Cranial Nerve Numbers and Names

Cranial Nerves - Matching Names and Numbers

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Question 1

Which nerve is the vagus nerve?

A
CN XI
B
CN XII
C
CN IX
D
CN X
Question 1 Explanation: 
CN X = Vagus nerve
Question 2

Which nerve is cranial nerve XII?

A
Hypoglossal
B
Accessory
C
Vagus
D
Facial
Question 2 Explanation: 
CN XII = Hypoglossal nerve
Question 3

Which nerve is cranial nerve V?

A
Trochlear nerve
B
Glossopharyngeal nerve
C
Olfactory nerve
D
Trigeminal nerve
Question 3 Explanation: 
CN V = Trigeminal nerve
Question 4

Which nerve is CN VIII?

A
Hypoglossal
B
Vestibulocochlear
C
Accessory
D
Glossopharyngeal
Question 4 Explanation: 
CN VIII = Vestibulocochlear nerve
Question 5

Which cranial nerve is the oculomotor nerve?

A
CN VII
B
CN III
C
CN I
D
CN IX
Question 5 Explanation: 
CN III - Oculomotor nerve
Question 6

Which of the following is the optic nerve?

A
CN IX
B
CN V3
C
CN II
D
CN V2
Question 6 Explanation: 
CN II = Optic nerve
Question 7

Which of the following is the abducens nerve?

A
CN V
B
CN VI
C
CN XI
D
CN XII
Question 7 Explanation: 
CN VI = Abducens nerve
Question 8

Which of the following is the Glossopharyngeal nerve?

A
CN IX
B
CN IV
C
CN VI
D
CN XI
Question 8 Explanation: 
CN IX = Glossalpharyngeal nerve
Question 9

Which of the following is CN IV?

A
Facial
B
Trochlear
C
Hypoglossal
D
Vagus
Question 9 Explanation: 
CN IV = Trochlear nerve
Question 10

Which nerve is cranial nerve eleven?

A
Accessory
B
Vestibulocochlear
C
Hypoglossal
D
Vagus
Question 10 Explanation: 
CN XI = Accessory nerve
Question 11

What cranial nerve number matches with the facial nerve?

A
6
B
8
C
5
D
7
Question 11 Explanation: 
CN VII = Facial nerve
Question 12

Match the correct name with CN I

A
Accessory nerve
B
Optic nerve
C
Oculomotor nerve
D
Olfactory nerve
Question 12 Explanation: 
CN I = Olfactory nerve
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