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Cranial Nerve Quizzes & Trivia

Cranial/cerebral nerves emerge directly from the brain and the brainstem. It is through these cranial nerves that information is exchanged between the brain and various regions in the body, primarily the neck and the head. Cranial nerves fill a corresponding role above the level of spinal nerves which reach as far as the cervical vertebra.

Cranial nerves exist in pairs and are found on both sides of the brain. How many pairs of cranial nerves do human beings have? How are these pairs of nerves numbered? Cranial nerves perform different functions and are named according to these functions. For example, olfactory nerves deal with smell, optic nerves deal with sight. What does the trigeminal nerves, the oculomotor nerves, the abducens nerves, and the trochlear nerves, deal with? Our quizzes await you!
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Did you know that there are twelve pairs of cranial nerves? They each come out individually from the brain stem, which is the lower part of the brain that connects the brain and the spinal cord. Each cranial nerve performs a...

Questions: 12  |  Attempts: 696   |  Last updated: May 6, 2021
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    Mixed; Medulla, jugular foreman Pharynx, larynx, visceral organs in thorax and abdomen

How much do you know about cranial nerves? Cranial nerves come from the brain and exit the skull. Cranial nerves are responsible for a plethora of functions in the body. The function of each nerve is sensory and motor. The...

Questions: 28  |  Attempts: 1643   |  Last updated: May 6, 2021
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    Sally states she hasn't been eating very well.  In your assessment, Sally states that she normally has a healthy appetite.  Sally states that she isn't enjoying her favorite foods like she used to.  Which nerve could be causing Sally's problem?

Cranial nerves are pairs of nerves connected to the brain to different head, neck, and trunk parts. Each nerve has a corresponding Roman numeral between I and XII, based on their location from front to back. This quiz has been...

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    CN ____ is responsible for the balance.

Cranial nerves emerge from or enter the skull, as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column. Vagus which is the tenth and most important Cranial nerve has the longest and varied area of supply, right...

Questions: 12  |  Attempts: 3004   |  Last updated: Nov 26, 2020
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    Which of the following is Cranial Nerve I?

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Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 1020   |  Last updated: Nov 11, 2020
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    Which cranial nerves are predominately sensory?
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