Quiz: Salad Dressings

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Salad dressing adds an aesthetic flavor to salads and food. Take this quiz and find out more about Salad dressing. The most common types of salad dressing are oil-based and vinegar-based dressings. The quiz contains various questions concerning all aspects of making a perfect salad dressing. Once you take this quiz, we can bet you will be better at making salads. If you find this quiz helpful, do share it with others. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Most of the basic salad dressings used today can be divided into three categories
    • A. 

      Oil and vinegar dressings Mayonnaise-based dressings Cooked dressings

    • B. 

      Acids dressings Base dressings Alkaline dressings

    • C. 

      Emulsion dressings Temporary- emulsions Cooked dressings

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    What is a temporary emulsion? 
    • A. 

      Acids and bases combined by a cooked substance such as sour cream or yogurt, thus creating a temporary bond of two un-mixable liquids.

    • B. 

      A dressings that have high content of emulsifiers that bind oil and acid together.

    • C. 

      A simple oil-and-vinegar dressing is called a temporary emulsion.Because the two liquids always separate after being shaken or beaten together.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    What is the most important ingredient to make an emulsion?  
    • A. 

      Mustard

    • B. 

      Egg yolks

    • C. 

      Eggs

    • D. 

      Milk

  • 4. 
    What is a cooked dressing?
    • A. 

      A dressing that is a mixture of cooked products such as sour cream and other prepared ingredients such as flavored syrups and liquid seasonings.

    • B. 

      A dressing that is introduced to a considerable amount of heat for a period of time.

    • C. 

      A dressing that has a high content of acid that kills bacteria.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    What are the three most important elements of a dressing?
    • A. 

      Acids, Oils, and Emulsifiers

    • B. 

      Alkalies,Acids and Seasonings

    • C. 

      Seasonings,Alkalies and Herbs

    • D. 

      Alkalies, Bases and Oils

  • 6. 
    A salad dressing’s quality depends directly on the quality of the ingredients.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Most salad dressings are made primarily of an oil and an acid, with other ingredients added to modify the flavor or texture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A uniform mixture of two unmixable liquids is called a temporary emulsion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A simple oil-and-vinegar dressing is called a temporary emulsion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Mayonnaise is also a mixture of oil and vinegar; the two liquids do not separate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Basic vinaigrette is a simple mixture of oil, vinegar, and mayonnaise.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    To make a good emulsion, mix some mustard with the vinegar.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Mayonnaise is the most important emulsified dressing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Homemade mayonnaise is as stable as the commercial product.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Cooked dressings are made with little or no oil and with a starch thickener they are similar in appearance to mayonnaise, but with a more tart, strong flavor. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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