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

  • 10. 
    Which of the muscles takes a small part of its origin from the maxillary tuberosity?
    • A. 

      Masseter

    • B. 

      Temporal

    • C. 

      Medial pterygoid

    • D. 

      Lateral pterygoid

  • 11. 
     which of the muscles has more than one origin?
    • A. 

      Masseter

    • B. 

      Medial pterygoid

    • C. 

      Lateral pterygoid

    • D. 

      B and c

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Which of these muscles does not elevate the mandible to close the mouth?
    • A. 

      Masseter

    • B. 

      Temporal

    • C. 

      Medial pterygoid

    • D. 

      Lateral pterygoid

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Which of these muscles has fibers that primarily run horizontally?
    • A. 

      Masseter

    • B. 

      Temporal

    • C. 

      Medial pterygoid

    • D. 

      Lateral pterygoid

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Which of these is not a superhyoid muscle?
    • A. 

      Geniohyoid

    • B. 

      Stylohyoid

    • C. 

      Thyrohyoid

    • D. 

      Digastric

    • E. 

      All of the above are suprahyoid muscles

  • 15. 
    Which of these muscles do not aid in pullin gdown on the hyoid bone?
    • A. 

      Omohyoid

    • B. 

      Sternohyoid

    • C. 

      Sterno thyroid

    • D. 

      Thyrohyoid

    • E. 

      All of them aid in pulling down on the hyoid bone

  • 16. 
    Which infrahyoid muscle is involved in elevating the larynx?
    • A. 

      Geniohyoid

    • B. 

      Sternohyoid

    • C. 

      Omohyoid

    • D. 

      Sternothyroid

    • E. 

      None of the above

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