Cranial Nerves Quiz: Human Anatomy & Physiology

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Check out our well-researched quiz to test how much you understand cranial nerves. Cranial Nerves are a set of mixed nerves with motor and sensory functions; the Motor function is to innervate part of the tongue and pharynx and provide motor fibers. Play this quiz and learn more about it through these amazing and important questions! We wish good luck to you with this test. Let's go!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This nerve functions solely sensory-providing equilibrium and hearing:
    • A. 

      III oculomotor

    • B. 

      XII Hypoglossal

    • C. 

      X Vagus

    • D. 

      VIII Vestibulocochlear

  • 2. 
    This Nerve is a mixed nerve with motor and sensory functions. The Motor function is to innervate part of the tongue and pharynx and provide motor fibers to the parotid salivary gland. Sensory function is to conduct taste and general sensory impulses from the tongue and pharynx.
    • A. 

      III oculomotor

    • B. 

      V Trigeminal

    • C. 

      IX Glossopharyngeal

    • D. 

      X Vagus

  • 3. 
    Which nerve arises from the olfactory epithelium and functions solely by carrying afferent impulses for the sense of smell?
    • A. 

      II optic

    • B. 

      IX Glossopharyngeal

    • C. 

      IV trochlear

    • D. 

      I olfactory

  • 4. 
    Which nerve functions solely by carrying afferent impulses for vision and arises from the retina?
    • A. 

      X Vagus

    • B. 

      V Trigeminal

    • C. 

      IV trochlear

    • D. 

      II optic

  • 5. 
    Cranial Nerve III Oculomotor functions in the following:
    • A. 

      Functions in raising the eyelid, directing the eyeball, constricting the iris, and controlling lens shape

    • B. 

      Directing the eyeball

    • C. 

      Equilibrium

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 6. 
    Which nerve is primarily a motor nerve that directs the eyeball:
    • A. 

      Trochlear IV

    • B. 

      Trigeminal V

    • C. 

      Vestibulocochlear VIII

    • D. 

      None

  • 7. 
    Which nerve conveys sensory impulses from various areas of the face (V1) and (V2) and supplies motor fibers (V3) for mastication?
    • A. 

      X Vagus

    • B. 

      VII facial

    • C. 

      III Oculomotor

    • D. 

      V Trigeminal

  • 8. 
    This is the only cranial nerve that extends beyond the head and neck. This is a mixed nerve that's sensory function is to taste.
    • A. 

      X Vagus

    • B. 

      XI Accessory

    • C. 

      XII Hypoglossal

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 9. 
    All of the cranial nerves serve only the head and neck structures, except which one?
    • A. 

      X Vagus

    • B. 

      IC Glossopharyngeal

    • C. 

      VII facial

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 10. 
    Which Nerve has a name meaning "eye mover" because it supplies the six extrinsic muscles that move the eyeball into orbit?
    • A. 

      II optic

    • B. 

      VII facial

    • C. 

      IC Glossopharyngeal

    • D. 

      III oculomotor

  • 11. 
    This Nerve's name means "pulley," and it innervates an extrinsic eye muscle that loops through a pulley-shaped ligament in orbit.
    • A. 

      V trigeminal

    • B. 

      X Vagus

    • C. 

      IV Trochlear

    • D. 

      VII facial

  • 12. 
    Which nerve abducts the eyeball?
    • A. 

      VI Abducens

    • B. 

      VII Facial

    • C. 

      V Trigeminal

    • D. 

      None

  • 13. 
    The nerve that innervates the muscles of facial expression:
    • A. 

      VII Facial

    • B. 

      IX Glossopharyngeal

    • C. 

      II optic

    • D. 

      None

  • 14. 
    Its name meaning "tongue and pharynx," reveals the structures that it helps to innervate.
    • A. 

      XI Accessory

    • B. 

      IX Glossopharyngeal

    • C. 

      XII Hypoglossal

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 15. 
    Considered an accessory part of the vagus nerve, this nerve was formerly called the spinal accessory nerve.
    • A. 

      VIII Vestibulocochlear

    • B. 

      II Optic

    • C. 

      XI Accessory

    • D. 

      XII Hypoglossal