Skull Final Flashcards


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1

How many bones make up the cranium?

a. 4

b. 6

c. 8

d. 10

c. 8

2

How many bones make up the face?

a. 6

b. 10

c. 12

d. 14

d. 14

3

The cranial bones are rigidly jointed together by articulations called?

a. joints

b. bursae

c. sutures

d. cartilage

c. sutures

4

All of the following are cranial bones except the:

a. maxillae

b. frontal

c. sphenoid

d. occipital

a. maxillae

5

All of the following are facial bones, except the:

a. ethmoid

b. maxillae

c. mandible

d. zygomatic bones

a. ethmoid

6

Which skull suture is found between the frontal and parietal bones?

a. sagittal

b. coronal

c. squamosal

d. lambdoidal

b. coronal

7

Which skull suture is located between the parietal bones?

a. hyoid

b. coronal

c. sagittal

d. squamosal

c. sagittal

8

A line drawn between the lateral margin of the orbit and the E.A.M. is called:

a. glabellomeatal line

b. orbitomeatal line

c. outer orbital line

d. external meatal linen

b. orbitomeatal line

9

Which of the following bones contain air sinuses?

1. ethmoid

2. frontal

3. sphenoid

a. 1 and 2

b. 1 and 3

c. 2 and 3

d. 1, 2, and 3

d. 1, 2, and 3

10

Which bone has condyles that articulate with the atlas of the cervical spine?

a. temporal

b. occipital

c. parietal

d. foramen magnum

b. occipital

11

The zygomatic arches are a part of which bone?

a. frontal

b. parietal

c. temporal

d. sphenoid

c. temporal

12

Which bone in the skull contains the auditory organs and the organs of hearing?

a. temporal

b. sphenoid

c. occipital

d. ethmoid

a. temporal

13

The petromastoid portion is a part of which bone?

a. temporal

b. sphenoid

c. occipital

d. ethmoid

a. temporal

14

The vestibulocochlear organ is the organ of:

1. hearing

2. sensation

3. balance

a. 1 and 2

b. 1 and 3

c. 2 and 3

d. 1, 2, and 3

b. 1 and 3

15

Which of the following is located in the internal ear?

a. concha

b. bony labyrinth

c. tympanic membrane

d. external acoustic meatus

c. tympanic membrane

16

Which of the following is located in the internal ear?

a. concha

b. auditory tube

c. tympanic membrane

d. semicircular canals

d. semicircular canals

17

Which of the following is NOT one of the auditory ossicles?

a. stapes

b. malleus

c. incus

d. meatus

d. meatus

18

What is the name of the structure that houses the pituitary gland?

a. sella turcica

b. sphenoid strut

c. sphenoid fossa

d.Turk's fossa

a. sella turcica

19

Which of the following bones helps form the base of the cranium:

a. hyoid

b. sphenoid

c. parietal

d. frontal

b. sphenoid

20

The bregma in an adult would be referred to as what in an infant?

a. anterior fontanel

b. posterior fontanel

c. anterior fissure

d. posterior sulcus

a. anterior fontanel

21

Which of the following is NOT one of the sutures of the cranium?

a. coronal

b. squamosal

c. lambdoidal

d. occipital

d. occipital

22

Which of the following skull types is considered average in size and shape?

a. mesocephalic

b. brachycephalic

c. dolichocephalic

a. mesocephalic

23

Which skull type is narrow from side to side?

a. mesocephalic

b. dolichocephalic

c. brachycephalic

b. dolichocephalic

24

In a typically shaped head, the petrous pyramids project anteriorly and medially at what angle?

a. 37 degrees

b. 40 degrees

c. 47 degrees

d. 54 degrees

c. 47 degrees

25

How many bones are contained in the skull?

a. 8

b. 14

c. 22

d. 24

c. 22

26

The bones of the cranium are joined together by fibrous joints called:

a. diploƫ

b. sulci

c. sutures

d. cartilage

c. sutures

27

Which of the following bones is contained in the floor of the cranium?

1. ethmoid

2. sphenoid

3. temporal

a. 1 and 2

b. 1 and 3

c. 2 and 3

d. 1, 2, and 3

d. 1, 2, and 3

28

Which of the following bones are contained in the calvarium?

1. frontal

2. parietal

3. temporal

a. 1 and 2

b. 1 and 3

c. 2 and 3

d. 1, 2, and 3

a. 1 and 2

29

The suture located between the occipital bone and the parietal bones is the:

a. lambdoidal

b. squamosal

c. sagittal

d. corona

a. lambdoidal

30

The six areas of incomplete ossification in a newborn infant's skull are called the:

a. sulci

b. sutures

c. diploƫ

d. fontanels

d. fontanels

31

The opening into the apex of the orbit for the transmission of the optic nerve and opthalmic artery is called the:

a. optic canal

b. foramen

c. foramina ovale

d. foramina rotundum

b. foramen

32

Which of the following foramina lie in the sphenoid bone?

1. optic foramen

2. jugular foramen

3. foramina rotundum

a. 1 and 2

b. 1 and 3

c. 2 and 3

d. 1, 2, and 3

b. 1 and 3

33

The superior aspect of the sphenoid bone contains a deep depression that contains the:

a. pituitary gland

b. pineal gland

c. carotid sulcus

d. optic canal

a. pituitary gland