions to diffuse into the cell.
D)acetylcholine to diffuse into the cell.
E)ligand-gated sodium channels to open.



2As a result of question number one...
A)synaptic vessels migrate to the plasma membrane and release acetylcholine.
B)acetylcholine is actively transported from the pre-synaptic neuron.
C)acetylcholine is actively transported to the post synaptic neuron.
D)ligand-gated sodium channels open.
E)sodium ions diffuse into the cell.



3Acetylcholine has which effect on the post-synaptic neuron?
A)Ligand gated calcium channels open and calcium diffuses in.
B)Ligand gated sodium channels open and sodium diffuses in.
C)Terminal vessels migrate to the plasma membrane.
D)Voltage gated calcium ion channels open and calcium diffuses in.
E)Voltage gated sodium ion channels open and sodium diffuses in.



4If the post-synaptic membrane potential reaches threshold level, an action potential will be produced.
A)True
B)False



5Acetylcholine is actively transported from the pre-synaptic membrane to the post - synaptic membrane.
A)True
B)False







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