Cranial Nerves Quiz

There are twelve cranial nerves. Cranial nerves are often identified by number, a convenient nickname. Students are expected to know each cranial nerve by both its name and number. The following two quizes allow you to practice associating names with numbers and then numbers with names:

Quiz: Associate cranial nerve names with their corresponding numbers.

Quiz: Associate cranial nerve numbers with their corresponding names.


Cranial nerves specialize in their innervation of the head. The following quiz allows you to practice identifying the innervation targets of individual cranial nerves:

Quiz: Associate cranial nerve numbers with their innervation targets.


Collectively, the twelve cranial nerves contain six fiber types. If you know what a cranial nerve innervates, you should be able to deduce its fiber type content (because, e.g., Somatic Efferent innervates skeletal muscle; Visceral Efferent innervates smmoth & cardiac muscle and gland; etc.). The following two quizes allow you to practice associating fiber types with the cranial nerves that contain them:

Quiz: Associate cranial nerve numbers with the fiber types they convey.

Quiz: Reveal fiber types in a cranial nerve array.



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