Trivia On Cranial Nerves: MCQ Quiz!

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Trivia On Cranial Nerves: MCQ Quiz!

Think you know everythig about cranial nerves? Take this online quiz and prove your knowledge. Cranial nerves are said to be a part of the peripheral system. Some cranial nerves control the senses and motor functions, such as most cranial nerves belonging to the somatic system. Only cranial nerves I and II are purely sensory and provide us with our smell and vision; however, the rest of the cranial nerves are mixed nerves. This quiz on cranial nerves will blow your mind.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the function of the Vestibulocochlear nerve?
    • A. 

      Balance receptors

    • B. 

      Sound receptors

    • C. 

      Vision receptors

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 2. 
    What number is associated with the Vestibulocochlear nerve?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      IX

    • C. 

      VIII

    • D. 

      8

  • 3. 
    What is the function of the Vagus nerve?
    • A. 

      Motor impulse for swallowing, abdominal and visceral functions

    • B. 

      Sensory to upper teeth, gums, lip

    • C. 

      Sensory receptors in abdominal and thoracic viscera

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 4. 
    What is the number associated with the Vagus nerve?
  • 5. 
    What areas does the Accessory nerve innervate?
    • A. 

      Pharynx and larynx

    • B. 

      Scalenes

    • C. 

      Trapezius and sternocleidomastoid

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 6. 
    What number is associated with the Accessory nerve?
  • 7. 
    What is the function of the Optic Nerve?
    • A. 

      Smell

    • B. 

      Vision

    • C. 

      Movement of eye muscles

  • 8. 
    What is the number associated with the Optic nerve?
  • 9. 
    What is the function of the Trochlear nerve?
    • A. 

      Movement of the superior oblique muscle

    • B. 

      Movement of the external oblique muscle

    • C. 

      Movement of the inferior oblique muscle

    • D. 

      Movement of the external oblique muscle

  • 10. 
    What is the number associated with the Trochlear nerve?
  • 11. 
    What is the function of the Hypoglossal Nerve?
    • A. 

      Control of the tongue for speech

    • B. 

      Contol of the tongue for swallowing

    • C. 

      Control of the tongue for food manipulation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    What is the number associated with the Hypoglossal nerve?
  • 13. 
    The Oculomotor nerve controls a majority of eye movements.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Oculomotor nerve is associated with which number?
  • 15. 
    The Olfactory nerve is responsible for:
    • A. 

      Both b and c

    • B. 

      Smell

    • C. 

      Nasal muscles

  • 16. 
    The Olfactory nerve is associated with which number?
  • 17. 
    The Facial nerve is responsible for:
    • A. 

      Tastebuds and anterior 2/3 of tongue

    • B. 

      Salivary glands

    • C. 

      Facial muscle control

    • D. 

      Tastebuds and posterior 1/3 of tongue

    • E. 

      A,b,c

    • F. 

      A,b,d

  • 18. 
    The facial nerve is associated with what number?
  • 19. 
    The Glossopharyngeal Nerve is responsible for:  motor to mouth, swallowing, and respiration; sensory from chemo and pressure receptors in carotid arteries, and touch, pressure, and pain receptors of tongue and pharynx.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The Glossopharyngeal nerve is associated with what number?
  • 21. 
    The Abducens Nerve.
    • A. 

      Abducts the eye

    • B. 

      Adducts the eye

    • C. 

      Senses pain and pressure in the eye

    • D. 

      A and c

  • 22. 
    The Abducens Nerve is associated with what number?
  • 23. 
    The Trigeminal is sensory to the scalp, forehead, eye, nose, lacrimal gland, lower teeth, gums, and lip, and mixed to upper teeth, gums, lip, and chewing muscles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The number associated with the Trigeminal nerve is:
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