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  • 1. 

    The ancient Romans used the word "mala" to refer to what food?

    • A.

      Pears

    • B.

      Grapes

    • C.

      Mangos

    • D.

      Apples

    Correct Answer
    D. Apples
    Explanation
    The ancient Romans used the word "mala" to refer to apples. This can be inferred from the fact that "mala" is the Latin word for apples, and the question asks specifically about the meaning of this word.

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  • 2. 

    When cooking, what must you avoid doing if you want to prepare a clear stock?

    • A.

      Bringing It To A Boil, Then Simmer

    • B.

      Cooking The Bones First

    • C.

      Stirring It Too Often

    • D.

      Using Large Chunks Of Vegetables

    Correct Answer
    C. Stirring It Too Often
    Explanation
    To prepare a clear stock, it is important to avoid stirring it too often. Stirring the stock too frequently can cause the impurities and sediment to become agitated and mix with the liquid, resulting in a cloudy appearance. By minimizing stirring, the impurities can settle at the bottom, allowing for a clearer and more visually appealing stock.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following ingredients is always found in a carciofo sauce?

    • A.

      Artichokes

    • B.

      Broccoli

    • C.

      Capers

    • D.

      Veal

    Correct Answer
    A. Artichokes
    Explanation
    Carciofo sauce is an Italian sauce that is traditionally made with artichokes. Artichokes are the main ingredient in carciofo sauce, giving it a distinct flavor and texture. The other ingredients listed, such as broccoli, capers, and veal, are not typically found in carciofo sauce. Therefore, the correct answer is artichokes.

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  • 4. 

    What is in a Vermouth Cassis?

    • A.

      Sweet Vermouth, Creme De Cassis, A Spritz Of Soda & A Twist

    • B.

      Dry Vermouth, Vodka And Creme De Cassis - With A Twist

    • C.

      Dry Vermouth, Vodka, Chambord And A Raspberry

    • D.

      Sweet Vermouth, Creme De Cassis, A Spritz Of Soda & A Lime

    Correct Answer
    A. Sweet Vermouth, Creme De Cassis, A Spritz Of Soda & A Twist
    Explanation
    A Vermouth Cassis is made with sweet vermouth, creme de cassis, a spritz of soda, and a twist.

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  • 5. 

    What animal is on the label of Shiner Bock beer?

    • A.

      Billy Goat

    • B.

      Grizzly Bear

    • C.

      Mountain Lion

    • D.

      Big-Horned Sheep

    Correct Answer
    D. Big-Horned Sheep
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Big-Horned Sheep. Shiner Bock beer features a label that prominently displays a picture of a Big-Horned Sheep. These sheep are known for their large, curved horns and are commonly associated with rugged mountainous regions. The image of the Big-Horned Sheep on the label represents the brand's connection to nature and the outdoors.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of a popular Italian orange and vanilla flavored liqueur?

    • A.

      Sambuca

    • B.

      Chambord

    • C.

      Tuaca

    • D.

      Galliano

    Correct Answer
    C. Tuaca
    Explanation
    Tuaca is a popular Italian orange and vanilla flavored liqueur. It is known for its smooth and sweet taste, making it a favorite among many people. Tuaca is often enjoyed straight, on the rocks, or used as an ingredient in various cocktails. It has a distinct flavor profile that combines the zesty citrus notes of oranges with the creamy and aromatic taste of vanilla. Due to its unique taste and versatility, Tuaca has gained popularity not only in Italy but also in many other countries around the world.

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  • 7. 

    What are the chief ingredients of Mulligatawny soup?

    • A.

      Tomato, Chicken, Onions

    • B.

      Curry And Chicken

    • C.

      Tomato, Meat And Carrots

    • D.

      Beans And Potatoes

    Correct Answer
    B. Curry And Chicken
    Explanation
    Mulligatawny soup is a traditional Indian soup that typically includes curry and chicken as its chief ingredients. The combination of curry spices and tender chicken creates a flavorful and aromatic soup. The other options listed, such as tomato, onions, meat, carrots, beans, and potatoes, may be used in other soup recipes but are not the main ingredients in Mulligatawny soup.

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  • 8. 

    What is the thickening agent in a Picatta Sauce?

    • A.

      Cornmeal

    • B.

      Cornstarch

    • C.

      Sugar

    • D.

      Flour

    Correct Answer
    D. Flour
    Explanation
    Flour is the thickening agent in a Picatta Sauce. When flour is added to a sauce, it absorbs the liquid and forms a paste, which helps to thicken the sauce. It is commonly used as a thickening agent in various sauces and gravies due to its ability to create a smooth and consistent texture.

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  • 9. 

    The drink called "Madras" is made with vodka, orange juice and what?

    • A.

      Grapefruit Juice

    • B.

      Cranberry Juice

    • C.

      Pineapple Juice

    • D.

      Grenadine

    Correct Answer
    B. Cranberry Juice
    Explanation
    The drink called "Madras" is made with vodka and orange juice, and the missing ingredient is cranberry juice. Cranberry juice adds a tart and slightly sweet flavor to the drink, balancing out the citrusy taste of the orange juice and the strong kick of vodka. This combination creates a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is popular among cocktail enthusiasts.

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  • 10. 

    What does the HP in "HP Sauce" stand for?

    • A.

      Howard And Poctor

    • B.

      Highly Piquant

    • C.

      Hot Pepper

    • D.

      Houses Of Parliament

    Correct Answer
    D. Houses Of Parliament
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Houses Of Parliament." HP Sauce is a popular British condiment that was originally served in the Houses of Parliament in the UK. The sauce was so well-liked by the Members of Parliament that it became known as "HP Sauce." The name has since stuck and the sauce is now enjoyed by people all over the world.

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  • 11. 

    Who invented the cheese inside the hotdog?

    • A.

      Oscar Meyer

    • B.

      Rich Woods

    • C.

      Thomas Edison

    • D.

      Jimmy Dean

    Correct Answer
    B. Rich Woods
  • 12. 

    What are the three main ingredients in "Dublin coddle"?

    • A.

      Rashers (Bacon), Carrots, Potatoes

    • B.

      Rashers (Bacon), Sausages, Potatoes

    • C.

      Rashers (Bacon), Sausages, Onions

    • D.

      Sausages, Potatoes, Onions

    Correct Answer
    B. Rashers (Bacon), Sausages, Potatoes
    Explanation
    Dublin coddle is a traditional Irish dish made with simple ingredients. It typically includes rashers (bacon), sausages, and potatoes. These three ingredients are the main components that give Dublin coddle its distinct flavor and texture. The rashers add a smoky and savory taste, while the sausages provide a meaty and juicy element. The potatoes, on the other hand, contribute to the dish's heartiness and help to thicken the stew-like consistency. Together, these three ingredients create a delicious and comforting meal that is loved by many in Dublin and beyond.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following herbals does not exhibit laxative properties?

    • A.

      Butternut

    • B.

      Aloe Vera

    • C.

      Cardamom

    • D.

      Licorice

    Correct Answer
    C. Cardamom
    Explanation
    Cardamom does not exhibit laxative properties. Laxatives are substances that promote bowel movements and help relieve constipation. Butternut, Aloe Vera, and Licorice are known for their laxative properties and are commonly used as natural remedies for constipation. However, Cardamom is not typically used as a laxative and does not have a significant impact on bowel movements. It is more commonly used as a spice in cooking and for its aromatic properties.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is a fictitious herb name?

    • A.

      Couch Grass

    • B.

      Holy Basil

    • C.

      Deadly Evening

    • D.

      Tree Of Heaven

    Correct Answer
    C. Deadly Evening
    Explanation
    The herb name "Deadly Evening" is fictitious because it does not correspond to any known herb in reality. The other options, Couch Grass, Holy Basil, and Tree Of Heaven, are all actual herb names that exist and are used in various contexts.

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  • 15. 

    What are the names of the funnel cake shops at Paramount's Kings Island?

    • A.

      Funky Funnel And Wacky Cakes

    • B.

      Big Cakes And Fried Food

    • C.

      Scooby Snacks And Bedrock Treats

    • D.

      Street Funnel And Coney Funnel

    Correct Answer
    D. Street Funnel And Coney Funnel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Street Funnel And Coney Funnel.

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