The Five Senses & Their Functions


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Which of the following is NOT one of the five senses?

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1. What organ gives humans the sense of hearing?

2. Which of the following is NOT a function of the ear?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although scientists debate how many true senses humans have, the five basic senses are indisputable. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge of these senses and their roles in human life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • Which human organ determines depth
  • Functions of the ear
  • The sense of hearing
  • Various purposes of skin

Skills Practiced

Be prepared to utilize numerous study skills, including:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the functions of skin
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the ear is used
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different human organs and how they are used to sense things

Additional Learning

Review the associated lesson, The Five Senses & Their Functions, to learn more specific information on this subject. In this lesson, you will be provided with the answers to the following questions:

  • What are the five main senses?
  • Why might neurologists disagree on how many senses there truly are?
  • What are the purposes of the five senses?
  • How are specific human organs used to sense different things?
  • Why is human skin so important for the senses?