Sunday, May 29, 2011

Free Trivia Quiz #12 - Miscellaneous Food and Beverage Questions

Fun Trivia questions and answers - Food, crackers, coffee, onions, spices, animal crackers...
  1. How did pound cake get its name?
  2. What breakfast food gets its name from the German word for
  3. What animal is the source of the milk used in making Roquefort
  4. Why was the Animal Crackers box designed with a string handle?
  5. How did the manufacturers of Old Grand-Dad bourbon get away with
    producing their whisky during Prohibition?
  6. What popular drink did a Dutch medical professor produce in his
    laboratory while trying to come up with a blood cleanser that could
    be sold in drugstores?
  7. What beverage did Pope Clement VIII officially recognize as a
    Christian drink in an edict issued in 1592?
  8. In wine making, what is the must?
  9. What elaborate confection was inspired by St. Bride's Church in
  10. On what vegetable did an ancient Egyptian place his right hand
    when taking an oath?
  11. How was the dish we know as chicken a la king first listed when
    it was added to the menu at New York's Delmonico's restaurant in the
  12. What American city produces most of the egg rolls sold in grocery
    stores in the United States?
  13. What drink is named for the wormwood plant?
  14. Italy leads the world in pasta consumption with 61.7 pounds eaten
    per person per year. What country is second?
  15. When Birdseye introduced the first frozen food in 1930, what did
    the company call it/
  16. What two spices are derived from the fruit of the nutmeg tree?
  17. How many different animal shapes are there in the "Animal
    Crackers" cookie zoo?
  18. How many flowers are in the design stamped on each side of an
    Oreo cookie?

Answers to Free Trivia Quiz #12 - Food Trivia

  1. From the one-pound quantities of the key ingredients (sugar,
    butter, eggs, and flour) in the original recipe.
  2. The Bagel.
  3. The ewe, or female sheep.
  4. The animal-shaped cookie treats were introduced in 1902 as a
    Christmas novelty--and packaged so they could be hung from Christmas
  5. The marked the bottles "for medicinal purposes."
  6. Gin.
  7. Coffee, which had been introduced to Europe by Arab traders and
    was considered by many Roman Catholics to be the wine of infidels.
  8. The juice drawn from the grapes but not yet fermented into wine.
  9. The tiered wedding cake--which was based on the tiered spire of
    the church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
  10. The onion. Its round shape symbolized eternity.
  11. As chicken a la Keene--it was named in honor of Foxhall Keene, a
    regular at Delmonico's.
  12. Houston Texas.
  13. A :Vermouth, which is flavored with wormwood (vermout in French;
    wermut in German)--so called because the bitter-tasting plant was
    once used as a cure for intestinal worms. Only the harmless blossoms
    of the plant, not its toxic leaves, are used in making vermouth.
  14. Venezuela, where the annual pasta consumption is 27.9 pounds.
  15. Frosted food.
  16. Nutmeg, which is produced from he kernel; and mace, which is
    produced from the kernel's lacy covering.
  17. Eighteen--two bears (one walking, one seated), a bison, camel,
    cougar, elephant, giraffe, gorilla, hippopotamus, hyena , kangaroo,
    lion, monkey, rhinoceros, seal, sheep, tier, and zebra.
  18. Twelve. Each has four petals.