The Eight Bones That Form the Cranium


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How many cranial bones do humans possess?

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1. Which bones are NOT parts of the skullcap?

2. How many temporal bones are found in a human cranium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The cranium is divided into different sections. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you identify the bones that make up the cranium. Some topics you will be tested on are temporal and occipital bones.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following information:

  • The number of human cranial bones
  • The number of temporal bones in a human cranium
  • The difference in bone structure between a baby and an adult
  • The bones that make up the skullcap
  • The location of the occipital bone

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the bones of the cranium
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between the skullcap and braincase
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the bone formation of the cranium

Additional Learning

To learn more about the human cranium, review the accompanying lesson on bones of the cranium. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the eight bones that make up the cranium
  • Recognize how the skullcap differs from the braincase
  • Understand the function of bones
  • Understand the difference between an infant and an adult cranium