Biology: Cranial Nerve Questions! Anatomy Quiz

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Biology: Cranial Nerve Questions! Anatomy Quiz

Cranial nerves emerge from or enter the skull, as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column. Vagus which is the tenth and most important Cranial nerve has the longest and varied area of supply, right from oral cavity to heart and other organs. If you have just covered the topic on Cranial nerves then the quiz below is designed to test if you can name, number and identify functions of all cranial nerves.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is Cranial Nerve I?
    • A. 

      Oculomotor

    • B. 

      Optic

    • C. 

      Olfactory

    • D. 

      Vagus

  • 2. 
    What number is assigned to the optic nerve?
    • A. 

      III

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      X

    • D. 

      IX

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is Cranial Nerve III?
    • A. 

      Trigeminal

    • B. 

      Glossopharyngeal

    • C. 

      Oculomotor

    • D. 

      Facial

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is Cranial Nerve IV?
    • A. 

      Trochlear

    • B. 

      Vagus

    • C. 

      Glossopharyngeal

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    The Trigeminal Nerve is assigned which number?
    • A. 

      X

    • B. 

      IX

    • C. 

      V

    • D. 

      VII

  • 6. 
    What is the name and function of Cranial Nerve VI?
    • A. 

      Vagus, innervation to heart, pharynx, and larynx

    • B. 

      Accessory, provides motor movement to the trapezius

    • C. 

      Abducens, motor control for lateral eye movement

    • D. 

      Glossopharyngeal, Sensory information related to tasted

  • 7. 
    What is the number and function of the Facial Nerve?
    • A. 

      X, Sensory and motor input to heart, larynx, and pharynx

    • B. 

      II, Sensory information related to Vision

    • C. 

      IV, Motor control of the eyes and pupil

    • D. 

      VII, Motor control for facial expression and sensory information related to the face.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is Cranial Nerve VIII, and what is ONE function
    • A. 

      Glossopharyngeal, Sensory information from pharynx

    • B. 

      Vestibulocochlear, Motor control of balance

    • C. 

      Trigeminal, Sensory information from Teeth

    • D. 

      Hypoglossal, Motor control of tongue

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is Cranial Nerve IX?
    • A. 

      Vestibulocochlear

    • B. 

      Hypoglossal

    • C. 

      Olfactory

    • D. 

      Glosspharyngeal

  • 10. 
    Name the Number and ONE function of the Vagus Nerve.
    • A. 

      XI, Motor control of Trapezius

    • B. 

      X, Sensory information from heart

    • C. 

      XII, Motor control of Tongue

    • D. 

      V, Sensory information from mouth

  • 11. 
    Name cranial nerve XI and name ONE function.
    • A. 

      Accessory nerve, motor control of trapezius

    • B. 

      Vestibulocochlear, Hearing

    • C. 

      Vagus, sensory to pharynx

    • D. 

      Oculomotor, eye movement

  • 12. 
    What is the name and function of Cranial Nerve XII?
    • A. 

      Glossopharyngeal, Taste

    • B. 

      Optic, Vision

    • C. 

      Hypoglossal, Motor movement of tongue

    • D. 

      Facial, Sensory from mouth

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