Medical Quiz

The Ear Quiz


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Which of the following statements is true regarding hearing?

A. air waves cause vibrations in the tympanic membrane which moves the malleus, incus and stapes on a pivot which, in turn moves the fluid within the vestibule moving hair cells in the crista ampullaris

B. air waves cause vibrations in the tympanic membrane which moves the malleus, incus and stapes on a pivot which, in turn moves the fluid within the cochlea moving hair cells in the organ of Corti

C. air waves cause vibrations in the tympanic membrane which moves the malleus, incus and stapes on a pivot which, in turn moves the fluid within the cochlea moving hair cells in the maculae

D. air waves cause vibrations in the tympanic membrane which moves the malleus, incus and stapes on a pivot which, in turn moves the fluid within the vestibule moving hair cells in the organ of Corti


Which ossicle gets it vibrations directly from the Tympanic Membrane?

A. Malleus

B. Incus

C. Stapes

D. Cochlea


Ceruminous glands which are found in the lateral half of the external auditory canal produce which of the following?

A. ear wax

B. secretions keep the tympanic membrane moist

C. vibrations that transfer to the tympanic membrane

D. none of the above


What happens to the eardrum when sound hits, causing transmission of sound to the inner ear?

A. it opens

B. it grows hair

C. it refracts the sound

D. it vibrates


What part is #7?

A. Semicircular Canals

B. Eustachian Tube

C. Cochlea

D. Oval Window


What area of the brain do impulses from the Vestibular branch go to?

A. Cerebrum

B. Cerebellum

C. Temporal

D. Brain Stem


What part is #5?

A. Oval Window

B. Eustachian Tube

C. Cochlea

D. Round Window


Which of the following allows for the dissipation of the sound waves of the perilymph:

A. the incus

B. the round window

C. the back door

D. the cupula


How many divisions does the ear have?

A. 3

B. 5

C. 2

D. 4


The vestibular apparatus is that part of the inner ear that helps you maintain your ___________.

A. circadian rhythm

B. sense of humor

C. balance (equilibrium)

D. vision


These are the smallest bones in the body that help transmit and amplify sound waves. 

A. Ossicles

B. Fossils

C. Oracles

D. Spectacles


External ear consists of

A. Pinna, auditory canal and ear drum

B. Eustachian tube and oval window

C. Vestibule, semicircular canals and cochlea

D. Malleus, incus and stapes


Tiny stones made of calcium salts that roll in response to changes in gravitational pull are called

A. cupulae

B. maculae

C. otoliths

D. ossicles


Which of the following is pictured:

A. maculae

B. cochlea

C. cupula

D. all of the above


What part is #6?

A. Semicircular Canals

B. Eustachian Tube

C. Cochlea

D. Oval Window


What part is #1?

A. Pinna

B. Ear Canal

C. Ear Drum

D. Oval Window


What part is #9?

A. Semicircular Canals

B. Eustachian Tube

C. Cochlea

D. Oval Window


Which two numbers make up the vestibular complex?