Is Sushi Your Favorite Food?

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Sushi Quizzes & Trivia

With this short quiz, we would like to test your introductory knowledge about sushi. A review of each answer will be provided after answering the question. When you complete the quiz, please continue Module 1 for more background and history with our sushi factsheets.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Nori is the Japanese term for which element of sushi?

    • A.

      Ginger

    • B.

      Seaweed

    • C.

      Rice

    • D.

      Soy Sauce

    Correct Answer
    B. Seaweed
    Explanation
    "Nori" is the seaweed that is wrapped either around the rice (makizushi) or inside of the rice (uramaki). The modern term "sushi" refers to the rice!

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  • 2. 

    Which three ingredients were originally essential for making sushi?

    • A.

      Rice

    • B.

      Wasabi

    • C.

      Seaweed

    • D.

      Fish

    • E.

      Avocado

    • F.

      Salt and Vinegar

    • G.

      Sweet Wine

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Rice
    D. Fish
    F. Salt and Vinegar
    Explanation
    Sushi originated from the preservation of salted fish in vinegared rice to keep it fresh, which has evolved into the delectable range of dishes (with many varied ingredients) that we still eat today!

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  • 3. 

    There is only one primary type of sushi.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sushi comes in a wide variety! This includes not only many different kinds of ingredients, but also several styles of rolling and serving the dish.

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  • 4. 

    Sushi can be traced back to an exact point in Japan's history.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There is no particular year or time period when sushi was introduced. Techniques for preserving fish using cooked rice were developed at different points in history, usually as part of routine cooking in Japanese households. Check out our factsheets for more!

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  • 5. 

    Which was the first state in the U.S. to introduce restaurant-style sushi?

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      New York

    • C.

      Hawaii

    • D.

      Illinois

    Correct Answer
    A. California
    Explanation
    The first professional sushi restaurant, Kawafuku, was opened in Los Angeles' "Little Tokyo" in 1966, by a Japanese man and his American business partner, and as early as the 1950s, sashimi was available in San Diego.

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  • 6. 

    How long does it take to become an itamae, or professional sushi chef?

    • A.

      Six months

    • B.

      2 years

    • C.

      5 years

    • D.

      More than 5 years

    Correct Answer
    D. More than 5 years
    Explanation
    In Japan, it often takes about 5 years of working under a master for an apprentice to even be allowed to cook the sushi rice! Mastery can take decades...long-time itamae may feel they still have much to learn. Of course, anyone can make sushi on a casual basis!

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