1: Which of these statements is true?
a) Your body has three different senses.
b) Your body has five different senses.
c) Your body has four different senses.

3: What is the outside layer of your skin called?
a) The dermis
b) The epidermis
c) The melanin

5: What substance gives your skin its color?
a) Makeup
b) Fat
c) Melanin

7: Which of these statements is true?
a) The nerve endings in your skin cannot feel hot and cold.
b) Your nerve endings send messages along your nerve cells.
c) Your nerve endings are in the fatty layer of your skin.

9: How does your sense of touch help keep you safe?
a) It stops you from getting too cold or hot.
b) It makes you feel pain if you touch something hot or sharp.
c) It protects you from germs.

2: Which part of your body lets you feel the world
around you?
a) Your skin
b) Your blood
c) Your muscles

4: Which of these statements is false?
a) Your epidermis is made of skin cells.
b) You lose about 100,000 skin cells every day.
c) Your sense of touch is spread through every bit of your skin.

6: What job do the nerve endings in your skin do?
a) They detect different sensations you feel through your skin.
b) They make your skin stretchy.
c) They make your skin pale or dark.

8: Which parts of your body work together to help you
feel things?
a) Your skin, your nerve cells, and your muscles
b) Your skin, your muscles, and your brain
c) Your skin, your nerve cells, and your brain

10: How many pain-detecting nerve endings do you
have in an area of skin as big as this red square?
a)
About 200
b) About 25
c) Millions

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11: Which of these statements is false?
a) Your lips and fingertips have lots of nerve endings.
b)
The skin on your back is more sensitive than the skin on
your fingertips
.
c) Your skin has millions of nerve endings.

13: Which of these statements is true?
a) Your tongue cannot feel hot and cold.
b) Your tongue contains no nerve endings.
c) Your tongue can feel if your food is rough or smooth.

14: How do the nerve endings in your tongue
protect you?
a) They allow you to feel when a mouthful of food is too hot.
b) They can detect if food has gone bad.
c) They stop you from swallowing germs.

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12: How many nerve endings do you have on
each hand?
a) About 5 million
b) About 200
c) About 17,000

15: How does your skin repair a cut or scratch?
a) It uses a substance called melanin.
b) It grows new skin cells.
c) It fills the cut or scratch with fat.

16: Which of these are your senses?
a) Touching, seeing, running, hearing, and sleeping
b) Hearing, sweating, smelling, growing, and seeing
c) Touching, tasting, hearing, seeing, and smelling