Common Fig Trivia Quiz

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The common fig tree is an ancient tree native to the Asian continent. It grows wild in a dry and sunny area. It has a smooth white bark. The edible fig is believed to be one of the first trees to be planted during human evolution. Are you familiar with this tree? Try out this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these continents is common fig usually found?

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      Europe

    • D.

      South America

    Correct Answer
    B. Asia
    Explanation
    The common fig is usually found in Asia. This is because the fig tree, which produces the common fig, is native to the Middle East and Western Asia. Figs have been cultivated in this region for thousands of years and are a common fruit in many Asian countries. While figs can also be found in other continents, such as Europe and Africa, they are most commonly associated with Asia.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these families does the common fig belong to?

    • A.

      Asteraceae

    • B.

      Moraceae

    • C.

      Brassicaceae

    • D.

      Solanacaceae

    Correct Answer
    B. Moraceae
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Moraceae. The common fig belongs to the family Moraceae, which is a family of flowering plants. This family includes other plants such as mulberries and breadfruit. The common fig, scientifically known as Ficus carica, is a member of this family and is widely cultivated for its sweet and edible fruit.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these is the scientific name ?

    • A.

      Carica

    • B.

      Minniue Carica

    • C.

      Ficus Carica

    • D.

      Carica Papaya

    Correct Answer
    C. Ficus Carica
    Explanation
    Ficus Carica is the scientific name because it follows the binomial nomenclature system, which is used to give each species a unique scientific name. In this case, "Ficus" represents the genus, and "Carica" represents the specific epithet. This naming system helps scientists worldwide to identify and classify organisms accurately.

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  • 4. 

    How can figs be eaten?

    • A.

      Fresh and Dry

    • B.

      Cold and Dry

    • C.

      Wet and Cold

    • D.

      Roasted

    Correct Answer
    A. Fresh and Dry
    Explanation
    Figs can be eaten both fresh and dry. Fresh figs have a soft and juicy texture, with a slightly sweet and mild flavor. They can be consumed on their own or used in various dishes, such as salads, desserts, and jams. On the other hand, dried figs have a chewy and sweet taste, with a more intense flavor compared to fresh figs. They are commonly used as a snack, added to baked goods, or included in trail mixes. Both fresh and dry figs offer different culinary experiences and can be enjoyed in different ways.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these skin inflations does fig cause ?

    • A.

      Pustules

    • B.

      Phytophotodermatitis

    • C.

      Nodules

    • D.

      Cysts

    Correct Answer
    B. Phytophotodermatitis
    Explanation
    Phytophotodermatitis is a skin inflammation caused by exposure to certain plants, such as figs, combined with sunlight. The sap of the fig plant contains chemicals called psoralens, which can cause a reaction when they come into contact with the skin and are then exposed to ultraviolet light. This reaction can result in redness, blistering, and a burning sensation on the affected area of the skin. Therefore, figs can cause phytophotodermatitis.

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  • 6. 

    Where can the fig be also grown?

    • A.

      Under Sea

    • B.

      Seashore

    • C.

      Tropical Area

    • D.

      Rocky Area

    Correct Answer
    D. Rocky Area
    Explanation
    Fig trees can be grown in rocky areas because they are adaptable and can thrive in various soil conditions. Rocky areas provide good drainage for the fig tree's roots, preventing waterlogging and root rot. Additionally, rocky areas often have good sun exposure, which is essential for the fig tree's growth and fruit production. Therefore, fig trees can successfully grow in rocky areas along with other suitable conditions such as proper sunlight and temperature.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these places was the fig tree first planted in?

    • A.

      Tanzania

    • B.

      Tasmania

    • C.

      New Zealand

    • D.

      Peru                                                                                      

    Correct Answer
    B. Tasmania
  • 8. 

    Which empire considered fig as a Royal fruit?

    • A.

      Russian

    • B.

      German

    • C.

      England

    • D.

      Egyptians

    Correct Answer
    D. Egyptians
    Explanation
    The Egyptians considered fig as a Royal fruit. Figs were highly valued in ancient Egyptian society and were often offered as gifts to the gods and pharaohs. They were also commonly used in religious rituals and ceremonies. The fig tree was seen as a symbol of fertility and abundance, and its fruit was associated with royalty and divine power. The Egyptians believed that figs had healing properties and were a source of strength and vitality. Therefore, the Egyptians considered figs to be a fruit of great importance and significance.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these is fig commonly attested to?

    • A.

      Protector of peace

    • B.

      Protector of modesty

    • C.

      Protector of life

    • D.

      Protector of salvation

    Correct Answer
    B. Protector of modesty
    Explanation
    The fig is commonly attested to as the protector of modesty. This means that the fig is often associated with preserving and maintaining modesty, which can refer to behaviors, dress, or attitudes that are considered appropriate or respectful in a given society or culture. The fig's association with modesty may stem from its historical and cultural significance, as well as its physical characteristics, such as providing coverage or concealment with its leaves or fruit.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these compounds occurs naturally in fig and can be used to treat skin pigment?

    • A.

      Psoralem

    • B.

      Mataterry

    • C.

      Lasedreae

    • D.

      Moraceae

    Correct Answer
    A. Psoralem
    Explanation
    Psoralem is the correct answer because it is a compound that occurs naturally in fig and has been used to treat skin pigment disorders. Psoralem is known for its ability to increase the skin's sensitivity to light, which can be beneficial in treating conditions such as vitiligo. It is often used in combination with light therapy to help repigment the skin.

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