The Sense of Smell: Olfactory Bulb and the Nose


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1. What is the olfactory nerve also known as?

2. Which of the following is true about chemoreceptors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the olfactory bulb and the nose. A couple of the terms that you will be quizzed on include olfaction and chemoreceptors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Another phrase for cranial nerve I
  • What chemoreceptors do
  • An explanation of the olfactory bulb
  • Another phrase used for the olfactory nerve
  • The meaning of olfaction

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the sense of smell lesson
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as olfaction and chemoreceptors
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the olfactory bulb

Additional Learning

To learn more about the sense of smell, review the lesson called The Sense of Smell: Olfactory Bulb and the Nose. This lesson includes these objectives:

  • Identify what chemoreceptors are
  • Review the olfactory epithelium and how there are a bunch of chemoreceptors on it
  • Understand the role of the olfactory nerve and understand how it is the most important nerve involved in the sense of smell
  • Learn about the olfactory bulb and how they transmit odors from the nose to the brain