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Mini-Quiz: Sensing Smells

by Ron Kurtus (revised 29 August 2005)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. How can you tell if another person is a smoker?

He has a tattoo

He smells like burnt tobacco

He is carrying a carton of cigarettes

2. How does the nose determine different smells?

By the characteristics of the molecules

By the temperature of the gases

The nose can't determine smells

3. What is an unusual side-effect of smells?

They sometimes trigger memories

They cause you to sweat

They smell funny

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Understanding Senses. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Be aware of the environment around you


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Web sites

Olfaction - Technical description of smell from chemical company

Smell Theme Page - Links to various smell resources

When Doctors Used to Smell - Smelling used in health care

Senses Resources

Books

Top-rated books on Sense of Smell


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