Preparing Food Safely Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the most common cause of a kitchen fire?

    • A.

      An electrical fault

    • B.

      A piece of equipment such as a frying pan or wok catching alight

    • C.

      Leaving a frying pan or wok on the stove without supervision

    • D.

      Keeping the oven on for more than 2 hours at a time

    Correct Answer
    B. A piece of equipment such as a frying pan or wok catching alight
    Explanation
    A piece of equipment such as a frying pan or wok catching alight is the most common cause of a kitchen fire. This can happen due to various reasons such as overheating, grease buildup, or leaving the equipment unattended while cooking. It is important to always stay vigilant and never leave cooking equipment unsupervised to prevent such accidents.

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  • 2. 

    What other use can a fire blanket have?

    • A.

      It can be used as a normal blanket

    • B.

      It can help to extinguish bushfires

    • C.

      To extinguish fire on a person's clothing

    • D.

      To mop up spills

    Correct Answer
    C. To extinguish fire on a person's clothing
    Explanation
    A fire blanket can be used to extinguish fire on a person's clothing because it is made of fire-resistant material that can smother the flames and prevent them from spreading. This is particularly useful in emergency situations where a person's clothing catches fire and immediate action is needed to prevent further injury or damage.

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  • 3. 

    What is the best way of putting out a fire if there is no fire blanket available?

    • A.

      Pour water on the fire

    • B.

      Call the fire brigade

    • C.

      Smother the flames with a tea towel

    • D.

      Cover the fire with a large saucepan lid or pour flour or sand onto it

    Correct Answer
    D. Cover the fire with a large saucepan lid or pour flour or sand onto it
    Explanation
    Covering the fire with a large saucepan lid or pouring flour or sand onto it is the best way of putting out a fire if there is no fire blanket available. This method helps to cut off the oxygen supply to the fire, smothering the flames and extinguishing the fire. The lid acts as a physical barrier, preventing the fire from spreading further. Flour or sand can also be used as they are non-flammable substances that can absorb heat and suffocate the fire.

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  • 4. 

    What is the correct order of putting out a fire using a fire blanket

    • A.

      Pull down firmly on tabs releasing blanket, place blanket over fire, turn off the heat source, leave blanket on until cool

    • B.

      Throw blanket over fire and run

    • C.

      Pull down firmly on tabs releasing blanket, turn off the heat source, throw blanket over fire, leave blanket on until cool

    • D.

      Turn off the heat source, pull down firmly on tabs releasing blanket, place blanket over fire, leave blanket on until cool

    Correct Answer
    A. Pull down firmly on tabs releasing blanket, place blanket over fire, turn off the heat source, leave blanket on until cool
    Explanation
    The correct order of putting out a fire using a fire blanket is to first pull down firmly on tabs releasing the blanket, then place the blanket over the fire. Next, the heat source should be turned off to prevent further fueling of the fire. Finally, the blanket should be left on until it cools down completely, ensuring that any remaining heat is extinguished.

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  • 5. 

    What are the prime conditions for bacterial growth?

    • A.

      Acidity and moisture

    • B.

      A neutral ph and cold environment

    • C.

      Warm and dry environment

    • D.

      Warmth and moisture

    Correct Answer
    D. Warmth and moisture
    Explanation
    Bacteria require warmth and moisture to thrive and grow. Warmth provides the optimal temperature range for bacterial metabolism and reproduction, while moisture ensures that bacteria have access to the necessary water and nutrients for their survival. These conditions create an ideal environment for bacterial growth and proliferation. Acidity, a neutral pH, and a cold or dry environment are generally not favorable for bacterial growth, as they can inhibit or slow down bacterial activity.

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  • 6. 

    What is the purpose of using a clean tea towel?

    • A.

      To wipe up spills

    • B.

      To dry dishes

    • C.

      To use for drying hands

    • D.

      Flung over your shoulder for chef cred.

    Correct Answer
    B. To dry dishes
    Explanation
    A clean tea towel is used to dry dishes because it is designed to absorb moisture efficiently. Unlike regular towels, tea towels are made from lightweight and highly absorbent fabric, making them perfect for drying dishes without leaving any streaks or lint behind. By using a clean tea towel, one can ensure that the dishes are thoroughly dried, preventing water spots and promoting cleanliness in the kitchen.

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  • 7. 

    What is the purpose of wearing a clean apron?

    • A.

      To look trendy

    • B.

      To wipe excess ingredients off your hands

    • C.

      To protect yourself from a fire

    • D.

      To prevent the transfer of bacteria onto food

    Correct Answer
    D. To prevent the transfer of bacteria onto food
    Explanation
    Wearing a clean apron serves the purpose of preventing the transfer of bacteria onto food. Bacteria can easily accumulate on clothing and skin, and when preparing food, this can lead to contamination and potential foodborne illnesses. By wearing a clean apron, any potential bacteria on clothing or skin is prevented from coming into contact with the food, ensuring its safety and cleanliness.

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  • 8. 

    Why is it important to wash your hands after you`ve blown your nose?

    • A.

      To keep your fingernails clean

    • B.

      To prevent transfer of bacteria

    • C.

      To keep you hands clean during cooking

    • D.

      To increase bacteria growth

    Correct Answer
    B. To prevent transfer of bacteria
    Explanation
    It is important to wash your hands after blowing your nose to prevent the transfer of bacteria. When you blow your nose, bacteria from your nasal passages can get onto your hands. If you don't wash your hands, these bacteria can easily be transferred to surfaces or objects that you touch, increasing the risk of spreading germs to others. Washing your hands helps to remove these bacteria and reduce the risk of infection or illness.

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  • 9. 

    Which one of the following is NOT an advantage of washing dishes by hand?

    • A.

      Water efficient

    • B.

      Saves time

    • C.

      Provides opportunities for families to communicate

    • D.

      Environmentally friendly

    Correct Answer
    A. Water efficient
    Explanation
    Washing dishes by hand is not water efficient. Unlike using a dishwasher, hand washing typically requires a continuous flow of water, leading to higher water consumption.

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  • 10. 

    Why is it important to choose the most appropriate sized knife?

    • A.

      To fit the size of your hand

    • B.

      To demonstrate you know how to use a big knife

    • C.

      To prepare food correctly and safely

    • D.

      It isn`t important, you can use any knife to cut ingredients

    Correct Answer
    C. To prepare food correctly and safely
    Explanation
    Choosing the most appropriate sized knife is important to prepare food correctly and safely. Using a knife that is too small may require more effort and increase the risk of accidents, while a knife that is too large may be difficult to control and also increase the risk of injury. The right size knife allows for better precision and control, ensuring that ingredients are cut properly and reducing the chances of accidents occurring in the kitchen.

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  • 11. 

    Why should you always use a chopping board made from wood or polyethylene/plastic?

    • A.

      No need to be fussy, any chopping board will be fine.

    • B.

      Wood and polyethylene boards will sharpen your knife

    • C.

      Glass and metal chopping boards harbour bacteria

    • D.

      It will protect the sharp edge of the blade

    Correct Answer
    D. It will protect the sharp edge of the blade
    Explanation
    Using a chopping board made from wood or polyethylene/plastic will protect the sharp edge of the blade. This is because these materials are softer and more forgiving compared to hard surfaces like glass or metal. When the knife comes into contact with the chopping board, the blade is less likely to become dull or damaged, preserving its sharpness for longer.

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  • 12. 

    If you need to move around the kitchen with a knife you should:

    • A.

      You should never move around the kitchen with a knife

    • B.

      Hold it close to the side of your body with the blade pointing down

    • C.

      Hold the knife high in the air

    • D.

      Use it as a light saber

    Correct Answer
    B. Hold it close to the side of your body with the blade pointing down
    Explanation
    When moving around the kitchen with a knife, it is important to prioritize safety. Holding the knife close to the side of your body with the blade pointing down ensures that the knife is secured and minimizes the risk of accidental injury. This position allows for better control and reduces the chances of the knife accidentally coming into contact with anyone or anything. Holding the knife high in the air or using it as a light saber can be dangerous and increase the likelihood of accidents or injuries.

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  • 13. 

    What is the quickest way to heat water in a saucepan?

    • A.

      To add salt and oil to the water

    • B.

      To place the saucepan in the oven

    • C.

      To place a lid on top of the saucepan

    • D.

      Choose a hot plate larger than the saucepan

    Correct Answer
    C. To place a lid on top of the saucepan
    Explanation
    Placing a lid on top of the saucepan helps to trap the heat and prevent it from escaping. This creates a more enclosed environment, allowing the water to heat up faster. The lid acts as an insulator, reducing heat loss through evaporation and convection. As a result, the water reaches its boiling point more quickly, making it the quickest way to heat water in a saucepan.

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  • 14. 

    What is the safest way to remove toast from a toaster?

    • A.

      Use a knife, fork or other metal utensil

    • B.

      Unplug and cool appliance before using your fingers

    • C.

      Turn it upside down and shake

    • D.

      Ask an adult

    Correct Answer
    B. Unplug and cool appliance before using your fingers
    Explanation
    The safest way to remove toast from a toaster is to unplug and cool the appliance before using your fingers. This is because unplugging the toaster eliminates the risk of electric shock, and allowing it to cool down reduces the chance of burning your fingers on hot surfaces. Using a knife, fork, or other metal utensil can be dangerous as it may cause damage to the toaster or result in an electric shock. Turning the toaster upside down and shaking it is also not safe as it can cause the toast to fall out unexpectedly and potentially cause injury. Asking an adult for help is a good option, but the safest method is to unplug and cool the toaster before handling the toast.

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  • 15. 

    Why do we participate in Food Design in the Middle School?

    • A.

      So you don't starve when you leave home

    • B.

      To become the next Jaime Oliver

    • C.

      To help your parents in the kitchen

    • D.

      To gain knowledge, create independence and develop a skill for life

    Correct Answer
    D. To gain knowledge, create independence and develop a skill for life
    Explanation
    Participating in Food Design in Middle School allows students to gain knowledge about cooking and nutrition, creating independence in the kitchen, and developing a skill that will be useful for life. By learning about food design, students can understand the importance of healthy eating and develop the ability to prepare their own meals. This not only helps them avoid starvation when they leave home but also empowers them to make informed choices about their diet, leading to a healthier lifestyle. Additionally, developing cooking skills can foster independence and self-sufficiency, as students become capable of preparing their own meals and potentially even pursuing a career in the culinary field.

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