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A Little Quiz Related to Food

The possible number of quizzes that have to do with food in one way or another is totally enormous. This particular quiz focuses on some facts that aren’t hidden, but which are also not well known. This is a chance to expand your knowledge while having some fun in the process. Most of this information would qualify as being trivia since it isn’t likely to change your eating or food-buying habits. On the other hand, who knows?

Let’s find out.

  • Foods have been preserved by freezing for a very long time. However, the idea of marketing frozen food was inspired when a man who was doing a survey in around 1912 in Newfoundland observed Innuits catching fish in -50 degree weather. They’d toss the fish onto the ice bank and the fish would be almost instantly frozen and would be edible months later, when they were thawed out. The man’s first name was Clarence. What was his last name?

    • Yes
    • Hollans
    • Birdseye
    • Mills
  • The first tin cans for preserving food were produced in 1810 and were marketed in 1812. When was the first can opener invented?

    • 1805
    • 1855
    • 1813
    • 1902
  • The first pictorial label for canned food was produced in the 1860s. The picture of what food was on that label?

    • tomatoes
    • soup
    • mixed vegetables
    • meat
  • The world’s first canned baked beans were produced in 1875. Where were these baked beans produced?

    • Boston, Massachusetts
    • Portland, Maine
    • San Francisco, California
    • London, England
  • T or F: When tin cans were first used for preserving food, the recommended method of opening the cans was to use a hammer and chisel.

    • True
    • False
  • The world’s first microwave ovens cost between $3,000 and $5,000 each. How big were they?

    • 5 feet tall, 770 pounds
    • 3 feet tall, 250 pounds
    • 1 foot tall, 150 pounds
    • 2 feet tall, 35 pounds
  • When did microwave ovens become available to the US market?

    • 1933
    • 1920
    • 1947
    • 1959
  • Approximately when was the first cooking stove invented?

    • 100 AD
    • 1440 AD
    • 1880 AD
    • 1930 AD
  • What innovation did Clarence Birdseye bring to food preservation?

    • A way to freeze vegetables
    • Fast freezing foods
    • A way to market frozen fish
    • A new way of preserving meat
  • When was the first domestic/household refrigerator manufactured and sold?

    • 1820
    • 1913
    • 1937
    • 1952

What do you think?

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Written by Rex Trulove

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