N312 Head, Ears, Throat, Sinus Quiz

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N312 Head, Ears, Throat, Sinus Quiz

This is a small quiz pertaining the ears, nose, throat, and sinuses that we learned in N312.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Of the following, which is not an anatomical structure of the external portion of the ear?
    • A. 

      Helix

    • B. 

      Antihelix

    • C. 

      Tragus

    • D. 

      Lobe

    • E. 

      Annulus

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a tiny bone associated with hearing?
    • A. 

      Malleus (hammer)

    • B. 

      Incus (anvil)

    • C. 

      Lagus (wrench)

    • D. 

      Stapes (stirrup)

  • 3. 
    Which ear structure connects the middle ear to the nasopharynx?
    • A. 

      Labyrinth

    • B. 

      Eustachian tube

    • C. 

      Cochlear tube

    • D. 

      Auditory canal

  • 4. 
    Which ear structure is responsible for balance and equilibrium?
    • A. 

      Labyrinth

    • B. 

      Eustachian tube

    • C. 

      Cochlear tube

    • D. 

      Auditory canal

  • 5. 
    Of the following, which is least likely to cause conductive hearing loss?
    • A. 

      Pus or serum in the middle ear

    • B. 

      Strept infection

    • C. 

      Otitis media

    • D. 

      Otosclerosis (decreased mobility of the ossicles)

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is least likely to cause sensorineural hearing loss?
    • A. 

      Trauma

    • B. 

      Mastoid brain tumor

    • C. 

      Presbycusis: gradual nerve degeneration

    • D. 

      Otitis media

  • 7. 
    In regards to location, which nasal cavity is mismatched?
    • A. 

      Frontal: frontal bone (over eyes)

    • B. 

      Maxillary: maxillary bone (under eyes)

    • C. 

      Sphenoid: under pituitary cavity

    • D. 

      Ethmoid: between orbit

  • 8. 
    Which two sinuses are accessible to examination?
    • A. 

      Frontal and sphenoid

    • B. 

      Ethmoid and sphenoid

    • C. 

      Ethmoid and maxillary

    • D. 

      Maxillary and frontal

  • 9. 
    Name the numerous projections found on the rough side of the tongue.
    • A. 

      Frenulum

    • B. 

      Vestibules

    • C. 

      Papillae

    • D. 

      Crolusess

  • 10. 
    Of the following, which is not a chief complaint (ENMPS)?
    • A. 

      Earache/ear pain

    • B. 

      Tinnitus (ringing in ears)

    • C. 

      Weakness

    • D. 

      Vertigo (spinning sensation)

  • 11. 
    Choose the one that is the best description of a normal, healthy ear canal.
    • A. 

      Pink, moist, without redness

    • B. 

      Red, dry, without cerumen

    • C. 

      Without lesions, cerumen, and scales

    • D. 

      Without redness, lesions, foreign bodies or swelling

  • 12. 
    When you shine the otoscope into the patients ear, where would you see the light reflex?
    • A. 

      2 o’clock in the right ear and 5 o’clock in the left ear.

    • B. 

      5 o’clock in the right ear and 7 o’clock in the left ear.

    • C. 

      1 o’clock in the right ear and 2 o’clock in the left ear.

    • D. 

      3 o’clock in the right ear and 4 o’clock in the left ear.

  • 13. 
    Define otitis externa.
    • A. 

      Inflammation of the tympanic membrane

    • B. 

      Swelling, redness, narrowing of ear canal

    • C. 

      Retraction of the ear drum

    • D. 

      Prescence of yellow fluid in the middle ear

  • 14. 
    For the Whisper test, which of the following is not an appropriate step?
    • A. 

      Stand 3 feet behind the patient’s other ear and whisper a two-syllable word

    • B. 

      Instruct the patient to occlude one ear with a finger.

    • C. 

      Ask the patient to repeat the word or phrase.

    • D. 

      Repeat the test with the other ear.

  • 15. 
    For the Weber tuning fork test, which of the following is not an appropriate step?
    • A. 

      Place the stem of the fork firmly on the top of the head at the midline.

    • B. 

      Ask the patient if the sound is heard centrally or toward one side.

    • C. 

      Have the patient close their eyes.

    • D. 

      Strike the tunes on the ulnar border of the palm to activate it.

  • 16. 
    What factors can cause a (+) Weber test?
    • A. 

      Nothing, + means that there is nothing wrong

    • B. 

      Trauma

    • C. 

      Cerumen impaction

  • 17. 
    What does the Rinne test diagnose?
    • A. 

      Conductive hearing

    • B. 

      Sensorineural hearing

    • C. 

      Air conduction and bone conduction

    • D. 

      Balance

  • 18. 
    When inspecting the nasal cavity of a patient, you come across and abnormal finding. What is is?
    • A. 

      Septum midline

    • B. 

      Smooth, round masses protruding form the middle meatus

    • C. 

      Nasal mucosa pale red

    • D. 

      Small amount of clear, watery discharge

  • 19. 
    True or False. In a complete oral exam, you must leave a patient’s dentures in their mouth?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is least likely to cause an enlarge tongue in a patient?
    • A. 

      Candidiasis

    • B. 

      Myxedema

    • C. 

      Down syndrome

    • D. 

      Stomatitis