Brain Bee Prep - Tongue

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Brain Bee Prep - Tongue - Quiz


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  • 1. 

    Tongue is the main sensory organ of 

    Explanation
    The tongue is considered the main sensory organ of taste because it contains taste buds that are responsible for detecting different flavors. These taste buds are located on the surface of the tongue and can detect sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami tastes. When food comes into contact with the taste buds, they send signals to the brain, allowing us to perceive and differentiate various tastes. Therefore, the tongue plays a crucial role in our ability to taste and enjoy different foods.

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  • 2. 

    The bumps we can see on the tongue are called

    Explanation
    The bumps on the tongue are called papillae. These small structures contain taste buds and help in the perception of taste. They also aid in the movement of food during chewing and swallowing. The papillae come in different types, including fungiform, filiform, circumvallate, and foliate papillae, each with its own unique characteristics and functions.

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  • 3. 

    Taste receptors contain taste buds

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Taste receptors do not contain taste buds. Taste buds are actually small structures located on the papillae of the tongue, roof of the mouth, and lining of the throat. Taste buds contain specialized cells called taste receptors, which are responsible for detecting different tastes such as sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. Therefore, the statement that taste receptors contain taste buds is false.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. 3,000 - 10,000 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3,000 - 10,000. This range is given because the number of taste buds can vary from person to person. Taste buds are small sensory organs on the tongue that allow us to detect different tastes such as sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. While the average number of taste buds is estimated to be around 10,000, some individuals may have fewer or more taste buds within this range.

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  • 5. 

    __________sit on top of these papillae

    Correct Answer
    Taste buds
  • 6. 

    Five elements of taste perception:

    • A.

      Salty

    • B.

      Sour

    • C.

      Sweet

    • D.

      Spicy

    • E.

      Bitter

    • F.

      Umami

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Salty
    B. Sour
    C. Sweet
    E. Bitter
    F. Umami
    Explanation
    The given answer lists the five basic elements of taste perception. These elements are salty, sour, bitter, sweet, and umami. Each of these tastes corresponds to different types of flavor sensations experienced by the taste buds on our tongues. Salty taste is associated with the presence of sodium, sour taste with acidity, bitter taste with alkaloids, sweet taste with sugars, and umami taste with savory or meaty flavors. Spicy taste, which is not included in the answer, is actually a sensation of heat caused by compounds like capsaicin found in chili peppers.

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  • 7. 

    Women have shorter tongues than men

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is incorrect. There is no scientific evidence to support the claim that women have shorter tongues than men. Tongue length is not determined by gender but rather by individual variation and genetics. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Anterior and posterior
    Explanation
    The human tongue is divided into two parts: the anterior and posterior. The anterior part refers to the front portion of the tongue, while the posterior part refers to the back portion. This division is based on the anatomical structure and function of the tongue. The anterior part is responsible for taste perception and manipulation of food, while the posterior part plays a role in swallowing and speech production.

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  • 9. 

    The ___________ part of the tongue is the visible part at the front and is about two-thirds of the tongue's length

    Correct Answer
    anterior
    Explanation
    The anterior part of the tongue refers to the visible part at the front, which makes up about two-thirds of the tongue's length. This means that when looking at the tongue, the anterior part is the portion that is most easily seen and is located towards the front of the mouth.

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  • 10. 

    The posterior tongue area is closest to the throat

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The posterior tongue area refers to the back part of the tongue, which is located closest to the throat. This area is responsible for activities such as swallowing and helps to direct food towards the throat. Therefore, it is accurate to say that the posterior tongue area is closest to the throat.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Intrinsic or extrinsic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is intrinsic or extrinsic. The muscles in the human tongue can be classified as intrinsic or extrinsic based on their location and function. Intrinsic muscles are located within the tongue and are responsible for its shape and movement. Extrinsic muscles, on the other hand, are located outside the tongue and are responsible for its positioning and overall movement.

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  • 12. 

    The ____________________muscles that allow the tongue to change shape, such as point, roll, tuck etc.

    Correct Answer
    intrinsic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "intrinsic". Intrinsic muscles are the specific muscles that allow the tongue to change shape, such as pointing, rolling, tucking, etc. These muscles are responsible for the fine movements and flexibility of the tongue, enabling it to perform various functions like speech, swallowing, and tasting.

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  • 13. 

    The  _______________ muscles attached to bone and allow the tongue to change position, such as poke out, retract, side-to-side movement

    Correct Answer
    exterior
    Explanation
    The exterior muscles are attached to the bone and allow the tongue to change position, such as poking out, retracting, and moving side to side. These muscles are responsible for the tongue's movements and flexibility, enabling it to perform various functions like speaking, swallowing, and tasting.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. 10 cm 
    Explanation
    The average length of the human tongue from the back to the tip is 10 cm.

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  • 15. 

    The __________________has the largest tongue of all animals.

    Correct Answer
    blue whale
    Explanation
    The blue whale has the largest tongue of all animals. This is because the blue whale is the largest animal on Earth, and it requires a large tongue to help it consume its primary food source, which is krill. The tongue of a blue whale can weigh as much as an elephant and can hold up to 90 metric tons of food and water. Its large tongue allows it to filter out the water and then swallow the krill, making it an efficient feeding mechanism for such a massive creature.

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