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Special Senses Quiz


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What eye condition can occur in someone with a normally shaped eyeball?

A. Myopia

B. Hyperopia

C. Presbyopia

D. Astigmatism


What disorder can often be corrected with radial keratotomy (RK)?

A. Myopia

B. Cataract

C. Strabismus

D. Amblyopia


When a person looks at an image, light rays pass through the eye and focus on the:

A. Pupil

B. Retina

C. Optic nerve

D. Lens


Organisms in the throat can travel up the eustachian tube and cause:

A. Otosclerosis

B. A cerumen plug

C. Otitis media

D. Meniere’s disease


Olfactory receptors can be found:

A. on the tongue

B. in the nose

C. in the ear

D. in the skin


When you cry and your nose runs, what fluid is coming through your nose?

A. Tears

B. Cerebrospinal fluid

C. Aqueous humor

D. Mucus


What eye condition occurs more frequently in children?

A. Cataract

B. Glaucoma

C. Strabismus

D. Presbyopia


Where would you find cerumen?

A. Eustachian tube

B. External auditory canal

C. Semicircular canals

D. Cochlea


What statement about the sense of taste is true?

A. Taste is influences by the sense of smell

B. Taste buds are called lacteals

C. There are no taste buds in the back of the tongue

D. There are two main tastes, sweet and salty


How is glaucoma usually treated?

A. Medication

B. Surgical removal of the lens

C. Corrective lenses

D. Radial kertotomy


If your ossicles were removed, you would NOT be able to:

A. Equalize pressure on both sides of the tympanic membrane

B. Maintain your sense of balance

C. Transmit sound waves to the inner ear

D. Carry nerve impulses to the cerebrum


What is the largest structure of the ear?

A. Malleus

B. Cochlea

C. Pinna

D. Tympanic membrane


Pauline has a conductive hearing loss, which can be caused by:

A. auditory nerve damage

B. an infection in the semicircular canals

C. a ruptured tympanic membrane

D. damage to the cochlea


What organ of the inner ear is NOT involved in hearing?

A. Vestibule

B. Cochlea

C. Organ of Corti

D. Semicircular canals


What disorder could be treated by the surgical insertion of an artificial stapes?

A. Otosclerosis

B. Meniere’s disease

C. Otitis media

D. Sensory hearing loss


What function do the orbits, eye lashes, and lacrimal glands all have in common?

A. Nutrition

B. Lubrication

C. Protection

D. Excretion


When you look in the mirror, what part of the eye can you NOT see?

A. Iris

B. Pupil

C. Sclera

D. Retina


What part of the eye is actually a mucous membrane?

A. Sclera

B. Cornea

C. Choroid coat

D. Conjunctiva


Of the following, when a sound is heard, what structure would be the first to transmit the sound wave?

A. Organ of Corti

B. Cochlea

C. Stapes

D. Tympanic membrane


What are the two functions of the lens of the eye?

A. Refraction and accomodation

B. Impulse reception and transmission

C. Maintains the shape of the eyeball and refracts light

D. Color vision and night vision




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