WONDER #1397: What Does Your Uvula Do?

Question 1 of 3

The scientific name for that dangly thing at the back of your throat is what?

  1. palatine uvula
  2. esophagus
  3. tongue
  4. windpipe

Question 2 of 3

Researchers have learned that the uvula can produce a large amount of what substance in a short period of time?

  1. blood
  2. mucous
  3. saliva
  4. ear wax

Question 3 of 3

Scientists now believe that a main purpose of the uvula is to act as an accessory to what important human function?

  1. speech
  2. sight
  3. hearing
  4. taste

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