Cranial Nerves

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Cranial Nerve Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Sally states she hasn't been eating very well.  In your assessment, Sally states that she normally has a healthy appetite.  Sally states that she isn't enjoying her favorite foods like she used to.  Which nerve could be causing Sally's problem?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      V

    • C. 

      VIII

    • D. 

      IV

  • 2. 
    Kevin has been brought into the emergency room for a MVA (Motor Vehicle Accident.)  Kevin complains that he cannot see very well out of both eyes.  His right arm is bleeding and he has a bump on the right side of his head.  Which nerve could be damaged?
    • A. 

      III

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      X

  • 3. 
    There was a real story recently about a man who was flying an airplane.  While he was in the air, he had a medical "event".  The "event" was quick and he did not loose consciouness.  However, on his way back to the airport to make a landing, he lost his eye sight.  Which nerve could have been damaged in the "event"?
    • A. 

      IV

    • B. 

      I

    • C. 

      VI

    • D. 

      II

  • 4. 
    The nurse finds that Mary has diabetes in her assessment and interview.  Mary complain that her head hurts constantly and he left eye hurts a lot.  Which nerve would the nurse be concerned with?
    • A. 

      II

    • B. 

      III

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      V

  • 5. 
    Jake takes medication to control his blood pressure.  During his assessment, his pupils dialate and are responsive.  However, he cannot look up very well.  Jake does complain of eye pain and headache.  He states his pain is 5/10.  Which nerve may be the problem?
    • A. 

      III

    • B. 

      IV

    • C. 

      VIII

    • D. 

      IX

    • E. 

      VI

  • 6. 
    Gladis is 73.  Gladis has her chin tucked in and has a hard time reading.  She has to raise her books up so she can read.  She also complains that she has a hard time reaching for things on the floor or walking down stairs.  Which nerve may be the problem?
    • A. 

      II

    • B. 

      III

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      V

  • 7. 
    Baby Michael is brought in for an exam.  The nurse notices that baby Michael is uncoordinated and having difficulty walking.  The nurse would be concerned that a congenital nerve problem may be present.  Which nerve would the nurse be concerned about?
    • A. 

      IV

    • B. 

      VII

    • C. 

      X

    • D. 

      IX

  • 8. 
    Lucy is having a hard time chewing her food.  She can't get her jaw to completely close to grind her food.  She is concerned because she can't properly chew up her favorite vegetable, broccoli.  Which nerve may be the problem?
    • A. 

      V

    • B. 

      VII

    • C. 

      VI

    • D. 

      X

  • 9. 
    Nick complains of loud noises.  He has been wearing ear plugs to get through his day, but states that is hard because then he can't hear his co-workers.  He works at a construction site and almost had an accident because he didn't hear a co-worker warn him something was falling.  Which nerve could be causing Nick's low tolerance for loud noises?
    • A. 

      IV

    • B. 

      V

    • C. 

      VII

    • D. 

      X

  • 10. 
    This is the largest nerve that has both motor and sensory implications:
    • A. 

      IV

    • B. 

      V

    • C. 

      VII

    • D. 

      VIII

  • 11. 
    Lincoln has been too the dentist for 9/10 tooth pain.  The dentist states that there is no decay of the tooth and has referred him to a doctor.  Upon assessment, Lincoln say's the pain only happens when there is something touching his tooth and then has a sharp pain that is unbearable.  Which nerve could be causing this pain?
    • A. 

      VII

    • B. 

      V

    • C. 

      VI

    • D. 

      IV

  • 12. 
    Mrs. Bay cannot fixate both eyes on the same object at the same time.  This makes it almost impossible to drive or play tennis.  Which nerve could be the problem?
    • A. 

      II

    • B. 

      III

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      VI

  • 13. 
    In an assessment, the nurse notices that the patient must turn their head to fixate on a peripheral object.  This could indicate damage to which nerve?
    • A. 

      VII

    • B. 

      V

    • C. 

      VI

    • D. 

      VIII

  • 14. 
    Mr. Hughes has Bell's Palsy.  Which nerve is associated with Bell's Palsy?
    • A. 

      V

    • B. 

      VII

    • C. 

      VI

    • D. 

      VIII

  • 15. 
    Claire presents with a left drooping eye and left drooping mouth.  Which nerve could be causing this problem?
    • A. 

      VII

    • B. 

      V

    • C. 

      VI

    • D. 

      V

  • 16. 
    Upon assessment, Rob can use his sense of smell quite well.  However, Rob states that he can feel or taste with the majority of his tongue and has a hard time speaking.  Which nerve could be causing this problem?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      III

    • C. 

      VII

    • D. 

      V

  • 17. 
    Nancy, when sitting still, has no problems.  When she tries to stand up, she looses her balance and complains that the room is "moving."  Which nerve could be the problem?
    • A. 

      VI

    • B. 

      V

    • C. 

      VII

    • D. 

      VIII

  • 18. 
    This nerve detects changes in blood pressure, and serum concentrations of CO2 and O2.
    • A. 

      VII

    • B. 

      VI

    • C. 

      VIII

    • D. 

      IX

  • 19. 
    Damage to this nerve can lead to asphyxiation.
    • A. 

      VI

    • B. 

      III

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      X

  • 20. 
    Which nerve has the most extensive effect on the body?
    • A. 

      III

    • B. 

      V

    • C. 

      VII

    • D. 

      X

  • 21. 
    Olfactory
    • A. 

      X

    • B. 

      VII

    • C. 

      I

    • D. 

      III

  • 22. 
    Trochlear
    • A. 

      II

    • B. 

      IV

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      V

  • 23. 
    Trigeminal
    • A. 

      III

    • B. 

      IV

    • C. 

      V

    • D. 

      II

  • 24. 
    Abductens
    • A. 

      VI

    • B. 

      V

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      VII