General Anatomy MCQs

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Solved Important MCQs on Anatomy

Which of the following is correct ?

A. Hard palate is formed by maxilla, palatine and vomer bone.
B. Levator palatine forms a delicated tendon which winds round the pterygoid hamulus and flattens out to form the palatine aponeurosis
C. All the constrictors of pharynx are inserted into median raphae on the posterior wall of the pharynx.
D. The posterior wall of pharynx, the upper part of thyropharyngeus is a multiple sheet of muscle and is overlapped by the upper and middle constrictors.

Which of the the following is not correct ?

A. Right CCA is a branch of brachiocephalic artery
B. Left CCA is a branch of arch of aorta
C. The CCA is divided into external and internal carotid arteries at the level of upper border of thyroid cartilage
D. Carotid sinus acts as a chemoreceptor

Which of the following is correct?

A. Subclavian vein is a continuation of axillary’s vein
B. Internal jubular vein is direct continuation of sigmoid sinus
C. Brahio cephalic vein is formed behind the sternoclavicular joint by the union of internal jugular vein and the sublavian vein
D. All of the above

On applying pressure on angle of jaw while maintaining patent airway which nerve is likely to be damaged________?

A. 6th
B. 7th
C. 4th
D. 9th

Sensory supply of nasal cavity is from a branch of______?

A. Trigeminal nerve
B. Facial nerve
C. Occulomotor nerve
D. Glossopharyngeal nerve

Pharyngotympanic tube is supplied by all except____?

A. Ascending pharyngeal
B. Ascending palatine
C. Middle meningeal artery
D. Artery of pterygoid canal

In head and neck the parasympathetic system in innervates the________?

A. Salivary glands only
B. Lacrimal gland only
C. Salivary and mucous glands
D. Salivary and lacrimal glands

Geniculate ganglion is concerned with_____?

A. Taste
B. Lacrimation
C. Saliva
D. Sweating

Cranial nerve not carrying parasympathetic fibres_______?

A. Fourth
B. Seventh
C. Third
D. Ninth

Injury to which nerve will affect lacrimal secretion_______?

A. Greater petrosal nerve
B. Lesser petrosal nerve
C. Sphenopalatine nerve
D. Nasocilliary nerve

Which is not a branch of cavernous part of internal carotid artery ?

A. Cavernous branch
B. Inferior hypophyseal
C. Meningeal artery
D. Ophthalmic artery

All of the following are secretomotor to submandibular gland except ?

A. Facial Nerve
B. Chorda Tympani
C. Mylohyoid Nerve
D. Lingual Nerve

Occulomotor nerve passes through_______?

A. Foramen rotundum
B. Superior orbital fissure
C. Inferior orbital fissure
D. Foramen ovale

True about occulomotor nerve are all except________?

A. Carries parasympathertic fibres
B. Causes constriction of pupils
C. Supplies inferior oblique muscle
D. Passes through inferior orbital fissure

Horner’s syndrome is produced due to the pressure on_______?

A. Stellate ganglion
B. Spinal cord
C. Parasympathertic ganglion
D. Celiac ganglion

Where is cillary ganglion located in the orbit_______?

A. Between otpic nerve and lateral recuts
B. Apex of orbit
C. Apex of orbit & superior recuts
D. Apex of orbit between optic nerve & lateral recuts

Which one of the following is a branch of facial nerve______?

A. Deep petrosal nerve
B. Lesser superficial petrosal nerve
C. External petrosal nerve
D. Greater superficial petrosal nerve

The following statements concerning chorda tympani nerve are true except that it________?

A. Carries secretomotor fibrers to submandibular gland
B. Joints lingual nerve in infratemporal fossa
C. Is a branch of facial nerve
D. Contains postganglionic parasympathetic fibers

Pterygopalatine ganglion is functionally connected to________?

A. Facial nerve
B. Mandibular nerve
C. Glosso Pharyngeal nerve
D. Maxillary nerve

Motor supply of infrahyoid muscle is_______?

A. Branches of cervical plexus
B. Vagus nerve
C. Glossopharyngeal nerve
D. Mandibular nerve

Which of the following is the normal arrangement of lingual nerve and vessels in the tongue from medial to lateral_______?

A. Nerve, Artery and vein
B. Artery , Nerve and vein
C. Vein, Artery and Nerve
D. Nerve, Artery

The nerve that emerges from the two superficial heads of lateral pterygoid muscle is________?

A. Buccale nerve
B. Massetric nerve
C. Nerve to pterygoid muscle
D. Inferior alveolar nerve

The tip of nose is supplied by _________ nerve?

A. Maxillary
B. Mandibular
C. Opthalmic
D. Facial

Celiary ganglion is located_______?

A. Between optic nerve and lateral rectus
B. Apex of orbit
C. Apex of orbit and superior rectus
D. Apex of orbit between optic nerve and lateral rectus

The largest ganglion in the neck is_______?

A. Superior ganglion
B. Middle ganglion
C. Stellate ganglion
D. Second thoracic ganglion

All of the following are features of an injury to the cerival sympathetic trunk EXCEPT______?

A. Anhydrosis
B. Enophthalmos
C. Mydriasis
D. Ptosis

The hypoglossal nerve is the motor nerve to all of the muscles of the tongue except, the______?

A. Genioglossus
B. Palatoglossus
C. Superior longitudinal muscle
D. Inferior longitudinal muscle

Hypoglossal nerve is _______?

A. Purely motor
B. Purely sensory
C. Mixed nerve
D. A peripheral nerve

Cranial accessory nerve supplies______?

A. Sternomastoid
B. Trapezius
C. Splenius capitis
D. Soft palate

Structure which course through abdomen is______?

A. Thoracic duct
B. Vagus nerve
C. Aorta
D. Facial nerve

Cricothyroid is supplied by______?

A. Recurrent laryngeal nerve
B. Internal laryngeal nerve
C. External laryngeal nerve
D. Hypoglossal nerve

Which of the following is innervated by the vagus nerve ?

A. The levator velti palatine ( levator palatini)
B. The psterior belly of digastric
C. Mylohyoid
D. The tensor veli palatine ( tensor palatini)

Nerve of pterygoid canal is formed by________?

A. Sympathetic and lesser petrosal nerve
B. Sympathetic and greater superficial petrosal nerve
C. Chorda tympani
D. Jacobson’s nerve

Main nerve supply of palatine tonsils is_______?

A. Lesser palatine nerve
B. Greater palatine nerve
C. Glossopharyngeal nerve
D. Facial nerve

Glossopharyngeal nerve supplies posterior part of tongue because it develops from______?

A. Hyoid arch
B. Tubercuum impar
C. Mandibular arch
D. Hypobranchial eminence

Pregarglionic parasympatnetic fibres to the Otic ganglion are carried in the_______?

A. Greater petrosal nerve
B. Lesser petrosal nerve
C. Chorda tympani
D. Auriculotemporal nerve

Gag reflex is lost due to paralysis of_______?

A. V nerve
B. VII nerve
C. IX nerve
D. XII nerve

Parasympathetic nerve supply to salivary gland is by_______?

A. IX & VII cranial Nerves
B. V & IX cranial Nerves
C. V & X cranial Nerves
D. IX & X cranial Nerves

Lacrimation is affected when facial nerve is injured at _____?

A. Geniculate ganglion
B. Sphenopalatine ganglions
C. A & B
D. At foramen spinosum

The psterior belly of the digastric muscle is supplied by the_______?

A. Facial nerve
B. Vagus nerve
C. Mylohyoid nerve
D. Inferior alveolar nerve

Facial nerve_______?

A. Mixed nerve
B. Sensory nerve
C. Motor nerve
D. Parasympathertic nerve

The nerve supply of stapedius muscle is_______?

A. III cranial nerve
B. V cranial nerve
C. VII cranial nerve
D. XI cranial nerve

Smiling and frowning are actions produced by the following nerves ________?

A. Mastication; trigeminal ( V cranial )
B. mastication; facial ( VII cranial )
C. Facial expression; trigeminal ( V cranial )
D. Facial expression; facial ( VII cranial)

In right facial nerve damage _______?

A. There is paralysis of facial muscles
B. There is paralysis of muscles of mastication
C. Paralysis of vocal cords
D. A and B

Branches of facial nerve are______?

A. Digastric
B. Stylohyoid
C. Posterior auricular
D. All of the above

Chorda tympani contain________?

A. Preganglionic sympathetic fibres
B. Preganglionic parasympathetic fibres
C. Postganglionic sympathetic fibres
D. Postganglionic parasympathetic fibres

The nerve supply for motor action of buccinator__________?

A. Facial nerve
B. Mandibular nerve
C. Maxillary nerve
D. Auriculo temporal nerve

All of the following muscles are supplied by the facial nerve except_______?

A. Stapedius
B. Occipitofrontalis
C. Anterior belly of digastric
D. Buccinator

Anterior belly of digastric is supplied by______?

A. Mylohyoid nerve
B. Branch of facial nerve
C. Branch of cervical plexus
D. Hypoglossal nerve

Trigeminal nerve has how many nuclei in CNS______?

A. Three
B. Four
C. Five
D. Six

Sphenopalatine ganglion does not supply________?

A. Nasal mucosa
B. Sublingual gland
C. Ciliary ganglion
D. B & C

The innervation of the tensor tympani muscle is_____?

A. Vagus
B. Mandibular
C. Facial
D. Maxillary

Afferent sensation from the lower molar teeth is carried by______?

A. Facial nerve
B. Mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve
C. Maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve
D. Opthalmic branch of the trigeminal

Anterior belly of digastric is supplied by _____?

A. Branch of mandibular nerve
B. Branch of facial nerve
C. Branch of cervical plexus
D. Hypoglossal nerve

Ganglion associated with locrimal gland________?

A. Sphenopalatine ( pterygo palatine)
B. Otic ganglion
C. Submandibular
D. Ciliary

Nerve supply of temporalis muscle_______?

A. VIII cranial nerve
B. V cranial nerve
C. VII cranial nerve
D. II cranial nerve

Motor division of trigeminal division comes out via________?

A. Foramen spinosum
B. Foramen magnum
C. Foramen ovale
D. Foramen lacerum

The fifth nerve innervates the following________?

A. Mylohyoid , anterior and posterior belly of digastric
B. Mylohyoid, anterior belly of digastric, and tensor tympani
C. Mylohyoid, posterior belly of digastric , and tesnor tympani
D. Mylohyoid, posterior belly of digastric, Stapedius and tensor tympani

Structures passing through the sigmoid (mandibular ) notch are_______?

A. Auriculotemporal nerve
B. Mandibular nerve
C. Masseteric nerve and vessels
D. Chorda tympani

Which of the following muscles is supplied by mandibular nerve?

A. Stapedius
B. Buccinator
C. Tensor veli palatine
D. Posterior belly of digastric

Skin over the prominence of the cheek is supplied by _______?

A. Zygomaticofacial
B. Zygmoaticotemporal
C. Auriculotemporal
D. Infra trochlear

Sphenoidal air sinus is supplied by ________ nerve?

A. Posterior ethmoidal nerve
B. Posterior superior alveolar nerve
C. Sphenoidal nerve
D. Infratemporal nerve

The nasal septum is supplied by all the following except______?

A. Nasopalatine nerve
B. Posterior ethmoidal nerve
C. Pterygopalatine ganglion
D. Nasociliary nerve

The maxillary nerve exits the cranium through which foramen _______?

A. Ovale
B. Rotundum
C. Stylomastoid
D. Inferior orbital fissure

Which of the following nerves are branches of mandibular nerve ?

A. Lingual, facial and palatine nerve
B. Lingual and inferior alveolar nerves
C. Inferior alveolar and cervical nerves
D. All of the above

All of the following muscles are supplied by the mandibular nerve except_______?

A. Masseter
B. Buccinator
C. Medial pterygoid
D. Anterior belly of digastric

Tumor infiltrating into the formen ovale will cause all EXCEPT_______?

A. Anesthesia of TMJ
B. Paralysis of tensor tympani
C. Paranesthesia of lips
D. Paralysis of stylohyoid

Maxillary nerve innervates all of the following except______?

A. Ala of the nosa and lower eyelid
B. The upper cheeks
C. Gingiva of the maxilla
D. Temporomandibular joint

All of the following structures are associated with branches of the trigeminal nerve EXCEPT the_____?

A. Foramen ovale
B. Foramen rotundum
C. Superior orbital fissure
D. Stylomastoid foramen

All of the following structures are in lateral wall of cavernous sinus except______?

A. Occulomotor
B. Trochlear
C. Trigeminal
D. Ophthalmic

The occulomotor nerve supplies all the muscles of eye except_______?

A. Lateral rectus
B. Superior oblique
C. Superior rectus
D. A & B

Ptosis may occur due to damage to______?

A. Trochlear nerve
B. Occulomotor
C. Trigeminal nerve
D. Superior oblique muscle

Which of the following is false about otic parasympathetic ganglion ?

A. Secretomotor supply for the parotid gland
B. Situated at the floor of the infratemporal fossa
C. Has parasympathetic , sympathetic and sensory fibres
D. All of the above

Damage to occulomotor nerve causes all except______?

A. Ptosis
B. Miosis
C. Outward eye deviation
D. Diplopia

If the seventh nerve is damaged on the right side of the face_______?

A. the muscles of mastication would be denervated
B. the muscles of facial expression would be denervated
C. taste from the right anterior two thirds of the tongue would not be affected
D. sympathetic fibre to salivary gland would be interrupted

Parasympathetic ganglion in head are______?

A. Three pairs
B. Four pairs
C. Five pairs
D. Two pairs

Which of the following structures is least likely to be damaged during mandibular 3rd molar extraction_____?

A. Lingual artery
B. Lingual nerve
C. Inferior alveolar nerve
D. Inferior alveolar artery

Somatic efferent does not include______?

A. Facial nerve
B. Oculomotor nerve
C. Abducens
D. Trochlear

Anterior ethmoidal nerve supplies all except_______?

A. Maxillary sinus
B. Inferior of nasal cavity
C. Dural sheath of anterior cranial fossa
D. Ethmoidal air cells

Injury to the median nerve occurs frequently when following artery is used for taking an ABG sample ____?

A. Radial artery
B. Brachial artery
C. External carotid artery
D. Femoral artery

All the cranial nerves provide innervations for the structures in the head and neck EXCEPT one, the additionally supplies the thorax and abdomen____?

A. Glossopharyngeal
B. Spinal accessory
C. Vagus
D. Hypoglossal

Nerve supply to vocal cords is by______?

A. Internal laryngeal nerve
B. Recurrent laryngeal nerve
C. Superior laryngeal nerve
D. Internal and recurrent laryngeal nerve

All of the following carry proprioception from head and neck except_____?

A. Facial nerve
B. Trigeminal nerve
C. Glossopharyngeal nerve
D. Cranial accessory nerve

Ptosis is due to damage of _____?

A. Occulomotor nerve
B. Abducens nerve
C. Trochlear nerve
D. Facial nerve

Unilateral supranuclear lesion of facial nerve involves______?

A. Whole of face
B. Only ipsilateral upper part of the face
C. Only contra lateral lower part of the face
D. Whole of lower face

Lacrimation does not occur when facial nerve injury is at______?

A. Geniculate ganglion
B. In semicircular canal
C. At sphenopalatine ganglia
D. At mastoid foramen

Which of the following does not pass through cavernous sinus ?

A. Occulomotor ( III) nerve
B. Traochlear nerve
C. Medial cerebral artery
D. Trigeminal nerve

When a patient is asked to say ” ah” if the uvula is drawn upwards to the left, the cranial nerve likely to be damaged is______?

A. Vagus
B. Rt accessory
C. Lt accessory
D. Hypoglossal

The cranial nerves which are part of parasympathetic card via______?

A. III, IV, V, VII
B. III, VII , VIII, IX
C. III, VII, IX, X
D. VII, IX, X, XI

Palatine aponeurosis is______?

A. Tendon of levator veli palatine muscle
B. Tendon of Tensor veli palatine muscle
C. A part of musculus uvulae
D. A modification of palatal periosteum

Sensory innervation of larynx as far as the vocal folds is by ________ nerve?

A. External laryngeal
B. Recurrent laryngeal
C. Internal laryngeal
D. Glossopharyngeal

All of the following are supplied by the ansa cervical is except______?

A. Sternohyoid
B. Omohyoid
C. Stenothyroid
D. Thyrohyoid

Angle of jaw ( or) skin over angle of mandible is supplied by_______?

A. Great auricular nerve
B. Lesser occipital nerve
C. Greater occipital nerve
D. Posterior auricular nerve

Root value of phrenic nerve________?

A. C2C3C4
B. C1C2C3
C. C3C4C5
D. C4C5C6

The optic nerve terminates in the______?

A. Thalamus
B. Pituitary gland
C. Medulla oblangata
D. None of the above

In a patient it is noticed that when he protrudes his tongue it deviates to the left. The nerve damaged is_______?

A. Left hypoglossal
B. Left glossopharyngeal
C. Right hypoglossal
D. Right glossopharyngeal

The hypoglossal nerve provides_____?

A. Motor innervation to styloglossus and hyoglossus muscles only
B. Motor innervation to all of the muscles of the tongue both intrinsic and extrinsic
C. Sensory innervation to the posterior third of the tongue
D. Sensory innervation to the anterior two – thirds of the tongue

The muscle of tongue not supplied by the hypoglossal nerve is_____?

A. Hyoglossus
B. Styloglossus
C. Genioglossus
D. Palatoglossus

All cranial nerve are confined to the head and neck with exception of________?

A. One
B. Two
C. More than two
D. None of the above

Nerve supply of mucosa of larynx is______?

A. External laryngeal
B. Internal laryngeal
C. Recurrent laryngeal
D. B & C

Damage to internal laryngeal nerve results in______?

A. Hoarseness
B. Loss of timbre of voice
C. Anesthesia of the larynx
D. Breathing difficulty

Which of the following supplies structures in head, neck, thorax and abdomen ?

A. Internal carotid artery
B. 12th cranial nerve
C. Vagus nerve
D. Accessory cranial

7th,9th ,10thcranial nerves ends in_____?

A. Nucleus tractus solitarius
B. Nucleus ambigous
C. Dorsal nucleus of vagus
D. Long tract of trigeminal nerve

Which structure does not pass through the jugular foramen ?

A. Vagus nerve
B. Glossopharyngeal nerve
C. Accessory nerve
D. Internal carotid artery

All are sensory to the palate except_____?

A. Maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve
B. Facial nerve
C. Glossopharyngeal nerve
D. Hypoglossal nerve

Which of the following is supplied by the glossopharyngeal nerve______?

A. Stylopharyngeus
B. Palatophary negus
C. Geniohyoid
D. Genioglossus

Preganglionic parasympathetic fibres travel to otic ganglion from______?

A. Facial nerve
B. Glossopharyngeal nerve
C. Trigeminal nerve
D. None of the above

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Examination Questions and Answers in Basic Anatomy

Facial nerve supply all except_____?

A. Lacrimal gland
B. Nasal gland
C. Submandibular gland
D. Parotid gland

The facial nerve ______?

A. Arises from the medulla oblongata
B. Transverses through parotid gland
C. Suppleis muscles of mastication
D. Carries no taste fibres

The branch of facial nerve that conveys the secretomotor impulse involved in lacrimation is_______?

A. Chorda tympani nerve
B. Deep peterosal nerve
C. Greater petrosal nerve
D. Lesser petrosal nerve

Recurrent laryngeal nerve has close relation to_______?

A. Superior thyroid artery
B. Middle thyroid vein
C. Inferior thyroid artery
D. Inferior parathyroid

All the following muscles are innervated by the facial nerve except________?

A. Occipito – frontalis
B. Anterior belly of digastric
C. Risorius
D. Procerus

The muscle arising from the outer surface of the alveolus at the region of the molars is supplied by which nerve ______?

A. Trigeminal
B. Facial
C. Mandibular
D. Inferior alveolar

All of the following nerves are related to the mandible except_______?

A. Lingual nerve
B. Auriculotemporal nerve
C. Chorda tympani
D. Mental nerve

Facial nerve has_______?

A. Motor root only
B. Motor and sensory root
C. Motor and sympathetic
D. Motor, sympathetic and parasympathetic fibres

Secretomotor fibers to the submandibular salivary gland are carried in all the following except_____________?

A. Facial
B. Chorda tympani
C. Mylohyoid
D. Lingual

The special visceral afferent fibres of the facial nerve are located in which nuclei_______?

A. Motor nucleus
B. Nucleus ambigous
C. Nucleus of tractus solitarius
D. Lacrimatory nucleus

All of the following is true of facial nerve except________?

A. Supplies motor branches to the muscles of facial expression
B. It has no sensory component
C. The muscles of the eyelid will be spared in upper motor neuron lesions
D. It is a nerve of 2nd arch

Which nerve is in close relation with the root of the lower 3rd molar ______?

A. Inferior alveolar nerve
B. Chorda tympani
C. Lingual nerve
D. Mylohyoid nerve

Sensory supply of pinna is by _______ nerve?

A. Mandibular
B. Maxillary
C. Facial
D. Abducent

Which structure passes through infra orbital fissure_______?

A. Superior ophthalmic vein
B. Opthalmic artery
C. Trochlear nerve
D. Zygomatic nerve

Masseteric nerve is a branch of_______?

A. Long buccal nerve
B. Mandibular division of trigeminal nerve
C. Maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve
D. Moor branch of the facial nerve

Injury to the right mandibular nerve as it passes though foramen ovale produces the following effects_______?

A. Loss of taste from the anterior 2/3 of tongue
B. Deviation of the tongue to the left
C. Deviation of chin to left when mouth is opened
D. Loss of general sensation to anterior 2/3 of tongue

Nerve which hooks around wharton’s duct is______?

A. Mylohyoid nerve
B. Lingual nerve
C. Auriculotemporal nerve
D. Inferior alveolar nerve

TMJ is supplied by _____?

A. Auriculotemporal nerve
B. Buccal branch of facial nerve
C. Inferior alveolar nerve
D. All of the above

The auriculotemporal nerve supplies which gland_______?

A. Lacrimal gland
B. Parotid
C. Submandibular
D. Sublingual

All the following nerves are related to the mandible except_____?

A. Lingual nerve
B. Auriculotemporal nerve
C. Chorda tympani
D. Mental nerve

Mandibular anterior division nerve has______?

A. One sensory and all motor branches
B. One motor and all sensory branches
C. All motor branches
D. All sensory branches

Inferior alveolar nerve runs_______?

A. Medial to lateral pterygoid
B. From Infratemporal fossa
C. Lateral to medial pterygoid
D. Lateral to lateral pterygoid

Which of the following is not true regarding trigeminal nerve ?

A. Roots of trigeminal nerve are attached to pons
B. It has three main divisions
C. Trigeminal nerve supplies the dura mater of middle cranial fossa
D. The trigeminal ganglion contributes to the sensory root only

Which of the following is not a branch of ophthalmic nerve ?

A. Frontal
B. Lacrimal
C. Nasociliary
D. Medial ethmoid

All are branches of the posterior division of the mandibular nerve except _______?

A. Lingual nerve
B. Inferior alveolar nerve
C. Deep temporal nerve
D. Mylohyoid nerve

Mandibular nerve supplies ________?

A. Anterior belly of digastric, mylohyoid , tensor tympani , tensor palati
B. Posterior belly of digastric, mylohyoid
C. Stapes, malleus, incus
D. Anterior belly of digastric, stapes

The Otic Ganglion_____?

A. Is in relation to maxillary nerve
B. Receives preganglionic parasympathetic fibers, through the greater superficial petrosal nerve
C. Sends postganglionic parasympathetic fibers to auriculotemporal nerve
D. Is related to the tensor tympani

TMJ is supplied mainly by _______?

A. Masseteric and auriculotemporal nerve
B. Superficial temporal nerve
C. Facial nerve peripheral branch
D. Posterior auricular nerve

Injury to the motor division of the mandibular nerve will cause paralysis of the following except ______?

A. Medial pterygoid
B. Masseter
C. Buccinator
D. Anterior belly of digastric

All are true of mandibular nerve except_______?

A. Sensory branch arises from anterior trunk
B. Muscles of mastication are innervated by branches of main trunk
C. Nerve to medial pterygoid arises from main trunk
D. Buccal nerve innervated buccinator muscle

The structure that is closely related to the posterior end of the mylohyoid ridge is_______?

A. Lingual nerve
B. Inferior alveolar nerve
C. Mylohyoid nerve
D. None of the above

The lower lip gets its sensory supply though the_______?

A. Buccal branch of the facial nerve
B. Buccal branch of the mandibular nerve
C. Mandibular branch of the facial nerve
D. Mental nerve

All of the following structures are related to cavernous sinus except________?

A. 2nd optic nerve
B. 4th nerve
C. 6th nerve
D. Mandibular division of trigeminal nerve

Paralysis of upper eyelid is due to paralysis of________?

A. III
B. IV
C. V
D. VII

All the following are true about upper eyelid EXCEPT_____?

A. Muscles which close the eyelid are supplied by the facial nerve
B. Muscles which open the eyelid are supplied by the branch of trigeminal nerve
C. Sensory supply is by the 5th cranial nerve
D. Blood supply is by the lacrimal and ophthalmic arteries

The transverse venous sinus continues as_______?

A. Straight sinus
B. Cavernous sinus
C. Sigmoid sinus
D. Ethmoidal sinus

The following arteries provide a rich blood supply to the face, EXCEPT the_____?

A. Buccal artery
B. Mental artery
C. Posterior auricular artery
D. Infra orbital artery

Injury to one of the following arteries results in extradural hematoma_______?

A. Middle meningeal artery
B. Facial artery
C. Temporal artery
D. Anterior cerebral artery

Ophthalmic artery is a branch of _________ part of internal carotid artery ?

A. Intracavernous
B. Intrapetrous
C. Inracerebral
D. Extra cranial

What is not true of facial artery _______?

A. Main source of oxygenated blood to palatine tonsil
B. Is a branch of internal carotid artery
C. Supplies branches to both upper and lower lips
D. Conveys post ganglionic sympathetic nerve fibres to the submandibular gland

The cavernous sinus communicates directly with all , except______?

A. Inferior petrosal sinus
B. Pterygoid venous plexus
C. Veins in orbit
D. Sigmoid and straight sinus

Posterior communicating artery is a branch of ______?

A. Middle cerebral artery
B. External carotid artery
C. Internal carotid artery
D. Ophthamic artery

Dangerous area of the face is______?

A. Above the line joining tragus to the nasal fold
B. Area drained by angular facial vein
C. Spheno – ethmoidal recess
D. All of the above

Anterior spinal artery is a branch of________?

A. Internal carotid artery
B. Basilar artery
C. Vertebral artery
D. Labyrinthine artery

Opthalmic artery is the branch of part of _________ internal carotid artery ?

A. Intra cavernous
B. Intra petrous
C. Intra cerebral
D. Extra cranial

The cavernous sinus communicates directly with all except_____?

A. Inferior petrosal sinus
B. Pterygoid venous plexus
C. Veins in orbit
D. Sigmoid sinus and straight sinus

Internal carotid artery at the bifurcation from the common carotid is_______?

A. Lateral to the external carotid
B. Medial to external carotid
C. Posterior to external carotid
D. Anterior to external carotid

Superior vena cava is formed by_______?

A. Subclavian vein
B. Internal jugular vein
C. External jugular vein
D. Thoracic vein
E. Brachiocephalic

Auditory tube is supplied by_______?

A. Ascending pharyngeal
B. Middle meningeal
C. Artery of pterygoid canal
D. All of the above

The stage of deglutition, which is voluntary in nature ________?

A. Stage – I
B. Stage – II
C. Stage – III
D. Stage – IV

TMJ is supplied by______?

A. Superficial temporal
B. Maxillary
C. Internal carotid
D. A & B

Which of the following is a paired venous sinus of duramater________?

A. Cavernous sinus
B. Superior petrosal
C. Transverse sinus
D. All of the above

Carotid sheath contains all except_______?

A. Vagus nerve
B. Internal carotid artery
C. Common carotid artery
D. External carotid artery
E. Internal jugular vein

Transverse facial artery is a branch of_______?

A. Superficial temporal
B. Maxillary
C. Facial
D. Internal carotid artery

The retromandibular vein is formed by_______?

A. Superficial temporal and maxillary veins
B. Superficial temporal and internal jugular vein
C. Superficial temporal and supratrochlear
D. Maxillary and posterior auricular

Which of the following is not a branch of the external carotid artery ?

A. Opthalmic artery
B. Pharyngeal artery
C. Maxillary artery
D. Lingual artery

Facial artery arises at the level of_________?

A. aboe hyoid bone
B. Hyoid bone
C. Above Styloid process
D. Below hyoid bone

Danger area of face is called because of connection of facial veins to cavernous sinus through______?

A. Transverse facial vein
B. Superior ophthalmic vein
C. Maxillary vein
D. Ethmoidal vein

Lymph from the teeth drains into all of the following nodes EXCEPT_____?

A. Sub mandibular nodes
B. Deep cervical nodes
C. Retro pharyngeal nodes
D. Sub mental nodes

The blood supply of tonsils is______?

A. Lingual artery
B. Superior thyroid artery
C. Facial artery
D. Pharyngeal artery

The middle meningeal artery is associated with which foramen______?

A. ovale
B. Rotundum
C. Stylomastoid
D. Spinosum

The terminal branches of the external carotid artery are______?

A. Superficial temporal and transverse facial
B. Transverse facial and maxillary
C. Posterior auricular and maxillary
D. Superficial temporal and maxillary

The connecting vein between facial vein and cavernous sinus is_____?

A. Superior ophthalmic vein
B. Inferior ophthalmic vein
C. Connecting pterygoid plexus
D. None of the above

Maxillary artery is a branch for________?

A. External carotid artery
B. Internal carotid artery
C. Trigeminal artery
D. Facial artery

Superior thyroid artery accompanies which nerve ?

A. External laryngeal
B. Internal laryngeal
C. Superior laryngeal
D. C and A

The major blood supply of hard palate is through________?

A. Lesser palatine artery
B. Greater (anterior) palatine
C. Nasopalatine artery
D. Sphenopalatine artery

The tonsillar ring or Waldeyer’s ring consists of which of the following ______?

A. The adenoid
B. The lingual tonsil
C. The tonsil
D. All of the above

Ascending palatine artery is a branch of_____?

A. Internal carotid artery
B. External carotid artery
C. Facial artery
D. Ascending pharyngeal artery

The arterial supply of trachea is by the__________?

A. Bronchial artery
B. Tracheal artery
C. Inferior thyroid artery
D. Superior thyroid artery

Submandibular gland is supplied by_______?

A. Lingual artery
B. Facial artery
C. Submandibular artery
D. Inferior alveolar artery

All the following are branches of external carotid artery except ______?

A. Superior thyroid artery
B. Anterior ethmoidal artery
C. Posterior auricular artery
D. Occipital artery

Little’s area constitutes______?

A. Anastamosis between branch of maxillary artery and the branch of bacial artery
B. Anastomeses between two branches of facial artery
C. Anastomeses between two branches of maxillary artery
D. None of the above

The artery , which runs along , the lower border of posterior belly of digastric is______?

A. Lingual
B. Ascending pharyngeal
C. Occipital
D. Palatine

The middle meningeal artery_____?

A. Enters the skull through the foramen ovale
B. Supplies the superolateral surface of the ipislateral cerebral hemisphere
C. Runs a subdural course within the cranial cavity
D. Gives an interior branch which runs deep to the pterion

Right anterior quadrant of the scalp is supplied by the following arteries EXCEPT______?

A. Right supra orbital artery
B. Right supra trochlear artery
C. Right superficial temporal artery
D. Right maxillary artery

All of the following supply TMJ except______?

A. External carotid artery
B. Internal Maxillary artery
C. Transverse facial artery
D. Branches supplying lateral pterygoid

Tributary of the cavernous sinus includes all of the following, except ?

A. Superior petrosal sinus
B. Inferior petrosal sinus
C. Superficial middle cerebral vein
D. Deep middle cerebral vein

Infection spreading via lymphatics from the lower lip first enter the blood stream at the_______?

A. Brachiocephalic vein
B. Inferior labial vein
C. Inferior labial artery
D. Pterygoid venous plexus

Internal thoracic veins are tributaries of the______?

A. Azygos
B. Subclavian
C. Internal jugular
D. Brachiocephalic

Treatment of choice for subgaleal hematoma_______?

A. Incision and evacuation
B. Needle aspiration
C. Antibiotics and then drain
D. Conservative

Facial vein communicates with the cavernous sinus through______?

A. Retromolar vein and internal jugular vein
B. External jugular vein and internal jugular vein
C. Internal jugular vein and retromandibular vein
D. Superior ophtalmic vein and pterygoid venous plexus

Carotid sheath contains all except______?

A. Carotid artery
B. Internal jugular vein
C. Vagus nerve
D. Phrenic nerve

Middle meningeal artery is direct branch of_______?

A. External carotid artery
B. Internal maxillary artery
C. Superficial temporal artery
D. Middle cerebral artery

Blood supply of coronoid process of mandible is primarily from______?

A. Inferior alveolar artery
B. Deep temporal artery
C. Facial artery
D. Middle meningeal artery

Artery palpable are the anterior border of masserter is _________ artery?

A. Maxillary
B. Facial
C. Lingual
D. Superficial temporal

Middle thyroid vein drains into _______ vein?

A. External jugular
B. Anterior jugular
C. Internal jugular
D. Brachio cephalic

Foramen transversarium transmit_______?

A. Inferior jugular vein
B. Inferior petrosal sinus
C. Sigmoid sinus
D. Vertebral artery

That is not true for facial artery ?

A. Main source of blood supply to palatine tonsil
B. Supplies branches to upper and lower lips
C. Conveys post ganglionic sympathetic fibers to submandibulr gland
D. Is a branch of internal carotid artery

The maxillary vein accompanies_______?

A. First part of maxillary artery
B. Second part of maxillary artery
C. Third part of maxillary artery
D. None of the above

Soft palate is supplied by_______?

A. Greater palatine artery
B. Ascending palatine artery
C. Ascending pharyngeal artery
D. All of the above

True about subclvatian artery______?

A. Principal artery of upper limb
B. Right subclavian artery is a branch of brachioceplialic artery
C. Left subclavian artery is a branch of arch of aorta
D. Internal thoracic, verterbraland thyro cervical trunk are branches of subclavian artery
E. All of the above

Occipital artery is a branch of _______?

A. Internal carotid artery
B. Posterior branch of External carotid
C. Medial branch of external carotid
D. Anterior branch of external carotid

Hypophysis cerebri is supplied by________?

A. Internal carotid
B. External carotid
C. Maxillary artery
D. Facial artery

Vertebral artery is a branch of _______?

A. Subclavian artery
B. Internal caroited artery
C. External carotide artery
D. Superficial temporal artery

Largest vein of face is_____?

A. Facial vein
B. Retromandibular vein
C. Posterior auricular
D. Supratrochlear

The main arterial supply of face______?

A. Superficial temporal
B. Maxillary
C. Facial
D. Internal carotid artery

Internal jugular vein is a continuation of_______?

A. Common Facial Vein
B. External Jugular Vein
C. Sigmoid Sinus
D. Superior Petrosal Sinus

The ascending palatine artery is a branch of ______?

A. Ascending pharyngeal artery
B. First part of the facial artery
C. Pterygopalatine part of the maxillary artery
D. Sphenopalatine theory

Origin of maxillary artery ________?

A. Angle of mandible
B. Neck of condyle
C. Body of mandible
D. Coronoid

The External Jugular vein ________ ?

A. Lies deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle
B. It drains into Internal Jugular vein
C. It is formed by the union of the posterior auricular vein and posterior division of the retromandibular vein
D. It pierces pre- tracheal layer of cervical fascia before termination

External maxillary artery is a branch of_____________?

A. Internal carotid artery
B. External carotid artery
C. Second part of trigeminal
D. Facial artery

The number of branches of the internal carotid artery in the neck is_____?

A. None
B. One
C. Two
D. Four

Which of the following arteries does not supply the circle of Willis ?

A. Anterior cerebral
B. Middle cerebral
C. Posterior – inferior cerebrat
D. Posterior communicating

First branch of external carotid artery is_______?

A. Facial artery
B. Ascending pharyngeal artery
C. Occipital artery
D. Lingual artery

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The main arterial trunk supplying the infra temporal fossa is______?

A. Infratemporal artery
B. Deep temporal artery
C. Maxillary artery
D. Posterior superior alveolar artery

Lingual artery is a branch of ______?

A. Internal carotid artery
B. External carotid artery
C. Subclavian artery
D. Maxillary artery

Common cartotia artery divides to ICA & ECA at_______?

A. Cricoid cartilage
B. Thyroid cartilage
C. 1st tracheal ring
D. Cricothyroid membrane

Facial artery is a branch of the______?

A. Internal carotid artery
B. External carotid artery
C. Superficial temporal
D. Maxillary artery

Arterial supply of Submandibular gland is through which branch of ECA________?

A. Ascending pharyngeal
B. Superior pharyngeal
C. Maxillary
D. None of the above

Pulsations felt in the suprasternal space are probably due to _____?

A. Subclavian artery
B. Common carotid artery
C. Inferior thyroid artery
D. Vertebral artery

The common carotid artery may be palpated at______?

A. Hyoid bone
B. Upper border of thyroid cartilage
C. Transverse process of C5
Transverse process of C6

Which is the only medial branch of the external carotid artery ?

A. Superior thyroid
B. Lingual
C. Internal maxillary
D. Ascending pharyngeal

Ophthalmic artery is a branch of_______?

A. Maxillary artery
B. Sphenopalatine artery
C. ICA
D. ECA

All of the following are true of maxillary artery except_______?

A. The branches of maxillary artery accompany the branches of maxillary nerve
B. It is one of the terminal branches of ECA
C. It passes deep between the two heads of lateral pterygoid muscle into the pterygo palatine fossa
D. It is the arterial supply for mandible

The cavernous sinu does not communicate with the______?

A. Opthalumic vein
B. Internal jugular vein
C. External jugular vein
D. Pterygoid plexus

The inferior dental artery is a branch of the______?

A. Mandibular artery
B. Maxillary artery
C. Pterygomandibular plexus
D. None of the above

Neural tube formation occurs on_______?

A. 18 to 23 days post fertilization and is the second stage of craiofacial development
B. 28 to 38 days post fertilization and is the third stage of craniofacial development
C. 42 to 55 days post fertilization and is the fourth stage of craniofacial development
D. 17 the day post fertilization and is the first stage of craniofacial development

A person showing two cell lines derived from one zygote is________?

A. Chimerism
B. Mosaicism
C. Segregation
D. Pseudo – dominance

Which of the following is not a neuroectodermal derivative ?

A. Paneth cells
B. Neurons
C. Schwann cells
D. Odontoblasts

Which of the following is a derivative of the second brachial cleft_______?

A. Tympanic cavity
B. Meckel’s cartilage
C. Palatine tonsil
D. Tongue base

Which part of the body is underdeveloped at birth______?

A. Eyes
B. Ears
C. Face
D. Brain

The fusion of two bony structures with a ligament is known as______?

A. Synostosis
B. Synchondrosis
C. Diarthrosis
D. syndesmosis

Ophthalmic artery is a branch of_________?

A. Maxillary artery
B. Sphenopalatine artery
C. ICA
D. ECA

All of the following are true of maxillary artery except_______?

A. The branches of maxillary artery accompany the branches of maxillary nerve
B. It is one of the terminal branches of ECA
C. It passes deep between the two heads of lateral pterygoid muscle into the pterygo palatine fossa
D. It is the arterial supply for mandible

The cavernous sinu does not communicate with the_______?

A. Opthalumic vei
B. Internal jugular vein
C. External jugular vein
D. Pterygoid plexus

The inferior dental artery is a branch of the_______?

A. Mandibular artery
B. Maxillary artery
C. Pterygomandibular plexus
D. None of the above

Neural tube formation occurs on___________?

A. 18 to 23 days post fertilization and is the second stage of craiofacial development
B. 28 to 38 days post fertilization and is the third stage of craniofacial development
C. 42 to 55 days post fertilization and is the fourth stage of craniofacial development
D. 17 the day post fertilization and is the first stage of craniofacial development

A person showing two cell lines derived from one zygote is______?

A. Chimerism
B. Mosaicism
C. Segregation
D. Pseudo – dominance

Which of the following is not a neuroectodermal derivative ?

A. Paneth cells
B. Neurons
C. Schwann cells
D. Odontoblasts

Which of the following is a derivative of the second brachial cleft_______?

A. Tympanic cavity
B. Meckel’s cartilage
C. Palatine tonsil
D. Tongue base

Which part of the body is underdeveloped at birth________?

A. Eyes
B. Ears
C. Face
D. Brain

The fusion of two bony structures with a ligament is known as_______?

A. Synostosis
B. Synchondrosis
C. Diarthrosis
D. syndesmosis

A non synovial joint with connective tissue in between is______?

A. syndesmosis
B. Synchondrosis
C. Saddle
D. Suture

Early fusion of the coronal suture results in________?

A. Brachycephaly
B. oxycephaly
C. Trigonocephaly
D. Scaphocephaly

First pharyngeal arc derivatives include which of the following structures ?

A. Hyoid bone
B. Maxillary process
C. Stapes
D. Styloid process

Muscles of mastication develops from______?

A. 1stbranchial arch
B. 2nd branchial arch
C. 3rd branchial arch
D. 6th branchial arch

From which pharyngeal pouches do the parathyroid glands develop ?

A. First and second
B. Second and third
C. Third and fourth
D. Fourth and fifth

Which of the following is the nerve of third branchial arch_______?

A. Facial nerve
B. Trigeminal
C. Vagus
D. Glossopharyngeal

All are developed from muscles of 1 arch except_____?

A. Tesnor tympani and tensor veli palatine
B. Posterior belly of digastric
C. Masticatory muscles
D. Mylohyoid

The primordia of the cranifoacial complex develops_______?

A. Hensen’s node
B. Notochordal process
C. Cloacal membrane
D. Blastopore

Muscles of the tongue are derived from________?

A. 1st pharyngeal swelling
B. Lateral lingual swelling
C. Occipital myotomes
D. Preoptic myotome muscles

Number of somatic chromosome is_______?

A. 42
B. 41
C. 46
D. 44

The primary germ layer endoderm is derived from_______?

A. Embryonal disc
B. Yolk sac
C. Amniotic cavity
D. Palacenta

Embryologically hard palate develop from_____?

A. Maxillary process
B. Lateral palatine process
C. Frontonasal process
D. All of the above

The posterior part of the tongue develops from________?

A. First Arch
B. Third Arch
C. Second Arch
D. All of the above

Tongue develops from all of the following except_______?

A. Tuberculum impar
B. Hypobranchial eminence
C. Lingual swellings
D. Arytenoid swellings

Palate is formed from:

A. Median palatine process
B. Lateral palatine process
C. Both A and D
D. Either A or B

Which of the following is NOT true about paramedian pits _______?

A. Found and the lower lip
B. Found on the upper lip
C. On either side of the midline
D. Associated with cleft lip and palate

Maximum oral structures are having their origin from________?

A. Ectoderm
B. Mesoderm
C. Endoderm
D. None of the above

Which is not formed from the cartilaginous part of viscerocranium ?

A. Sphenoid
B. Vomer
C. Zygoma
D. Lacrimal

Imbilical cord contains_______?

A. Three arteries and one vein
B. One artery and three veins
C. One artery and one vein
D. Two arteries and one vein

Development of palate beings at the age of_______?

A. 4 weeks
B. 6 weeks
C. 13 weeks
D. 18 weeks

1st arch artery is_______?

A. Maxillary artery
B. Mandibular artery
C. Carotid artery
D. Stapedial artery

The period of embryo extends______?

A. From the end of first week till the eight week
B. from the period of ovum till the tenth week
C. From oogenesis till the eight week
D. From fertilization till the eight week

Failure of descent of thyroid analage can be seen in the tongue_______?

A. In anterior 2/3 of dorsal aspect
B. In posterior 1/3 of dorsal aspect
C. Near the base of tongue close to foraman caecum
D. In anterior 2/3 of inferior surface

Palatine tonsil develops from______?

A. Dorsal part of II pharyneal pouches
B. Ventral part of II pharyneal pouches
C. Dorsal part of III pharyneal pouches
D. Ventral part of I pharyneal pouches

Hyoid bone is a derivative of_____?

A. First pharyngeal arch
B. First and second pharyngeal arches
C. Second and third pharyngeal arches
D. Fourth pharyngeal arch

Derivative of second pharyngeal arch is______?

A. Spheno Mandibular Ligament
B. Stylomandibular ligament
C. Anterior ligament of Malleus
D. Stylohyoid Ligament

Thyroid gland develops rom____?

A. Thyroglossal duct
B. Rathke’s pouch
C. Notochordal process
D. Embryonal disc

External auditory meatus develops from________?

A. Dorsal part of 1st ectodermal pouch
B. Dorsal part of 2nd cleft
C. Dorsal part of 3rd ectodermal pouch
D. Sixth branchial arch

The growth and development in the craniofacial region occurs in following order______?

A. The head first, then width of face and length (or) depth of face after wards.
B. the width of face, then head and length (or) depth of face after wards
C. The length ( or) depth of face then width of face and the head
D. The head first , length (or) depth of face and then width of face

All of the following cells are of endodermal origin except_______?

A. Hepatocytes
B. Epithelial cells of the intestine
C. Odontoblasts
D. Goblet cells

Posterior belly of digastric is derived from______?

A. First brachial arch
B. First brachial pouch
C. Second brachial arch
D. Second pharyngeal pouch

Spheno mandibular ligament is developed from_______?

A. first arch
B. Second arch
C. Third arch
D. Fourth arch

The lateral lingual swellings and tuberculum impar give rise to_______?

A. Anterior 1/3 of tongue
B. Anterior 2/3 of tongue
C. Posterior 1/3 of tongue
D. Posterior 2/3 of tongue

The tongue is formed from______?

A. 1st,2nd ,3rd bronchial arches
B. 1st ,3rd, 5th bronchial arches
C. 1st ,3rd, 4th bronchial arches
D. 1st, 4th, 5th bronchial arches

Meckel’s cartilage extends from______?

A. Otic capsule
B. Styloid bone
C. Hyoid cartilage
D. None of the above

Developmentally stomodeum is separated from the pharynx dorsally by ________?

A. Pharyneal arch
B. Buccopharyngeal membrane
C. Rathke’s pouch
D. Mandibular process

Cleft lip occurs due to failure of_______?

A. Fusion of lateral nasal process with maxillary process
B. Fusion of median nasal process with maxillary process
C. Fusion of median and lateral nasal process
D. None of the above

Upper and lower lips are formed from which embryonic processes______?

A. Maxillary and mandibular
B. Maxillary and median nasal
C. Maxillary mandibular lateral nasal and median nasal
D. Mandibular and median nasal

Parotid fascia extends anteriorly as _______?

A. Deep cervical fascia
B. Fascia lata
C. Masseteric fascia
D. Stylomandibular ligament

The cortex of lymph node contains________?

A. Cords of billroth
B. Hassal’s corpuscles
C. Lymphatic nodules
D. While pulp

The slightly movable articulations in which the contiguous bony surfaces are either connected by broad flattened disks of fibrocartilage or united by interosseous ligaments are known as_____?

A. Gomphosis
B. Enarthroses
C. Diarthroses
D. Amphiarthroses

Basal lamina of blood vessel in CNS is secreted by_______?

A. Endothelial cells
B. Oligodendrocytes
C. Microglia
D. Astrocytes

Which cells are not present in cerebral cortex ?

A. Purkinje
B. Stellate
C. Cajal
D. Pyramidal

CSF is directly returned to venous system by ____?

A. Choroid plexus
B. Cerebral veins
C. Arachnoid villi
D. Emissary veins

The lingual surface of epiglottis is lined by_______?

A. Stratified squamous epithelium
B. Simple squamous epithelium
C. Stratified columnar epithelium
D. Pseudostratified epithelium

What is the type of joint between the ossicles of ear ?

A. Fibrous joints
B. Primary cartilaginus
C. Secondary cartilaginous
D. synovial joint

The receptor cells of the olfactory epithelium are________?

A. Bipolar neurons
B. Unipolar neurons
C. Multipolar neurons
D. Stellate cells

Bundle of HIS is______?

A. Highly susceptible to ischaemia
B. Mainly supplied by right coronary
C. Mainly supplied by left coronary
D. Has a dual blood supply?

In a cross section of thorax at T4 , which is found_______?

A. Azygos vein
B. Brachiocephalic artery
C. Arch of aorta
D. Left Subclavian

Space of Disse is seen in______?

A. Spleen
B. Kidney
C. Liver
D. Small intestine

Elastic cartilage is found in_______?

A. Auditory tube
B. Nasal septum
C. Articular cartilage
D. Costal cartilage

Holocrine secretion is seen in_____?

A. Salivary
B. Mammary
C. Sebaceous glands
D. Gastric

Haversian system is seen in______?

A. Cortical bone
B. Cancellous bone
C. Teeth
D. Nail

“Dacryocystitis” is interruption in drainage of______?

A. Submandibular gland
B. Parotid gland
C. Lacrimal gland
D. Sublingual gland

The anatomical division in the right middle lobe of lung is______?

A. Right and left
B. Anterior and posterior
C. Medial & Lateral
D. Apical and inferior

Level III neck nodes are______?

A. In the sub- mental triangle
B. In the posterior triangle
C. In the midline from hyoid to suprasternal notch
D. around the middle 1/3rd of internal jugular vein

Part of the heart lying in front of oesophagus______?

A. Left atrium
B. Left ventricle
C. Right ventricle
D. Right atrium

In adults, the spinal cord normal ends at________?

A. Lower border of LI
B. Lower border of L3
C. Lower border of S1
D. Lower border of L5

Visual cortex is present in the_____?

A. Occipital lobe
B. Temporal lobe
C. Frontal lobe
D. Parietal lobe

Nucleus in brain common to IX, X and XI cranial nerves_____?

A. Nucleus solitarius
B. Nucleus ambiguous
C. Dentate nucleus
D. Red nucleus

The spinal nerve paris are_____________?

A. 28
B. 30
C. 31
D. 33

CSF is partly absorbed by lymphatics around _________ cranial nerves?

A. I,II, VII, VIII
B. I,II, VI, VII
C. I,III,VII,VIII
D. I,II,VI,VIII

Sella tursica lies above_______?

A. Pons
B. Frontal sinus
C. Foramen ovale
D. Sphenoidal sinus

Contents of the middle car cavity are all except_______?

A. Malleus
B. Stapes
C. Chorda tympani
D. Cells of cord

The anterior relation of the middle ear cavity is_______?

A. Chorda tympani
B. Tegmen tympani
C. Tensor tympani
D. Facial nerve

Claw hand is caused by _______?

A. Radial nerve
B. Ulnar nerve
C. Median nerve
D. Vidian nerve

Type of collagen present in cicumaxillary sutures _______?

A. Type I
B. Type II
C. Type III
D. Type IV

Which of the following organs has the most permeable capillaries ?

A. Brain
B. Posterior pituitary gland
C. Liver
D. Small intestine

Infarction of anterior inferior cerebellar artery may cause damage to_______?

A. Pyramidal tract
B. Lateal spinothalamic tract
C. Vestibular nuclei
D. Spinal nucleus of trigeminal nerve

All of the following are derivatives of connective tissue except _______?

A. Endothelial cells
B. Clara cells
C. Fibroblast
D. Mast cells

Only nerve that originates from the dorsal surface of the brain stem is_____?

A. Trochlear
B. Occulomotor
C. Vagus
D. Abducent

The maxillary sinus drains into_______?

A. Middle plexus
B. Inferior meatus
C. Superior meatus
D. Spheno ethmoidal recess

All of the following are true about skeletal muscle except _______?

A. They are cylindrical in shape
B. Have multiple nuclei
C. Have transverse striations
D. The nuclei are central

All of the following are composite muscles except ______?

A. Pectineus
B. Rectus femoris
C. Adductor magnus
D. Biceps femoris

Abduction of shoulder is done by all , EXCEPT_____?

A. Teres major
B. Teres minor
C. Deltoid
D. Superaspinatus

Broca’s area is localized in_______?

A. Superior temporal gyrus
B. Parietal lobe
C. Inferior frontal lobe
D. Angular gyrus

Carina in an adult is at the level of______?

A. T2
B. T3
C. T4
D. T6

General Anatomy MCQs with Answers

The stability of the vertebral column is due to_______?

A. Vertebra and vertebral discs
B. Interspinous ligaments
C. Paraspinal muscle
D. All

The oesophagus commences at the following level_______?

A. Lower end of cricoid
B. C5 vertebra
C. 10 cm from incisor teeth
D. C7

The oesophagus commences at the following level______?

A. Lower end of cricoid
B. C5 vertebra
C. 10 cm from incisor teeth
D. C7

The inferior surface of the heart is formed by_______?

A. Right and left ventricle
B. Right atrium and ventricle
C. Interventricular septum
D. I.V.C. and right ventricle

Ducts of Bellini are found in_____?

A. Pancreas
B. Submandibular salivary gland
C. Kidney
D. Liver

The kidney has _______ segments?

A. 11
B. 9
C. 7
D. 5

Liver is divided into______?

A. 8 Couinaud Segments
B. 7 Couinaud Segments
C. 9 Couinaud Segments
D. 10 Couinaud Segments

Suprasternal space contains the following structures except_______?

A. Jugular Arch
B. Anterior Jugular Vein
C. Sternal head of Sternocleidomastoid
D. External Jugular Vein

External ear cartilage is_______?

A. Elastic
B. Hyaline
C. Fibrous
D. All of the above

The anterior triangle occupy the side of the neck in front of sternomastoid muscle. Each triangle presents boundaries in front_____?

A. Anterior median line of the neck extending from symphysis menti to supra sternal notch
B. The midline of the neck
C. Midline of the neck upto the sternoclavicular joint
D. Posterior border of thyroid gland

Unpaired structure in the brain______?

A. Basilar artery
B. Vertebral artery
C. Middle cerebral artery
D. Anterior cerebral artery

IN an adult, the spinal cord end at the level of_______?

A. Lower border of LI
B. L2
C. L3
D. L4

The total volume of CSF is_______?

A. 50 ml
B. 100 ml
C. 150 ml
D. 275 ml

In grey matter of cerebellum are the following nuclei______?

A. Nucleus globosus
B. Nucleus emboliformis
C. Nucleus dentatus
D. Nucleus fastigi
E. All of the above

Thalamus is the largest relay centr for all sensory inputs_________?

A. Touch
B. Olfaction
C. Hearing
D. Pressure

Articular disc of TMJ_____?

A. Fibro cartilaginous
B. Bony
C. Hyaline
D. Elastic

Which of the following does not drain into the sub mental lymph nodes ?

A. Upper lip
B. Tip of tongue
C. Floor of mouth
D. Central lower lip

Middle conchae of nose are a part of _______?

A. Nasal Bone
B. Ethmoid
C. Vomer
D. Maxilla

Correct about right and left main bronchi is_______?

A. Right bronchus is more vertical and broader than the left
B. Right bronchus is more vertical and has a narrow caliber than the left
C. Left bronchus is more vertical and broader than right
D. Left bronchus is more vertical and narrower than right

The carotid artery may be palpated at_______?

A. Hyoid bone
B. Thyroid cartilage
C. Transverse process of C5
D. Transverse process of C6

Trachea bifurcates at the level of_______?

A. Sternal angle
B. 5th inter costal space
C. 3rd thoracic vertebrae
D. thoracic vertebrae

Tympanic plexus is formed by_______?

A. Tympanic branch of IX nerve
B. Vagus nerve
C. Facial nerve
D. Mandibular nerve

Larynx extends from_______?

A. C2 – C7
B. C1- C4
C. C5 – C6
D. C3 C6

Nerve supply of the mucosa of larynx is______?

A. External laryngeal and recurrent laryngeal
B. Internal laryngeal and recurrent laryngeal
C. External laryngeal
D. Superior laryngeal

Posterior boundary of carotid triangle is______?

A. Sup. Belly of omohyoid
B. Post. Belly of digastric
C. Sternohyoid
D. Sternocleidomastoid

Regarding palatin tonsil , which of the following is an statement________?

A. Lies on the superior constrictor
B. Lymph form it drains into jugulo digastric group of deep the cervical nodes
C. Has sensory innervation from vagus
D. Is a derivative of the second pharyngeal pouch

Which is true of tonsils_______?

A. Lies on inferior constrictor
B. Developed from 4th branchial cleft
C. Drained by jugulo digastric lymph nodes
D. Crypts lined by stratified columnar epithelium

Main arterial supply of the tonsil is from______?

A. Facial artery
B. Ascending pharyngeal artery
C. Palatine artery
D. Greater palatine artery

Damage to external laryngeal nerve results in_______?

A. Hoarseness
B. Loss of the timbre of voice
C. Anesthesia of larynx
D. Breathing difficulty

Which laryngeal cartilage is above glottis________?

A. Arytenoid
B. Epiglottis
C. Cricoid
D. Thyroid

Nasolacrimal duct opens into______?

A. Superior meatus
B. Middle meatus
C. Inferior meatus
D. none of the above

The frontal paranasal sinus drains into the______?

A. Superior meatus
B. Middle meatus
C. Inferior meathus
D. Spheno- ethmoidal recess

Epithelium in vocal card is________?

A. Pseudo stratified columnar
B. stratified squamous
C. Simple columnar
D. Cuboidal epithelium

The second stage of deglutition is characterized by______?

A. Elevation of larynx
B. Mometary apnoea
C. Peristalsis of Pharyngo esophageal shpincter
D. Relaxation of pharyngeal constrictors

Main motor nerve supply to the pharynx is____?

A. Vagus nerve
B. Accessory nerve
C. Glossopharyngeal nerve
D. Facial nerve

The weakest part of pharynx is____?

A. Sinus of morgangini
B. Between thyropharyngeus and crico- pharyngeus
C. Pyriforma fossa
D. Pharyngeal recess

The place where the hard palate is continuous with soft palate posteriorly is overlapped by______?

A. Alveolar periosteum
B. Periosteum
C. Mucoperiosteum
D. An aponeurosis

Nasopharynx consists of all except_______?

A. Pyriform recess
B. Pharyngeal recess
C. Pharyngeal tonsil
D. Salpingopharyngeal fold

Cricothyroid is supplied by_______?

A. Vagus
B. Recurrent laryngeal nerve
C. Hypoglossal nerve
D. Superior laryngeal nerve

Which of the following muscle is attached to posterior part of pterygomandibular raphe ?

A. Lateral pterygoid
B. Buccinator
C. Superior constrictor
D. Medial pterygoid

Which of the following statements regarding middle constrictor muscle is wrong____?

A. Lies on superior constrictor
B. Lymph from it drains in the deep cervical lymph nodes
C. Has sensory innervation from vagus
D. Is a derivative of the second pharyngeal arch

The maxillary air sinus opens into middle meatus at______?

A. Infundibulum
B. Summit of infundibulum
C. Bulla ethmoidalis
D. Hiatus semilunaris

Little’s area constitutes_______?

A. Anastamosis between branch of maxillary artery and branch of facial artery.
B. Anastamosis between two branches of facial artery .
C. Anastamosis between two branches of maxillary artery
D. None of the above

The arterial supply of trachea is by_______?

A. Bronchial artery
B. Tracheal artery
C. Inferior thyroid artery
D. Superior thyroid artery

Walderyer’s lymphatic chain is formed by all except________?

A. palatine tonsils
B. Pharyngeal tonsils
C. Tubal and lingual tonsils
D. Post auricular nodes

What is true about pharyngotympanic tube ( Eustachian tube) ?

A. It opens into oropharynx
B. Supplied by IX nerve
C. Lined stratified squamous epithelium
D. It is cartilaginous throughout its length

The only pharyngeal muscle innervated by the glossopharyngeal nerve is the_______?

A. Style pharyngeus
B. Palatopharyngeus
C. Superior constrictor
D. Middle constrictor

Main nerve supply of palatine tonsils is_______?

A. Lesser palatine nerve
B. Greater palatine nerve
C. Glossopharyngeal nerve
D. Facial nerve

The esophagus commences at the following level_______?

A. Lower end of cricoid
B. C5 vertebra
C. 10 cm from incisor teeth
D. C7

The narrowest part of GIT is_____?

A. 60 cm proximal to ileocecal junction
B. 1stpart of duodenum
C. Esophago gastric junction
D. Pharyngo esophageal junction

Lymph from tonsils drain into the______?

A. Jugulo omohyoid node
B. Jugulo digastric node
C. Submental node
D. Upper cervical node

Damage to internal laryngeal nerve results in________?

A. Hoarseness
B. Loss of timbre of voice
C. Anesthesia of larynx
D. Breathing difficulty

All of the following statements regarding pharynx are correct except________?

A. The opening of auditory tube is located in the lateral wall of naxopharynx
B. The soft palate is at the level of separation of nasopharynx and the oropharynx
C. The pharynx is continuous with the esophagus at the level of sixth cervical vertebrae
D. The afferent limb of the gag reflex is 10th cranial nerve; the efferent limb is IX cranial nerve

Sphenoidal air sinus is supplied by which nerve______?

A. Posterior ethmoidal
B. Posterior superior
C. Sphenoidal
D. Infratemporal

First sinus developed ______?

A. Maxillary sinus
B. Frontal sinus
C. Sphenoidal sinus
D. Ethmoidal sinus

What is maxillary air sinus ?

A. Paranasal air sinus situated close to maxilla
B. Venous sins situated close to maxilla
C. Paranasal air sinus situated in maxilla
D. Venous sinus extending in to the maxilla

Soft palate is made up of______?

A. Palatoglossus and palatopharyngeus
B. Uvula
C. Mucous membrane and muscles
D. All of the above

All the following muscles of larynx are supplied by the recurrent laryngeal nerve except_______?

A. Cricohyoid
B. Cricothyroid
C. Arytenoid
D. Aryepiglotticus

Abductors of larynx are_____?

A. Posterior cricoarytendoids
B. Transverse arytenoids
C. Cricothyroid
D. All of the above

Lymph from lower lip – middle part drains directly into ______?

A. Submandibular nodes
B. Submental nodes
C. Sublingual nodes
D. Preauricular nodes

Muscles which open the glottis are_______?

A. Cricothyroid
B. Thyroarytenoid
C. Posterior cricoarytenoid
D. Lateral cricoarytenoid

The nerve that is related to pyriform recess in pharynx________?

A. Rcurrent laryngeal
B. External laryngeal
C. Internal laryngeal
D. Glosso pharyngeal

Muscles spared by complete transaction of cranial part of accessory nerve_______?

A. Cricopharyngeus
B. Palatopharyngeus
C. Stylopharyngeus
D. Salpingopharyngeus

Which of the following is not an intrinsic muscle of eye ?

A. Dilator papillae
B. Sphincter papillae
C. Levator palpebrae superioris
D. Cilliary muscle

The posterior bellies of digastric muscle are especially active during______?

A. Swallowing and speech
B. Swallowing and smiling
C. Swallowing and chewing
D. Swallowing and frowning

All of the following muscles are attached to oblique line of thyroid cartilage except_______?

A. Superior constrictor
B. Inferior constrictor
C. Thyrohyoid
D. Sternothyroid

Hypolossal nerve is_______?

A. Purely sensory
B. Purely motor
C. Mixed
D. Spinal nerve

All of the following are digastrics, except ?

A. Muscle fibres in the liqament of Treitz
B. Omohyoid
C. Occipitofrontalis
D. Sternocleidomastoid

The palatal muscle that ends in a tendon that hooks around the hamulus and is inserted in the palate is the_______?

A. Palatoglossus
B. Tensor veli palatini
C. Levator veli palatini
D. Palatopharyngeus

The following ligaments are present in temporomandibulai joint except_____?

A. Lateral temporomandibular ligament
B. Sphenomandibular ligament
C. Stylomandibular liqament
D. Alar liqament

Genioglossus Muscle is attached in the posterior surface of symphysis menti in the_______?

A. Mental spines
B. Superior genial tubercle
C. The inferior genial tubercle
D. Just above the lower border of mandible

Which of the following is / are fan shaped______?

A. Middle constrictor
B. Temporolis
C. Both of the above
D. None of the above

Which of the following muscles separates the carotid triangle from the digastric triangle ?

A. Anterior belly of the digastric
B. Posterior belly of the digastric
C. Superior belly of omohyoid
D. Sternothyroid

Temporalis muscle is inserted into______?

A. Condylar process
B. Coronioid process
C. Linguula
D. Ramus of mandible nerve

Facial muscles are derived from_______?

A. 1st branchial arch
B. 2ndbranchial arch
C. 3rdbranchial arch
D. 4thbranchial arch

Sternocleidomastoid and trapezius are supplied by______?

A. Grannial accessory
B. Spinal accessory
C. Vagus
D. Glossopharyngeal

Passavent’s muscle is formed by______?

A. Palatoglossus
B. Palatopharyngeus
C. Styloglossus
D. Superior constrictor

The occipital bone provides attachment to all except ______?

A. Trapezius
B. Ligamentum nuchae
C. Sternocleidomastoid
D. Rectus capitis

Posterior belly of digastric is attracted to_______?

A. Styloid
B. Hyoid
C. Mastoid notch
D. Thyroid

The antagonistic muscle to superior rectus _______?

A. Inferior oblique
B. Inferior rectus
C. Superior oblique
D. lateral rectus

Stapedius muscle is supplied by _____ nerve ?

A. Facial
B. Vagus
C. Glossopharyngeal
D. Trochlear

Muscle originating from scaphoid fossa is ________?

A. Levator palatine
B. Tensor cculo
C. Palatoglossus
D. Superior constrictor

Hyperacusis is due to the damage to which of the following muscles _______?

A. Orbicularis oris
B. Styloglossus
C. Stylopharyngeus
D. Stapedius

Muscle involved in the rotation and protrusion of the mandible_______?

A. Masseter
B. Medial pterygoid
C. Temporalis
D. Digastric

Mylohyoid muscle________?

A. Arises from hyoid bone
B. developed from second pharyngeal arch
C. Depresses the hyoid
D. Elevates the hyoid

All of the following muscles are grouped together as “muscles of mastication” except________?

A. Buccinator
B. Masseter
C. Temporalis
D. Pterygoids

The action of digastric muscle is_______?

A. Depression of mandible
B. Protrusion of mandible
C. Side- to- side movement of mandible
D. Depressing the floor of the mouth

IN relation to the occlusal plane following muscles are in descending order _______?

A. Genioglossus, hyoglossus, cculomoto, cculomot
B. Genioglossus, cculomoto, cculomot, anterior belly of digastric
C. Hyoglossus, genioglossus, cculomoto, anterior belly of digastric
D. Geniohyoid, genioglossus, cculomot, anterior belly of digastric

Floor of mouth is made by which muscle _______?

A. Genioglossus
B. Geniohyoid
C. Mylohyoid
D. Masseter

Oral diaphragm is formed by________?

A. Mylohyoid muscle
B. Genioglossus muscle
C. Buccinator muscle
D. Orbicularis oris muscle

Al are structures lying deep to the hyoglossus muscle except______?

A. Hypoglossal nerve
B. Lingual artery
C. Stylohyoid muscle
D. Geniohyoid muscle

Muscle of palate , which works around hamular notch and forms a tendon is_______?

A. Levator palatine
B. Palatopharyngeus
C. Tensor palatine
D. Stylopharyngeus

Ligamentum denticulaum is______?

A. Only a pair of pial extension
B. A dural derivative
C. Arachnoid extension only
D. Extends to sacral segments only

The infrahyoid muscles are innervated by the______?

A. Ansa cervicalis
B. Hypoglossal nerve
C. Tenth cranial nerve
D. Ansa sublavia

Which of the following muscles has dual nerve supply ?

A. Digastric
B. Lateral pterygoid
C. Masseter
D. Temporalis

Which of the following accessory ligaments of the TMJ is likely to have significance upon mandibular movements ?

A. Sphenomandibular
B. Stylomandibular
C. Pterygomandibular
D. All of the above

Tensor palati is supplied by _____?

A. Facial nerve
B. Trigeminal nerve
C. Glossopharyngeal nerve
D. Pharyngeal plexus

All of the following muscles retract scapula except______?

A. Trapezius
B. Rhomboid major
C. Rhomboid minor
D. Levator scapulae

All of the following muscles are attached to oblique line of thyroid cartilage except_____?

A. Superior constrictor
B. Inferior constrictor
C. Thyrohyoid
D. Sternothyroid

When the mouth is opened wide, modulus becomes_____?

A. Mobile
B. Supple
C. Immobile
D. None of the above

Hyoglossus muscle inserts into______?

A. Tip of the tongue
B. Base of the tongue
C. Lateral part of the tongue
D. Hyoid bone

Sensory nerve supply of capsule of TMJ is ______?

A. Auriculotemporal nerve
B. Facial nerve
C. Massetric nerve
D. Auricular nerve

Which one of the following muscles of the soft palate supplied by the mandibular nerve_______?

A. Levator palati
B. Palat glossus
C. Tensor palati
D. Musculus uvulae

‘Wry neck’ deformity is due to the damage of_____?

A. Platysma
B. Sternohyoid
C. Sternocleidomastoid
D. Omohyoid

Middle constrictor of pharynx has attachment from______?

A. Body of hyoid bone
B. Mandible
C. Pterygomandibular raphae
D. Cricoid cartilage

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Past Questions  of General Anatomy MCQs for Medical Tests

When the jaw is opened______?

A. Condyles move upwards
B. Articular disc moves posteriorly
C. Lateral pterygoids contract
D. Condyles moves around vertical axis

The lacrimal gland is located in a groove which is overlap by_____?

A. Levator palpebrae superioris muscle
B. Lateral rectus
C. inferior oblique
D. Superior oblique

The disc of the tempero mandibular joint moves forward principally by_____?

A. Condyle
B. Stylo mandibular ligament
C. Medial pterygoid muscle
D. Lateral pterygoid muscle

Among the muscles of TMJ the following muscle opposing stabilizing and antagonistic muscle force as far as the disc is concerned_______?

A. Medial pterygoid
B. Temporalis
C. Lateral pterygoid
D. External pterygoid

Temporalis muscle is inserted into_____?

A. Levator palpebrae superioris
B. Dilator naris
C. Orbicularis oculi
D. Occipitofrontalis

Abduction of eyeballs is by the action of_______?

A. Lateral rectus, superior oblique and the inferior oblique
B. Medial rectus superior rectus and the inferior rectus
C. superior oblique and the superior rectus
D. Inferior oblique and the inferior rectus

Which of the following is correctly matched______?

A. Doubt – mentalis
B. Surprise – frontalis or epicranius
C. Grief – Depressor angauli oris
D. Contempt – Zygomatic minor
E. All the above

Which is not anterior triangle of neck_____?

A. Digastrics
B. Subclavian
C. Carotid
D. Submental

All of the following muscles are supplied by accessory nerve except________?

A. Palatopharyngeus
B. Stylopharyngeus
C. Palatoglossus
D. Mucsculus uvulae

Anterior and posterior belly of digastric form an intermediate tendon that attaches to_______?

A. Mastoid process
B. Mandible
C. Hyoid bone
D. Thyroid cartilage

The occulomotor nerve supplies all the muscles of eyeexcept_______?

A. lateral rectus
B. Superior oblique
C. Superior rectus
D. Inferior rectus
E. A & B

The ansa cervicalis innervates which muscle______?

A. Mylohyoid
B. Cricothyroid
C. Stylohyoid
D. Sternothyroid

Which muscles make up the pterygomandibular raphae_____?

A. Masseter anteiorly and occulomotor
B. Masseter anteriorly and middle pterygoid
C. Buccinator anterior and superior constrictor
D. Buccinator anteriorly and middle constrictor

Muscle that attaches to zygomatic process of maxilla_____?

A. Masseter
B. Buccinator
C. Middle temporal
D. Medial pterygoid

Temporalis muscle originates from_______?

A. side of the skull
B. Zygmoatic process
C. Ramus of the mandible
D. Pterygopalatine fossa

Medial pterygoid muscle is attached to ________?

A. Medial surface of lateral pterygoid plate
B. Lateral surface of medial pterygoid plate
C. Medial surface of medial pterygoid plate
D. Lateral surface of lateral pterygoid plate

Muscles of mastication are supplied by________?

A. Second part of maxillary artery
B. Third part of maxillary artery
C. First part of maxillary artery
D. Facial artery

Depression and Protrusion of the mandible_______?

A. Medial ( INTERNAL) pterygoid muscle
B. Lateral (EXTERNAL) Pterygoid muscle
C. Masseter muscle
D. Temporalis muscle

Which of the following muscles elevates the mandible ?

A. Buccinator
B. Temporalis
C. Ganinus
D. Lateral pterygoid

Which muscle divides the neck into anterior and posterior triangles?

A. Sternomastoid
B. Platysma
C. Digastric
D. Trapezius

In facial palsy the muscle which is paralysed is______?

A. Levator palpebrae superioris
B. Orbicularis oculi
C. Constrictor pupili
D. Dilator pupili

Retraction of mandible is achieved by_______?

A. Lateral pterygoid
B. Temporalis
C. Medial pterygoid
D. Masseter

Superior moment of eye ball is by _______?

A. SO and IR
B. SR and 10
C. LR and SR
D. MR and SR

All of the following muscles are elevators of the mandible EXCEPT_____?

A. Digastric
B. Masseter
C. Medial pterygoid
D. TEmporalis

All of the following muscles take their origin from the outer surface of the mandible EXCEPT______?

A. Buccinator
B. Depressor anguli oris
C. Mentalis
D. Platysma

Accessory meningeal artery enters cranial cavity through______?

A. Foramen lacerum
B. Foramen rotundum
C. Foramen spinosum
D. Foramen ovale

Which of the following does not pass through superior orbital fissure _______?

A. Oculomotor nerve
B. Optic
C. Ophthalmic division of trigeminal
D. Trochlear

Which of the following is present in the posterior cranial fossa in a five year old child_____?

A. Foramen rotundum
B. Foramen lacerum
C. Juglar foramen
D. Zygomatic nerve

Foramen transversarium transmit_____?

A. Inferior jugular vein
B. Inferior petrosal sinus
C. Sigmoid sinus
D. Vertebral artery

Supra meatal triangle externally represents_____?

A. Transverse sinus
B. Promontory of middle ear
C. Internal acoustic meatus
D. Mastoid antrum

Bone better described as ” bat with extended wings” is________?

A. Ethmoid
B. Sphenoid
C. Nasal
D. Mandible

Structures passing through foramen spinosum is______?

A. Accessory meningeal artery
B. Middle meningeal artery
C. Mandibular nerve
D. Maxillary nerve

Which of the following is unpaired bone of facial skeleton____?

A. Nasal
B. Lacrimal
C. Inerior nasal concha
D. Vomer

Number of Bones in adult skull are_____?

A. 18
B. 20
C. 22
D. 40

The palatine bone furnishes the link between______?

A. Maxilla and the sphenoid bone
B. Sphenoid and the ethmoid bone
C. Sphenoid and the vomer
D. None of the above

Mental foramen is located______?

A. Between roots of premolars
B. Between roots of molars
C. Near canine
D. Between Incisions

Which of the following structures is not present on the internal surface of mandible ?

A. Genial tubercle
B. Mylohyoid ridge
C. Lingula
D. Mental foramen

The maxilla articulates with all of the following bones, except one. Identify the exception_______?

A. Frontal
B. Zygomatic
C. Palatine
D. Temporal

‘Pterion ‘ is______?

A. Is a point of articulation four skull bones
B. Is a point where ‘bregma’ and ‘lambda ‘meet
C. It is the region of the antero – lateral fontanelle merge
D. Lies deep to the zygomatic arch

Following foramina are found in greater wing of sphenoid except______?

A. Foramen Rotundum
B. Canaliculus innominatus
C. Foramen Spinosum
D. Optic canal

The typical cervical differs from thoracic vertebra in that it_______?

A. Has a triangular body
B. Has a foramen transversarium
C. Superior articular fact directed backwards and upwards
D. Has a large vertebral body

Joint between two bony surfaces linked by cartilage in the plane of body is called_______?

A. Syndesmosis
B. Symphysis
C. Synchondrosis
D. Suture

The type of suture represented by sagittal suture of the cranial vault is_______?

A. Serrate
B. Denticulate
C. Squamous
D. Plane

The hyoid bone lies in the midline at the front of the neck at the level of the_______?

A. Third cervical vertebra
B. Fourth cervical vertebra
C. Fifth cervical vertebra
D. Seventh cervical vertebra

Pneumatic bones is all except ?

A. Mastoid
B. Mandible
C. Maxilla
D. Ethmoid

Mandibular fossa is a part of_______?

A. Mandible bone
B. Maxilla bone
C. Sphenoid bone
D. Temporal bone

All of the following canals open on the posterior wall of the pterygo palatine fossa EXCEPT______?

A. Greater palatine canal
B. Foramen Rotundum
C. Pterygoid canal
D. Palatovaginal canal

What is the number of bones a neonate has in the skeleton ?

A. 270
B. 250
C. 230
D. 206

Which of the following is located meidal to the third molar at the junction of the maxilla and the horizontal plate of the palatine bone_______?

A. Posterior nasal spine
B. Mylohyoid line
C. Pterygoid Hamulus
D. Greater palatine foramen

The orbital opening is somewhat________?

A. Quadrangular
B. Oval
C. Oblong
D. Circular

Which of the following is the weakest part of the orbit ?

A. Medial wall
B. Lateral wall
C. Floor of the orbit
D. Roof of the orbit

Which out of the following bones ossify first ?

A. Mandible
B. Nasal bone
C. Vomer
D. Occipital

The joint between the atlas and axis is______?

A. Synovial
B. Closely related to the first cervical nerves
C. All ow rotation of the head
D. Supported by the alar ligaments

The first costochondral joint is a_______?

A. Fibrous joint
B. Synovial joint
C. Fmosis
D. Synarthrosis

Mental spines provide attachment to_____?

A. Genioglossus
B. Anterior & Posterior bellies of digastric
C. Mylohyoid
D. Superior constrictor of pharynx

Which vertebra has the most prominent spine_______?

A. C2
B. C7
C. T10
D. L2

Which structures pass through infra orbital fissures________?

A. Superior ophthalmic vein
B. Ophthalmic artery
C. Trochlear nerve
D. Zygomatic nerve

Structures passing through foramen ovale______?

A. Emissary vein
B. Mandibular nerve
C. Trigeminal nerve
D. A & B

Muscle, which pulls the disk of TMJ downward________?

A. Lateral pterygoid
B. Medial pterygoid
C. Digastric
D. Mylohyoid

Anterior limit of infratemporal fossa is_______?

A. Lateral pterygoid plate
B. Maxillary posterior wall
C. Pterygomaxillary fissure
D. Mastiod process

All the following features of skull of a newborn are true except________?

A. Diploe not formed
B. Styloid process has not fused with rest of temporal bone
C. Anterior fontanelle open
D. Mastoid process is of adult size

Foramen caecum is seen in____?

A. Ethmoid Bone
B. Tongue
C. Sphenoid
D. A and B

Foramen magnum transmits all except_______?

A. Vertebral artery
B. Spinal branch 10th nerve
C. Spinal cord
D. Vertebral venous plexus

The point where the parieto mastoid , occipito mastoid , and lambdoid sutures meet is________?

A. Pterion
B. Obelion
C. Asterion
D. Bregma

Lingual gives attachment to______?

A. Upper medial incisor
B. Sphenomandibular ligament
C. Temporomandibular ligament
D. All

Among all of the following foramens in the base of skull, which is , the most posteriorly present_____?

A. Foramen spinosum
B. Foreman rotundum
C. Forename lacerum
D. Foreman Ovale

Highest point on skull______?

A. Pterion
B. Porion
C. Lambda
D. Vertex

Lateral part of middle cranial fossa and posterior cranial fossa are divided by ______?

A. Petrous temporal bone
B. Croista galli
C. Transverse groove
D. Sphenoid bone

Bregma is the name given to the junction of the_______?

A. Coronal and sagittal sutures
B. Frontal bone with the nasal bone
C. Lambdoid and sagittal sutures
D. Two parietal bones

Sublingual salivary gland lies______?

A. Superior to mylohyoid
B. Inferior to mylohyoid
C. Deep to genioglossus
D. Deep to geniohyoid

Parotid duct traverses______?

A. Masseter
B. Buccinator
C. Medial pterygoid
D. Lateral pterygoid

Deep part of submandibular salivary gland is in relation to ______?

A. Facial Nerve
B. Lingual Nerve
C. Accessory Nerve
D. Mandibular Nerve

The preganglionic parasympathetic fibers for otic ganglion commence at_______?

A. Superior salivatory nucleus
B. Inferior salivatory nucleus
C. Nucleus of tractus solitarius
D. Lacrimatory nucleus

Sensory supply to soft palate is by all except_______?

A. Lesser Palatine nerve
B. Glossopharyngeal nerve
C. Vigus Nerve
D. Maxillary nerve

Lacrimal gland is supplied by which of the following ganglion_______?

A. Otic ganglion
B. Ciliary ganglion
C. Sphenopalatine ganglion
D. Submandibular

Parathyroid glands are supplied by _____ artery?

A. Common Carotid
B. Superior thyroid
C. Middle thyroid
D. Inferior thyroid

The nerve supplying submandibular gland________?

A. V
B. IX
C. VII
D. XII

The level of branching of common carotid artery______?

A. Upper border of thyroid cartilage
B. Lower borer of cricoid
C. Upper border of cricoid
D. Hyoid

Superior parathyroid glands are derived from_______?

A. 1st branchial pouch
B. 2nd branchial pouch
C. 3rdbranchial pouch
D. 4thbranchial pouch

The left subclavian artery is a branch of______?

A. Brachio cephalic trunk
B. Ascending aorta
C. Arch of aorta
D. Left common carotid

Which of the following structures is not found in parotid gland_______?

A. ECA
B. Facial nerve
C. Auriculo temporal nerve
D. Buccal branch of mandibular nerve

Which of the following muscle divides the sub- mandibular gland into a superficial and deep part ?

A. Genioglossus
B. Mylohyoid
C. Sternohyoid
D. Digastric

The secretomotor supply of the parotid gland is through_______?

A. Otic ganglion
B. Gasserian ganglion
C. Geniculate ganglion
D. Submandibular ganglion

The orifice of the parotid duct is located________?

A. At the hamular notch
B. In proximity to the incisive papillae
C. On the buccal mocosa near the maxillary second molar
D. Slightly posterior to the mandibular central incisors

Secretomotor supply of parotid comes from______?

A. Greater Petrosal nerve
B. Auriculotemporal nerve
C. Maxillary nerve
D. Chorda Tympani

The relation of facial nerve branches to parotid gland is ______ ?

A. Deep
B. Superficial
C. In the substance of parotid
D. None

During examination of parotid gland, parotid duct can be palpated at the following except_____?

A. Anterior border of masseter
B. At the opening just opposite to lower second molar
C. Pierced to the buccinator
D. A the anterior surface of parotid gland

The structure that does not traverse parotid gland is_______?

A. Superficial temporal artery
B. Posterior auricular artery
C. External carotid artery
D. Internal carotid artery

During inferior alveolar nerve block the needle of LA syringe is penetrated into parotid gland which of the following structure is most likely to be penetrated______?

A. Lingual nerve
B. Lingual artery
C. Internal carotid artery
D. External carotid artery

Parasympathetic nerve supply to salivary gland is by______?

A. VII and IX cranial nerves
B. IX and X cranial nerves
C. V and X cranial nerves
D. VII and IX spinal nerves

Nasolacrimal duct is directed_______?

A. Downward, Medially, Backwards
B. Downward, laterally, Backwards ‘(DLB)
C. Downward, laterally forward
D. Downward, medially forward

Which of the following is not present on the medial surface of a submandibular gland ?

A. Styloglossus
B. Mylohyoid
C. Facial vein
D. Hyoglossus

The facial nerve_________?

A. Arises from medulla oblongata
B. Transverses through parotid gland
C. Supplies muscles of mastication
D. Carries no taste fibres

Middle thyroid vein drain into _______ vein?

A. External jugular vein
B. Anterior jugular vein
C. Internal jugular vein
D. Brachiocephalic

Inferior thyroid artery arises from________?

A. 1st part of subclavian artery
B. Thyrocervical trunk of 1st part of subclavian artery
C. 3rd part of subclavian artery
D. Internal carotid artery

Isthmus of thyroid gland is across tracheal rings_______?

A. 2nd to 4th
B. 3rd to 5th
C. 5th and 6th
D. 4th only

Sub lingual gland is situated between_______?

A. Hyoglossus and genioglossus
B. Hyoglossus and styloglossus
C. Geniglossus and mandible
D. Geniohyoid and genioglossus

Surgical excision of parotid gland endangers which of the following structures _______?

A. Hypoglossal nerve
B. Motor nerve of the muscles of mastication
C. External carotid artery, auriculotemporal nerve, facial nerve
D. Lesser occipital nerve and spinal accessory nerve

Duct of parotid gland crosses over masseter muscle and pierces the___________?

A. Buccinator muscle
B. Superior constrictor
C. Masseter
D. Zygomaticus major

All the following nerves may be injured while doing excision of submandibular salivary glands except______________?

A. Lingual nerve
B. Spinal accessory nerve
C. Mandibular branch of facial nerve
D. Hypoglossal nerve

Submandibular gland is situated in____?

A. Digastric triangle
B. Carotid triangle
C. Muscular triangle
D. Deep to hyoglossus muscle

Tongue movement has its primary effect on_____?

A. Palatoglossus arch
B. Facial musculature
C. Lips
D. Cheeks

Palsy of the right genioglossus causes________?

A. Deviation of tongue to right
B. Deviation of tongue to left
C. Deviation of soft palate to right
D. deviation of soft palate to left

Deep surface of Hyoglossus is related to______?

A. Lingual nerve
B. Hypoglossal nerve
C. Submandibular Ganglion
D. Glossopharyngeal nerve

Which of the following muscle of tongue runs from dorsum of tongue to ventral_____?

A. Verticalis
B. Superior longitudinal
C. Inferior longitudinal
D. Transverse

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Past Questions of General Anatomy MCQs for Joining Army Medical Tests

The extrinsic muscles that aid in depressing the tongue are the _____?

A. Genioglossi and hyoglossi
B. Genioglossi and palatoglossal
C. Hyoglossi and styloglossi
D. Styloglossi and palatoglossal

The muscles of the tongue are supplied by_______?

A. Glossopharyngeal nerve
B. Lingual nerve
C. Chorda tympani
D. Hypoglossal

Tongue develops from which branchial arches ?

A. I, II,IV
B. I, II, III
C. I, III,IV
D. I,II,II,IV

Anterior 2/3rd of tongue arises from_______?

A. Hypobranchial eminence
B. Two lingual swellings
C. Tuberculum impar
D. B & C

All are structures lying deep to the hyoglossus muscle except_______?

A. Hypoglossal nerve
B. Lingual artery
C. Stylohyoid muscle
D. Geniohyoid muscle

In which of the following papillae of the tongue are the taste buds predominantly located ?

A. Circumvallate
B. Filiform
C. Foliate
D. Fungi form

When a patient protrudes his tongue, it deviated to the right. Which of the following nerves is damaged ?

A. Left hypoglossal
B. Glossopharyngeal
C. Right hypoglossal
D. Facial nerve

Hypoglossal nerve supplies to all the following muscles EXCEPT_______?

A. Palatoglossus
B. Genioglossus
C. Hyoglossus
D. Styloglossus

The mucosa of the posterior third of the tongue is supplied by______?

A. Facial nerve
B. Trigeminal nerve
C. Mandibular nerve
D. Glossopharyngeal nerve

Structures related to the medial surface of the hyoglossus muscle in include the following EXCEPT________?

A. Glossopharyngeal nerve
B. Stylohyoid ligament
C. Lingual artery
D. Hypoglossal nerve

Base of the tongue is attached to the_____?

A. Hyoid bone
B. Mandible
C. Hyoid bone and mandible
D. None of the above

The Tongue_____?

A. Separated from the epiglottis by gloss epiglottic folds
B. Contains foramen caecum which is present on the dorsum of frenulum
C. Contains 6 – 10 circumvallate papilla located posterior to sulcus terminals
D. Embryologically derives from 1st branchial arch only

Safety muscle of tongue is_______?

A. Hyoglossus
B. Genioglossus
C. Palatoglossus
D. Styloglossus

Main arterial supply to the tongue is_______?

A. Ascending palatine artery
B. Ascending pharyngeal artery
C. Lingual artery
D. Facial artery

Sensory nerve fibers to posterior one third of the tongue is supplied by ______?

A. XII cranial nerve
B. IX cranial nerve
C. X cranial nerve
D. VII cranial nerve

Taste sensations from the posterior one- third of the tongue are carried by _______ cranial nerve?

A. VII
B. V
C. X
D. IX

The action of styloglossus muscle is_______?

A. Protrusion of tongue
B. Posteriorly retracts the tongue
C. Depression of tongue
D. Elevation of tongue

The papillae present on margins of the tongue_______?

A. Fungiform papillae
B. Filiform papillae
C. Vallate papillae
D. Foliate papillae

Circumvallate papillae are present_______?

A. Behind sulcus terminalis
B. Front of sulcus terminalis
C. Anterior 2/3 of tongue
D. Lateral border of tongue

The lymphatic drainage from the tip of tongue first passes to _____?

A. Submental nodes
B. Supra clavicular node
C. Sub mandibular nodes
D. Superior deep cervical nodes

Protrusion of tongue is brought out by ______?

A. Genioglossus
B. Intrinsic muscles of tongue
C. Styloglossus
D. Palatoglossus

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