What Do You Know About Chili?

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What Do You Know About Chili? - Quiz

The chilli/chili is a type of pepper that originated in Mexico after the Columbian Exchange.
Used for both traditional medicine and food, chili and its many cultivation have spread throughout the planet.
Popular because of their hot flavor, the chili peppers are the fruits of Capsicum pepper plants.
To find out more about chili, take this short quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     Which of these is not a chili pepper?

    • A.

      Chili Tibet

    • B.

      Chili Nepal

    • C.

      Chili Dallas

    • D.

      Chili Santiago

    Correct Answer
    C. Chili Dallas
    Explanation
    The given options are all names of chili peppers except for "Chili Dallas". This suggests that "Chili Dallas" is not a chili pepper.

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  • 2. 

    Are chili peppers healthy?

    • A.

      No, they cause stomach problems if you eat too much

    • B.

      Yes, they reduce the risk of getting cancer

    • C.

      Yes, they lower blood pressure

    • D.

      No, they dehydrate you

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes, they reduce the risk of getting cancer
    Explanation
    Chili peppers are considered healthy because they contain a compound called capsaicin, which has been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Capsaicin has been found to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and induce apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in various types of cancer. Additionally, chili peppers are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, which can help boost the immune system and protect against chronic diseases. While excessive consumption of chili peppers can cause stomach problems, when consumed in moderation, they can be a beneficial addition to a healthy diet.

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  • 3. 

    Which substance makes chili peppers so hot?

    • A.

      Carotin

    • B.

      Capsaicin

    • C.

      Cayennin

    • D.

      Campiarin

    Correct Answer
    B. Capsaicin
    Explanation
    Capsaicin is the substance that makes chili peppers hot. It is a chemical compound found in the seeds and membranes of the pepper. When capsaicin comes into contact with the skin or mucous membranes, it stimulates the nerve endings, causing a burning sensation. This is why chili peppers are known for their spiciness. Carotin, cayennin, and campiarin are not substances that contribute to the heat of chili peppers.

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  • 4. 

    What is the heat scale called?

    • A.

      Tabasco scale

    • B.

      Capsaicin scale

    • C.

      Scoville scale

    • D.

      Kelvin scale

    Correct Answer
    C. Scoville scale
    Explanation
    The Scoville scale is used to measure the heat or spiciness of chili peppers or other spicy foods. It was developed by pharmacist Wilbur Scoville in 1912 and is based on the concentration of capsaicin, the compound responsible for the heat. The scale ranges from 0 (no heat) to millions of Scoville Heat Units (SHU) for the hottest peppers. The Tabasco scale and capsaicin scale are not commonly used terms, while the Kelvin scale is a temperature scale and not related to spiciness.

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  • 5. 

    Among the following, which is chilliest?

    • A.

      Chilitepin

    • B.

      Habanero

    • C.

      Ancho

    • D.

      Scotch bonnet

    Correct Answer
    B. Habanero
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Habanero. Habanero peppers are known for their intense heat and high Scoville rating, which measures the spiciness of peppers. They are considered one of the hottest chili peppers in the world, making them the chilliest option among the given choices. Chilitepin, Ancho, and Scotch bonnet peppers are also spicy, but not as hot as the Habanero.

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  • 6. 

    Which is the hottest chili pepper? 

    • A.

      Carolina Reaper

    • B.

      Jalapeno

    • C.

      Bhut Jolokia

    • D.

      Capsicum or Bell Pepper

    Correct Answer
    A. Carolina Reaper
    Explanation
    The Carolina Reaper is the hottest chili pepper. It has been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the hottest chili pepper in the world. It measures an average of 1.5 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU), which is significantly higher than other peppers like Jalapeno, Bhut Jolokia, and Capsicum or Bell Pepper. The Carolina Reaper's intense heat is due to its high concentration of capsaicin, the compound responsible for the spiciness of chili peppers.

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  • 7. 

    Where do Jalapenos come from?

    • A.

      Peru

    • B.

      Mexico

    • C.

      Chile

    • D.

      Honduras

    Correct Answer
    B. Mexico
    Explanation
    Jalapenos come from Mexico. This is because Mexico is known for being the birthplace and main producer of jalapenos. They have been cultivated in Mexico for centuries and are a staple in Mexican cuisine.

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  • 8. 

    How do you cure hot pepper hands caused by chili?

    • A.

      Sugar and milk or any other diary product

    • B.

      Alcohol and milk or any other diary product

    • C.

      Lime, salt and cold water

    • D.

      Pure water and sugar

    Correct Answer
    B. Alcohol and milk or any other diary product
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that using alcohol and milk or any other dairy product can help cure hot pepper hands caused by chili. Alcohol can help dissolve the capsaicin, the compound responsible for the burning sensation, while milk or dairy products can help soothe and cool the affected area.

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  • 9. 

    How much chili peppers did China produce in 2014?

    • A.

      14 million

    • B.

      15 million

    • C.

      16 million

    • D.

      17 million

    Correct Answer
    C. 16 million
    Explanation
    In 2014, China produced 16 million chili peppers.

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  • 10. 

    What do the Yoruba speakers of Nigeria call Scotch bonnet?

    • A.

      Ata rodo

    • B.

      Bonda man jak

    • C.

      Aji chombo

    • D.

      Githeyo mirus

    Correct Answer
    A. Ata rodo
    Explanation
    The Yoruba speakers of Nigeria call Scotch bonnet "Ata rodo".

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