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The Ear: Hair Cells, Organ of Corti & the Auditory Nerve

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The 8th cranial nerve is also known as the:

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1. The Organ of Corti is:

2. Which of the following is NOT true about the hair cells of the Organ of Corti?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The ear has a lot of different parts in it, and this quiz tests you on a number of them and their functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This ear quiz specifically tests your ability to:

  • Recall what the 8th cranial nerve is also known as
  • Define the Organ of Corti
  • Recognize true facts about hair cells of the Organ of Corti
  • Remember the nerve that connects to the hair cells of the Organ of Corti
  • Determine which of given statements about the elements of the ear is correct

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on the elements of the ear
  • Critical thinking - use this information and give consideration to whether a statement about the ear is or is not correct
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've learned regarding the elements of the ear

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ear, please see the lesson titled The Ear: Hair Cells, Organ of Corti & the Auditory Nerve. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what the cochlea does
  • Examine the purpose of hair cells in the ear
  • Define the auditory nerve
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