Mod A - Special Senses

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Sense Quizzes & Trivia

Unit 2 Chapters 4, 5 and 6.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The snellen chart should be how many feet from the patient's eye?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 2. 
    Strabismus is also called?
    • A. 

      Glaucoma

    • B. 

      Squint

    • C. 

      Exophthalmos

    • D. 

      Nearsightedness

  • 3. 
    The malleus, incus and stapes are tiny bones located in the?
    • A. 

      Outer ear

    • B. 

      Middle ear

    • C. 

      Inner ear

    • D. 

      Cochlea

  • 4. 
    The medical term for nearsightedness is?
    • A. 

      Myopia

    • B. 

      Amblyopia

    • C. 

      Nyctalopia

    • D. 

      Retinoblastoma

  • 5. 
    The colored membrane attached to the ciliary body is?
    • A. 

      Cornea

    • B. 

      Pupil

    • C. 

      Iris

    • D. 

      Sclera

  • 6. 
    The medical term for earwax is?
    • A. 

      Cochlea

    • B. 

      Perilymph

    • C. 

      Endolymph

    • D. 

      Cerumen

  • 7. 
    A ringing sound in the ear is called?
    • A. 

      Vertigo

    • B. 

      Tinnitus

    • C. 

      Presbycusis

    • D. 

      Tympanitis

  • 8. 
    What is the anterior transparent portion of the eyeball?
    • A. 

      Sclera

    • B. 

      Cornea

    • C. 

      Retina

    • D. 

      Iris

  • 9. 
    All of the following make up the external structure of the eye except:
    • A. 

      Uvea

    • B. 

      Orbit

    • C. 

      Eyelids

    • D. 

      Conjunctiva

  • 10. 
    The process of sharpening the focus of light on the retina is known as:
    • A. 

      Vision

    • B. 

      Contraction

    • C. 

      Accommodation

    • D. 

      Dilation

  • 11. 
    What is the opening in the center of the iris?
    • A. 

      Pupil

    • B. 

      Retina

    • C. 

      Sclera

    • D. 

      Cornea

  • 12. 
    The medical term for dullness of vision is?
    • A. 

      Amblyopia

    • B. 

      Diplopia

    • C. 

      Ametropia

    • D. 

      Aphakia

  • 13. 
    Drooping of the upper eyelids is called?
    • A. 

      Blepharitis

    • B. 

      Blepharoptosis

    • C. 

      Chalazion

    • D. 

      Conjunctivitis

  • 14. 
    The medical term for farsightedness is:
    • A. 

      Hyperopia

    • B. 

      Diplopia

    • C. 

      Myopia

    • D. 

      Astigmatism

  • 15. 
    What is a fungus condition of the ear?
    • A. 

      Otomycosis

    • B. 

      Otopyorrhea

    • C. 

      Otosclerosis

    • D. 

      Otolith

  • 16. 
    Serum fluid of the inner ear is called:
    • A. 

      Endolymph

    • B. 

      Cerumen

    • C. 

      Plasma

    • D. 

      Perilymph

  • 17. 
    What is the state of balance?
    • A. 

      Epilation

    • B. 

      Equivalence

    • C. 

      Equatorial

    • D. 

      Equilibrium

  • 18. 
    What instrument is used to examine the eardrum?
    • A. 

      Otoscope

    • B. 

      Myringoscope

    • C. 

      Laproscope

    • D. 

      Arthroscope

  • 19. 
    What means inflammation of the ear?
    • A. 

      Labrynthitis

    • B. 

      Otitis

    • C. 

      Tympanitis

    • D. 

      Tinnitus

  • 20. 
    What is the narrow tube between the middle ear and the throat that serves to equalize pressure on both sides of the eardrum?
    • A. 

      Eustachian tube

    • B. 

      Semicircular canals

    • C. 

      Scala vestibuli

    • D. 

      Cochlear duct

  • 21. 
    What are the 3 ossicles of the ear?
    • A. 

      Mallica, staples, inguinal

    • B. 

      Malleus, stapes, incus

    • C. 

      Mallet, staple, anvil

    • D. 

      Hammer, anvil and staples

  • 22. 
    What is the external portion of the ear?
    • A. 

      Otolith

    • B. 

      Tympanic

    • C. 

      Auricle

    • D. 

      Pinnacle

  • 23. 
    What is the sense of smell?
    • A. 

      Olfaction

    • B. 

      Propriocepters

    • C. 

      Tactile

    • D. 

      Gustatory

  • 24. 
    The organ of Corti contains the sensory receptors responsible for the sense of ?
    • A. 

      Vision

    • B. 

      Smell

    • C. 

      Hearing

    • D. 

      Taste

  • 25. 
    The conjunctiva is a thin membrane that covers the lens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Each inner ear contains three semicircular canals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The ciliary muscle changes the shape of the lens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    The fovea is the part of the retina that contains only the rods.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Vitreous humor is a gelatinous mass that helps stabilize the shape of the eye.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    _______________ pertains to the sense of hearing.
  • 31. 
    ________________ pertaining to the ear.
  • 32. 
    ______________ means double vision.
  • 33. 
    _____________ means the sense of taste.
  • 34. 
    _________________ pertaining to tears.
  • 35. 
    __________________ means pain in the ear; earache.
  • 36. 
    ______________ pertaining to the eardrum.
  • 37. 
    _______________ pertaining to within the eye.
  • 38. 
    _______________ means the middle layer in the wall of the eye.
  • 39. 
    What are the 4 areas of taste buds?
    • A. 

      Tart, sour, salty, sweet

    • B. 

      Bitter, tart, salty, sweet

    • C. 

      Bitter, sour, salty, sweet

    • D. 

      Bitter, sour, saline, syrupy

  • 40. 
    A dry tongue can taste.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    How many extraocular muscles connect to the sclera?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 42. 
    The medial rectus muscle moves the eye towards the nose.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Lateral rectus moves the eye away from the nose.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    Superior rectus muscle moves the eye down.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Inferior rectus moves the eye up.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    Superior oblique rotates the eye so that the top of the eye moves toward the nose.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    Inferior oblique rotates the eye so that the bottom of the eye moves towards the nose.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    Cones are sensitive to color and function best in well lighted areas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    Cones are very sensitive to light and function best in the dark or dim light vision.  They help us see at night.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False