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Answers for “The meaning and power of smell” with explanation

Question 27-32:
27. viii (para A, line 3-4: ―smell was to them in their lives. It became apparent that smell can
evoke strong emotional responses‖)

28. ii (para B, line 3-4: ―without touching and smelling a loved one. In fact, infants recognise
the odours of their mothers soon after birth and adults‖
line 6-8: ―well-known test, women and men were able to distinguish by
smell alone clothing worn by their marriage partners from similar clothing worn by other
people‖)

29. vi (para C, line 3-8: ―The reason often given for the low regard in which smell is held is
that, in comparison with its importance among animals, the human sense of smell is
feeble and undeveloped. While it is true that the olfactory powers of humans are nothing
like as tine as those possessed by certain animals, they are still remarkably acute‖)

30. i (para D, line first 3 lines: ―Smell, however, is a highly elusive phenomenon. Odours,
unlike colours, for instance, cannot be named in many languages because the specific
vocabulary simply doesn‗t exist.‖)

31. iii (para E, last 3 lines: ―objectively given the non- physical components. Questions like
these mean that interest in the psychology of smell is inevitably set to play an
increasingly important role for researchers‖)

32. v (para F, line 10-11: ―way. importantly, our commonly held feelings about smells can
help distinguish us from other cultures‖)

Question 33-36:

33. C (introduction: ―aware of their importance to us. lt is only when the faculty of smell is
impaired for some reason that we begin to realise the essential role the‖)

34. A (para B, line 5-8: ―can often identify their children or spouses by scent. In one wellknown test, women and men were able to distinguish by smell alone clothing worn by
their marriage partners from similar clothing worn by other people‖ and 2 last lines:
―test, but as the experiment revealed, even when not conciously considered, smells
register‖) register: notice something

35. C (para C, first 2 lines: ―ln spite of its importance to our emotional and sensory lives,
smell is probably the most undervalued sense in many cultures‖)

36. D (para E, line 5-6: ―answered. Researchers have still to decide whether smell is one
sense or two – one responding to odours proper and‖)

Question 37-40:

37. clothing (para B, line 6-8: ―well-known test, women and men were able to distinguish by
smell alone clothing worn by their marriage partners from similar clothing worn by other
people‖)

38. vocabulary (para D, first 3 lines: ―Smell, however, is a highly elusive phenomenon.
Odours, unlike colours, for instance, cannot be named in many languages because the
specific vocabulary simply doesn‗t exist.‖)

39. chemicals (para E, line 6-7: ―one sense or two – one responding to odours proper and the
other registering odourless chemicals in the air‖)

40. cultures (para F, line 3-5: ―phenomenon. Odours are invested with cultural values: smells
that are considered to be offensive in some cultures may be perfectly acceptable in
others‖)

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