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  • 1. 

    What is the author trying to show the reader with this article?

    • A.

      Potatoes from Ireland started the Potato Revolution

    • B.

      The average American eats 50 lbs of potatoes a year

    • C.

      French fries are made from potatoes

    • D.

      Potatoes are a key vegetable in America

    • E.

      The various terms for potatoes have a long history

    Correct Answer
    E. The various terms for potatoes have a long history
    Explanation
    The author is trying to show the reader that the various terms for potatoes have a long history. This implies that potatoes have been a significant and widely consumed vegetable for a considerable amount of time, and that their importance extends beyond just being a common food item. The article may explore the origins and evolution of different names for potatoes, highlighting their cultural and historical significance.

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  • 2. 

    In the second paragraph, what point is the author trying to make with all the statistics about potatoes?

    • A.

      Potatoes are grown all year long in every country

    • B.

      Many countries grow potatoes as a money maker

    • C.

      Potatoes are a very common food for people to want

    • D.

      More potatoes are grown than onions in this country

    • E.

      Potatoes are very expensive to grown and maintain

    Correct Answer
    C. Potatoes are a very common food for people to want
    Explanation
    The author is trying to make the point that potatoes are a very common and popular food choice among people. This is supported by the statistics mentioned about potatoes being grown all year long in every country and many countries growing potatoes as a money maker. The mention of more potatoes being grown than onions in a particular country further emphasizes the popularity of potatoes.

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  • 3. 

    Why are Burbank potatoes used to make french fries?

    • A.

      They have less water than other potatoes

    • B.

      They are larger than other potatoes

    • C.

      They are cheaper than other potatoes

    • D.

      They are the smallest potato and therefore are easy to collect

    • E.

      They are the most different potato out of all the potatoes

    Correct Answer
    A. They have less water than other potatoes
    Explanation
    Burbank potatoes are used to make french fries because they have less water content compared to other potatoes. This makes them ideal for frying as the lower water content helps to achieve a crispy texture. Potatoes with higher water content tend to become soggy when fried. Therefore, Burbank potatoes are preferred for making french fries as they result in a better texture and taste.

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  • 4. 

    Look at the second to the last paragraph.  The author is trying to say something about the process farmers use to select their fries.  What point are they trying to make?

    • A.

      The bigger the potato, the nicer the fries

    • B.

      The more potatoes you have to use, the more money you will make

    • C.

      The better quality potato, the better quality of fry

    • D.

      The process to make fries is meticulous and careful

    • E.

      Has no relevance to making french fries

    Correct Answer
    C. The better quality potato, the better quality of fry
    Explanation
    The author is trying to convey that the quality of the potato directly affects the quality of the fry.

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  • 5. 

    What is the author trying to do with this passage about potatoes?

    • A.

      They are attempting to teach the reader about pototoes as a commerical food

    • B.

      They are attempting to define the potato industry

    • C.

      They are attempting to make you think about potatoes

    • D.

      They are attempting to explain how potatoes are important to America

    • E.

      They are attempting to persuade the reader to like potatoes

    Correct Answer
    A. They are attempting to teach the reader about pototoes as a commerical food
    Explanation
    The author is trying to educate the reader about potatoes as a commercial food. The passage likely provides information about the cultivation, distribution, and economic significance of potatoes in the food industry. It aims to increase the reader's knowledge and understanding of potatoes as a staple crop and their role in the commercial food market.

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  • 6. 

    Passage about the potato industry

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