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  • 1. 

    How many pounds of pasta are Americans estimated to eat each year?

    • A.

      100 Million Pounds

    • B.

      4 Billion Pounds

    • C.

      One Pound Per Person

    • D.

      1 Billion Pounds

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 Billion Pounds
    Explanation
    Americans are estimated to eat 4 billion pounds of pasta each year. This suggests that pasta is a popular food choice among Americans, with a significant amount being consumed annually.

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  • 2. 

    Which were the first prehistoric people to cultivated rice?

    • A.

      American Indians

    • B.

      Indian

    • C.

      Balizian

    • D.

      Chinese

    Correct Answer
    B. Indian
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Indian because archaeological evidence suggests that the Indus Valley Civilization, which existed in the Indian subcontinent around 2500 BCE, were the first prehistoric people to cultivate rice. Rice cultivation was an important part of their agricultural practices, and they developed advanced systems for irrigation and farming techniques. This early cultivation of rice in the Indian subcontinent eventually spread to other parts of the world, including China.

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  • 3. 

    If you were preparing Pasta e Fagioli, what main ingredients would you need?

    • A.

      Merlot Wine And Olive Oil

    • B.

      Tomatoes And Garlic

    • C.

      Noodles And Bean Soup

    • D.

      Grilled Blackened Fish

    Correct Answer
    C. Noodles And Bean Soup
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Noodles and Bean Soup. Pasta e Fagioli is an Italian dish that traditionally consists of pasta and beans cooked in a soup-like broth. Therefore, the main ingredients required for this dish would be noodles (pasta) and bean soup. The other options, such as Merlot Wine and Olive Oil, Tomatoes and Garlic, and Grilled Blackened Fish, are not typically used in Pasta e Fagioli.

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  • 4. 

    In Northern China, when farmers harvest millet, what are they gathering?

    • A.

      Lean Fish

    • B.

      Rice

    • C.

      Grain

    • D.

      Sweet Fruit

    Correct Answer
    C. Grain
    Explanation
    In Northern China, farmers harvest millet, which is a type of grain. Millet is a staple food in many parts of China and is commonly used to make porridge, bread, and other dishes. It is a small, round grain that is rich in nutrients and has been cultivated for thousands of years. Harvesting millet involves gathering the mature grains from the plants and separating them from the stalks. This grain plays a significant role in the diet and agricultural practices of Northern China.

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  • 5. 

    An Italian Saint's Day Festival traditionally features what dish?

    • A.

      Veal Scallops And Prosciutto

    • B.

      Roast Suckling Pig

    • C.

      Garlic Polenta

    • D.

      Fettuccine Alfredo

    Correct Answer
    B. Roast Suckling Pig
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Roast Suckling Pig. In Italian Saint's Day Festivals, it is traditional to serve Roast Suckling Pig as a dish. This dish is considered a delicacy in Italian cuisine and is often prepared for special occasions and celebrations. The pig is typically roasted whole, resulting in tender and flavorful meat with crispy skin. It is a popular choice for festive gatherings and is enjoyed by many during this traditional festival.

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  • 6. 

    A bowl of what food was found in China in 2006 which predated Italy by 3,000 years?

    • A.

      Basil

    • B.

      Tomatoes

    • C.

      Noodles

    • D.

      Pizza

    Correct Answer
    C. Noodles
    Explanation
    Noodles were found in China in 2006, pre-dating Italy by 3,000 years. This suggests that noodles were already being consumed in China long before Italians started making pasta. Therefore, noodles can be considered as the correct answer to the question.

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  • 7. 

    The book "La Cucina Genovese" had the first recipe for pesto, where was it published?

    • A.

      Greece

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    C. Italy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Italy because "La Cucina Genovese" is a book about the cuisine of Genoa, a city in Italy. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the first recipe for pesto would be published in Italy, where the dish originated.

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  • 8. 

    Italians have planted fame around the world for using which of these in their food?

    • A.

      Chicken Broth

    • B.

      Corn Meal

    • C.

      Herbs

    • D.

      Curry Spice

    Correct Answer
    C. Herbs
    Explanation
    Italians are known for their flavorful and aromatic cuisine, which heavily relies on the use of herbs. Herbs such as basil, oregano, rosemary, and thyme are commonly used in Italian dishes to enhance the taste and add a fresh and fragrant element. These herbs not only provide a burst of flavor but also contribute to the overall authenticity and uniqueness of Italian cuisine. Therefore, it can be inferred that Italians have planted fame around the world for using herbs in their food.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these is not considered one of the Eight Great Traditions or cuisines of China?

    • A.

      Zhejiang

    • B.

      Hunan

    • C.

      Cantonese

    • D.

      Pongyang

    Correct Answer
    D. Pongyang
    Explanation
    Pongyang is not considered one of the Eight Great Traditions or cuisines of China. The Eight Great Traditions refer to the regional culinary styles that have a long history and significant influence in Chinese cuisine. Zhejiang, Hunan, and Cantonese are all recognized as part of the Eight Great Traditions, known for their unique flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques. However, Pongyang is not a recognized cuisine in China, hence it is the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    If you choose fish off the menu in China, how is it most likely served to you?

    • A.

      In A Light Vegetable Broth

    • B.

      Deep Fried Filets

    • C.

      Boneless

    • D.

      Cooked Whole

    Correct Answer
    D. Cooked Whole
    Explanation
    In China, it is common for fish to be served cooked whole. This means that the fish is not filleted or cut into pieces before cooking. Instead, it is cooked with all its bones and served intact. This method of preparation is popular in Chinese cuisine as it is believed to enhance the flavor and texture of the fish. Additionally, serving the fish whole is seen as a sign of freshness and authenticity in Chinese culinary traditions.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these if generally most popular with meat eating Chinese?

    • A.

      Lamb

    • B.

      Pork

    • C.

      Veal

    • D.

      Beef

    Correct Answer
    B. Pork
    Explanation
    Pork is generally the most popular meat among Chinese meat eaters. Pork is widely used in Chinese cuisine and is a staple in many traditional dishes. It is favored for its versatility, tenderness, and rich flavor. Pork dishes such as sweet and sour pork, roast pork, and char siu are beloved by many Chinese people. Additionally, pork is an important ingredient in various dumplings, buns, and stir-fried dishes, making it a popular choice in Chinese cuisine.

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  • 12. 

    What is Lapsang Souchong?

    • A.

      Onion Sauce

    • B.

      Black Tea

    • C.

      Veal

    • D.

      Organic Chicken

    Correct Answer
    B. Black Tea
    Explanation
    Lapsang Souchong is a type of black tea. It is known for its unique smoky flavor, which is achieved by drying the tea leaves over pinewood fires. This process gives the tea a distinct aroma and taste that sets it apart from other black teas. Lapsang Souchong is popular among tea enthusiasts who enjoy bold and robust flavors.

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  • 13. 

    "Chicken Tikka Masala" is a favorite food of which nationality?

    • A.

      Hindus

    • B.

      Indian

    • C.

      Americans

    • D.

      British

    Correct Answer
    D. British
    Explanation
    Chicken Tikka Masala is a favorite food of the British. It is a dish that originated in the Indian subcontinent but has become extremely popular in Britain. It consists of grilled chicken pieces (tikka) cooked in a spiced tomato-based sauce (masala). The dish is often served with rice or naan bread. It is considered a classic British takeaway dish and is widely enjoyed across the country.

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  • 14. 

    Why did traditional Chinese culture view knives and forks at the table barbaric?

    • A.

      They Were A Burden To Clean

    • B.

      They Were Regarded As Weapons

    • C.

      They Were Introduced By Foreigners

    • D.

      They Were Uses By Commoners

    Correct Answer
    B. They Were Regarded As Weapons
    Explanation
    Traditional Chinese culture viewed knives and forks at the table as barbaric because they were regarded as weapons. In Chinese culture, the use of chopsticks was considered more refined and elegant. Knives and forks were associated with violence and war, and their presence at the dining table was seen as a reminder of conflict and aggression. Additionally, the use of chopsticks allowed for a more delicate and precise handling of food, which was highly valued in Chinese cuisine.

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  • 15. 

    What is the Italian gourmet dish of "risotto" made from?

    • A.

      Pasta

    • B.

      Cornmeal

    • C.

      Rice

    • D.

      Olives

    Correct Answer
    C. Rice
    Explanation
    Risotto is an Italian gourmet dish made from rice. It is a traditional Italian rice dish cooked in a broth until it reaches a creamy consistency. The rice used in risotto is typically a short-grain variety, such as Arborio or Carnaroli, which have a high starch content that contributes to the creamy texture of the dish. The rice is cooked slowly, with additional ingredients like vegetables, meat, or seafood, and is often finished with butter and grated cheese. Therefore, rice is the correct answer for the given question.

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