Wheat Facts

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Wheat Facts

This quiz will ask questions based the informational "Wheat Facts" pamphlet we read in class. You may use the booklet to answer the test items. Remember, you may have to use pictures, captions, diagrams, and charts to answer the questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what year did Washington wheat farmers generate $1.0 billion in revenue?
    • A. 

      2012

    • B. 

      2013

    • C. 

      2014

  • 2. 
    About how long ago did humans begin to grind wheat between two rocks to produce flour?
    • A. 

      About 6,000 years ago

    • B. 

      About 2,000 years ago

    • C. 

      About 10,000 years ago

  • 3. 
    How many people suffer from wheat allergies in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      About 5 percent

    • B. 

      About 1 percent

    • C. 

      About 0.5 percent

  • 4. 
    Under which heading would you learn about Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution?
    • A. 

      Wheat goes to boot camp

    • B. 

      Biotechnology and wheat

    • C. 

      The importance of wheat

  • 5. 
    One bushel of wheat weighs about 60 pounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Name the three parts of a wheat kernel.
  • 7. 
    How much did U.S. farmers earn per bushel in 2013?
    • A. 

      $7.77

    • B. 

      $17.13

    • C. 

      $43.55

  • 8. 
    Which type of flour is considered to be healthiest?
    • A. 

      Refined flour

    • B. 

      Whole wheat flour

    • C. 

      Bleached flour

  • 9. 
    Check the countries that are NOT  top-ten wheat producers.
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      United States

    • D. 

      Iran

  • 10. 
    Which landform enables Washington  farmers to transport their wheat to market in the most efficient manner?
    • A. 

      Puget Sound

    • B. 

      Columbia River

    • C. 

      Cascade Mountains

  • 11. 
    Which country bought 170 thousand metric tons of wheat from the U.S. in 2013/14?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Chile

    • C. 

      Japan

  • 12. 
    Which type of wheat is recognized for its use in cookies and crackers in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      Hard wheat

    • B. 

      Durum wheat

    • C. 

      Soft white wheat

  • 13. 
    Research studies show that people who eat whole wheat have:
    • A. 

      Weight control problems

    • B. 

      Slightly higher risk of diabetes

    • C. 

      Less risk of getting cancer

  • 14. 
    Club wheat originated in South America.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Most of the Pacific Northwest's wheat is produced in Idaho.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    In which state is durum wheat mostly grown?
    • A. 

      North Dakota

    • B. 

      Washington

    • C. 

      Oregon

  • 17. 
    Which part of the wheat plant is where the seeds develop?
    • A. 

      Crown

    • B. 

      Stem

    • C. 

      Head

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is a monthly magazine of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers?
    • A. 

      Washington Wheat Foundation

    • B. 

      Wheat Life

    • C. 

      Wheat Foods Council

  • 19. 
    How many total jobs in Washington depend on the state's wheat crop?
    • A. 

      11,133

    • B. 

      3,715

    • C. 

      4,013

  • 20. 
    How many countries around the world depend on wheat produced in America?
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      202

    • C. 

      67