Fish & Seafood Chapter 5: Shellfish

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Seafood Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz based on chapter 5 in the "Fish and Seafood" textbook by the Culinary Institute of America. These questions were NOT taken from a school exam. This is a practice test created by a culinary arts student.


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  • 1. 
    Barnacles are common arthropods.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    These are mollusks with a two-part hinged wedge-shaped shell.
    • A. 

      Bivalves

    • B. 

      Gastropods

    • C. 

      Cephalopods

  • 3. 
    Snails, whelks, and abolones are what?
    • A. 

      Bivalves

    • B. 

      Gastropods

    • C. 

      Cephalopods

    • D. 

      Echinoderms

  • 4. 
    The squid and the octopus both have quills.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Sea cucumbers and sea urchins are what?
    • A. 

      Bivalves

    • B. 

      Gastropods

    • C. 

      Cephalopods

    • D. 

      Echinoderms

  • 6. 
    Abalone is extremely tough and must be tenderized.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    How deeply can clams bury themselves in the sandy bottoms?
    • A. 

      1 foot

    • B. 

      2 feet

    • C. 

      3 feet

  • 8. 
    Geoduck clam shells are always open.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Littlenecks, topnecks, cherrystones, and chowders are sizes that refer to what?
    • A. 

      Clams

    • B. 

      Cephalopods

    • C. 

      Shrimp

  • 10. 
    This clam is oblong in shape and resembles a jack-knife.
    • A. 

      Hard-shell clam

    • B. 

      Razor clam

    • C. 

      Surf clam

    • D. 

      Geoduck clam

  • 11. 
    Which part of the surf clam is typically used to make breaded clam strips?
    • A. 

      The foot

    • B. 

      The tongue

    • C. 

      The whole body

  • 12. 
    Queen conch is a what?
    • A. 

      Bivalve

    • B. 

      Gastropod

    • C. 

      Cephalopod

    • D. 

      Echinoderm

  • 13. 
    Female blue crabs have orange tips.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    King crab can weigh over 20 pounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Where is the best, most tender meat located in king crab?
    • A. 

      In the body

    • B. 

      In the lower leg sections

    • C. 

      In the upper leg sections

  • 16. 
    Dungeness is a type of what?
    • A. 

      Clam

    • B. 

      Squid

    • C. 

      Crab

  • 17. 
    Which crab has black-tipped claws?
    • A. 

      Jonah crab

    • B. 

      Snow crab

    • C. 

      Stone crab

  • 18. 
    This creature looks like a cross between a lobster and a shrimp.
    • A. 

      Langostino

    • B. 

      Sea urchin

    • C. 

      Cuttlefish

  • 19. 
    Lobster traps are baited with herring.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The tomalley is what part of a lobster?
    • A. 

      Roe

    • B. 

      Liver and pancreas

    • C. 

      Heart

  • 21. 
    The legal size limit of a lobster is 2 inches from the back of its eyes to the end of its caripace.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    A soft lobster that has just molted its hard shell is a delicacy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Lobsters should be cooked until a white protein-like substances comes out of the shell.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    How is a spiny lobster different from a regular lobster?
    • A. 

      Spiny lobster has no claws

    • B. 

      Spiny lobster has fewer legs

    • C. 

      Spiny lobster is purple

  • 25. 
    Green lip mussels are larger than blue mussels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False