Neuronatomy Multiple Choice Set 1


Which of the following nerve branches would most likely be involved in a patient who was unable to blow up a balloon?
  1. Cervical branch of facial
  2. Buccal branches of facial
  3. Zygomatic branches of facial
  4. Temporal branches of facial
  5. Marginal mandibular branches of facial


The facial nerve contributes motor fibers to all but one of the following:
  1. Stapedius muscle
  2. Stylohyoid muscle
  3. Sublingual gland
  4. Parotid gland
  5. Lacrimal gland


The chorda tympani nerve leaves the skull by exiting from the:
  1. Stylomastoid foremen
  2. Hiatus of the facial canal
  3. Petrotympanic fissure
  4. Internal acoustic meatus
  5. Foramen spinosum


A knowledge of the cutaneous and muscular distribution of peripheral spinal nerves is of utmost importance to the neurologist because from this knowledge he can determine the segmental level of peripheral nerve injuries.
  1. Both statement and reason are correct and related
  2. Both statement and reason are correct but NOT related
  3. The statement is correct but the reason is NOT
  4. The statement is NOT correct but the reason is an accurate statement
  5. NEITHER statement nor reason is correct


Which of the following muscles, which play a role in the depression of the mandible, is not correctly paired with its nerve supply ?
  1. Mylohyoid - mylohyoid nerve
  2. Anterior belly of digastric - facial nerve
  3. Lateral pterygoid - mandibular nerve
  4. Geniohyoid - C-1
  5. Platysma - facial nerve


Motor (secretory) innervation to the parotid gland is conveyed by which of the following nerves ?
  1. Greater petrosal
  2. Glossopharyngeal
  3. Chorda tympani
  4. Facial
  5. Auriculotemporal


The terminal cutaneous branches of the infraorbital nerve are distributed to all but one of the following regions:
  1. Buccal gingiva of maxillary incisors
  2. Skin of upper lip
  3. Skin of the side of the nose
  4. Conjunctiva of lower eyelid
  5. Labial gingiva of maxillary molars


The muscle whose only action is to abduct the eyeball is innervated by the:
  1. Abducens nerve
  2. Oculomotor nerve
  3. Trochlear nerve
  4. Ophthalmic nerve
  5. Maxillary nerve
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