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Today’s quiz deals with food, glorious food! Do you tend to stay close to home when it comes to food, or do you prefer to branch out and try foods from around the world? We’ll be the judge of that!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following Japanese foods is traditionally deep fried?

    • A.

      Tempura

    • B.

      Soba

    • C.

      Sashimi

    • D.

      Udon

    Correct Answer
    A. Tempura
    Explanation
    Tempura is a traditional Japanese food that is deep fried. It consists of battered and deep-fried seafood or vegetables. The ingredients are coated in a light, crispy batter and then fried until golden. Tempura is a popular dish in Japan and is often served as a main course or as a side dish with dipping sauce. It is known for its delicate and crispy texture, and it is commonly enjoyed with rice or noodles.

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  • 2. 

    Which Mexican food is not usually served at breakfast?

    • A.

      Huevos A La Mexicana

    • B.

      Huevos Rancheros

    • C.

      Tacos

    • D.

      Plato De Frutas

    Correct Answer
    C. Tacos
    Explanation
    Tacos are not usually served at breakfast in Mexican cuisine. While Huevos A La Mexicana and Huevos Rancheros are traditional breakfast dishes consisting of scrambled eggs with various ingredients, and Plato De Frutas refers to a fruit plate, tacos are more commonly associated with lunch or dinner. They typically consist of a tortilla filled with various ingredients such as meat, cheese, and vegetables, making them more suitable for later meals rather than breakfast.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is found on a traditional Mexican breakfast menu?

    • A.

      Huevos Rancheros

    • B.

      Croissants

    • C.

      Oatmeal

    • D.

      Lucky Charms

    Correct Answer
    A. Huevos Rancheros
    Explanation
    Huevos Rancheros is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish that typically consists of fried eggs served on tortillas and topped with salsa, beans, and other condiments. It is a popular and well-known item on Mexican breakfast menus, showcasing the flavors and ingredients commonly used in Mexican cuisine. Croissants, oatmeal, and Lucky Charms, on the other hand, are not typically found on traditional Mexican breakfast menus.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these was not originally a Mexican dish?

    • A.

      Sushi

    • B.

      Tortillas

    • C.

      Chile Rellenos

    • D.

      Enchiladas

    Correct Answer
    A. Sushi
    Explanation
    Sushi is a traditional Japanese dish that was not originally a Mexican dish. While tortillas, chile rellenos, and enchiladas are all Mexican dishes, sushi has its origins in Japan. It is made with vinegared rice and various ingredients such as raw or cooked seafood, vegetables, and sometimes tropical fruits. Sushi has become popular worldwide and is now enjoyed in many different countries, including Mexico, but it is not originally from there.

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  • 5. 

    "Fish and chips" is the national dish of which country?

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      New Zealand

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      Finland

    Correct Answer
    A. England
    Explanation
    Fish and chips is widely regarded as the national dish of England. It originated in the UK and has been a popular and traditional meal in England for many years. The dish consists of battered and deep-fried fish, usually cod or haddock, accompanied by thick-cut potato chips. It is often served with salt and vinegar and is commonly enjoyed as a takeaway food. Fish and chips holds a significant cultural and historical importance in England, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following types of Italian noodle is hollow?

    • A.

      Fettuccine

    • B.

      Linguine

    • C.

      Penne

    • D.

      Vermicelli

    Correct Answer
    C. Penne
    Explanation
    Penne is a type of Italian noodle that is hollow. It is cylindrical in shape with a small hole running through the center. This hollowness allows the sauce to cling to the pasta, making it a popular choice for dishes with thick and chunky sauces. Fettuccine and linguine are long, flat noodles, while vermicelli is thin and round. Therefore, the correct answer is Penne.

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  • 7. 

    What is Japanese sake?

    • A.

      Fish

    • B.

      Rice

    • C.

      Rice Wine

    • D.

      Steak

    Correct Answer
    C. Rice Wine
    Explanation
    Japanese sake is a traditional Japanese alcoholic beverage made from rice. It is commonly referred to as rice wine, although the brewing process is more similar to that of beer. Sake has a distinct taste and is often served warm or chilled. It is an important part of Japanese culture and is enjoyed on various occasions, including celebrations and ceremonies.

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  • 8. 

    What is the English translation of the popular Indian dish "murgh makhani"?

    • A.

      Baked Chicken

    • B.

      Mixed Vegetables

    • C.

      Butter Chicken

    • D.

      Lamb Curry

    Correct Answer
    C. Butter Chicken
    Explanation
    The English translation of the popular Indian dish "murgh makhani" is Butter Chicken.

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  • 9. 

    What meat is usually found in the Brazilian snack "coxinha"?

    • A.

      Pork

    • B.

      Beef

    • C.

      Chicken

    • D.

      Lamb

    Correct Answer
    C. Chicken
    Explanation
    The meat usually found in the Brazilian snack "coxinha" is chicken. Coxinha is a popular Brazilian street food made of shredded chicken mixed with spices, shaped into a teardrop or drumstick shape, coated in dough, and deep-fried until crispy. The chicken filling is typically seasoned with onions, garlic, and herbs, giving it a flavorful taste. It is a common snack in Brazil and enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

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  • 10. 

    What religion's influence means many Indian dishes are vegetarian?

    • A.

      Judaism

    • B.

      Hinduism

    • C.

      Christianity

    • D.

      Islam

    Correct Answer
    B. Hinduism
    Explanation
    Hinduism's influence means many Indian dishes are vegetarian because the religion promotes the concept of ahimsa, or non-violence towards all living beings. Hinduism teaches its followers to avoid causing harm to animals, and this principle extends to their dietary choices. As a result, vegetarianism is widely practiced among Hindus, leading to the development of a rich variety of flavorful and nutritious vegetarian dishes in Indian cuisine.

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  • 11. 

    What kind of cuisine can you expect to find in a Brazilian "churrascaria"?

    • A.

      Salads

    • B.

      Fish-Based Stews And Soups

    • C.

      Grilled Meats

    • D.

      Pastries And Sweets

    Correct Answer
    C. Grilled Meats
    Explanation
    In a Brazilian "churrascaria," one can expect to find grilled meats. Churrascaria is a type of restaurant that specializes in serving various cuts of meat that are cooked on a grill or open fire. This style of cuisine is popular in Brazil and is known for its flavorful and succulent grilled meats, such as beef, pork, chicken, and lamb. The meats are often seasoned with salt and cooked to perfection, resulting in a delicious and satisfying dining experience.

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  • 12. 

    What vegetable is the base ingredient for gazpacho soup?

    • A.

      Potato

    • B.

      Cucumber

    • C.

      Onion

    • D.

      Tomato

    Correct Answer
    D. Tomato
    Explanation
    Gazpacho soup is a cold Spanish soup that is typically made with ripe tomatoes as the base ingredient. Tomatoes provide the soup with a rich and refreshing flavor, as well as a vibrant red color. They are usually blended with other ingredients such as cucumbers, onions, and peppers to create a delicious and healthy soup that is perfect for hot summer days.

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  • 13. 

    What are Indian clay ovens called?

    • A.

      Roti

    • B.

      Tandoor

    • C.

      Chai

    • D.

      Thali

    Correct Answer
    B. Tandoor
    Explanation
    Tandoor is the correct answer because it refers to the Indian clay ovens commonly used in Indian cuisine. These ovens are made of clay or metal and are used for cooking various dishes, such as bread (roti) and marinated meats. Tandoor cooking involves high heat and a unique smoky flavor, making it a popular method of cooking in Indian cuisine.

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  • 14. 

    What is the Spanish word for apple?

    • A.

      Manzanas

    • B.

      Queso

    • C.

      Frijole

    • D.

      Leche

    Correct Answer
    A. Manzanas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Manzanas" because it is the Spanish word for apple.

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  • 15. 

    What is the German specialty "bratwurst" in English?

    • A.

      Potato Pancake

    • B.

      Corned Beef

    • C.

      Sausage

    • D.

      Blackened Fish

    Correct Answer
    C. Sausage
    Explanation
    Bratwurst is a German specialty that is commonly known as a type of sausage. It is made from pork, beef, or veal, and is typically seasoned with various spices. Bratwurst is often grilled or pan-fried and is enjoyed with mustard, sauerkraut, or in a bread roll. Therefore, the correct answer is "Sausage."

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