Chop Suey USA

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Test your knowledge of Chinese food in America!(quiz courtesy of Columbia University Press)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the origin of chop suey?
    • A. 

      A dish invented by Chinese immigrants in the United States.

    • B. 

      A dish invented by a Japanese American in the United States.

    • C. 

      An authentic Chinese dish.

    • D. 

      Dishes in American Chinese restaurants prepared in a method similar to stir-fry.

  • 2. 
    Where did Chinese food first become available in restaurants?
    • A. 

      Chicago.

    • B. 

      San Francisco.

    • C. 

      New York.

    • D. 

      Los Angeles.

  • 3. 
    Why did Americans fall in love with Chinese food?
    • A. 

      Because it was the best cuisine in the world.

    • B. 

      Because it was different from Western food.

    • C. 

      Because it was inexpensive and convenient.

    • D. 

      Because it was almost as good as French food.

  • 4. 
    How many Chinese restaurants are there in the United States
    • A. 

      2,500.

    • B. 

      5,500.

    • C. 

      15,000.

    • D. 

      More than 30,000.

  • 5. 
    What is the most popular food served in Chinese restaurants in the United States?
    • A. 

      Chop suey.

    • B. 

      Kung Pao.

    • C. 

      Beef with broccoli.

    • D. 

      Peking duck.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following groups frequented Chinese restaurants in American cities in the early twentieth century?
    • A. 

      Jews.

    • B. 

      African Americans.

    • C. 

      Rebellious youth.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following combinations is the average American least likely to engage in?
    • A. 

      Eating hot dogs during a baseball game.

    • B. 

      Dining in a Chinese restaurant right before attending an opera.

    • C. 

      Using dental floss on a daily basis.

    • D. 

      Taking home left-overs from a restaurant.

  • 8. 
    Where can people still find many chop suey restaurants?
    • A. 

      New Orleans.

    • B. 

      Chinatown in San Francisco.

    • C. 

      Manhattan.

    • D. 

      African American neighborhoods in St. Louis.

  • 9. 
    Why did Chinese immigrants open many Chinese restaurants about a century ago?
    • A. 

      Because historically and naturally, the Chinese are endowed with Epicurean tendencies.

    • B. 

      Because most of them had been trained as chefs before coming to the United States.

    • C. 

      Because running a Chinese restaurant was an extremely lucrative business.

    • D. 

      Because they had few other job opportunities.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following emerged as the most popular ethnic cuisine in the United States in the 1980s?
    • A. 

      Chinese.

    • B. 

      Greek.

    • C. 

      Italian.

    • D. 

      Mexican.