Cranial Nerve Numbers and Names

Cranial Nerves - Matching Names and Numbers

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Question 1

Which of the following is CN IV?

A
Vagus
B
Trochlear
C
Facial
D
Hypoglossal
Question 1 Explanation: 
CN IV = Trochlear nerve
Question 2

What cranial nerve number matches with the facial nerve?

A
7
B
6
C
5
D
8
Question 2 Explanation: 
CN VII = Facial nerve
Question 3

Which nerve is the vagus nerve?

A
CN IX
B
CN XII
C
CN X
D
CN XI
Question 3 Explanation: 
CN X = Vagus nerve
Question 4

Which of the following is the abducens nerve?

A
CN XII
B
CN XI
C
CN V
D
CN VI
Question 4 Explanation: 
CN VI = Abducens nerve
Question 5

Which cranial nerve is the oculomotor nerve?

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

Which of the following is the Glossopharyngeal nerve?

A
CN IX
B
CN IV
C
CN XI
D
CN VI
Question 6 Explanation: 
CN IX = Glossalpharyngeal nerve
Question 7

Which nerve is cranial nerve eleven?

A
Vagus
B
Accessory
C
Vestibulocochlear
D
Hypoglossal
Question 7 Explanation: 
CN XI = Accessory nerve
Question 8

Which nerve is cranial nerve XII?

A
Accessory
B
Vagus
C
Facial
D
Hypoglossal
Question 8 Explanation: 
CN XII = Hypoglossal nerve
Question 9

Match the correct name with CN I

A
Optic nerve
B
Oculomotor nerve
C
Olfactory nerve
D
Accessory nerve
Question 9 Explanation: 
CN I = Olfactory nerve
Question 10

Which nerve is cranial nerve V?

A
Olfactory nerve
B
Trigeminal nerve
C
Trochlear nerve
D
Glossopharyngeal nerve
Question 10 Explanation: 
CN V = Trigeminal nerve
Question 11

Which of the following is the optic nerve?

A
CN IX
B
CN II
C
CN V3
D
CN V2
Question 11 Explanation: 
CN II = Optic nerve
Question 12

Which nerve is CN VIII?

A
Hypoglossal
B
Accessory
C
Glossopharyngeal
D
Vestibulocochlear
Question 12 Explanation: 
CN VIII = Vestibulocochlear nerve
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