Pharynx, Larynx, Nasal & Oral Cavity

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Oral Cavity Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The Vagus Nerve (CN X) innervates which of the following sets of muscles:
    • A. 

      Levator veli palatini, Stylopharyngeus, and Palatopharyngeus

    • B. 

      Stylopharyngeus, Palatopharyngeus, and Salpingopharyngeus

    • C. 

      Tensor Veli palatini, Palatopharyngeus, and Salpingopharyngeus

    • D. 

      Levator veli palatini, Palatopharyngeus, and Salpingopharyngeus

    • E. 

      Tensor veli palatini, Stylopharyngeus, and Levator veli palatini

  • 2. 
    What nerve passes down the nasal septum to part of the mucosa of the hard palate and what foramen does it pass to get there?
    • A. 

      Sphenopalatine n. , sphenopalatine fossa

    • B. 

      Anterior ethmoidal n., incisive foramen

    • C. 

      Nasopalatine n., incisive foramen

    • D. 

      Posterior ethmoidal n., sphenopalatine fossa

  • 3. 
    A 29 year old male who recently sampled some of the local beef chili while at the county fair has been complaining of decreased saliva production, difficulty talking, droopy eyelids and difficulty swallowing. He went to the emergency room and they confirmed he has been subjected to botulinum toxin. Which of the following nerves if rendered ineffective due to the botulinum toxin would cause the patient to have difficulty swallowing?
    • A. 

      Hypoglossal neve (CN XII)

    • B. 

      Glossopharyngeal (IX)

    • C. 

      Stylopharyngeal nerve

    • D. 

      Vagus nerve (CN X)

    • E. 

      Lesser palatine nerve

  • 4. 
    The inferior meatus is involved in drainage of which of the following structures?
    • A. 

      Anterior ethmoid air cells

    • B. 

      Frontal sinus

    • C. 

      Posterior ethmoid air cells

    • D. 

      Nasolacrimal duct

    • E. 

      Maxillary sinus

  • 5. 
    Entry of bacteria through which space could lead to an infection in the mastoid air cells?
    • A. 

      Auditory (nasopharyngeal) tube

    • B. 

      External acoustic meatus

    • C. 

      Internal acoustic meatus

    • D. 

      Sacculus

    • E. 

      Cochlea

  • 6. 
    What is the normal course of the Sphenopalatine artery?
    • A. 

      External carotid → Maxillary a. → Greater Palatine a. → Sphenopalatine a. ‬

    • B. 

      External carotid → Facial a. → Greater Palatine a. → Sphenopalatine aa‬‬‬‬‬‬

    • C. 

      External carotid → Maxillary a. → Sphenopalatine a. ‬‬‬‬‬‬

    • D. 

      External carotid → Facial a. → Sphenopalatine a.‬‬

  • 7. 
    A patient complains of a dry nose and dry eyes. Which ganglion could be damaged to produce these symptoms?
    • A. 

      Otic ganglion‬‬‬‬‬‬

    • B. 

      Ciliary ganglion

    • C. 

      Stellate ganglion‬‬‬‬‬‬

    • D. 

      Pterygopalatine ganglion‬‬‬‬‬‬

    • E. 

      Submandibular ganglion‬‬‬‬‬‬

    • F. 

      Superior cervical ganglion‬‬‬‬‬‬

  • 8. 
    After getting into an emotional argument with her parents, Stacy runs up to her room, slams the door, puts her face in the pillow and starts crying. After 20 mins, she finally stops, her eyes are swollen and nose is stuffed. What caused her stuffy nose?
    • A. 

      Lacrimal duct draining into the Inferior meatus

    • B. 

      Frontal sinus draining into the inferior meatus

    • C. 

      Maxillary sinus filling and irritating the maxillary nerve

    • D. 

      Lacrimal duct draining into the semi lunar hiatus

  • 9. 
    There are several sinuses that drain into the middle meatus of the nasal cavity.  Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Frontal sinus

    • B. 

      Nasolacrimal duct

    • C. 

      Anterior ethmoidal air cells

    • D. 

      Posterior ethmoidal air cells

    • E. 

      Middle ethmoidal air cells

    • F. 

      Maxillary sinus

  • 10. 
    A 25-year-old male presents to the emergency room with severe facial injuries after hitting his car against a brick wall. The physician, upon seeing the patient, berates the paramedics for placing a nasopharyngeal airway. Which of the following signs or symptoms was particularly upsetting to the physician in this case?
    • A. 

      Broken teeth in the mouth‬

    • B. 

      Upper extremity paralysis‬‬‬‬‬‬

    • C. 

      Altered level of consciousness‬‬‬‬‬‬

    • D. 

      CSF dripping from the nose‬‬‬‬‬‬

    • E. 

      Lacerations over the temporal bone‬‬

  • 11. 
    A 7 year old male undergoes routine tonsillectomy.  During the procedure, the surgeon ligates a pulsatile-bleeding vessel damaged during excision of the tonsils.  What is the origin of this vessel?
    • A. 

      Internal Carotid A

    • B. 

      External Carotid A.

    • C. 

      Thyrocervical Trunk

    • D. 

      Internal Jugular V.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following groups involving the paranasal sinuses are correctly paired together?
    • A. 

      Frontal sinus drains out of the sphenoethmoidal recess

    • B. 

      Frontal sinus drains out of the middle meatus

    • C. 

      Nasolacrimal duct drains out of the superior meatus

    • D. 

      Nasolacrimal duct drains out of the semilunar hiatus

    • E. 

      Maxillary sinus drains out of the inferior meatus

    • F. 

      Maxillary sinus drains out of the superior meatus

  • 13. 
    You have just boarded your plane back "home" after a long and stressful medical school semester in Dominica. You have indulged most of the plane ride in much deserved sleep when you suddenly hear the screeching cries of a young infant on the plane. Soon after, you feel your ears "pop" as the captain begins his descent to your destination. Being a studious, caring, and passionate medical student that you are, you think back to your 2nd semester anatomy and tell the mother of the young infant to breast feed her baby to reduce his pain. The mother asks you why and you tell her simply that the sucking and swallowing actions of the baby with help reduce the pressure in the baby's ears which causes his pain. The muscle responsible for opening the eustachian tube and "equalizing" the pressure is innervated by?
    • A. 

      V1

    • B. 

      X

    • C. 

      V2

    • D. 

      IX

    • E. 

      V3

  • 14. 
    X-ray of a patient complaining of a headache shows an air-fluid level in the frontal sinus. Which of the following is most likely to cause this?
    • A. 

      Obstructed Bulla

    • B. 

      Obstructed Superior Meatus

    • C. 

      Obstructed Nasolacrimal Duct

    • D. 

      Obstructed Infundiblium

  • 15. 
    A patient presents with complaints of pain in his ears when flying, after a through history you discover that he has a rare connective tissue disorder in which collagen produced by his body loses it's natural rigidity and strength. Which of the following muscles is likely to account for his symptoms?  
    • A. 

      Tensor veli palatini

    • B. 

      Levator veli palatini

    • C. 

      Salpingopharyngus

    • D. 

      Stylopharyngeus

  • 16. 
    You decide to quit Med school and become a dentist. In your first operation, you are removing the upper, back molars, which have abscesses, from a chronic alcoholic’s maxilla. He subsequently complains of “throbbing” headache, nuchal rigidity and dies a week later. Which of the following was he most likely to have at the time of his death?
    • A. 

      Bell's Palsy

    • B. 

      Blindness

    • C. 

      Cavernous Thrombophlebitis

    • D. 

      V3 irritation

  • 17. 
    While examining your teeth, your dentist accidentally pokes your upper palate right behind your incisors. The pain from this poke is carried by which nerve?
    • A. 

      Greater palatine nerve - a branch of Maxillary Nerve (V2)

    • B. 

      Lesser palatine nerve - a branch of Maxillary Nerve (V2)

    • C. 

      Nasopalatine nerve - a branch of Maxillary Nerve (V2)

    • D. 

      Nerve of Pterygoid Canal - branch of Maxillary Nerve (V2)

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