Eight bones compose the neurocranium,
surrounding the brain. Fifteen bones compose the viscerocranium, or the bones of the face.
Both statements are false
The first statement is false, and the second statement is true.
The first statement is true, and the second statement is false.
Both statements are true
The first statement is true, and the second statement is false
RATIONALE: The correct answer is(C); the first statement is true, and the second statement is false. Eightbones compose the neurocranium: the frontal, the sphenoid, the ethmoid, and theoccipital bones, which are single bones. The paired temporal and parietal bonesalso are part of the neurocranium. The second statement is false. There are 14bones, not 15, that make up the viscerocranium, including the single mandibleand the vomer. The paired nasal, lacrimal, zygomatic, inferior nasal conchae,palatine, and maxillae are the remaining bones composing the face. Choices A,B, and D do not accurately reflect the statements.