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1. Some species of animals have incisors which grow continually throughout their lifetime, and are worn down by gnawing. Which of these creatures does NOT also have continually growing incisors?
2. Which species is the only living family (in a scientific classification sense) of the order Tubulidentata?
3. Over the course of a normal lifetime, an elephant has 28 teeth. Which of them are tusks?
4. Which species, with the Latin name Monodon monoceros, have the most neurologically complex teeth ever discovered?
5. The now extinct Pakasuchus kapilimai was a crocodilian creature with something very unusual about its teeth. What was it?
6. The giant anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla, is well known for its restricted diet of termites and ants. Less well known is its dentition. Which of these best describes the teeth of a giant anteater?
7. Which creatures, members of the Characidae family, indigenous to South America, and famed for their extremely sharp teeth and powerful jaws, are colloquially known as "Caribes" in Venezuela?
8. Obviously, teeth are found in the jaw and/or facial bones of animals, but do you know the proper term for a 'tooth-bearing bone'?
9. A man called Greene Vardiman Black devised a classification system for which aspect of human dentistry?
10. Many people will have to undergo a 'root canal' during their lifetimes, during which the pulp and nerve tissue is removed from inside one of their teeth. What is the correct term for this process?
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