CRANIAL NERVES

29 Questions
Cranial Nerve Quizzes & Trivia

This is for Cranial Nerve understanding. It includes anatomy, function, and dysfunctions.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    CN ____ is responsible for balance.
    • A. 

      VIII

    • B. 

      VII

    • C. 

      XI

    • D. 

      X

  • 2. 
    __________ is responsible for tongue lateralization (word, not number).
    • A. 

      Glossopharyngeal

    • B. 

      Hypoglossal

  • 3. 
    A dysfunction in which of the following nerves would cause anosmia?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      XI

    • E. 

      IX

  • 4. 
    Tic Doulereux is a problem associated with which CN?
    • A. 

      Trochlear

    • B. 

      Trigeminal

    • C. 

      Abducens

    • D. 

      Facial

  • 5. 
    If the Optic nerve is cut at the optic chaism, what kind of deficit to vision will occur?
    • A. 

      Tunnel vision, bitemporal heteronymous hemianopia

    • B. 

      Monocular blindness

    • C. 

      Contralateral homonymous hemianopia

  • 6. 
    If both eyes turn in, which CN is likely injured?
    • A. 

      Abducens

    • B. 

      Oculomotor

    • C. 

      Trochlear

  • 7. 
    Bell's Palsy is associated with which nerve?
    • A. 

      Trigeminal

    • B. 

      Vagus

    • C. 

      Accessory

    • D. 

      Facial

  • 8. 
    If the optic nerve is lesioned at the tract, what will you get?
    • A. 

      Tunnel vision

    • B. 

      Contralateral homonymous hemianopia

    • C. 

      Monocular blindness

  • 9. 
    A balance dysfunction is probably due to which nerve:
    • A. 

      IV

    • B. 

      V

    • C. 

      VIII

    • D. 

      VII

    • E. 

      IX

  • 10. 
    A person with a hoarse or "trill" voice may have problems with which cranial nerve?
    • A. 

      X

    • B. 

      IX

    • C. 

      XII

  • 11. 
    Oculo Opthalmaplegia involves the following nerves. Pick the one that doesn't belong.
    • A. 

      III

    • B. 

      IV

    • C. 

      V

    • D. 

      VI

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT purely sensory?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      VIII

  • 13. 
    Which Nerve innervates the superior oblique muscle?
    • A. 

      IV

    • B. 

      V

    • C. 

      VI

    • D. 

      III

  • 14. 
    Which cranial nerve is responsible for taste on the posterior part of the tongue?
    • A. 

      Facial

    • B. 

      Glossopharyngeal

    • C. 

      Hypoglossal

  • 15. 
    Which nerve is often called the "Wanderer"?
    • A. 

      Vagus

    • B. 

      Trigeminal

    • C. 

      Trochlear

    • D. 

      Accessory

  • 16. 
    Which nerve innervates the SCM and upper trapezius?
    • A. 

      Vagus

    • B. 

      Vestibulocochlear

    • C. 

      Abducens

    • D. 

      Accessory

  • 17. 
    Which nerve is responsible for taste on the anterior 2/3s of the tongue?
    • A. 

      Hypoglossal

    • B. 

      Glossopharyngeal

    • C. 

      Facial

  • 18. 
    Which cranial nerve is associated with pupil constriction?
    • A. 

      II

    • B. 

      III

  • 19. 
    Which cranial nerve does not come from the pons?
    • A. 

      VII

    • B. 

      VIII

    • C. 

      VI

    • D. 

      II

  • 20. 
    Cranial Nerve I is
    • A. 

      Phylogenetically old

    • B. 

      Tied to limbic system

    • C. 

      Tied to hippocampus

    • D. 

      Derived from telencephalon

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    Nystagmus is produced because of central connections, via the _______, between the afferent information carried over Cranial Nerve _____ and motor output of CN _______.
    • A. 

      Internal vapsule, V, II

    • B. 

      Medial Longitudinal Fasciculus, VIII, III/IV/VI

    • C. 

      Reticular Formation, VIII, II

    • D. 

      None

  • 22. 
    If someone could not produce tears, which CN may be damaged?
    • A. 

      Optic

    • B. 

      Oculomotor

    • C. 

      Facial

    • D. 

      Glossopharnyngeal

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is not an SSA nerve?
    • A. 

      II

    • B. 

      III

    • C. 

      VIII

  • 24. 
    Which CN carries whte afferent part of the pupillary light reflex?
    • A. 

      II

    • B. 

      III

  • 25. 
    If someone had trouble with speech and swallowing and the larynx, which n. may be to blame?
    • A. 

      X

    • B. 

      XI

    • C. 

      IX

    • D. 

      XII

  • 26. 
    Which of the following does not go the pharynx?
    • A. 

      IX

    • B. 

      X

    • C. 

      XI

  • 27. 
    Which CN is responsible for mastication?
    • A. 

      V

    • B. 

      VII

    • C. 

      VIII

    • D. 

      I

  • 28. 
    If you have a loss of the corneal reflex, which CN may be involved?
    • A. 

      V

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

  • 29. 
    Which CN is responsible for salivation?
    • A. 

      IX

    • B. 

      XI

    • C. 

      XII

    • D. 

      IV