Quiz about Snot Running Down His Nose
Quiz about Snot Running Down His Nose

Snot Running Down His Nose Trivia Quiz


Let's get gross! The bad boys (and girl) of Team Kaffeeklatsch invite you to grab a box of tissues and join us as we foray into the goop that dare not speak its name. What's your favorite bodily fluid? Thanks to zombipi for the Author Challenge.

A multiple-choice quiz by shorthumbz. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
shorthumbz
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
386,469
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. Snot is a by-product of the mucous membrane primarily located in what part of the body? Hint

Nasal passages
Digestive system
Ears
Eyes

2. What is the more commonly-accepted term for cerumen? Hint

Grey matter
Ear wax
Toe jam
Booger

3. What is the main reason that pus is usually white or yellow? Hint

It contains dead white (and related) blood cells.
It contains suspended skin cells.
It contains dissolved body fat.
It contains concentrated sweat.

4. Why have red or black stools been historically regarded as a serious danger sign? Hint

Black or red stools can indicate a diet too rich in fat.
Black or red stools can be a sign of cancer in the digestive tract.
Black or red stools can be a sign that carbohydrates are not being metabolized.
Black or red stools can be a warning sign of diabetes.

5. We always called it "gunk;" but what's the scientific name for that acre of solid stuff you remove from the corners of your (your kid's) eyes (mouth, nose) upon waking up? Hint

Sleep
Rheum
Crud
Gunk is its name.

6. What can make your navel smell bad? Hint

any of these can be a reason for a smelly navel
diseases such as diabetes
failure to rinse the area well after bathing
a yeast or bacterial infection

7. What is the only listed cause of increased phlegm production that is the result of an infectious agent? Hint

screaming
seasonal allergies
smoking
common cold

8. I've been throwing up all night. There's no food left in my stomach. Mostly I've been throwing up a bitter green liquid. What is this liquid? Hint

Digested blood cells
Saliva
Bile
Intestinal mucus

9. What is the primary factor that influences the color of the urine of a healthy person? Hint

what solid food the person recently ate
how well-hydrated the person's body is
any medicines the person may be taking
the person's age

10. We have mentioned the term "mucus," or "mucous," several times in this quiz - as something that applies to everyone. However, why is it pretty certain that less than half of all people will ever have a cervical mucus plug? Hint

The term only applies to people born before 1980.
Only about half of all people ever get that seriously congested.
It is a term that only applies to pregnant women.
Only half of all people have noses small enough to experience it.


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Snot is a by-product of the mucous membrane primarily located in what part of the body?

Answer: Nasal passages

What we call "snot" colloquially is dried nasal mucus, produced by the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory system (the nasal passages). This mucus serves the function of keeping the passages lubricated; warming inhaled air; and trapping dust, pollen, pollutants, and bacteria so that they can be passed from the body by sneezing.

When the mucus thickens or dries, it often takes the form we refer to as "snot."
2. What is the more commonly-accepted term for cerumen?

Answer: Ear wax

Cerumen performs the same function for the ears as mucus does for the nose. It helps protect and lubricate the skin of the ear canal; as well as acting as a barrier against external agents. Sebaceous glands in the ear canal secrete a substance which forms the cerumen, which migrates from the body through a combination of the movements of the jaw and of hairs in the ear canal.
3. What is the main reason that pus is usually white or yellow?

Answer: It contains dead white (and related) blood cells.

Pus is evidence of the body's efforts to fight infection, and as such contains the remains of white blood cells, the body's principal infection-fighters. When the body is invaded by an infectious agent, either in a wound, a pimple, or in an organ, the blood dispatches white and related cells to the site of the infection.

These cells release infection-fighting chemicals, and many die off. The dead blood cells form the main coloration agent of pus. Pus may at times be green or brown: this is usually due to the presence of bacteria in the infected site.
4. Why have red or black stools been historically regarded as a serious danger sign?

Answer: Black or red stools can be a sign of cancer in the digestive tract.

Black or red stools are often that color due to the presence of blood somewhere in the digestive tract, and this has historically been viewed as an indication of a serious condition, which could include a peptic ulcer or even cancer. Black stools can also be caused by certain foods, medicines, or supplements. Black or red stools should indicate an immediate, detailed follow-up examination and laboratory testing of the stools to determine their cause more accurately.
5. We always called it "gunk;" but what's the scientific name for that acre of solid stuff you remove from the corners of your (your kid's) eyes (mouth, nose) upon waking up?

Answer: Rheum

During sleep, a combination of mucus, tears, skin cells, and dust can accumulate in the corners of the eyes, nose or mouth. During waking, this accumulation is usually swept away by normal action. During sleep this discharge can stay undisturbed, often drying into a little "pellet" that needs to be removed by a washcloth or cotton swab.
6. What can make your navel smell bad?

Answer: any of these can be a reason for a smelly navel

Even if you have an "outie," the navel can be a catch-all for dead skin cells, dust, and perspiration, inviting the growth of bacteria or fungus - even a full-blown infection - if the navel is not cleaned effectively. The bacterial or fungal growth can be responsible for the odor.

It is important to keep the navel clean and to follow up with an alcohol rinse if necessary in order to assure cleanliness.
7. What is the only listed cause of increased phlegm production that is the result of an infectious agent?

Answer: common cold

Phlegm is the result of the secretions of the mucous membranes in the trachea and lungs. While always present to some degree as it performs functions similar to nasal mucus, phlegm is more related to a disease condition. It can be caused by behavior, such as singing or screaming (as in a crowd at a sporting event); by environmental factors such as pollen, smoke, or air pollution; or by a viral or bacterial agent such as a cold or flu.

In these cases, the phlegm acts to expel the foreign "invaders" as well as to serve as a medium wherein the body's own defenses can fight the infection directly.
8. I've been throwing up all night. There's no food left in my stomach. Mostly I've been throwing up a bitter green liquid. What is this liquid?

Answer: Bile

Bile (or gall) is secreted by the liver and assists in the digestion of fats. It is stored in the gallbladder. When a person has been vomiting for a while, the vomit may appear green or yellowish in color; and is probably the result of the bile accumulating in the stomach. The resulting irritation of the stomach can bring on another spate of vomiting.
9. What is the primary factor that influences the color of the urine of a healthy person?

Answer: how well-hydrated the person's body is

While such factors as diet and medications may affect the color of a person's urine, causing coloration ranging from green to red; by far the most significant factor influencing the color of urine is the level of fluid in a person's system. The color of the urine of a healthy person can range from completely clear to pale yellow to nearly brown - reflecting how well-hydrated the person is.

While nearly-clear urine can indicate over-hydration, urine approaching brown in color could be a sign of serious dehydration. Both color extremes can be warning signs of a dangerous health problem.
10. We have mentioned the term "mucus," or "mucous," several times in this quiz - as something that applies to everyone. However, why is it pretty certain that less than half of all people will ever have a cervical mucus plug?

Answer: It is a term that only applies to pregnant women.

A cervical mucus plug forms in the cervical canal of a pregnant woman, sealing the cervix, to form a physical and physiological barrier against bacterial intrusion into the uterus during pregnancy. As the pregnancy develops, the plug thins and shifts, and may come out entirely as the cervix begins to dilate prior to labor. Often a slight discharge of blood may accompany the disintegration of the cervical mucus plug.

This is known as the "bloody show" and is quite normal.
Source: Author shorthumbz

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