Quiz: Test Your Culinary Acumen! Trivia

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Quiz: Test Your Culinary Acumen! Trivia

Everybody loves food, but do you think you know enough about it to be able to land a job in the field? Take the following quiz and we’ll find out if your knowledge of food goes beyond what tastes good and what doesn’t – whether it’s figuring out the original names of popular foods, the best oils to use, the proper method of storage shrimp and much more. Test your culinary prowess!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     What was Cotton Candy originally called?
    • A. 

      Cloud Candy

    • B. 

      Sugar Suckers

    • C. 

      Fairy Floss

    • D. 

      Cotton Puff

  • 2. 
    How are shrimps categorized?
    • A. 

      By size

    • B. 

      By expiration date

    • C. 

      By quality

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    What is a pork butt?
    • A. 

      The meat from the rear end of the pig

    • B. 

      The meat from the shoulder of the pig

    • C. 

      The meat near the ribs of the pig

    • D. 

      Both A & B

  • 4. 
    What oil has the highest smoking point?
    • A. 

      Peanut Oil

    • B. 

      Canola Oil

    • C. 

      Olive Oil

    • D. 

      Avocado Oil

  • 5. 
    What is the proper way of handling a knife when cutting items like cucumbers? a.   b.      c.
    • A. 

      Picture 1

    • B. 

      Picture 2

    • C. 

      Picture 3

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    When you poach something, you cook it with what?
    • A. 

      Vegetables

    • B. 

      Liquid

    • C. 

      Oil

    • D. 

      Noodles

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Firm but not hard

    • B. 

      Soft to the touch

    • C. 

      Very hard

    • D. 

      Very soft

  • 8. 
    What is called “Food of the gods?”
    • A. 

      Caviar

    • B. 

      Coffee

    • C. 

      Steak

    • D. 

      Chocolate

  • 9. 
    Why did Hector Boiardi change his name to Chef Boyardee?
    • A. 

      He wants to make sure that Americans pronounce his name properly

    • B. 

      His employees had a hard time spelling it

    • C. 

      “Boyardee” has a greater mass appeal than Boiardi

    • D. 

      To make it sound more American

  • 10. 
    Coca Cola was originally marketed as what?
    • A. 

      Water substitute

    • B. 

      Sports drink

    • C. 

      Fruit juice

    • D. 

      Medicinal drink

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Curry

    • B. 

      Tofu

    • C. 

      Anise

    • D. 

      Five-Spice

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Sommelier

    • B. 

      Saucier

    • C. 

      Sous Chef

    • D. 

      Sauce Guy

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Deglazing

    • B. 

      Flambe

    • C. 

      Cleaning

    • D. 

      Mucking

  • 14. 
    What has been historically referred to as the Master Spice?
    • A. 

      Salt

    • B. 

      Pepper

    • C. 

      Garlic

    • D. 

      Saffron

  • 15. 
    What is Panko?
    • A. 

      Japanese bread crumbs

    • B. 

      A deep-frying pan

    • C. 

      A Chinese noodle

    • D. 

      A Korean herb