Anatomy of the Ear's External Structures


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The external auditory meatus is also known as the _____.

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1. The tympanic membrane is the _____.

2. Which of the following is true about the tympanic membrane?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The ear is an intricate body part with different components. Learn about the external ear with this quiz and worksheet. You'll be tested on vocabulary terms for the various parts composing the external ear, as well as some of their functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Pinna
  • Tympanic membrane
  • External auditory meatus
  • External ear

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 external ear
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the functions of the different parts of the external ear
  • Information recall - recall the formal names for the ear, ear canal, and eardrum and their function in the auditory process

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ear, review the accompanying lesson on the structure of the external ear. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the parts of the external ear by their formal and common names
  • Understand how the pinna captures, amplifies, and directs sound waves
  • Identify the ear canal
  • Learn the functions of the ear drum