What Do You Know About Peppers?

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What Do You Know About Peppers? - Quiz

Popularly known as one of the members of genus capsicum, peppers come in all sizes, shapes, colors and spiciness. How well do you know about peppers? Here is the right place to test you knowledge!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How do peppers grow?

    • A.

      Below the ground

    • B.

      On trees

    • C.

      On plants

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. On plants
    Explanation
    Peppers grow on plants. This is because peppers are a type of fruit that grows on flowering plants in the Capsicum family. These plants have a bushy or vine-like growth habit and produce flowers that eventually develop into peppers. The peppers start off as small green fruits and gradually ripen to various colors, such as red, yellow, or orange, depending on the specific variety. Therefore, the correct answer is "On plants."

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  • 2. 

    What is the name of the scale used to measure the hotness of pepper?

    • A.

      Richter scale

    • B.

      Fujita scale

    • C.

      Scoville scale

    • D.

      Barthel scale

    Correct Answer
    C. Scoville scale
    Explanation
    The Scoville scale is used to measure the hotness or spiciness of peppers. It was developed by pharmacist Wilbur Scoville in 1912 and measures the concentration of capsaicin, the chemical compound responsible for the heat sensation in peppers. The scale ranges from 0 (no heat) to 16 million (pure capsaicin). This scale is widely used in the food industry to indicate the level of heat in different peppers and spicy foods.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following food groups do pepper belongs to?

    • A.

      Legumes

    • B.

      Vegetables

    • C.

      Fruits

    • D.

      Tubers

    Correct Answer
    C. Fruits
    Explanation
    Pepper belongs to the fruit food group because it is the fruit of the pepper plant. Although it is commonly used as a spice or vegetable in cooking, botanically speaking, peppers are classified as fruits because they contain seeds and develop from the ovary of a flower.

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  • 4. 

    Which pepper contains more fiber?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Yellow

    • D.

      Orange

    Correct Answer
    B. Red
    Explanation
    Red peppers contain more fiber compared to green, yellow, and orange peppers. The color of the pepper is determined by its ripeness, with red peppers being the most mature. As peppers ripen, their fiber content increases. Therefore, red peppers have a higher fiber content than other colored peppers.

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  • 5. 

    What is the hottest part of a pepper?

    • A.

      Stem

    • B.

      Seeds

    • C.

      The inner wall

    • D.

      The outer part

    Correct Answer
    C. The inner wall
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the inner wall. The inner wall of a pepper contains a compound called capsaicin, which is responsible for the pepper's spiciness. Capsaicin binds to pain receptors in the mouth, creating a sensation of heat. The more capsaicin present in the inner wall, the hotter the pepper will be. The seeds and stem of a pepper do not contain as much capsaicin, so they are not as hot. The outer part of the pepper does not contribute to its spiciness.

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  • 6. 

    When your mouth is on fire after consuming a hot pepper, which of the following options is the best to reach out for?

    • A.

      Milk

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Orange soda

    • D.

      Lemonade

    Correct Answer
    A. Milk
    Explanation
    Milk is the best option to reach out for when your mouth is on fire after consuming a hot pepper. This is because milk contains casein, a protein that can bind to the capsaicin compound in hot peppers, which is responsible for the burning sensation. Casein helps to neutralize the capsaicin and provide relief from the spicy sensation. Water, orange soda, and lemonade do not contain the same compounds that can effectively counteract the heat of the pepper, making milk the most suitable choice.

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  • 7. 

    Generally, the hottest peppers are always;

    • A.

      The smallest

    • B.

      Medium

    • C.

      The largest

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The smallest
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer, "The smallest," is that generally, the hottest peppers tend to be smaller in size. This is because the compound responsible for the heat in peppers, called capsaicin, is concentrated in the seeds and the white pithy membrane surrounding them. Smaller peppers have a higher concentration of capsaicin per unit of flesh, making them hotter. Therefore, it is commonly observed that smaller peppers are hotter than larger ones.

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  • 8. 

    How many varieties of peppers are widely domesticated?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    C. 5
    Explanation
    There are five varieties of peppers that are widely domesticated.

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  • 9. 

    Where can we classify peppers in terms of duration of growth?

    • A.

      Annuals

    • B.

      Perennials

    • C.

      Biannual

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Perennials
    Explanation
    Peppers can be classified as perennials in terms of duration of growth. Perennials are plants that live for more than two years and continue to produce fruits or flowers year after year. Unlike annuals, which complete their life cycle in one year, and biennials, which complete their life cycle in two years, peppers have the ability to survive and produce fruits for multiple years, making them a perennial plant.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following isn't a chili pepper?

    • A.

      Chili Tibet

    • B.

      Chili Nepal

    • C.

      Chili Santiago

    • D.

      Chili Dalas

    Correct Answer
    A. Chili Tibet
    Explanation
    Chili Tibet is not a chili pepper because it is not commonly recognized as a variety of chili pepper. While chili peppers are known for their spicy flavor and are widely used in cooking, Chili Tibet does not fit into this category. It is likely that Chili Tibet is either a fictional or lesser-known variety of chili pepper that is not commonly found or recognized.

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