Oral and Tongue Anatomy Quizzes -

For students of all ages (basic, intermediate, advanced levels). / Pre-test study graphic.

The four online quizzes accessed from this page cover the topic of intra-oral anatomy.

  • Three of these exams cover the identification of hard and soft-tissue landmarks found within the mouth. (Two quizzes designed for intermediate to advanced-level students and the other younger-aged children.)
  • The last quiz, targeted primarily for intermediate to advanced-level students, covers the topic of tongue anatomy.

1) Our 'Oral Anatomy' quizzes. - Soft-tissue landmarks of the mouth.

Ready to take the quizzes?  Use these links! -
Oral Anatomy Quiz Part I.  » Oral Anatomy Quiz Part II.

Exam terms and definitions.

Graphic for 'Oral Anatomy' quiz.

Oral Anatomy Quiz - Parts I & II: These exams test on soft-tissue landmarks found inside the mouth.

A) Soft Palate -
the posterior one-third of the roof of the mouth. It is composed of soft tissue only.

B) Uvula -
a piece of soft tissue that hangs down from the center-rear portion of the soft palate.

C) Hard Palate -
the anterior two-thirds of the roof of the mouth. Its soft tissue is supported by bone.

D) Rugae -
elevated ridges of soft tissue found on the hard palate behind the front teeth.

E) Pharengeal Tonsils -
lymphoid tissue located at the opening to the throat. These tonsils are also called the adenoids.

F) Gingiva -
the soft tissue that surrounds the teeth and covers over the jawbones. It is also referred to as gum tissue.

G) Lips -
the two upper and lower fleshy structures that form the opening to the mouth.

H) Upper Lip Frenulum -
the fold of soft tissue that attaches the upper lip to the upper jawbone.

I) Tongue -
the movable muscular structure that occupies most of the space of the mouth.

J) Median Sulcus -
the groove that runs down the center of the tongue.

K) Lingual Frenulum -
the fold of soft tissue that attaches the under surface of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.

L) Floor of the Mouth -
the soft tissue and muscular structure that defines the lowest part of the mouth.


2) The 'Parts of the Mouth' quiz. - Mouth landmarks and features.

Ready to take the quiz?  Use this link!  »  The Parts of the Mouth quiz.

Exam terms and definitions.

Graphic for 'Parts of the Mouth' quiz.

The 'Parts of the Mouth' quiz: This exam tests on both the hard and soft-tissue features found inside the mouth.

A) Lips -
the two upper and lower fleshy portions of the face that surround the mouth.

B) Teeth -
the hard objects in the mouth that we use to chew food.

C) Tongue -
the fleshy organ in the mouth that helps us to speak and taste, swallow and chew food.

D) Floor of Mouth -
the soft tissue that lies underneath the tongue.

E) Roof of Mouth -
the hard and soft tissue that forms the top portion of the mouth.

F) Throat -
the pathway that leads from the back of the mouth down towards the stomach.

G) Gums (gingiva) -
the soft tissue that surrounds the teeth.


C) The 'Tongue Anatomy' quiz. - Soft tissue landmarks found on the tongue.

Ready to take the quiz?  Use this link!  »  The Tongue Anatomy quiz.

Exam terms and definitions.

Graphic for 'Tongue Anatomy' quiz.

The Tongue Anatomy quiz: This exam tests on the soft-tissue features of the tongue.

A) Anterior Tongue -
that portion of the tongue that can move freely.

B) Posterior Tongue -
the base of the tongue. That portion of the tongue that is anchored to the floor of the mouth.

C) Papillae -
raised bumps and ridges of soft tissue found on the top and side surfaces of the tongue.

D) Circumvallate Papillae -
the largest type of papillae, usually numbering between six and twelve. These dome-shaped papillae lie in a v-shaped line across the posterior portion of the tongue just in front of the foramen cecum.

E) Fungiform Papillae -
these are mushroom-shaped papillae. They are found in the greatest numbers on the tip and sides of the tongue.

F) Foliate Papillae -
papillae that appear as ridges and grooves on the side of the tongue near its base.

G) Filiform Papillae -
small long, thin hair-like papillae found across the entire surface of the tongue.

H) Median Sulcus -
the deep groove that runs down the center of the tongue.

I) Foramen Cecum -
a shallow indentation that lies at the posterior end of the median sulcus.
 
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