Cranial Nerves Anatomy Exam Quiz! Trivia

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Cranial Nerves Anatomy Exam Quiz! Trivia

Cranial nerves are pairs of nerves connected to the brain to different head, neck, and trunk parts. Each nerve has a corresponding Roman numeral between I and XII, based on their location from front to back. This quiz has been created to test your knowledge about Cranial Nerve, including anatomy, function, and dysfunctions. Let's take this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    CN ____ is responsible for the 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

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