Summer food quiz

 
1. Which country is the leading producer of watermelon?
2. In 2003, Georgia state representative John Nohl tried to pass a house bill making it mandatory for all restaurants to serve what beverage?


3. What percentage of Americans owns an outdoor grill?
4. The U.S. is the leading producer of all of the following EXCEPT:
5. What is the best-selling frozen treat in the U.S.?
6. How many legs does the average shrimp have?

7. On average, how many licks does it take to eat a single-serve ice cream cone?
8. Which holiday inspires the most barbecues in the U.S.?
9. Which country is credited with the first recorded consumption of lemonade?
10. About how many hot dogs are consumed in the U.S. each year?
11. What does "a la mode" mean?
12. What U.S. city is responsible for popularizing the snow cone?
13. What unofficial holiday is celebrated on June 10?
14. Which state produces the most fresh tomatoes each year?
15. When a lobster is called a pistol, that means it ...
16. In what year was the Popsicle created?
17. Which president declared July National Ice Cream Month?
18. About how many seeds are found in a single strawberry?
19. Which of the following lists barbecue items in order of their popularity?
20. How long can a squash blossom be refrigerated before it must be eaten?
21. How long does it take for a lobster to grow to 1 pound?
22. What is the largest fruit crop on Earth?
23. If you are cooking chicken wings over direct heat on an open grill, you are:
24. What is the United States’ most popular seafood?
25. What unofficial holiday is celebrated on Aug. 10?
26. Which of the following is not an actual holiday?
27. True or False: Hamburgers originated in the United States.
28. If a fruit-filled pastry has a thick crust and crumb topping, it is a:
29. True or False: The sandwich got its name from John Mantagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich.
30. On average, how many times per month do Americans barbecue?
31. If a frozen dessert contains fruit juice, sugar and a small amount of milk, it is called:
32. Where did the piña colada originate?
33. Citrullus lanatus refers to the:
34. Which of the following is considered improper hot dog-eating etiquette?
35. Which New Jersey city is known as the birthplace of salt water taffy?
36. Which of the following foods was developed first?
37. In which state was it once illegal to serve ice cream on cherry pie?
38. What percentage of American gardening households grow tomatoes?
39. What city is considered the Barbecue Capital of the World?
40. What is the world’s most popular ice cream topping?
41. What three ingredients make up a traditional Caprese salad?
42. Which of the following is not a type of green bean?
ANSWERS TO SUMMER FOOD QUIZ

1. China. China leads the world’s watermelon production with 63 million tons produced each year, compared to Turkey’s second-place production of 3.4 million tons per year.

2. Sweet tea

3. 62 percent

4. Grapefruit. China is the leading producer of grapefruit.

5. Klondike Bar

6.10

7. 50

8. Fourth of July

9. Egypt

10. 20 billion

11. Served with ice cream

12. New Orleans

13. National Iced Tea Day

14. Florida

15. Has lost its claws. An above average-sized lobster is called jumbo, a female is called a hen, and a male is called a cock.

16. 1905

17. Ronald Reagan

18. 200

19. Burgers, steaks, hot dogs, chicken

20. One day

21. 4 to 7 years

22. Grapes

23. Grilling

24. Shrimp

25. National S’mores Day

26. National Funnel Cake Day. National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is June 7, National Peaches and Cream Day is June 21, and National Cherry Popsicle Day is Aug. 26.

27. False. Hamburgers were introduced to the U.S. by German immigrants.

28. Cobbler

29. True

30. Five

31. Sherbet. Ice cream contains at least 10 percent butterfat, sorbet contains no milk, and gelato contains between 4 percent and 8 percent butterfat.

32. Spain

33. Watermelon

34. Putting ketchup on your hot dog after the age of 18 is discouraged by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. The other options are all encouraged.

35. Atlantic City. A shopkeeper on the Atlantic City boardwalk coined the phrase in 1883.

36. Funnel cakes. Funnel cakes were developed in 1879, ice cream sandwiches were developed in 1926, cotton candy was developed in 1897, and fudge was developed in 1893.

37. Kansas

38. 93 percent.

39. Lexington, Ky.

40. Chocolate sauce

41. Tomato, Mozzarella, basil

42. Green Verts. However, Haricot Vert is the term for the thin “fillet beans” otherwise known as French green beans.

SCORING GUIDE

35 to 42: Blue Ribbon. Congratulations! You're the tops!

22 to 34: Red Ribbon. Good job!

21 or under: Yellow Ribbon. Try again next year.
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