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Head and Neck Anatomy Quiz


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Which cranial nerve innervates all muscles of mastication?

A. hypoglossal

B. mandibular division of the fifth cranial nerve

C. glossopharyngeal

D. styloglossus


What are the two basic types of movement by the TMJ?

A. popping and crepitus

B. restricted and vertical

C. hinge and glide

D. lateral and horizontal


What artery supplies the maxillary molars, premolars, and gingiva?

A. incisive

B. anterior middle superior alveolar

C. posterior inferior alveolar

D. posterior superior alveolar


What is another name for the Parotid duct?

A. Daffy’s duct

B. Wharton’s duct

C. Stensen’s duct

D. Stillman’s duct


What is the horseshoe shaped bone?

A. zygomatic

B. hyoid

C. sphenoid

D. palate


Where is the mental foramen located?

A. palatal side of maxilla between apices of the first and second premolar

B. left and right side of the mandible between the apices of the first and second premolars

C. center of soft palate

D. in the occipital bone


Which is not an artery that branches from the inferior alveolar artery?

A. mental

B. incisive

C. parietal

D. mylohyoid


What is the term for enlarged or palpable lymph nodes?

A. pathology

B. lymphadenopathy

C. abscess

D. nephropathy


What is incorrect about the teeth of males and females?

A. females teeth are larger

B. females teeth are more rounded

C. males teeth are larger

D. males teeth are more squared


Which is not a symptom of TMD?

A. pain

B. joint sound

C. enlarged lymph nodes

D. limitation in movement


What is the only movable bone in the skull

A. maxilla

B. zygomatic

C. mandible

D. parietal


How many pairs of cranial nerves are connected to the brain?

A. 11

B. 12

C. 6

D. 2


What bones form the upper jaw and the hard palate?

A. mental

B. buccal

C. maxilla

D. frontal


Which division of the trigeminal nerve subdivides into the buccal, lingual, and inferior alveolar nerves?

A. maxillary division

B. mandibular division

C. palatal division

D. buccal division


What bone forms the forehead?

A. mental

B. frontal

C. occipital

D. temporal


Which is not a region of the head?

A. frontal parietal occipital mental

B. temporal orbital nasal

C. clavicle femur xiphoid process

D. infraorbital zygomatic buccal oral


What bone forms the cheek?

A. frontal

B. temporal

C. orbital

D. zygomatic


What type of examination are the lymph nodes palpated?

A. intraoral

B. periodontal

C. extraoral

D. restorative


Which of the major salivary glands is the largest?

A. parotid

B. mandibular

C. sublingual

D. labial




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