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This is a test of kitchen and food safety knowledge.


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  • 1. 

    What should you use to stir hot foods?

    • A.

      Metal spoons

    • B.

      Spatula

    • C.

      Wooden spoon

    • D.

      Ladle

    Correct Answer
    C. Wooden spoon
    Explanation
    A wooden spoon should be used to stir hot foods because wood is a poor conductor of heat compared to metal. This means that the wooden spoon will not heat up as quickly as a metal spoon, reducing the risk of burning your hand or melting the spoon. Additionally, wooden spoons are less likely to scratch or damage the surface of the cookware.

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  • 2. 

    How do you lift the lid from a pot that is boiling?

    • A.

      Straight up

    • B.

      With the inside of lid away from you

    • C.

      With inside of lid towards you

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. With the inside of lid away from you
    Explanation
    To lift the lid from a boiling pot, it is recommended to do so with the inside of the lid away from you. This is because lifting the lid towards you may cause the hot steam and boiling water to come in contact with your face and body, potentially causing burns or injuries. By lifting the lid away from you, you minimize the risk of being scalded by the hot contents inside the pot.

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  • 3. 

    Always wash _________separately.

    • A.

      Sharp knives

    • B.

      Forks

    • C.

      Spoons

    • D.

      Spatulas

    Correct Answer
    A. Sharp knives
    Explanation
    Sharp knives should always be washed separately because they can be dangerous if mixed with other utensils. Washing them separately reduces the risk of accidents or injuries that can occur when handling sharp objects. Additionally, washing them separately helps to maintain the sharpness of the knives and prevents them from getting damaged or dull due to contact with other utensils.

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  • 4. 

    Handle of pots/pans should always be turned ____________.

    • A.

      Toward front of stove

    • B.

      Toward center of stove

    • C.

      Over the burner beside it

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Toward center of stove
    Explanation
    The handle of pots/pans should always be turned toward the center of the stove to prevent accidental spills or burns. This positioning ensures that the handle is not easily accessible and reduces the risk of knocking it or causing it to be bumped, which could result in the pot or pan tipping over. Additionally, turning the handle toward the center of the stove helps to keep it away from other burners or heat sources, minimizing the chance of it getting too hot and causing injury.

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  • 5. 

    Always cut/chop food on a _____________.

    • A.

      Counter top

    • B.

      Cookie sheet

    • C.

      Cutting board

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Cutting board
    Explanation
    A cutting board is the correct answer because it provides a stable and clean surface for cutting and chopping food. It helps to protect the countertop from scratches and damage caused by knives. Using a cutting board also prevents cross-contamination by keeping raw meat, fruits, and vegetables separate. A cookie sheet is not suitable for cutting food as it is not designed for this purpose and may damage both the sheet and the knife. Therefore, the correct choice is a cutting board.

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  • 6. 

    When handling a hot pan or dish always use a _______________.

    • A.

      Wet pot holder

    • B.

      Dry pot holder/hot pad

    • C.

      Dish cloth

    • D.

      Apron

    Correct Answer
    B. Dry pot holder/hot pad
    Explanation
    When handling a hot pan or dish, it is important to use a dry pot holder or hot pad. Using a wet pot holder can be dangerous as the heat can cause the water to boil and potentially burn your hand. A dish cloth is not designed to withstand high temperatures and may not provide enough insulation. An apron is not suitable for handling hot pans or dishes as it does not offer any protection for your hands. Therefore, using a dry pot holder or hot pad is the best option to safely handle hot cookware.

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  • 7. 

    What direction should you cut with a sharp knife?

    • A.

      Away from you

    • B.

      Toward you

    • C.

      Toward your partner

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Away from you
    Explanation
    When using a sharp knife, it is safer to cut away from yourself. This reduces the risk of accidentally cutting yourself if the knife slips or if the food being cut suddenly moves. Cutting towards yourself or towards your partner increases the chances of injury. Therefore, cutting away from you is the recommended direction to ensure safety while using a sharp knife.

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  • 8. 

    What should you use to pick up broken glass?

    • A.

      Your hands

    • B.

      Nothing, leave it there

    • C.

      Dish cloth

    • D.

      Dust pan/broom/wet paper towel

    Correct Answer
    D. Dust pan/broom/wet paper towel
    Explanation
    To pick up broken glass, it is important to use a dust pan, broom, or wet paper towel. These tools are essential for safety and cleanliness. Using your hands can be dangerous as it can lead to cuts and injuries. Leaving the broken glass there is not recommended as it poses a risk to others. A dish cloth may not be effective in picking up the glass fragments completely. Therefore, using a dust pan, broom, or wet paper towel is the best option to ensure proper disposal and minimize the risk of accidents.

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  • 9. 

    What should always be found in the kitchen?

    • A.

      Soaps

    • B.

      Pots and Pans

    • C.

      First Aid Kit

    • D.

      Food

    Correct Answer
    C. First Aid Kit
    Explanation
    A first aid kit should always be found in the kitchen as it is essential for any accidents or injuries that may occur while cooking or handling hot objects. It contains basic medical supplies such as band-aids, antiseptics, and burn creams, which can be used to treat minor cuts, burns, or other injuries. Having a first aid kit easily accessible in the kitchen ensures that immediate medical attention can be provided in case of emergencies, promoting safety and well-being in the cooking area.

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  • 10. 

    How do grease fires start?

    • A.

      Grease is left on a burner

    • B.

      Grease is left on the counter

    • C.

      Grease spatters onto a hot burner

    • D.

      A and C only

    Correct Answer
    D. A and C only
    Explanation
    Grease fires start when grease is left on a burner or when grease spatters onto a hot burner. When grease is left on a burner, it can heat up and eventually ignite, causing a fire. Similarly, when grease spatters onto a hot burner, it can also ignite and start a fire. Therefore, both options A and C are correct as they describe the ways in which grease fires can start.

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  • 11. 

    In the event of a kitchen fire you should?

    • A.

      Run to the nearest exit

    • B.

      Inform the teacher

    • C.

      Extinguish the fire

    • D.

      Pour salt or baking soada

    Correct Answer
    B. Inform the teacher
    Explanation
    In the event of a kitchen fire, it is important to inform the teacher. This is because the teacher is responsible for the safety of the students and can take appropriate action to ensure everyone's well-being. Running to the nearest exit may be dangerous if the fire is blocking the exit route. Attempting to extinguish the fire without proper training and equipment can also be hazardous. Pouring salt or baking soda may not be effective in putting out the fire. Therefore, informing the teacher is the best course of action to ensure prompt and appropriate response to the fire emergency.

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  • 12. 

    It is okay to plug applicances in with wet hands  true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not okay to plug appliances in with wet hands because water is a conductor of electricity. Wet hands increase the risk of electric shock when handling electrical devices. Therefore, it is important to ensure hands are dry before plugging in any appliances to avoid potential hazards.

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  • 13. 

    It is alright to use a knife if you do not have a can opener true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not alright to use a knife if you do not have a can opener. Using a knife can be dangerous and may result in injuries. It is recommended to use the proper tool, such as a can opener, to open cans safely and effectively.

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  • 14. 

    When a knife falls out of your hand you should?

    • A.

      Scream

    • B.

      Stop it from falling

    • C.

      Let it fall safely on the floor

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Let it fall safely on the floor
    Explanation
    When a knife falls out of your hand, it is important to let it fall safely on the floor. Trying to stop it from falling or grabbing it mid-air can increase the risk of getting cut or injured. By allowing the knife to fall naturally, you can minimize the chance of accidents and ensure your safety. Screaming is not necessary in this situation as it does not contribute to preventing any harm.

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  • 15. 

    ___________ will grow if you do not properly clean and sanitize your kitchen?

    • A.

      Mold

    • B.

      Grass

    • C.

      Bacteria

    • D.

      Stinky mess

    • E.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Bacteria
    Explanation
    If you do not properly clean and sanitize your kitchen, bacteria will grow. Bacteria can thrive in warm, moist environments, and a dirty kitchen provides the perfect conditions for their growth. Bacteria can contaminate food and surfaces, leading to foodborne illnesses and potential health risks. Therefore, it is essential to regularly clean and sanitize your kitchen to prevent the growth and spread of bacteria.

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  • 16. 

    When using a knife, cut ______ from your body.

    Correct Answer
    away
    Explanation
    When using a knife, it is important to cut away from your body to ensure safety. Cutting towards your body can increase the risk of accidents and injuries. By cutting away from your body, you create a safer distance between the knife and yourself, reducing the likelihood of accidentally cutting yourself. This practice is commonly taught in knife safety guidelines to prevent accidents and promote safe cutting techniques.

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  • 17. 

    What is the proper way to wash your hands before a cooking lab?

    • A.

      Use warm water and soap, sing happy birthday song, and dry with a paper towel.

    • B.

      Soap and toilet water

    • C.

      Use warm water, sing happy birthday song, dry hands

    • D.

      Use cold water sing twinkle twinkle little star

    Correct Answer
    A. Use warm water and soap, sing happy birthday song, and dry with a paper towel.
    Explanation
    The proper way to wash your hands before a cooking lab is to use warm water and soap, sing the happy birthday song, and dry your hands with a paper towel. This ensures that your hands are thoroughly cleaned and any potential germs or bacteria are removed. Using warm water helps to effectively remove dirt and oil from your hands, while soap helps to kill bacteria. Singing the happy birthday song for about 20 seconds ensures that you wash your hands for an adequate amount of time. Drying your hands with a paper towel helps to remove any remaining moisture, which can also harbor bacteria.

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  • 18. 

    Before performing a cooking lab you should?

    • A.

      Make sure you have all materials prior cooking

    • B.

      Cut the grass

    • C.

      Play kickball

    • D.

      Play in mud

    Correct Answer
    A. Make sure you have all materials prior cooking
    Explanation
    Before performing a cooking lab, it is important to make sure you have all the necessary materials. This is crucial because without the required materials, it would be difficult to carry out the cooking lab effectively. It ensures that you have everything you need to follow the recipe and complete the lab successfully. Additionally, having all the materials beforehand saves time and prevents any interruptions or delays during the cooking process.

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  • 19. 

    When getting items out of the oven you should first?

    • A.

      Pull oven rack out

    • B.

      Stand to the side of the oven

    • C.

      Dance

    • D.

      Warn the teacher

    Correct Answer
    B. Stand to the side of the oven
    Explanation
    When getting items out of the oven, it is important to stand to the side of the oven. This is because opening the oven door can release hot steam or cause hot air to escape, which can potentially burn or harm the person standing directly in front of the oven. By standing to the side, one can avoid any potential injuries and safely retrieve the items from the oven.

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  • 20. 

    Make sure all applicances are cleaned and turned off before leaving the kitchen true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to clean and turn off all appliances before leaving the kitchen to ensure safety and prevent any potential accidents or hazards. Leaving appliances on or dirty can lead to fires, electrical issues, or other dangers. Therefore, it is crucial to follow this practice to maintain a safe environment in the kitchen.

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  • 21. 

    You can prevent falls in the kitchen by:

    • A.

      Keeping the floor clean and clear of clutter

    • B.

      Wiping up spills as soon as they happen

    • C.

      Not wearing floppy slippers or socks

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Keeping the floor clean and clear of clutter, wiping up spills as soon as they happen, and not wearing floppy slippers or socks are all effective ways to prevent falls in the kitchen. A clean and clutter-free floor reduces the risk of tripping, while promptly cleaning up spills prevents slippery surfaces. Not wearing floppy slippers or socks helps to maintain proper traction and stability while walking in the kitchen. Therefore, all of the above options contribute to preventing falls in the kitchen.

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