How Much Do You Know About Basic Hygiene?

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Good hygiene is essential for good health. We're curious to know just how much you know about basic hygiene. Use this interactive quiz order to find out how much you have learned about hygiene! All the questions in the quiz are compulsory, so make sure to attempt them all well. Do you think you can ace this test with ease? If yes, then why not give it a try? Hope you learn more about hygiene with our fun quiz! Good Luck, and keep learning! Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the most important thing to do before cooking?

    • A.

      Put meat on the bottom shelf

    • B.

      Wash your hands

    • C.

      Wash the windows in order to prevent germsn

    • D.

      Pre heat the oven

    • E.

      Tie back long hair

    Correct Answer
    B. Wash your hands
    Explanation
    Before cooking, it is crucial to wash your hands. This is because our hands come into contact with various surfaces and objects throughout the day, accumulating bacteria and germs. By washing our hands before cooking, we can minimize the risk of transferring these contaminants onto the food we are preparing, preventing potential foodborne illnesses.

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  • 2. 

    When cooking what colour plasters must you wear if you have an injury?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Pink

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Green

    • E.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    C. Blue
    Explanation
    When cooking, it is recommended to wear blue plasters if you have an injury. Blue plasters are easily visible and can be easily spotted if they accidentally fall into the food. This prevents any contamination and ensures food safety. Additionally, blue plasters are also commonly used in the food industry as they are easily distinguishable from the food being prepared, reducing the risk of accidental ingestion.

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  • 3. 

    On what shelf in the fridge must any meat products be kept?

    • A.

      Top

    • B.

      Middle

    • C.

      Bottom

    • D.

      Tray

    Correct Answer
    C. Bottom
    Explanation
    Meat products should be kept on the bottom shelf of the fridge because this is the coldest part of the fridge. Placing them on the bottom shelf helps to prevent any potential cross-contamination with other foods, as any juices or drippings from the meat are less likely to come into contact with other items. Additionally, keeping meat on the bottom shelf helps to maintain a consistent temperature, as heat rises and the top shelves may be slightly warmer.

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  • 4. 

    What is the most important reason for wearing a apron whilst cooking?

    • A.

      So not to ruin school uniform

    • B.

      Not to spread germs from clothes to foods, for example through threads of clothing

    • C.

      So not to catch the vlothes on fire

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Not to spread germs from clothes to foods, for example through threads of clothing
    Explanation
    Wearing an apron while cooking is important to prevent the spread of germs from clothes to food, especially through threads of clothing. This is because clothes can carry bacteria and other contaminants that can contaminate the food being prepared. By wearing an apron, the risk of transferring these germs to the food is minimized, ensuring food safety and hygiene. Wearing an apron also helps to keep the clothes clean and free from stains or spills, but the most important reason is to prevent the spread of germs.

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  • 5. 

    Why can’t you eat the foods whilst it is cooking?

    • A.

      Raw eggs

    • B.

      Germs from the mouth can contaminate the foods

    • C.

      Burn yourselves

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Raw eggs
    B. Germs from the mouth can contaminate the foods
    Explanation
    Eating raw eggs while they are cooking is not recommended because raw eggs can contain harmful bacteria such as Salmonella. Consuming raw eggs increases the risk of foodborne illness. Additionally, if someone eats the food while it is cooking, they may burn themselves due to the high temperature of the cooking process.

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  • 6. 

    What is the most important thing to do to foods before cooking them

    • A.

      Dice them

    • B.

      Peel them

    • C.

      Wash them

    • D.

      Chop them

    Correct Answer
    C. Wash them
    Explanation
    To ensure food safety and remove any dirt or bacteria, it is important to wash foods before cooking them. This helps to eliminate potential contaminants and reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. Washing fruits and vegetables can also remove pesticides or other chemical residues that may be present. Therefore, washing the foods is a crucial step in preparing them for cooking.

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  • 7. 

    What must you not do to foods that have already been frozen?

    • A.

      Eat them

    • B.

      Cook them

    • C.

      Refreeze them

    • D.

      Microwave them

    Correct Answer
    C. Refreeze them
    Explanation
    When foods have already been frozen, it is important not to refreeze them. This is because when food is frozen, the water inside it turns into ice crystals. When the food is thawed, these ice crystals melt and can promote the growth of bacteria. Refreezing the food can cause the bacteria to multiply further, increasing the risk of foodborne illnesses. Therefore, it is recommended to only thaw frozen food once and consume it immediately, or cook it before refreezing to ensure it remains safe to eat.

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  • 8. 

    You must use different chopping boards when cooking what?

    • A.

      Vegetables

    • B.

      Meat

    • C.

      Fruit

    • D.

      Fish

    Correct Answer
    B. Meat
    Explanation
    When cooking meat, it is important to use different chopping boards to prevent cross-contamination. This is because raw meat can contain harmful bacteria such as salmonella or E. coli, which can cause foodborne illnesses if they come into contact with other foods. Using separate chopping boards for meat helps to avoid the spread of these bacteria to other ingredients, reducing the risk of food poisoning.

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  • 9. 

    Why must you ensure that all long fingernails are trimmed?

    • A.

      So that they do not get broken

    • B.

      So that the gersm trapped underneath them do not spread

    • C.

      So that they do not catch on anything

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. So that the gersm trapped underneath them do not spread
    Explanation
    Trimming long fingernails is important to prevent the spread of germs that may be trapped underneath them. Bacteria and other harmful microorganisms can easily accumulate under long nails, and if not properly cleaned or trimmed, they can be easily spread to surfaces, objects, or even to other people. By ensuring that all long fingernails are trimmed, the risk of spreading germs is significantly reduced, promoting better hygiene and reducing the chances of infections or illnesses.

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  • 10. 

    Why should you brush your teeth? 

    • A.

      To avoid oral health issues

    • B.

      To avoid bad breath

    • C.

      To avoid bleeding gums

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Brushing your teeth is important to avoid oral health issues such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay. It helps to remove plaque and bacteria that can cause these problems. Brushing also helps to freshen breath and prevent bad breath by removing food particles and bacteria that can contribute to an unpleasant odor. Additionally, regular brushing can help to prevent bleeding gums, which can be a sign of gum disease. Therefore, all of the given options are valid reasons for why you should brush your teeth.

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