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A nut is a fruit that has an inedible hard shell and a seed, which is used for eating purposes. In general usage, a wide variety of dried seeds are called nuts, but in a botanical context "nut" implies that the shell does not open to release the seed
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a small nut called? 

    • A.

      Nuttle 

    • B.

      Nutlet 

    • C.

      Nutty

    • D.

      North 

    Correct Answer
    B. Nutlet 
    Explanation
    A small nut is called a nutlet.

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  • 2. 

    What are peanuts also called? 

    • A.

      Goobers 

    • B.

      Hypogea 

    • C.

      Fin 

    • D.

      Fruit 

    Correct Answer
    A. Goobers 
    Explanation
    Peanuts are also commonly known as "Goobers". This term is often used colloquially to refer to peanuts in certain regions.

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  • 3. 

    What is the scientific name for peanut?

    • A.

      Arachis Nareae 

    • B.

      Arachis Nyponia 

    • C.

      Arachis Hypogea 

    • D.

      Arachis Legoaneae 

    Correct Answer
    C. Arachis Hypogea 
    Explanation
    The scientific name for peanut is Arachis Hypogea.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these nuts is the oldest known tree fruit? 

    • A.

      Cashew nut 

    • B.

      Walnuts 

    • C.

      Manc nut 

    • D.

      Culinary 

    Correct Answer
    D. Culinary 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Culinary. Culinary nuts are the oldest known tree fruit.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these nuts has a toxic shell and cannot be eaten? 

    • A.

      Cashew nut 

    • B.

      Walnuts 

    • C.

      Peanut 

    • D.

      Culinary 

    Correct Answer
    A. Cashew nut 
    Explanation
    Cashew nut has a toxic shell that contains a resin called urushiol, which is the same allergen found in poison ivy. This resin can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions when in contact with the skin. Therefore, the shell of the cashew nut cannot be eaten and must be removed before consuming the nut itself.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these nuts is known as the smiling nut? 

    • A.

      Peanuts 

    • B.

      Walnuts 

    • C.

      Pistachio 

    • D.

      Culinary 

    Correct Answer
    C. Pistachio 
    Explanation
    Pistachios are known as the smiling nut because when you crack open the shell, the nut inside appears to have a smiley face. This is due to the natural split in the shell, which resembles a smiling mouth. The unique appearance of pistachios has earned them the nickname "smiling nut."

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  • 7. 

    Which nut have the hardest shell?

    • A.

      Pistachio 

    • B.

      Macadamia 

    • C.

      Cashew

    • D.

      Walnuts 

    Correct Answer
    B. Macadamia 
    Explanation
    Macadamia nuts have the hardest shell among the options given. Macadamia shells are extremely tough and require a significant amount of force to crack open. This hardness of the shell helps to protect the nut inside from external damage and also helps to preserve its freshness.

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  • 8. 

    Which crop plant does peanut belong to? 

    • A.

      Carica 

    • B.

      Mignon 

    • C.

      Legumes 

    • D.

      Marineae 

    Correct Answer
    C. Legumes 
    Explanation
    Peanut belongs to the crop plant family known as Legumes. Legumes are a group of plants that produce pods, and peanuts are one such example. They are known for their ability to fix nitrogen in the soil, which makes them beneficial for crop rotation and soil fertility. Peanuts are also a rich source of protein and healthy fats, making them a popular snack and ingredient in many cuisines.

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  • 9. 

    Which ancient people believed hazelnut could treat cough and baldness? 

    • A.

      Macedonians 

    • B.

      Egyptians 

    • C.

      Greeks 

    • D.

      Romans 

    Correct Answer
    C. Greeks 
    Explanation
    The Greeks believed that hazelnuts could treat cough and baldness.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these nuts contain 20 percent vitamin C?

    • A.

      Hazelnut 

    • B.

      Chestnut 

    • C.

      Peanut 

    • D.

      Cashew nuts 

    Correct Answer
    B. Chestnut 
    Explanation
    Chestnuts contain 20 percent vitamin C.

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