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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
Sweet, salty, chilly, and sour
Bitter, salty, sweet, and savory
Sweet, salty, tasteless, 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".
False
True

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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 poisoning
To help people choose tasty foods to bad tasting ones
To help people choose foods with more vitamins
To protect people from overeating

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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?
Carbohydrates
Aldehydes
Proteins
Fats

Question 10:


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

 


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