How Aware Are You About Romaine Lettuce?

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How Aware Are You About Romaine Lettuce? - Quiz

The Romaine Lettuce is called Romaine Lettuce in Canada and Cos in Britain. It's a specie of lettuce that has stronger tolerance to heat than other Lettuce. The lettuce is grean and leafy, and provides antioxidants for the body. It is reported to prevent cancer, but none of these have been officially proven. There has been some deaths associated with the vegetable. Think you know your Romaine Lettuce, take this test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which feature does the Romaine Lettuce have that others don't?

    • A.

      Tolerance of heat

    • B.

      Ability to take in water

    • C.

      Different colors

    • D.

      Readily seen

    Correct Answer
    A. Tolerance of heat
    Explanation
    Romaine lettuce has the feature of tolerance of heat, which means it can withstand higher temperatures compared to other types of lettuce. This characteristic allows it to be grown and thrive in warmer climates, making it a popular choice for cultivation in regions with hot summers. Other types of lettuce may not be able to tolerate the same level of heat, making romaine lettuce unique in this aspect.

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  • 2. 

    How is the Lettuce sold?

    • A.

      Heads or heart

    • B.

      Ribs

    • C.

      Flesh

    • D.

      Body

    Correct Answer
    A. Heads or heart
    Explanation
    Lettuce is sold in two main forms: heads or heart. This means that you can either purchase a whole head of lettuce or just the inner, more tender leaves known as the heart. The other options listed, such as ribs, flesh, and body, do not accurately describe how lettuce is sold.

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  • 3. 

    What's the full meaning of pHA?

    • A.

      Public Healthcare in America

    • B.

      Public health of Canada

    • C.

      Public health care of America

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Public health of Canada
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Public health of Canada." This refers to the overall health and well-being of the Canadian population, including the prevention and control of diseases, health promotion, and the provision of healthcare services. It is important to distinguish it from other options, such as public healthcare in America or public health care of America, as PHA specifically pertains to Canada.

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  • 4. 

    The lettuce is highly contaminated.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Reported

    • D.

      Allegedly

    Correct Answer
    D. Allegedly
    Explanation
    The word "allegedly" suggests that there is a claim or accusation that the lettuce is highly contaminated, but it has not been proven or confirmed. This means that the statement may not be true and should be treated with caution until further evidence or verification is provided.

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  • 5. 

    What is it known as in Britain?

    • A.

      Wild Lettuce

    • B.

      Cos Lettuce

    • C.

      Romaine Lettuce

    • D.

      Lettuce

    Correct Answer
    B. Cos Lettuce
    Explanation
    In Britain, the lettuce variety known as "Cos Lettuce" is commonly referred to as "Cos Lettuce".

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  • 6. 

    What is the myth about Lettuce in the ancient Egypt?

    • A.

      Inflicts bitterness

    • B.

      It was a symbol of sorrow

    • C.

      Pharaoh's favorite vegetable

    • D.

      The plants in Moses' basket

    Correct Answer
    A. Inflicts bitterness
    Explanation
    In ancient Egypt, there was a myth that lettuce inflicted bitterness. This belief may have stemmed from the fact that lettuce leaves contain a milky sap that can have a bitter taste. Additionally, lettuce was associated with the god of fertility, Min, who was often depicted with an erect phallus. This association with fertility and sexuality may have contributed to the belief that lettuce could cause bitterness or negative consequences.

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  • 7. 

    What disease agent is Romaine Lettuce associated with?

    • A.

      Cancer

    • B.

      Luca toxin

    • C.

      Shiga Toxin

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Shiga Toxin
    Explanation
    Romaine lettuce is associated with Shiga toxin. Shiga toxin is produced by certain strains of E. coli bacteria, particularly the strain E. coli O157:H7. Consumption of contaminated lettuce can lead to Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection, which can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and in severe cases, kidney failure. Therefore, Shiga toxin is the correct answer as it is the disease agent associated with Romaine lettuce.

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  • 8. 

    What caused the diseased lettuce?

    • A.

      Contamination

    • B.

      Outbreak of water in Arizona

    • C.

      Animal infection

    • D.

      Soil infections

    Correct Answer
    B. Outbreak of water in Arizona
    Explanation
    The outbreak of water in Arizona caused the diseased lettuce. This suggests that the water in Arizona was contaminated or infected in some way, leading to the contamination of the lettuce. It is possible that the water was contaminated with harmful bacteria or other pathogens that affected the lettuce plants, resulting in the disease.

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  • 9. 

    Lettuce is believed to prevent cancer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Very true

    • D.

      Very false

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lettuce is believed to prevent cancer because it contains antioxidants, such as vitamin C and beta-carotene, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Additionally, lettuce is a good source of fiber, which can help maintain a healthy digestive system and reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, such as colorectal cancer. While more research is needed to fully understand the extent of lettuce's cancer-preventive properties, current evidence suggests that including lettuce in a balanced diet may contribute to a lower risk of cancer.

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  • 10. 

    Which body identified the lettuce as dangerous?

    • A.

      PHA

    • B.

      CDA

    • C.

      HPT

    • D.

      LMU

    Correct Answer
    A. PHA
    Explanation
    The PHA (or Public Health Agency) identified the lettuce as dangerous.

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