Working In The Kitchen

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Working In The Kitchen - Quiz


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  • 1. 

    How long should you wash your hands before starting to cook?

    • A.

      A minimum of 10 seconds

    • B.

      A minimum of 20 seconds

    • C.

      A minimum of 30 seconds

    • D.

      A minimum of 40 seconds

    Correct Answer
    B. A minimum of 20 seconds
    Explanation
    Washing hands for at least 20 seconds before starting to cook is recommended because it takes enough time to effectively remove dirt, bacteria, and viruses from the hands. This duration allows for thorough cleaning of all areas, including between fingers and under nails. It also ensures that any harmful substances are completely washed away, reducing the risk of contaminating the food during cooking.

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  • 2. 

    What should you use to pick up broken glass?

    • A.

      Your hands

    • B.

      Nothing, leave it there

    • C.

      Dish cloth

    • D.

      Dustpan/broom/damp paper towel

    Correct Answer
    D. Dustpan/broom/damp paper towel
    Explanation
    To pick up broken glass, it is important to use a dustpan, broom, or a damp paper towel. Using your hands can be dangerous as it may result in cuts or injuries. Leaving the broken glass there is not a safe option as it can cause harm to others. Using a dishcloth is not recommended as it may not provide enough protection and may not effectively pick up all the glass fragments. Therefore, using a dustpan, broom, or a damp paper towel is the safest and most effective way to handle broken glass.

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  • 3. 

    Avoid wearing loose clothing in the kitchen.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Wearing loose clothing in the kitchen can be dangerous as it increases the risk of accidents. Loose clothing can easily catch fire or get caught in kitchen equipment, leading to burns or other injuries. It is important to wear fitted clothing or aprons in the kitchen to ensure safety and minimize the chances of accidents.

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  • 4. 

    If something catches on fire inside the oven, what should you do?

    • A.

      Grab the fire extinguisher or baking soda and use it to put out the fire.

    • B.

      Grab some marshmallows and make s'mores

    • C.

      Leave the door shut and turn the oven off

    • D.

      Turn off the oven and leave the door open until it cools down

    Correct Answer
    C. Leave the door shut and turn the oven off
    Explanation
    If something catches on fire inside the oven, it is important to leave the door shut and turn the oven off. This is because opening the door can allow oxygen to fuel the fire and cause it to spread. By leaving the door shut, you are containing the fire and preventing it from spreading outside the oven. Turning off the oven ensures that the heat source is no longer active. This approach helps to minimize the risk and potential damage caused by the fire.

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  • 5. 

    When should spills be cleaned up?

    • A.

      When you are done cooking

    • B.

      Immediately

    • C.

      When you are able to take a break from what you are doing

    Correct Answer
    B. Immediately
    Explanation
    Spills should be cleaned up immediately to prevent accidents or further damage. Leaving spills unattended can create slippery surfaces, increasing the risk of falls or injuries. Additionally, spills can stain or damage surfaces if not cleaned promptly. By addressing spills immediately, you can maintain a safe and clean environment.

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  • 6. 

    What should you remember when washing knives?

    • A.

      Wash them separately

    • B.

      Let them soak so food wipes off easily

    • C.

      Use only cold water

    • D.

      Wash in the dishwasher

    Correct Answer
    A. Wash them separately
    Explanation
    When washing knives, it is important to remember to wash them separately. This is because washing them with other utensils or dishes can cause damage to the knives or other items. Additionally, washing knives separately reduces the risk of accidents or injuries that may occur when handling sharp objects. By washing knives separately, one can ensure that they are cleaned thoroughly and safely.

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  • 7. 

    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 get as hot as a metal spoon when exposed to high temperatures, making it safer to handle. Additionally, wooden spoons are less likely to scratch or damage the surface of non-stick pans or pots.

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  • 8. 

    How should pot/pan handles be placed while working at the stove?

    • 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
    Pot/pan handles should be placed toward the center of the stove to ensure safety and prevent accidents. Placing them toward the front of the stove may cause them to be easily knocked over or pulled off the stove, while placing them over the burner beside it can result in burns or fires. By placing the handles toward the center of the stove, they are less likely to be accidentally bumped or grabbed, reducing the risk of spills or injuries.

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  • 9. 

    What should you always cut/chop food on?

    • A.

      Counter top

    • B.

      Cookie sheet

    • C.

      Cutting board

    • D.

      Plate

    Correct Answer
    C. Cutting board
    Explanation
    A cutting board is the best surface to cut or chop food on because it provides a stable and non-slippery surface. It also protects the countertop or table from getting scratched or damaged by the knife. Cutting boards are made of materials like wood, plastic, or bamboo, which are easy to clean and sanitize. Additionally, using a cutting board helps to prevent cross-contamination by keeping raw meats, vegetables, and other ingredients separate. Therefore, using a cutting board is the most practical and hygienic option for cutting or chopping food.

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  • 10. 

    What should you use to handle a hot pan or dish?

    • A.

      Wet pot holder/oven mitt

    • B.

      Dry pot holder/oven mitt

    • C.

      Dish cloth/tea towel

    • D.

      Apron

    Correct Answer
    B. Dry pot holder/oven mitt
    Explanation
    A dry pot holder or oven mitt should be used to handle a hot pan or dish because it provides insulation and protection from the heat. Using a wet pot holder or oven mitt can be dangerous as the heat can transfer through the moisture and cause burns. A dish cloth or tea towel is not designed to withstand high temperatures and may not provide adequate protection. An apron is used to protect clothing from spills and stains, but it does not offer protection from heat.

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  • 11. 

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

    • A.

      Straight up

    • B.

      With the inside of the lid away from you (handle towards you)

    • C.

      With the inside of the lid towards you (handle away from you)

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. With the inside of the lid away from you (handle towards 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 and the handle towards you. This technique ensures that any steam or hot liquid trapped inside the pot will be directed away from your body, reducing the risk of burns or scalds. It also allows for better control and balance while lifting the lid, minimizing the chances of accidents or spills.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is not an option for putting out a grease fire?

    • A.

      Baking soda

    • B.

      Salt

    • C.

      Lid/pot cover

    • D.

      Water

    Correct Answer
    D. Water
    Explanation
    Water is not an option for putting out a grease fire because it can actually worsen the situation. When water is poured onto a grease fire, it can cause the grease to splatter and spread the fire further. This is because water and oil do not mix, and the water can cause the hot grease to splatter and spread the flames. It is important to use baking soda, salt, or a lid/pot cover to smother the fire and cut off its oxygen supply.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following are the core four of food safety?

    • A.

      Clean, cover, cook, chill

    • B.

      Clean, cook chill, separate

    • C.

      Clean, cover, heat, chill

    • D.

      Wash, cook, freeze, separate

    Correct Answer
    B. Clean, cook chill, separate
    Explanation
    The core four of food safety are clean, cook, chill, and separate. These four practices are essential in preventing foodborne illnesses. Cleaning refers to properly washing hands, utensils, and surfaces to avoid cross-contamination. Cooking food thoroughly kills harmful bacteria. Chilling food at the right temperature prevents the growth of bacteria. Lastly, separating raw and cooked foods helps prevent cross-contamination.

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  • 14. 

    What is the term used to describe when harmful bacteria is transferred from one food to another or from another source (such as hands) to food?

    • A.

      Detoxification

    • B.

      Germinating

    • C.

      Contagion

    • D.

      Cross contamination

    Correct Answer
    D. Cross contamination
    Explanation
    Cross contamination is the term used to describe the transfer of harmful bacteria from one food to another or from another source, such as hands, to food. This can occur when raw or contaminated ingredients come into contact with ready-to-eat foods, utensils, or surfaces, leading to the spread of bacteria and potential foodborne illnesses. Proper food handling and hygiene practices, such as separating raw and cooked foods and regularly washing hands and surfaces, are essential in preventing cross contamination.

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  • 15. 

    Foods that are subject to decay or spoilage and may require refrigeration or freezing are called what?

    • A.

      Biodegradable

    • B.

      Non-perishable

    • C.

      Perishable

    • D.

      Contaminated

    Correct Answer
    C. Perishable
    Explanation
    Perishable foods are subject to decay or spoilage and require refrigeration or freezing to prevent them from going bad. These foods have a limited shelf life and can easily spoil if not stored properly. Unlike non-perishable foods, which can be stored for long periods without spoiling, perishable foods need to be consumed or preserved within a short time frame to maintain their quality and safety.

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