Bones of the Face: Names, Function & Location


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EJ plays basketball and was elbowed in the face during a game. When his coach called him over to the bench, he noticed EJ was crying. Although being hit in the face causes elicits tears as a result of pain, what else could be the cause of the tears?

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1. While both are bones found within the nose, what is the main difference between the nasal bone and the vomer bone?

2. A good example of the overlap of the skull and facial bones to form cavities in our head is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet are designed to test your ability to answer questions about the actual names of what we commonly call the eye socket, cheekbones, jaw bones and the bridge of the nose. You must recognize these terms in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on terms used to describe:

  • The bones found between the eyes
  • The bones that make up the orbit of the eye
  • The bone that carries the nasolacrimal duct
  • The pair of bones in the nose that resemble scrolls
  • The bones that make up the hard palate

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as lacrimal bone and zygomatic bone
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding paired and unpaired facial bones
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how facial and skull bones combine and overlap to form structures of the face

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Bones of the Face: Names, Function & Location. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the nasal bones
  • Describe the bones around the eyes
  • Name the bones of the cheeks, mouth and jaws
  • List the paired and unpaired bones of the face
  • Discuss skull bones that combine with facial bones to form some structures in the face