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Knowing Your Tastes

Quiz by Heidi Doolittle

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  • Q1
    Which statement is true about taste buds?
    They tell the brain how food tastes.
    The average person has 5,000 taste buds.
    They are large bumps on the tongue.
    They send messages to the tongue.
  • Q2
    Which statement is true about the three different kinds of tasters?
    You need a complex test to show you what kind of taster you are.
    Finding out what kind of taster you are can help you make important decisions about your diet.
    Unlike nontasters and supertasters, medium tasters do not have to care about the kinds of food they eat.
    Supertasters are more likely to be men from Asia, Africa, and South America.
  • Q3
    Which statement is true about the number of taste buds a person has?
    The number of taste buds you have can cause you to like or dislike certain foods.
    The more taste buds you have, the more you enjoy spicy foods.
    How many taste buds you have has no effect on taste.
    People with a lot of taste buds never eat fruits or vegetables.
  • Q4
    What is the main idea of this reading?
    Supertasters live in a colorful world of taste, but nontasters live in a gray world.
    Supertasters have about 20,000 taste buds, double the amount that medium tasters have.
    As a rule, humans eat foods that taste good and avoid foods that taste bad.
    The kind of taster you are can affect your food choices and health.
  • Q5
    What is NOT a taste that taste buds can identify?
  • Q6
    About how many taste buds does a supertaster have?
  • Q7
    Who is more likely to be a supertaster: a woman from Italy, a woman from Korea or a woman from Canada?
    A woman from Italy.
    A woman from Canada.
    A woman from Korea.
  • Q8
    What type of foods do you think supertasters enjoy eating?
    Foods that are high in fat (eg. French fries)
    Spicy food.
    Pasta and bread.
    Bitter foods like coffee, broccoli and grapefruit.
  • Q9
    Supertasters and nontasters should pay close attention to the foods they eat.
  • Q10
    What type of taster is at risk for certain types of cancers?
    Average tasters
  • Q11
    What health problems would nontasters probably NOT be at risk for?
    Heart Disease
    Certain Types of Cancer
    Overweight (too much weight)
  • Q12
    Which of the following are NOT true about supertasters?
    They are sensitive to bitter foods.
    They enjoy hot foods.
    They can easily feel fatty foods in their mouth.
    They think that a lot of foods are too strong.
  • Q13
    Which body part is NOT part of the complex system that helps humans recognize safe or dangerous foods?
    Muscles of the tongue.
    Taste buds

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