Biology: Smelling and Tasting
1. Which two senses often work together?
a. Seeing and Smelling
b. Smelling and Tasting
c. Seeing and Hearing
d. Smelling and Hearing
e. Touching and Tasting
2. What are cilia?
a. Small molecules that float in the air and into the nose
b. Taste sensors on the tongue which send signals to the brain
c. Tiny little hairs on the roof of the nose
d. Sour taste buds
e. Smell sensors in the nose which send signals to the brain
3. Which of the following connects the nose to the brain?
a. Taste Buds
d. Olfactory nerve
4. What specific action forces more molecules to travel up the nose, helping determine the smell?
5. True or False: Smelling makes food taste better.
6. Without help from the nose, how many flavors can the tongue taste?
7. What part of the tongue can taste salty flavors?
a. The tip of the tongue
b. The sides of the tongue
c. The back of the tongue
d. The back sides of the tongue
e. Any flavor can be tasted from most any part of the tongue
8. Without help from the tongue, how many flavors can the nose smell?
9. True or False: Scientists know so much more about smelling and tasting than seeing and hearing because seeing and hearing is more complex.
10. What do our noses and tongues warn us about?
a. Smoke or other dangerous fumes
b. Hot food
c. Rough or sharp food
d. Rotten food
e. All of the Above
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