Structural Anatomy Quiz

A quiz to review the structures and muscles of the head, neck, and face

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Located along either side of the occipital, they are faint, sometimes bumpy ridges which extend laterally to the mastoid processes.

superior nuchal lines
external occipital protuberance
zygomatic arch

What is sometimes called the bump of knowledge, and its small, superfical point is located along the back of the head at the center of the occiput. It lies between the attachment sites of both trapezius muscles.

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superior nuchal lines
external occipital protuberance
Galea aponuerosis

This bone is shaped like a butterfly, its location is behind the eyeballs, and superior to the zygomatic arches

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Sphenoid Bone
Maxillia
Pariteal Bone

What is the flast surface of the mandible inferior to the lower teeth.

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Base
Body
Submandibular fossa

What is located an inch anterior to the condyle of the mandible and is the attachment site of the temporalis muscle?

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Angle
Coronoid Process
Ramus

Known as the Adam's Apple what is the structure is superior to the cricoid cartilage below the level of the chin, and is partially deep to the slender infrahyoid muscles yet easily palpable

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Hyoid bone
Cricoid cartilage
Thyroid cartilage

Located at the center of the anterior neck, and is a ribbed, cartilagionous tube that is roughly an inch in diameter and to the the thyroid gland and is known as the(windpipe) what is this structure?

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Trachea
Hyoid bone
Omohyoid

Which muscle of the mouth is located between the corner of the mouth and the center of the eye?

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Levator Labii Superioris
Mentalis
Levator Anguli Oris

Which of the following muscles is located lateral to the center of the chin, and is essential for brushing and flossing your teeth?

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Depressor Anguli Oris
Mentalis
Depressor Labii Inferioris

Which nasal muscle is located between the eyebrows ( forehead) and wrinkles up the skin of the nose (such as sneezing)

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Nasalis
Procerus
Levator labii superioris alaeque Nasi

This is the chin's most medial muscle, and elevates the skin of the chin and allows it to protude the lower lip to form what looks like pouting.

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Platysma
Mentalis
Orbicularis Oris

This muscle means to laugh in Latin. It is positioned horizontally across the cheek, and its superfical to the buccinator. It retracts the corner of the mouth laterally and forms and insincere-looking smile.

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Risorius
Zygomaticus Major
Zygomaticus Minor

Which of the two scalp muscles are responsible for raising the eyebrows and wrinkling the forehead?

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Frontalis
Occipitalis

Which gland is tucked underneath the base of the mandible, and its round shape can be located anterior to the angle of the mandible?

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Submandibular gland
Parotid gland

This muscle helps elevate the mandible, and is located on the interior side of the mandible.

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Lateral Pterygoid
Medial Pterygoid

This muscle is the strongest muscle in the body relative to its size. It can create a biting force of nearly one hundred-fifty pounds of pressure enough to bite off a finger! It is suited deep to the parotid gland, and is easily palpable.

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Depressor anguli oris
Orbicularis oculi
Masseter

This process is located behind the earlobe between the mastoid process and the posterior edge of the mandible. Its fanglike shape serves as an attachement site for several ligaments and muscles.

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Mastoid Process
Styloyd Process

This nerve exits from the cranium and emerges superfically just anterior to the mastoid process. As it passes beneath the parotoid gland, the nerve branches off and spreads across the face, scalp, and neck.

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Facial Nerve
Brachial Plexus

Which of the following muscles are located at the cheek, tightens the corner of the lip and presses the cheek firmly against the teeth? This can be described as a person blowing a trumpet.

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Platysma
Orbicularis oris
Buccinator

Which of the following muscles is located medial to the zygomaticus major, in which the minor elevates and protrudes the upper lip. This gesture can produce expressions ranging from a smile to grimace.

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Zygmaticus Major
Zygomaticus Minor
Risorius

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