Special Sub-Topic: What's in a mouth?
|What are the four functions of the tongue?|
taste, speech, aiding chewing and swallowing. The bumps on the tongue that help you move food are called papillae.
|Where are the taste buds that allow you to taste sour tastes located?|
back sides of tongue. The taste buds on the tip of the tongue are used in tasting sweet tastes, the front sides are for tasting salt tastes, and the back of the tongue is for tasting bitter tastes.
|What type of muscle is the tongue?|
Skeletal muscle. The cardiac muscle is used mostly by the heart and the radial and circular muscles are used in the eye.
|Which one of these are NOT a type of teeth found in the mouth?|
parotids. The four types of teeth are incisors with 8 teeth, canine with 4 teeth, molars with 12 teeth, and premolars with 8 teeth.
|Which one of these descriptions does NOT describe the crown of the teeth?|
contains the entire pulp cavity. The pulp cavity is found in the root of the tooth, but is not always confined to the root of the tooth, and is involved in root canals.
|During a root canal, what do they take out of the pulp cavity?|
blood vessels and nerves. If they don't put a crown or a filling on your tooth after a root canal, then blood flows in and may eventually turn the tooth black.
|Which of the following are enamel-building cells?|
ameloblasts. Osteoblasts and osteoclasts are used in bone building and breaking down, and chlorplasts are used by plants.
|Which is NOT a salivary gland?|
periodontal. The parotid is located by the ear, the submandibular is located on the posterior floor of the mouth, and the sublingual is located on the anterior floor of the mouth.
|What is salivary amylase?|
An enzyme in saliva. It is an enzyme that works on breaking down carbohydrates, mostly starches.
|Which one of these does NOT describe the esophagus?|
reduces food to liquid called chyme. I hope you had a fun learning experience taking this quiz.
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