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The Kola nut is the fruit of the tree by the same name, the kola tree. This nut is native to the African Tropical Rainforest, and thanks to its caffeine-containing fruit it has also been one of the flavoring ingredients of some well-known Western Beverages. What do you know about the kola nut? Take our quiz and find out now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What's the main component of the kola nut?

    • A.

      Cocaine

    • B.

      Ibogaine

    • C.

      Coffee

    • D.

      Caffeine

    Correct Answer
    D. Caffeine
    Explanation
    The main component of the kola nut is caffeine. Kola nuts are native to West Africa and are known for their high caffeine content. Caffeine is a natural stimulant that can increase alertness and reduce fatigue. It is commonly found in beverages such as coffee, tea, and energy drinks. The kola nut is often used as a flavoring ingredient in soft drinks and is also chewed or brewed into a tea for its stimulating effects.

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  • 2. 

    What is normally used for?

    • A.

      It helps with sleeping issues

    • B.

      It helps heal sterility

    • C.

      It helps heal wounds

    • D.

      It aids with digestion and also used for cough

    Correct Answer
    D. It aids with digestion and also used for cough
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It aids with digestion and also used for cough." This suggests that the substance being referred to is commonly used to help improve digestion and alleviate cough symptoms. It is likely a natural remedy or medication that has been found to be effective in addressing these specific health concerns.

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  • 3. 

    In which famous Western beverage can you find it?

    • A.

      Fanta

    • B.

      Sprite

    • C.

      Sodas

    • D.

      Coca Cola

    Correct Answer
    D. Coca Cola
    Explanation
    Coca Cola is a famous Western beverage that can be found in various countries around the world. It is a carbonated soft drink that is known for its distinct flavor and branding. Coca Cola has a global presence and is widely recognized as one of the most popular and iconic beverages in the world.

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  • 4. 

    In what type of climate does it grow?

    • A.

      Hot and humid climates

    • B.

      Cold climates

    • C.

      Dry climates

    • D.

      Dry and humid climate

    Correct Answer
    A. Hot and humid climates
    Explanation
    The plant grows in hot and humid climates because it requires high temperatures and moisture in the air to thrive. Hot and humid climates provide the ideal conditions for the plant's growth and development, ensuring that it receives the necessary heat and humidity for its survival. Cold climates, dry climates, and dry and humid climates do not offer the optimal environment for the plant to grow and may result in stunted growth or even death of the plant.

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  • 5. 

    How much caffeine is present in the kola nut?

    • A.

      3%

    • B.

      3.5%

    • C.

      2%

    • D.

      2.5%

    Correct Answer
    B. 3.5%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3.5%. This indicates that the kola nut contains 3.5% caffeine. Caffeine is a natural stimulant found in various plants, including the kola nut. It is known for its stimulating effects on the central nervous system, increasing alertness and reducing fatigue.

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  • 6. 

    How much theobromine can be found in the kola nut?

    • A.

      3.6%

    • B.

      3.2%

    • C.

      3%

    • D.

      2.5%

    Correct Answer
    D. 2.5%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2.5%. Theobromine is a bitter compound found in various foods, including the kola nut. It acts as a stimulant and has similar effects to caffeine. In the kola nut, theobromine is present at a concentration of 2.5%. This means that for every 100 grams of the kola nut, 2.5 grams is theobromine.

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  • 7. 

    What does Kola nut represent to the Igbo people of Nigeria?

    • A.

      Option1

    • B.

      Prosperity

    • C.

      Good will

    • D.

      Luck

    Correct Answer
    C. Good will
    Explanation
    The Kola nut represents good will to the Igbo people of Nigeria. In Igbo culture, offering and sharing Kola nuts is a traditional gesture of hospitality, friendship, and goodwill. It is seen as a symbol of unity and a way to show respect and honor to guests or visitors. The act of breaking and sharing the Kola nut is considered a sacred ritual and is often done during important gatherings, ceremonies, or social events. Therefore, the Kola nut holds great significance in Igbo society as a representation of positive intentions and goodwill towards others.

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  • 8. 

    What is the most popular quote regarding the kola nut in the Igbo culture?

    • A.

      He who brings the kola nut brings death

    • B.

      He who brings the kola nut brings misery

    • C.

      He who brings the kola nut brings life

    • D.

      He who brings the kola nut brings nothing

    Correct Answer
    C. He who brings the kola nut brings life
    Explanation
    In Igbo culture, the kola nut is considered a symbol of hospitality and is often presented to guests as a sign of welcome. Therefore, the quote "He who brings the kola nut brings life" reflects the belief that bringing the kola nut is a positive and life-giving gesture.

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  • 9. 

    What happens when kola nuts are grown out the shade?

    • A.

      They respond not so well to fertilizers

    • B.

      They die out

    • C.

      They respond well to fertilizers

    • D.

      They change color

    Correct Answer
    C. They respond well to fertilizers
    Explanation
    When kola nuts are grown out of the shade, they respond well to fertilizers. This means that when they are exposed to sunlight, they thrive and benefit from the added nutrients provided by fertilizers. This suggests that kola nuts require sunlight and proper nourishment to grow and develop successfully.

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  • 10. 

    Who is famous for having invented the coca cola which is based off the cola nut?

    • A.

      John Cola

    • B.

      John Austin

    • C.

      John Stith Pemberton

    • D.

      John Ripperton

    Correct Answer
    C. John Stith Pemberton
    Explanation
    John Stith Pemberton is famous for having invented Coca Cola, which is based off the cola nut.

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