Amazing Trivia Quiz On Food

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  • 1. 

    What is a soft-shell crab?

    • A.

      A Crab With Shell Removed By Hand

    • B.

      A Crab That Has Discarded Its Shell

    • C.

      A Species Of East Coast Crab

    • D.

      A Crab Marinated In Brine

    Correct Answer
    B. A Crab That Has Discarded Its Shell
    Explanation
    A soft-shell crab is a crab that has discarded its shell. After molting, the crab's shell becomes soft and pliable, allowing it to grow and expand. During this stage, the crab is vulnerable and will hide until its new shell hardens. Soft-shell crabs are often sought after for their tender meat and are commonly used in various cuisines.

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  • 2. 

    What is another term for the fish known as "plaice"?

    • A.

      Halibut

    • B.

      Trout

    • C.

      Flounder

    • D.

      Smelt

    Correct Answer
    C. Flounder
    Explanation
    Flounder is another term for the fish known as "plaice". Plaice and flounder are both flatfish species that belong to the same family. They have a similar body shape and share some physical characteristics, such as both having both eyes on one side of their body. Therefore, flounder is the correct answer as it is a synonym for plaice.

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  • 3. 

    What is the Russian word for "caviar"?

    • A.

      Ryba

    • B.

      Ikra

    • C.

      Kira

    • D.

      Mope

    Correct Answer
    B. Ikra
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ikra." Caviar is a delicacy made from fish eggs, and in Russian, the word for caviar is "ikra." The other options, "Ryba," "Kira," and "Mope," do not correspond to the Russian word for caviar.

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  • 4. 

    What is the standard "legal size" for lobsters?

    • A.

      One Half Pound

    • B.

      One Pound

    • C.

      Three Pounds

    • D.

      Two And A Half Pounds

    Correct Answer
    B. One Pound
    Explanation
    The standard "legal size" for lobsters is one pound. This means that lobsters must weigh at least one pound in order to be legally caught and sold.

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  • 5. 

    What lobster organ is made into a delicacy known as "tomalley"?

    • A.

      Heart

    • B.

      Brain

    • C.

      Liver

    • D.

      Kidney

    Correct Answer
    C. Liver
    Explanation
    The correct answer is liver. The lobster's liver is known as "tomalley" and is considered a delicacy. It is a soft, greenish substance that is often used in sauces, soups, and other dishes for its rich and unique flavor.

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  • 6. 

    Which type of crab is the Chesapeake Bay famous for?

    • A.

      Dungeness Crab

    • B.

      King Crab

    • C.

      Blue Crab

    • D.

      Stone Crab

    Correct Answer
    C. Blue Crab
    Explanation
    The Chesapeake Bay is famous for its Blue Crab. Blue Crabs are native to the Chesapeake Bay and are a significant part of the region's culinary culture. They are known for their sweet and tender meat, making them a popular choice for crab cakes, crab soups, and other seafood dishes. The Chesapeake Bay's unique ecosystem provides the perfect habitat for Blue Crabs to thrive, making them a beloved symbol of the region's seafood industry.

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  • 7. 

    What species of Pacific Salmon is both the smallest salmon and also comprises the largest part of the U.S. wild salmon catch?

    • A.

      Pink

    • B.

      Coho

    • C.

      Sockeye

    • D.

      Chinook

    Correct Answer
    A. Pink
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pink. Pink salmon is the smallest species of Pacific Salmon and also makes up the largest portion of the U.S. wild salmon catch. Pink salmon are known for their small size and are commonly caught in large numbers due to their abundance in the Pacific Ocean. They are highly sought after for commercial and recreational fishing purposes.

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  • 8. 

    Where is the world's largest supply of caviar?

    • A.

      Caspian Sea

    • B.

      Black Sea

    • C.

      Volga River

    • D.

      Aral Sea

    Correct Answer
    A. Caspian Sea
    Explanation
    The Caspian Sea is the correct answer because it is known to have the largest supply of caviar in the world. Caviar is a delicacy made from the eggs of sturgeon fish, and the Caspian Sea is home to several species of sturgeon that produce high-quality caviar. The sea's large size and favorable conditions make it an ideal habitat for these fish and contribute to the abundant supply of caviar.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is not the color of a rare lobster?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Brown

    • C.

      Yellow

    • D.

      White

    Correct Answer
    B. Brown
    Explanation
    Brown is not the color of a rare lobster. Lobsters can come in various colors such as red, yellow, and white, but brown is not typically seen in lobsters.

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  • 10. 

    In 2006, what percentage of American homes contained peanut butter?

    • A.

      55%

    • B.

      35%

    • C.

      95%

    • D.

      75%

    Correct Answer
    D. 75%
    Explanation
    In 2006, 75% of American homes contained peanut butter. This means that a significant majority of households in America had peanut butter as a staple food item. Peanut butter is a popular and versatile spread, commonly used in sandwiches, baking, and cooking. Its widespread consumption can be attributed to its long shelf life, affordability, and nutritional value. The high percentage indicates the popularity and widespread use of peanut butter in American households during that year.

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  • 11. 

    In 2006, which of the following was not a flavor of "Pringles" potato chips?

    • A.

      Salt & Vinegar

    • B.

      Ketchup

    • C.

      Jalapeno

    • D.

      Sweet Pickle

    Correct Answer
    D. Sweet Pickle
    Explanation
    In 2006, Sweet Pickle was not a flavor of "Pringles" potato chips. This means that out of the given options - Salt & Vinegar, Ketchup, Jalapeno, and Sweet Pickle - Sweet Pickle was not available as a flavor of Pringles potato chips in 2006.

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  • 12. 

    From which country did popcorn originate?

    • A.

      Mexico

    • B.

      USA

    • C.

      Bolivia

    • D.

      Peru

    Correct Answer
    A. Mexico
    Explanation
    Popcorn originated in Mexico. Archaeological evidence suggests that popcorn has been consumed in Mexico for thousands of years. Popcorn kernels have been found in ancient Mexican tombs, dating back to around 3600 BCE. This evidence indicates that popcorn was not only consumed but also held cultural significance in ancient Mexican civilizations. The popularity of popcorn eventually spread to other parts of the world, including the United States, where it became a staple snack food. However, its origins can be traced back to Mexico.

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  • 13. 

    Of the following, which was a common name for peanuts in the 1700's?

    • A.

      Legumites

    • B.

      Dirtpeas

    • C.

      Sweet Harrys

    • D.

      Groundnuts

    Correct Answer
    D. Groundnuts
    Explanation
    In the 1700's, peanuts were commonly referred to as "groundnuts." This name was used because peanuts grow underground, with the nuts forming beneath the soil. The term "groundnuts" accurately describes the nature of peanuts and was likely used to distinguish them from other types of nuts that grow above ground.

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  • 14. 

    What is the name of the largest snack food trade show sponsored by the Snack Food Association?

    • A.

      Nutrition Expo

    • B.

      Snaxpo

    • C.

      World Food Fair

    • D.

      Exhibition Of Snack Food Producers

    Correct Answer
    B. Snaxpo
    Explanation
    Snaxpo is the correct answer because it is the largest snack food trade show sponsored by the Snack Food Association. The other options, Nutrition Expo, World Food Fair, and Exhibition Of Snack Food Producers, are not specifically associated with the Snack Food Association or recognized as the largest snack food trade show.

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