Brain Bee Prep - Tongue

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tongue is the main sensory organ of 
  • 2. 
    The bumps we can see on the tongue are called
  • 3. 
    Taste receptors contain taste buds
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The human tongue has on average _____________ taste buds
    • A. 

      3,000 - 10,000 

    • B. 

      5,000 - 10,000 

    • C. 

      3,000 - 7,000 

    • D. 

      15,000

  • 5. 
    __________sit on top of these papillae
  • 6. 
    Five elements of taste perception:
    • A. 

      Salty

    • B. 

      Sour

    • C. 

      Sweet

    • D. 

      Spicy

    • E. 

      Bitter

    • F. 

      Umami

  • 7. 
    Women have shorter tongues than men
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The two parts of the human tongue are
    • A. 

      Anterior and posterior

    • B. 

      Front and back

    • C. 

      Upper and lower

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    The ___________ part of the tongue is the visible part at the front and is about two-thirds of the tongue's length
  • 10. 
    The posterior tongue area is closest to the throat
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The muscles in the human tongue can be classified as
    • A. 

      Intrinsic or extrinsic

    • B. 

      Interior or exterior

    • C. 

      Anterior or posterior

    • D. 

      Inner or outer

  • 12. 
    The ____________________muscles that allow the tongue to change shape, such as point, roll, tuck etc.
  • 13. 
    The  _______________ muscles attached to bone and allow the tongue to change position, such as poke out, retract, side-to-side movement
  • 14. 
    The average length of the human tongue from the back to the tip is
    • A. 

      10 cm 

    • B. 

      10 in

    • C. 

      12 cm

    • D. 

      5 in

  • 15. 
    The __________________has the largest tongue of all animals.