Major Bones of the Skull: Names and Location


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How are the sphenoid, ethmoid, and frontal bone similar?

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1. Why is there a hole in the occipital bone?

2. The skull is comprised of _____ different types of bones for a total of _____ bones.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There's a number of important bones that make up the human skull, and in this quiz you'll be tested on a number of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is here for you to test your ability to:

  • Recall the skull bones that help make up part of the orbit of the eye
  • Remember the bone encasing the middle and inner ear
  • Know the number of types of bones and number of bones that comprise the skull
  • Determine the bone deepest within the head
  • Recognize a bone when describing its groove

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information from the lesson on the skull's major bones
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired about the bones that make up part of the eye's orbit
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to successfully answer questions about the number and types of bones of the skull

Additional Learning

We recommend to those who want to learn more that you read the lesson on the major bones of the skull. This lesson is titled Major Bones of the Skull: Names and Location, and it covers the following objectives:

  • List the bones of the skull
  • Explain parietal bones
  • Examine where to find the occipital bone
  • Differentiate between paired bones and unpaired bones