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Taste

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Taste tells us what is delicious and what is not. Learn about the other functions and peculiarities of this important sense!

Question 1:


Which are the four tastes considered as basic in Western culture?
Bitter, sweet, sour and salty
Bitter, salty, sweet, and savory
Sweet, salty, tasteless, and sour
Sweet, salty, chilly, and sour

Question 2:


Each basic taste corresponds to a specific area of the tongue, which perceives it. This spacial division of taste receptors is called "taste map".
True
False

Question 3:


Taste is related to what other basic sense?
Smell
Hearing
Vision
Balance

Question 4:


Which is the most bitter substance known to taste researchers?
Quinine
Denatonium
Brucine
Coffee

Question 5:


The ability to perceive the unpleasant taste of bitter is assumed by researchers to have evolved with this function.
To protect people from overeating
To protect people from poisoning
To help people choose tasty foods to bad tasting ones
To help people choose foods with more vitamins

Question 6:


Saltiness is a taste sensation produced most strongly by which of the following chemical compounds?
Rubidium
Sodium chloride
Potassium chloride
Cesium

Question 7:


Sourness is a taste that is a proof of which of the following properties of substances?
Acidity
Temperature
Toxicity
Ionization

Question 8:


The carbonyl chemical group in substances evokes the sensation of what taste?
Bitter
Sweet
Chilly
Sour

Question 9:


The taste called umami, which is considered by the Japanese and Chinese taste researchers for one of the basic tastes, is mainly associated with which of the following groups of substances?
Proteins
Fats
Aldehydes
Carbohydrates

Question 10:


In taste science, what is the meaning of the term "supertaster"?
A person with sharper sense of taste than average
A person who tastes foods and beverages professionally
A supercomputer with sensors able to detect extremely tastes accurately
A food with sharper taste than average

 


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