Cranial Nerves MCQ Exam: Quiz!

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Cranial Nerves MCQ Exam: Quiz!

Cranial nerves are a crucial part of our functioning. These nerves send signals to your eyes, nose, ears, muscles, and more. Do you suppose you can name all of the nerves and tell what their functions are? Take a look at this quiz, and you will see what each set of nerves can do for you. The quiz will help you learn the many actions just one set of nerves can control. It could be a little unnerving but don’t worry, take the quiz and learn.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many cranial nerves do humans have?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

  • 2. 
    What is the name of the 7th Cranial Nerve?
    • A. 

      Facial

    • B. 

      Hypoglossal

    • C. 

      Trochlear

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the 11th Cranial Nerve?
    • A. 

      Vagus

    • B. 

      Abducens

    • C. 

      Spinal Accessory/ Accessory

  • 4. 
    What is the name of the 4th Cranial Nerve?
    • A. 

      Trigeminal

    • B. 

      Acoustic

    • C. 

      Trochlear

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the 1st Cranial Nerve?
    • A. 

      Oculomotor

    • B. 

      Olfactory

    • C. 

      Optic

  • 6. 
    What is the name of the 9th Cranial Nerve?
    • A. 

      Glossopharyngeal

    • B. 

      Hypoglossal

    • C. 

      Vagus

  • 7. 
    What is the name of the 6th Cranial Nerve?
    • A. 

      Vagus

    • B. 

      Accessory/ Spinal Accessory

    • C. 

      Abducens

  • 8. 
    What is the name of the 8th Cranial Nerve?
    • A. 

      Trochlear

    • B. 

      Acoustic

    • C. 

      Glossopharyngeal

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the 2nd Cranial Nerve?
    • A. 

      Optic

    • B. 

      Olfactory

    • C. 

      Oculomotor

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the 5th Cranial Nerve?
    • A. 

      Vagus

    • B. 

      Trochlear

    • C. 

      Trigeminal

  • 11. 
    What is the name of the 12th Cranial Nerve?
    • A. 

      Hypoglossal

    • B. 

      Glossopharyngeal

    • C. 

      Oculomotor

  • 12. 
    What is the name of the 3rd Cranial Nerve?
    • A. 

      Abducens

    • B. 

      Acoustic

    • C. 

      Oculomotor

  • 13. 
    What is the name of the 10th Cranial Nerve?
    • A. 

      Vagus

    • B. 

      Accessory/ Spinal Accessory

    • C. 

      Trigeminal

  • 14. 
    What job does the Olfactory Nerve do?
    • A. 

      Feeds the brain "smell" signals

    • B. 

      Sends the brain signals when images appear

    • C. 

      Works four of the six eye muscles

  • 15. 
    What does the Optic Nerve do?
    • A. 

      Works the superior oblique muscle and coordinates the oculomotor and abducen nerves

    • B. 

      Sends the brain signals when images appear

    • C. 

      Controls the outer muscle of the eye as well as coordinating the oculomotor and trochlear nerves

  • 16. 
    What does the Oculomotor Nerve do?
    • A. 

      Works four of the six eye muscles

    • B. 

      Controls the outer muscle of the eye as well as coordinating the oculomotor and trochlear nerves

    • C. 

      Controls the outer muscle of the eye as well as coordinating the oculomotor and trochlear nerves

  • 17. 
    What does the Trochlear Nerve do?
    • A. 

      Controls the outer muscle of the eye as well as coordinating the oculomotor and trochlear nerves

    • B. 

      Controls the outer muscle of the eye as well as coordinating the oculomotor and trochlear nerves

    • C. 

      Transmits sensations from the facial skin, eyes, nose, and mouth as well as activating the jaw to chew

  • 18. 
    What does the Trigeminal Nerve do?
    • A. 

      Transmits sensations from the facial skin, eyes, nose, and mouth as well as activating the jaw to chew

    • B. 

      Carries signals from the brain to the tongue and effects the movement of the tongue

    • C. 

      Works the muscles that control facial expression and brings sensations to the brain from the taste buds on the front of the tongue

  • 19. 
    What does the Abducens Nerve do?
    • A. 

      Controls the outer muscle of the eye as well as coordinating the oculomotor and trochlear nerves

    • B. 

      Transmits sensations from the facial skin, eyes, nose, and mouth as well as activating the jaw to chew

    • C. 

      Help send taste sensations to the brain and sends signals from the pharynx to stimulate swallowing

  • 20. 
    What does the Facial Nerve do?
    • A. 

      Help send taste sensations to the brain and sends signals from the pharynx to stimulate swallowing

    • B. 

      Carries signals from the brain to the tongue and effects the movement of the tongue

    • C. 

      Works the muscles that control facial expression and brings sensations to the brain from the taste buds on the front of the tongue

  • 21. 
    What does the Acoustic Nerve do?
    • A. 

      Send sounds entering the ear to the brain as nerve impulses

    • B. 

      Carries signals from the brain to the tongue and effects the movement of the tongue

    • C. 

      Transmits sensations from the facial skin, eyes, nose, and mouth as well as activating the jaw to chew

  • 22. 
    What does the Glossopharyngeal Nerve do?
    • A. 

      Transmits sensations from the facial skin, eyes, nose, and mouth as well as activating the jaw to chew

    • B. 

      Help send taste sensations to the brain and sends signals from the pharynx to stimulate swallowing

    • C. 

      Carries impulses to the pharynx and the viscera from the abdominal and chest cavities

  • 23. 
    What does the Vagus Nerve do?
    • A. 

      Carries signals from the brain to the tongue and effects the movement of the tongue

    • B. 

      Carries impulses to the pharynx and the viscera from the abdominal and chest cavities

    • C. 

      Controls the outer muscle of the eye as well as coordinating the oculomotor and trochlear nerves

  • 24. 
    What does the Accessory/ Spinal Accessory Nerve do?
    • A. 

      Sends messages to the muscles of the neck and back to turn the head and shoulders

    • B. 

      Help send taste sensations to the brain and sends signals from the pharynx to stimulate swallowing

    • C. 

      Carries signals from the brain to the tongue and effects the movement of the tongue

  • 25. 
    What does the Hypoglossal Nerve do?
    • A. 

      Carries signals from the brain to the tongue and effects the movement of the tongue

    • B. 

      Sends messages to the muscles of the neck and back to turn the head and shoulders

    • C. 

      Controls the outer muscle of the eye as well as coordinating the oculomotor and trochlear nerves

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