Muscles Of Mastication

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Muscle Quizzes & Trivia

When we talk about mastication, we are talking about the whole process of chewing and breaking down food in the mouth. The muscles of mastication such as the masseter are made for this reason. Test your knowledge below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The temporal muscle is the only muscle of mastication that can retrude mandible
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The masseter muscle inserts into the medial side of the angle of the mandible
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    All of the infrahyoid muscles are innervated by cervical nerves
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The slinglike muscle that has an anterior and posterior belly is the digastric muscle
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The sternthyroid's origin is on the thyroid and its insertion is on the sternum
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Retrusion of the mandible is a side to side movement
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The hyoid bone is connected to other bones by muscles only
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The sternocleidomastoid muscle elevates the shoulders in a shrugging movement
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The SCM inserts into the mastoid processof the temporal bone
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False