Medical Quiz

The Ear Quiz


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

A. Ossicles

B. Fossils

C. Oracles

D. Spectacles


What part is #9?

A. Semicircular Canals

B. Eustachian Tube

C. Cochlea

D. Oval Window


Which ossicle gets it vibrations directly from the Tympanic Membrane?

A. Malleus

B. Incus

C. Stapes

D. Cochlea


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 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


Where would you find an incus?

A. the semicircular canals

B. the inner ear

C. the middle ear

D. the vestibule


What part is #6?

A. Semicircular Canals

B. Eustachian Tube

C. Cochlea

D. Oval Window


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


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


Which two numbers make up the vestibular complex?