How Well Do You Know Watermelon?

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How Well Do You Know Watermelon? - Quiz

The species was long thought to have originated in southern Africa, but this was based on the erroneous synonymization by L. H. Bailey (1930) of a South African species with the cultivated watermelon. The error became apparent with DNA comparison of material of the cultivated watermelon seen and named by Linnaeus and the holotype of the South African species.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Watermelons is a fruit that grows ....
    • A. 

      Annually

    • B. 

      Monthly

    • C. 

      Weekly

    • D. 

      In two years

  • 2. 
    The colour of juicy flesh of watermelon is ...
    • A. 

      Green

    • B. 

      Yellow

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Orange

  • 3. 
    The watermelon is a flowering plant that originated in ...
    • A. 

      West Africa

    • B. 

      South Africa

    • C. 

      Northeast Africa

    • D. 

      Southwest Africa

  • 4. 
    Watermelons were being cultivated in India in what century?
    • A. 

      8th century

    • B. 

      7th century

    • C. 

      9th century

    • D. 

      10th century

  • 5. 
    By the 10th century watermelon had reached where?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Nigeria

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      China

  • 6. 
    The largest producer of watermelon in the world today is ....
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Nigeria

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      Brazil

  • 7. 
    The Moors introduced the fruit into which country?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 8. 
    The fruit had begun appearing in European herbals by what year?
    • A. 

      1600

    • B. 

      1800

    • C. 

      1900

    • D. 

      2000

  • 9. 
    It was widely planted in Europe in the what century as a minor garden crop?
    • A. 

      15th century

    • B. 

      16th century

    • C. 

      17th century

    • D. 

      18th century

  • 10. 
    European colonists and slaves from .... introduced the watermelon to the New World.
    • A. 

      Asia

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Africa

    • D. 

      North America

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