The Type of Permanent Tooth quiz.
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Questions list for the Type of Permanent Tooth quiz.
Here’s a listing of the questions you’ll be asked when you take our Tooth Types quiz. We’ve got more information about tooth identification on our page: Tooth Types lesson – Terms and definitions. It covers the type of things tested about in this quiz.
During the test, you’ll be shown a picture of a permanent tooth. You’ll be asked to identify it. The choices given as possible answers are: Upper Incisor, Lower Incisor, Upper Canine (Cuspid), Lower Canine (Cuspid), Upper Premolar (Bicuspid)”), Lower Premolar (Bicuspid), Upper Molar, Lower Molar. Good luck when taking your test!
You’ll be asked: What type of tooth is this?
- Question #1: These very large back teeth have two roots, which may be fused together to some degree. The chewing portion of these teeth has four or five cusps. These teeth are used to grind and crush food.
- Question #2: These teeth are single-rooted and have a comparatively broad and flat front surface and a straight, thin biting edge. These teeth are arguably the most visible teeth in the mouth. Their primary purpose is to cut and shear food.
- Question #3: These teeth have a single root. Their upper aspect has a single cusp that comes to a fairly sharp point. These teeth are the longest of all lower teeth. Their function is to cut through and tear food.
- Question #4: This type of tooth has two prominent cusps and one or two roots. From a standpoint of both form and function, these teeth can be considered to be a cross between front and back teeth. Their shape allows them to be used both for seizing and shearing food, as well as crushing and grinding it.
- Question #5: These teeth have just one root, a comparatively flat and broad front surface and a thin, straight biting edge. These teeth are the smallest teeth in the mouth. Their primary purpose is to shear and cut food.
- Question #6: This type of tooth is single rooted. Their upper portion has one prominent cheek-side cusp. The tongue-side aspect of these teeth varies. It may have just one very small cusp or two moderately developed ones. These teeth can be considered to be a cross between front and back teeth in the sense that their shape allows them to be used both for shearing and seizing food, as well as grinding and crushing it.
- Question #7: These are very large back teeth whose purpose is to crush and grind food. These teeth have three roots. These roots may, however, be fused together partially or fully. The chewing aspect of these teeth is composed of four cusps.
- Question #8: These teeth are single-rooted. Their upper portion is composed of a single cusp that comes to a relatively sharp point. These are the longest teeth in the upper arch. Their function is to cut, rip and tear food.