• Classification and division of bones of the skull
• Characteristic features of bones of the skull
Which part of the cranium makes up the superior, lateral, posterior walls of the skull?
Which part of the cranium contains the floor of the cranial cavity?
Which cavity is enclosed by the cranium and contains the brain?
Which main suture is located where the parietal bones articulate with each other?
Which main suture is located where the parietal bones meet the frontal bone?
Which main suture is located where the parietal bones meet the occipital bone?
Which main suture is located where the parietal bones meet the sphenoid and temporal bones?
There are 2 small additional sutures. The sphenoparietal suture and the _______________ ______
Which paired bones form the infero-lateral part of the skull?
Apart from the temporal bones, what are the other paired bones in the skull?
Which fossa is oval shaped and meets the conyle of the mandible to form the temperomandibular joint?
Which region of the temporal bones surround the external auditory meatus (EAMs)?
Which needle like process lies below the EAMs?
Which process contains mastoid air cells?
Which foramen allows cranial nerve 7 to leave the skull?
Which part of the temporal bones contains the arcuate eminence?
Which canal transmits the 2 internal carotid arteries into the cranial cavity?
Which foramen allows the passage of the internal jugular vein and cranial nerves 9, 10 and 11?
Which bone contains the supraorbital margins?
Superior orbital foramina
Which foramina allows the supraorbital artery and nerve to pass to the forehead?
What is the name of the smooth portion between the orbits?
Anterior cranial fossa
Which cranial fossa supports the frontal lobes of the brain?
The frontal bone articulates with the sphenoid bone- true or false?
Which bone forms the skulls posterior wall and base?
Which part of the occipital bone contains the occipital condyles?
which part of the occipital bone contains the basilar artery?
What is the name of the large opening at the base of the cranium through which the spinal cord passes?
Which condyles articulate with cervical vertebrae 1
Internal occipital crest
What is the name of the ridge which extends inferiorly from internal occipital protuberance and allows for attachment of the dura mater?
What is the name of the outer layer of the meninges?
Posterior cranial fossa
Which cranial fossa protects the cerebellum of the brain?
The occipital bone articulates with the ethmoid bone- true or false?
Which bone is butterfly shaped and articulates with all the other cranial bones?
What is the name of the 'seat on the saddle' of the sella turcica where the pituitary gland is located?,
lesser wing of sphenoid
What is the name of the projection of the sphenoid bone that forms the posterior border of the anterior cranial fossa?
Which two bony processes descend from the body of the sphenoid bone and anchor the chewing muscles?
Which foramina of the sphenoid bone allows cranial nerve 2 to pass to the eyes?
Which groove allows cranial nerves 3, 4 and 5 to pass to the eyes to control the eye movements?
Which perpendicular plate separates the nasal cavities and orbits (between the sphenoid and nasal bones)?
paired cribiform plates
which paired plates have olfactory foramina to allow the olfactory fibres to pass to the brain?
vertical projection of the ethmoid bone allows attachment of the dura mater?
what is the collective name of the three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Consisting of - the dura mater, pia mater, and arachnoid mater?
which part of the ethmoid bone forms part of the nasal septum?