Exam 3 Practice Quiz

94 Questions | Total Attempts: 35

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Practice Test Quizzes & Trivia

Lots of very specific questions. Some came from the book and are intended to connect some of the things that were hard to follow in lecture. Note: you can click more than one answer per question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which sutures join at the lambda?
    • A. 

      Coronal and parietal

    • B. 

      Temporal and parietal

    • C. 

      Lambdoid and sagittal

    • D. 

      Lambdoid and occipital

    • E. 

      Lambdoid and parietal

  • 2. 
    The coronal and parietal sutures join at the ___.
    • A. 

      Lambda

    • B. 

      Bregma

    • C. 

      Pterion

    • D. 

      Parietal suture

    • E. 

      Viscerocranium

  • 3. 
    How many bones are in the viscerocranium?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      16

    • E. 

      23

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not a paired bone in the viscerocranium?
    • A. 

      Maxilla

    • B. 

      Ethmoid

    • C. 

      Palatine

    • D. 

      Lacrimal

    • E. 

      Sphenoid

  • 5. 
    The crista galli is part of the ___ bone.
    • A. 

      Frontal

    • B. 

      Sphenoid

    • C. 

      Ethmoid

    • D. 

      Maxillary

    • E. 

      Palatine

  • 6. 
    What structure in the sella turcica covers the pituitary gland?
    • A. 

      Anterior clinoid process

    • B. 

      Posterior clinoid process

    • C. 

      Hypophyseal fossa

    • D. 

      Dorsum sella

    • E. 

      Infundibulum

  • 7. 
    Which cranial nerve passes through the cribiform plate?
    • A. 

      CN I

    • B. 

      CN II

    • C. 

      CN III

    • D. 

      CN IV

    • E. 

      CN V

  • 8. 
    Which part of the sphenoid bone is most anterior?
    • A. 

      Pterygoid process

    • B. 

      Anterior clinoid process

    • C. 

      Greater wings

    • D. 

      Lesser wings

    • E. 

      Pterygoid process

  • 9. 
    Which bones comprise the clivus?
    • A. 

      Sphenoid

    • B. 

      Parietal

    • C. 

      Ethmoid

    • D. 

      Occipital

    • E. 

      Temporal

  • 10. 
    Which does not pass through the jugular foramen?
    • A. 

      Internal jugular vein

    • B. 

      Cranial nerve IX

    • C. 

      Cranial nerve XI

    • D. 

      Cranial nerve XII

    • E. 

      Cranial nerve X

  • 11. 
    The meningeal artery passes through ____.
    • A. 

      Jugular foramen

    • B. 

      Foramen magnum

    • C. 

      Stylomastoid foramen

    • D. 

      Foramen spinosum

    • E. 

      Superior orbital fissure

  • 12. 
    Foramen spinosum is part of the ___ bone.
    • A. 

      Sphenoid

    • B. 

      Ethmoid

    • C. 

      Inferior nasal concha

    • D. 

      Zygomatic

    • E. 

      Maxillary

  • 13. 
    Cranial nerve VII passes through ___ in the ___ bone.
    • A. 

      Stylomastoid foramen/occipital

    • B. 

      Stylomastoid foramen/temporal

    • C. 

      Foramen rotundum/maxillary

    • D. 

      Foramen rotundum/sphenoid

    • E. 

      Foramen spinosum/sphenoid

  • 14. 
    The external auditory meatus is in the __ bone.
    • A. 

      Occipital

    • B. 

      Parietal

    • C. 

      Temporal

    • D. 

      Maxilla

    • E. 

      Sphenoid

  • 15. 
    The sella turcica is part of the ___ cranial fossa.
    • A. 

      Anterior

    • B. 

      Middle

    • C. 

      Posterior

  • 16. 
    Which is not in the middle cranial fossa?
    • A. 

      Superior orbital fissure

    • B. 

      Foramen rotundum

    • C. 

      Foramen ovale

    • D. 

      Foramen magnum

    • E. 

      Optic canal

  • 17. 
    Which is/are not in the posterior cranial fossa?
    • A. 

      Internal acoustic meatus

    • B. 

      Hypoglossal canal

    • C. 

      Foramen magnum

    • D. 

      Jugular foramen

    • E. 

      Foramen rotundum

  • 18. 
    Which is not a point where the trigeminal nerve passes through the skull?
    • A. 

      Superior orbital fissure

    • B. 

      Foramen ovale

    • C. 

      Foramen spinosum

    • D. 

      Stylomastoid foramen

    • E. 

      Foramen rotunda

  • 19. 
    The hypoglossal canal runs ____.
    • A. 

      Between the jugular foramen and foramen spinosum

    • B. 

      Between foramen ovale and foramen lacerum

    • C. 

      Between the jugular foramen and foramen magnum

    • D. 

      Between foramen rotundum and jugular foramen

    • E. 

      Between foramen magnum and foramen lacerum

  • 20. 
    Which cranial meninge creates falxes?
    • A. 

      Pia mater

    • B. 

      Arachnoid mater

    • C. 

      Dura mater (meningeal layer)

    • D. 

      Dura mater (periosteal layer)

  • 21. 
    Which is not an infolding of dura mater?
    • A. 

      Falx cerebelli

    • B. 

      Sellar diaphragm

    • C. 

      Tentorium cerebri

    • D. 

      Falx cerebri

    • E. 

      Tentorium cerebelli

  • 22. 
    .Which sinus does not meet at the confluence of sinuses?
    • A. 

      Superior sagittal sinus

    • B. 

      Straight sinus

    • C. 

      Inferior petrosal sinus

    • D. 

      Cerebral vein

    • E. 

      Occipital sinus

  • 23. 
    The cerebral vein flows into the ___ sinus.
    • A. 

      Superior sagittal

    • B. 

      Inferior sagittal

    • C. 

      Straight

    • D. 

      Occipital

    • E. 

      Superior petrosal

  • 24. 
    The transverse sinuses meet the inferior petrosal sinuses to to form the ___.
    • A. 

      Internal jugular vein

    • B. 

      Sigmoid sinuses

    • C. 

      Confluence of sinuses

    • D. 

      Superior petrosal sinuses

    • E. 

      Lateral sinuses

  • 25. 
    Where does the supply to the dural venous sinuses come from?
    • A. 

      The internal jugular vein

    • B. 

      Superior cerebral veins

    • C. 

      Emissary veins

    • D. 

      The internal carotid artery

    • E. 

      Inferior cerebral veins

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