6.1 Which statement about the neurocranium is correct?
a. The bregma is the adult remnant of the posterior
b. The metopic suture usually disappears in the first
year of life.
c. The anterior fontanelle is not palpable past 1 year
d. Six bones make up the adult neurocranium.
e. The pterion represents the thinnest part of the lateral
6.2 Which statement regarding the foramina of the skull is
a. The inferior ophthalmic vein passes through the
inferior orbital fissure.
b. The foramen spinosum connects the middle cranial
fossa with the infratemporal fossa.
c. The foramen ovale transmits the maxillary division
of the trigeminal nerve.
d. The optic nerve enters the skull in the anterior
e. The hypoglossal nerve exits the skull via the jugular
6.3 Which statement best describes the cranial fossae?
a. The middle cranial fossa contains the cribriform
b. The anterior cranial fossa contains the pituitary
c. The middle cranial fossa is floored by the sphenoid
and temporal bones.
d. The internal acoustic meatus lies in the middle
e. The occipital lobe lies in the posterior cranial fossa.
6.4 Which statement concerning the development of the face
a. Frontonasal process forms the nose.
b. Frontonasal process forms the premaxilla.
c. Maxillary processes fuse in the midline.
d. Maxillary processes forms the entire palate.
e. Mandibular processes fuse in the midline.
6.5 Which statement best describes the branchial arches and
a. Five branchial arches form in human embryos.
b. The ossicles of the middle ear are all skeletal derivatives
of the first arch.
c. The muscles of facial expression are derived from
the second arch.
d. The nerve of the third arch is the vagus.
e. The artery of the first arch forms part of the internal
6.6 Which of the following statements about the eye are
a. Aqueous humour is drained via the canal of
b. Greatest visual acuity is found at the macula densa.
c. The optic nerve is invested by all three meningeal
d. The central artery of the retina is an end artery.
e. Parasympathetic fibres from the oculomotor nerve
innervate the lacrimal gland.
6.7 Which statement best describes the muscles of the eye?
a. The superior and inferior obliques arise from the
b. The superior oblique is innervated by the oculomotor
c. Sphincter pupillae is innervated by sympathetic
d. Oculomotor nerve paralysis causes a complete
e. Closure of the eye is controlled by the facial nerve.
6.8 Which statement best describes the middle ear?
a. The medial wall is formed by the tympanic
b. The epitympanic recess contains the incus and
head of the stapes.
c. The internal jugular vein is related to its roof.
d. It communicates with the mastoid air cells
e. The Eustachian tube runs from the anterior wall
of the middle ear to the oropharynx.
6.9 Which statement about the nasal septum is correct?
a. Is formed by the septal cartilage posteriorly.
b. Is formed by the perpendicular plate of the ethmoid
c. Is lined by mucoperiosteum throughout.
d. Little’s area overlies the vomer.
e. The sphenopalatine artery courses over the septum.
6.10 Consider the lateral wall of the nasal cavity, which statement
describes it the best?
a. It is formed principally by the ethmoid bone.
b. The nasal bone forms the anterior part of the lateral
c. The inferior concha is part of the maxilla.
d. The superior concha is part of the maxilla.
e. The superior meatus lies above the superior
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