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  • 1. 

    Which type of salad originated in Mexico, not Greece and Rome as commonly thought?

    • A.

      Antipasto

    • B.

      Bibb Lettuce

    • C.

      Greek

    • D.

      Caesar

    Correct Answer
    D. Caesar
    Explanation
    Caesar salad is commonly thought to have originated in Greece or Rome, but it actually originated in Mexico. The salad was created by an Italian immigrant named Caesar Cardini, who owned a restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico. In 1924, Cardini created the salad using ingredients he had on hand, including romaine lettuce, garlic, croutons, Parmesan cheese, and a dressing made with Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, and eggs. The salad became popular and eventually spread to the United States and other parts of the world.

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  • 2. 

    A Greengage is a cultivar of what type of fruit?

    • A.

      Orange

    • B.

      Plum

    • C.

      Apple

    • D.

      Grape

    Correct Answer
    B. Plum
    Explanation
    A Greengage is a cultivar of the fruit plum.

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  • 3. 

    Garlic, leeks, chives and onions all belong to what common plant family?

    • A.

      Potato

    • B.

      Rose

    • C.

      Lily

    • D.

      Tomato

    Correct Answer
    C. Lily
    Explanation
    Garlic, leeks, chives, and onions all belong to the Lily family. This family, scientifically known as Liliaceae, includes various flowering plants characterized by their bulbous structures and long, narrow leaves. While the other options mentioned are unrelated plant families, the Lily family encompasses these popular culinary ingredients known for their distinct flavors and aromas.

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  • 4. 

    What is the common ingredient in all Florentine dishes?

    • A.

      Brussels Sprouts

    • B.

      Flowers

    • C.

      Lettuce

    • D.

      Spinach

    Correct Answer
    D. Spinach
    Explanation
    Spinach is the correct answer because it is a common ingredient in all Florentine dishes. Florentine cuisine is known for its use of spinach in various dishes such as pasta, soups, and salads. Spinach is a versatile ingredient that adds a unique flavor and texture to these dishes, making it a staple in Florentine cooking.

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  • 5. 

    What food is the symbol of long life in China?

    • A.

      Bananas

    • B.

      Lettuce

    • C.

      Peach

    • D.

      Asparagus

    Correct Answer
    C. Peach
    Explanation
    The peach is considered the symbol of long life in China due to its association with immortality and longevity in Chinese mythology and folklore. It is believed to possess magical properties that promote good health and longevity. The peach is also often used as a decorative motif during Chinese New Year celebrations to bring blessings of longevity and prosperity.

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  • 6. 

    Which parts of the lobster contain the majority of the meat?

    • A.

      Legs And Eyes

    • B.

      Flippers And Tail

    • C.

      Tail And Two Front Claws

    • D.

      Flippers And Two Front Claws

    Correct Answer
    C. Tail And Two Front Claws
    Explanation
    The majority of the meat in a lobster can be found in its tail and two front claws. These parts are known for their succulent and flavorful meat, making them highly sought after by lobster enthusiasts. The tail is typically the largest part of the lobster and contains a significant amount of meat, while the two front claws are known for their large size and abundance of meat as well.

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  • 7. 

    Lobster is most often dipped into what liquid to add flavor to it when eating?

    • A.

      Mustard

    • B.

      Avocado Dip

    • C.

      Melted Butter

    • D.

      Cream Sauce

    Correct Answer
    C. Melted Butter
    Explanation
    Lobster is most often dipped into melted butter to add flavor when eating. The rich and creamy texture of melted butter complements the sweet and delicate taste of lobster meat. The butter adds a luxurious and indulgent element to the dish, enhancing the overall dining experience. It is a popular and classic choice for enjoying lobster.

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  • 8. 

    When you order "surf and turf" in a restaurant, what is included besides lobster?

    • A.

      Potatoes

    • B.

      Oysters

    • C.

      Baked Alaska

    • D.

      Steak

    Correct Answer
    D. Steak
    Explanation
    When you order "surf and turf" in a restaurant, it typically includes a combination of seafood (surf) and meat (turf). In this case, besides lobster, the correct answer is steak. Surf and turf is a popular dish that combines the richness of lobster with the tenderness and flavor of steak, providing a satisfying and indulgent meal.

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  • 9. 

    The Hawaiian "Mahi-mahi" is another name for what fish?

    • A.

      Whalefish

    • B.

      Sealfish

    • C.

      Dolphinfish

    • D.

      Porpoisefish

    Correct Answer
    C. Dolphinfish
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dolphinfish. The Hawaiian "Mahi-mahi" is a popular fish known for its vibrant colors and delicious taste. It is commonly referred to as Dolphinfish, although it is not related to dolphins. This fish is found in tropical and subtropical waters and is highly sought after by fishermen and seafood enthusiasts.

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  • 10. 

    Chinook, sockeye and chum are all species of what common food fish?

    • A.

      Carp

    • B.

      Bass

    • C.

      Salmon

    • D.

      Trout

    Correct Answer
    C. Salmon
    Explanation
    Chinook, sockeye, and chum are all species of salmon. Salmon is a common food fish that is widely consumed and known for its nutritional value. It is a popular choice for its rich flavor, versatility in cooking, and health benefits. Salmon is highly valued for its high omega-3 fatty acid content, which is beneficial for heart health. It is also a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Due to its popularity and availability, salmon is commonly found in various cuisines and enjoyed by many people worldwide.

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  • 11. 

    Which North American nut is 70% fat and is often used in desserts?

    • A.

      Almond

    • B.

      Chestnut

    • C.

      Pine Nut

    • D.

      Pecan

    Correct Answer
    D. Pecan
    Explanation
    Pecans are a North American nut that is often used in desserts. They have a high fat content, with about 70% of their composition being fat. This makes them a popular choice for adding richness and flavor to various sweet treats. Almonds, chestnuts, and pine nuts are also commonly used in cooking, but they do not have the same high fat content as pecans. Therefore, pecans are the correct answer to this question.

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  • 12. 

    What nut is actually a seed found inside a red fruit?

    • A.

      Hazelnut

    • B.

      Pistachio

    • C.

      Peanut

    • D.

      Macadamia Nut

    Correct Answer
    B. Pistachio
    Explanation
    Pistachio is the correct answer because it is a seed found inside a red fruit. The fruit of the pistachio tree is a drupe, with a hard outer shell that splits open to reveal the edible seed inside. The seed, commonly known as a pistachio nut, is green in color and is considered a delicacy due to its unique flavor and texture.

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  • 13. 

    Which nut grows in a unique bean-like shape and forms under an apple-like fruit?

    • A.

      Cashew

    • B.

      Filbert

    • C.

      Pecan

    • D.

      Macadamia

    Correct Answer
    A. Cashew
    Explanation
    Cashews are unique nuts that grow in a bean-like shape and form under an apple-like fruit called a cashew apple. The cashew nut is actually the seed of the cashew fruit and is surrounded by a toxic shell, which is removed before the nuts are sold commercially. This distinct growth pattern and fruit structure make cashews the correct answer to the question.

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