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Which suture is found between the parietal bones?
sagittal
An opening in a bone through which blood vessels and nerves pass is a?
foramen
Which bone contains the mastoid foramen, stylomastoid foramen, and carotid foramen?
temporal bone
The lambdoidal suture is found between?
parietal and occipital bones
Which of the following bones has a styloid process?
A. ethmoid
B. temporal
C. sphenoid
D. occipital
temporal
The foramen magnum is found in the?
occipital bone
Small bones found within tendons where there is considerable physical stress are called?
sesamoid bones
The squamous suture lies between the __ and __ bones.
parietal and temporal
Which of the following is associated with the ethmoid bone?
A. superior orbital fissure
B. perpendicular plate
C. sella turcica
D. foramen ovale
B. perpendicular plate
Paranasal sinuses are located in which bone?
mandible
A prominence above a condyle is a/an
A. fossa
B. crest
C. epicondyle
D. tuberosity
C. epicondyle
A deep pit or socket such as those which contain the teeth is a/an
A. sulcus
B. alveolus
C. facet
D. condyle
B. alveolus
Besides the auditory ossicles, the only moveable bone of the skull is the
mandible
Which of these bones is a cranial bone?
A. mandible
B. zygomatic bone
C. maxilla
D. frontal bone
D. frontal bone
A facial bone that contains the mental foramen is the
mandible
Which of the following bones is not part of the skull?
A. occipital bone
B. temporal bone
C. ethmoid bone
D. hyoid bone
D. hyoid bone
Which bone of the skull contains a sinus that is very close to the floor of the brain?
A. frontal bone
B. sphenoid bone
C. occipital bone
D. parietal bone
B. sphenoid bone
Which bone of the skull articulates with (touches) the vertebral column?
A. occipital bone
B. temporal bone
C. parietal bone
D. hyoid bone
A. occipital bone
The internal auditory meatus is an opening where a cranial nerve passes to the inner ear. In what bone is this meatus located?
D. temporal bone
If a person slipped on the ice and hit in the back of the head, what bone might most likely be fractured?
occipital bone
Soft spots in the skull filled with fibrous connective tissue which will eventually be replaced by bone are called?
fontanels
The inferior and superior nuchal lines, points of attachment for muscles, are located on which bone?
occipital bone
The sella turcica, located in the sphenoid bone, is a depression where the _____ is located)
pituitary gland
How many bones are in the skull?
22 plus a variable number of sutural bones
The greater and lesser wings are part of the
sphenoid bone
Which bone is surrounded by and touches all of the other bones of the cranial floor?
sphenoid
What part of the ethmoid bone forms part of the nasal septum?
perpendicular plate
Which bone forms part of the hard palate?
maxilla
Which bone contains a duct through which tears drain from the eyelids to the nasal cavity?
lacrimal bone
Which bone does NOT make up part of the bony orbit of the eye?
nasal bone
The olfactory foramina are located in the ________ bone
ethmoid
The hyoid bone is:
A. an short bone
B. a long bone
C. considered part of the axial skeleton
D. one of the sesamoid bones
C. considered part of the axial skeleton
Which of the following is NOT a cranial bone?
A. parietal bones
B. sphenoid
C. maxillae
D. temporal bones
C. maxillae
The optic foramen travels through the ___________________ bone.
sphenoid