A Quiz On Taste Perception! Sense Of Taste

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  • 1. 

    Which flavor are babies born appreciating?

    • A.

      Sweet

    • B.

      Salty

    • C.

      Bitter

    • D.

      Sour

    Correct Answer
    A. Sweet
    Explanation
    Babies are born with a natural preference for sweet flavors. This is because breast milk, which is the primary source of nutrition for infants, has a naturally sweet taste. This preference for sweetness is believed to be evolutionary, as it helps ensure that babies consume the necessary nutrients and energy for growth and development. Additionally, sweet flavors are generally associated with carbohydrates, which are an important source of energy.

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  • 2. 

    Babies continue to develop taste buds after birth.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    After birth, babies continue to develop taste buds as they grow and their sensory system develops. Taste buds are responsible for detecting different flavors and are located on the tongue. As babies explore different foods and flavors, their taste buds become more refined, allowing them to develop preferences for certain tastes. This ongoing development of taste buds helps babies to gradually expand their palate and develop a varied diet. Therefore, the statement "Babies continue to develop taste buds after birth" is true.

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  • 3. 

    At birth, newborns can tell the difference between different types of sugar.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Newborns have a well-developed sense of taste and can distinguish between different types of sugar. This ability is present from birth and is believed to be innate. Research has shown that newborns have a preference for sweet tastes and can differentiate between different levels of sweetness. This suggests that they are able to detect and discriminate between different types of sugar. Therefore, the statement that newborns can tell the difference between different types of sugar is true.

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  • 4. 

    Which taste category are infants indiferent about?

    • A.

      Sweet

    • B.

      Salty

    • C.

      Bitter

    • D.

      Sour

    Correct Answer
    B. Salty
    Explanation
    Infants are generally indifferent to the taste of saltiness. This is because they are born with a natural preference for sweet tastes, which is believed to be an evolutionary adaptation to ensure they consume breast milk or formula. Additionally, infants have taste buds that are more sensitive to bitter tastes, which may help protect them from ingesting harmful substances. Sour tastes may also elicit a strong reaction from infants. However, they typically do not show a strong preference or aversion to salty tastes.

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  • 5. 

    At what age do children undergo change in salt preference?

    • A.

      1 month

    • B.

      4 months

    • C.

      7 months

    • D.

      1 year

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 months
    Explanation
    Children undergo a change in salt preference at around 4 months of age. This is because their taste buds develop and they become more receptive to different flavors. Before this age, babies have a natural preference for sweet tastes and are less sensitive to salty flavors. However, as they grow older, their preference for salt increases and they start to enjoy and seek out foods with a salty taste. It is important to note that excessive salt intake should still be avoided in young children as it can be harmful to their health.

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  • 6. 

    Why is there delayed development of salt sensitivity?

    • A.

      Kids do not need to eat salt.

    • B.

      There is no salt in breast milk.

    • C.

      The liver starts working.

    • D.

      Development of the kidney.

    Correct Answer
    D. Development of the kidney.
    Explanation
    The delayed development of salt sensitivity can be attributed to the development of the kidney. The kidney plays a crucial role in regulating the body's salt balance and blood pressure. As the kidney develops and matures, it becomes more efficient in handling and responding to changes in salt intake. Therefore, the delayed development of the kidney can result in a delayed ability to effectively regulate salt sensitivity.

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  • 7. 

    Bitter and sour are the two categories of taste that never seem to change.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect because taste preferences can change over time. Bitter and sour tastes are subjective and can vary from person to person. Additionally, taste preferences can be influenced by factors such as cultural background, personal experiences, and age. Therefore, it is not accurate to say that bitter and sour tastes never change.

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  • 8. 

    What effects does sugar NOT have on infants?

    • A.

      Reduces crying.

    • B.

      Lowers their heart rate.

    • C.

      Makes them hyper.

    • D.

      Decreases less organized body movements.

    Correct Answer
    C. Makes them hyper.
    Explanation
    Sugar does not have the effect of making infants hyper. This is a common misconception, but multiple studies have shown that sugar does not cause hyperactivity in children. The belief that sugar leads to hyperactivity is likely due to the association between sugar consumption and exciting events such as birthday parties or holidays. However, scientific evidence does not support the idea that sugar itself directly causes hyperactivity in infants.

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  • 9. 

    What did you find most interesting about this chapter?

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