Cranberries Galore Quiz

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Cranberries Galore Quiz

Fall is the time for cranberry harvesting on Cape Cod. Take our on-line quiz and test your cranberry smarts!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What native fruits are commercially grown, nationwide as well as in Massachusetts?
    • A. 

      Cranberries

    • B. 

      Blueberries

    • C. 

      Concord grapes

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 2. 
    Native Americans discovered that cranberries could be used as a food, fabric dye and as a healing agent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Why was the original name for cranberries "craneberry"?
    • A. 

      The fruit resembled a crane -- machinery for lifting heavy objects

    • B. 

      One had to crane one's neck to see the fruit

    • C. 

      Small blossoms resembled the head and bill of a Sandhill crane

    • D. 

      The berries belonged to the Crane family

  • 4. 
    American whalers and mariners carried cranberries on their voyages to prevent scurvy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What year did the cultivation of cranberries begin?
    • A. 

      1798

    • B. 

      1816

    • C. 

      1855

    • D. 

      1871

  • 6. 
    How many acres of cranberries are harvested every year by U.S. farmers?
    • A. 

      2,500

    • B. 

      4,000

    • C. 

      15,000

    • D. 

      40,000

  • 7. 
    Pemmican, a type of Native American food, was made with which ingredients?
    • A. 

      Crushed cranberries

    • B. 

      Dried deer meat

    • C. 

      Melted fat

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 8. 
    What year did the rocker scoop replace earlier scoops used to harvest cranberries?
    • A. 

      1850

    • B. 

      1910

    • C. 

      1935

    • D. 

      1958

  • 9. 
    Cranberries grow in water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Some vines in Massachusetts are more than 150 years old.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The growing season for cranberries stretches from April to November.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What year was the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association formed in Massachusetts?
    • A. 

      1852

    • B. 

      1865

    • C. 

      1888

    • D. 

      1900