The 14 Facial Bones: Anatomy & Functions


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Which facial bone is sometimes referred to as the lower jaw?

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1. Which facial bone helps separate the nasal cavity into right and left sides?

2. Which facial bone is responsible for draining your sinuses and holding your upper teeth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The facial structure consists of fourteen bones. This quiz and worksheet will help you name and locate all of them. Some vocabulary words you will see are mandible, maxilla, palatine, and conchae.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Mandible
  • Vomer
  • Maxilla
  • Zygomatic
  • Sinus

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 fourteen facial bones
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the size, location, and function of different facial bones
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding facial bone structure
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the function and location of each facial bone

Additional Learning

To learn more about the facial bone structure, review the accompanying lesson on the fourteen facial bones. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recall and identify facial bones by their common and formal names
  • Locate all fourteen facial bones
  • Understand the function of each facial bone