Anatomy Of The Meninges And Ventricular System

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In this quiz we’ll be testing your knowledge on the Anatomy of the Meninges and Ventricular System, which is defined as the set of four interconnected cavities in the brain where cerebrospinal fluid in produced. What can you tell us about these systems? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There are three meningeal layers that surround the brain. The outermost layer is called the:
  • 2. 
    The dura mater consists of 2 layers called the periosteal layer and the meningeal layer. These are noramlly fused but separate at certain locations to form what 2 structures?
    • A. 

      Subarachnoid space

    • B. 

      Dural partition

    • C. 

      Dural sinus

    • D. 

      Meningeal arteries

  • 3. 
    Which of the following dural sinuses are paired?
    • A. 

      Transverse

    • B. 

      Superior sagittal

    • C. 

      Inferior sagittal

    • D. 

      Cavernous

    • E. 

      Basilar

    • F. 

      Occipital

    • G. 

      Straight

    • H. 

      Sigmoid

    • I. 

      Inferior petrosal

    • J. 

      Superior petrosal

    • K. 

      Sphenoparietal

    • L. 

      Confluence of sinuses

  • 4. 
    The great cerebral vein and the inferior sagittal sinus together form the straight sinus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Select the best answer: The cavernous sinuses lie either side of which structure?
    • A. 

      Sphenoidal sinus

    • B. 

      Parotid gland

    • C. 

      Sella turcica

  • 6. 
    The tentorium cerebelli is the largest of the dural partitions, dividing the cerebrum sagittally into its left and right hemispheres.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The smallest of the dural partitions is called the diaphragma sellae. It lies in the horizontal plane and lines the pituitary fossa in the sella turcica of the sphenoid bone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which dural partition separates the cerebrum from the cerebellum transversally? It attaches onto the anterior and posterior clinoid processes of the sphenoid bone anteriorly and the occipital bone posteriorly.
    • A. 

      Falx cerebri

    • B. 

      Tentorium cerebelli

    • C. 

      Falx cerebelli

    • D. 

      Diaphragma sellae

  • 9. 
    The middle meningeal artery enters the cranial cavity via the foramen ...
  • 10. 
    The accessory meningeal artery enters the cranial cavity by passing through the foramen rotundum
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which foramen does the posterior meningeal artery pass through?
    • A. 

      Formen spinosum

    • B. 

      Foramen ovale

    • C. 

      Foramen rotundum

    • D. 

      Jugular foramen

  • 12. 
    Between which two meningeal layers does the subarachnoid space lie?
    • A. 

      Dura mater

    • B. 

      Pia mater

    • C. 

      Arachnoid mater

  • 13. 
    The sub- arachnoid space contains?
    • A. 

      Cerebrospinal fluid

    • B. 

      Meningeal arteries

    • C. 

      Dural sinuses

    • D. 

      Arachnoid trabelculae

  • 14. 
    Cerebrospinal fluid is secreted by the ... ...
  • 15. 
    How much cerebrospinal fluid is produced in a day?
    • A. 

      500

    • B. 

      450

    • C. 

      400

    • D. 

      350

  • 16. 
    How many ventricles are in the brain?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

  • 17. 
    Cerebrospinal fluid flows from the lateral ventricles to the 3rd ventricle via the?
    • A. 

      Cerebral aqueduct

    • B. 

      Lateral aperture

    • C. 

      Median aperture

    • D. 

      Interventricular foramen

  • 18. 
    Cerebrospinal fuild enters the 4th ventricle via the?
    • A. 

      Cerebral aqueduct

    • B. 

      Lateral aperture

    • C. 

      Median aperture

    • D. 

      Interventricular foramen

  • 19. 
    Cerebrospinal fluid enters the sub-arachnoid space via what two structures?
    • A. 

      Cerebral aperture

    • B. 

      Lateral aperture

    • C. 

      Median aperture

    • D. 

      Interventricular foramen

  • 20. 
    The cerebrospinal fluid enters the venous system via the cerebral veins?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Size and number of arachnoid granulations increases with age?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    80 mm of water is a normal cerebrospinal fluid pressure?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Which of the following may cause on increase in intracranial pressure? You may pick more than one answer.
    • A. 

      Tumour

    • B. 

      Increase in blood following a haemorrhage

    • C. 

      Increase in cerebrospinal fluid within ventricular system

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