The Sense of Sight: Motion, Nerves and Eye Movements


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The _____ is responsible for the transfer of images coming into your retina to the vision centers of your brain through electrical impulses.

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1. What is the significance of the oculomotor nerve?

2. Without a functioning trochlear nerve, a person would be unable to do which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A complex series of muscle and nerve interactions make vision possible and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these interactions. Some things you'll be assessed on include the cranial nerves involved in sight.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Names and numbers of the cranial nerves
  • Muscles innervated by Cranial Nerve III
  • Role of Cranial Nerve III in lens and pupil function

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about sight and eye movement
  • Making connections - use understanding of the interactions between nerves and muscles involved in sight
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify cranial nerves by name and number

Additional Learning

To learn more about vision, review the accompanying lesson called The Sense of Sight: Motion, Nerves and Eye Movements. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Name the cranial nerves by name and number that are involved in sight
  • Identify the functions of Cranial Nerve II, III, IV and VI
  • Recognize which cranial nerve if lost would have the most profound effect on the ability to see