How Well Do You Know About Melon?

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How Well Do You Know About Melon? - Quiz

There are varieties of fruit, some we can do without in weeks, perhaps month but there are some that cannot be missed out on our meal on regular basis. I’m talking about the sweet edible, flesh old melon fruit. Take a quiz and see if you can score up to 90%


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A melon is any of various plants of the family?  

    • A.

      Citrica

    • B.

      Citrus

    • C.

      Cucurbitaceae

    • D.

      Pepo

    Correct Answer
    C. Cucurbitaceae
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cucurbitaceae. Cucurbitaceae is the family of plants that includes melons. This family is known for its trailing or climbing vines and typically has large, fleshy fruits with a hard rind. Examples of melons in this family include watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew. Citrica and Citrus are not correct answers because they refer to the family that includes citrus fruits like oranges and lemons. Pepo is also not correct as it refers to a type of fruit that includes pumpkins and squash.

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  • 2. 

    The word ‘melon’ can refer to either the plant or specifically the?  

    • A.

      Seed

    • B.

      Tree

    • C.

      Fruit

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Fruit
    Explanation
    The word 'melon' can refer to the fruit of the plant. Melons are a type of fruit that are typically large, round, and have a sweet flesh. While the plant itself does exist, when someone says 'melon', they are usually referring to the edible fruit that is commonly consumed. Therefore, the correct answer is fruit.

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  • 3. 

    Botanically, a melon is a kind of berry, specifically a?   

    • A.

      Cherry

    • B.

      Watermelon

    • C.

      Golden Mellon

    • D.

      Pepo

    Correct Answer
    D. Pepo
    Explanation
    Botanically, a melon is classified as a type of berry known as a "pepo." A pepo is a specific type of berry with a hard rind and fleshy interior, which perfectly describes the structure of a melon. Therefore, the correct answer is "Pepo."

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  • 4. 

    The word melon was derived from the Latin word?  

    • A.

      Melola

    • B.

      Melelo

    • C.

      Melopeope

    • D.

      Melopepo

    Correct Answer
    D. Melopepo
    Explanation
    The word "melon" was derived from the Latin word "Melopepo".

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  • 5. 

    This is also the latinization of the Greek meaning called?  

    • A.

      Melon

    • B.

      Melons

    • C.

      Treefruit

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Melon
    Explanation
    The given question is asking for the Latinization of the Greek meaning called. The correct answer is "Melon", as it is the only option provided in the list that matches the given question.

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  • 6. 

    Many different cultivars have been produced, particularly of?  

    • A.

      Soil

    • B.

      Organic

    • C.

      Fermentation

    • D.

      Cantaloupes

    Correct Answer
    D. Cantaloupes
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the different cultivars that have been produced. The correct answer is "Cantaloupes" because cantaloupes are a type of fruit that have been bred and cultivated to produce many different varieties or cultivars.

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  • 7. 

    Melon originated in the Africa continent and Southwest?  

    • A.

      Asia

    • B.

      Americas

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      Ohio

    Correct Answer
    A. Asia
    Explanation
    Melon originated in Asia. This is because melons are believed to have been first cultivated in ancient Persia, which is located in modern-day Iran, and then spread to other parts of Asia. The fruit eventually made its way to Europe and the Americas through trade routes and exploration. While melons are now grown in many parts of the world, their origins can be traced back to Asia.

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  • 8. 

    Melon was fast spread and gradually began to appear in Europe towards the end of the Western?  

    • A.

      Greek empire

    • B.

      Persia empire

    • C.

      Roman empire

    • D.

      Ming Dynasty

    Correct Answer
    C. Roman empire
    Explanation
    Melon was fast spread and gradually began to appear in Europe towards the end of the Roman empire. During this time, the Roman empire had extensive trade networks and connections with various regions, including Persia and the Greek empire. This allowed for the spread of new crops and agricultural practices, such as the cultivation and consumption of melons. The Roman empire's influence and trade routes facilitated the introduction and popularity of melons in Europe during this period.

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  • 9. 

    Recent discoveries of melon seeds dated between 1350 and?  

    • A.

      1120 BC

    • B.

      1124 BC

    • C.

      1134 BC

    • D.

      1123 BC

    Correct Answer
    A. 1120 BC
    Explanation
    The recent discoveries of melon seeds that are dated between 1350 and 1120 BC suggest that melons were being cultivated during that time period. The correct answer of 1120 BC indicates that melon cultivation was already established by that time, further supporting the idea that melons were an important crop in ancient civilizations.

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  • 10. 

    Historically, Nuragic sacred wells have been shown that melons were first brought to Europe by the  Nuragic civilization of?  

    • A.

      Portugal

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Sardinia

    • D.

      Malta

    Correct Answer
    C. Sardinia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sardinia. This is because the question mentions Nuragic sacred wells, which are associated with the Nuragic civilization. The Nuragic civilization was an ancient civilization that existed in Sardinia, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. Therefore, it can be inferred that melons were first brought to Europe by the Nuragic civilization of Sardinia.

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