Soft Palate And Larynx

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The soft palate is the term given to the soft tissue constituting the back of the roof of the mouth. The larynx is more commonly known as the voice box. What do you know about these parts of the body?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The palatoglossal muscle forms the posterior tonsillar pillar
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    When the uvula contracts it becomes elongated
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    There are 6 pairs of soft palate muscles
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The tensor veli palatini originates from the medial pterygoid plate and the auditory tube
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The soft palate separates the oral pharynx from the nasal pharynx
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The salpingopharyngeus originates from teh bony end of the eustachian tube
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    All of the pharyngeal are innervated by the X (XI) cranial nerve
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    As food is moved to the posterior part of the tongue, it is important to close off the oral and nasal pharynxes from one another
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The overlapping of the pharyngeal constrictor muscles adds thickness and strenght to the middle part of the pharyngeal wall
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    During swallowing, the bolus of food passes through the larynx
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the muscles dilates the pharynx?
    • A. 

      Palatoglossus

    • B. 

      Palatopharynngeus

    • C. 

      Tensor veli palatini

    • D. 

      Stylopharyngeus

  • 12. 
    Which muscle tenses the anterior portion of the soft palate?
    • A. 

      Tensor veli palatini

    • B. 

      Levatator veli palatini

    • C. 

      Faucial pillars

    • D. 

      Palatoglossal muscle

  • 13. 
    The palatopharyngeal muscle originates from the anterolateral part of the soft palate. it narrows the fauces and elevates the pharynx
    • A. 

      Both statements are true

    • B. 

      The 1st statement is true; the 2nd is false

    • C. 

      The 1st statement is false; the 2nd is true

    • D. 

      Both statements are false

  • 14. 
    Which of these muscles does not elevate the pharynx?
    • A. 

      Salpingopharyngeus

    • B. 

      Palatopharyngeus

    • C. 

      Stylopharyngeus

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    The pharyngeal constrictor muscle have a role in all of the following finctions except
    • A. 

      Moving food into the esophagus

    • B. 

      Compressing in the upper part of the oral pharynx

    • C. 

      Promoting elevation and dilation of the pharynx

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Which pharyngeal constrictor muscle inserts into the median raphe?
    • A. 

      Superior pharyngeal constrictor

    • B. 

      Middle pharyngeal constrictor

    • C. 

      Inferior pharyngeal constrictor

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Voluntary control of swallowing end in the _________ 3rd of the esophagues
    • A. 

      Upper

    • B. 

      Middle

    • C. 

      Lower

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Which of the following palatal muscles is innervated by the 5th cranial nerve?
    • A. 

      UVULA

    • B. 

      Palatopharyngeus

    • C. 

      Palatoglossus

    • D. 

      Levator veli palatini

    • E. 

      Tensor veli palatini

  • 19. 
    The stylopharyngeus muscle ____________ the pharynx
    • A. 

      Elevates

    • B. 

      Dilates

    • C. 

      Pulls forward

    • D. 

      A and b

  • 20. 
    Which of the following muscles pull the soft palate into contact with the posterior pharyngeal wall?
    • A. 

      Uvula

    • B. 

      Palatopharyngeus

    • C. 

      Palatoglossus

    • D. 

      Levator veli palatini

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Which of the following muscles would help move the bolus of food upward and backward to the oral pharynx?
    • A. 

      Palatoglossus

    • B. 

      Palatopharyngeus

    • C. 

      Levator veli palatini

    • D. 

      Tensor veli palatini