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Food Trivia Quiz: Everyday Exotic Spices

Several years back I started a work-at-home project and built an affiliate marketing website to sell herbs and spices.  Part of the fun of this endeavor was learning about the history of spices and how it came to be that almost anybody can have a kitchen cabinet full of exotic spices.  Spices that used to be found exclusively in certain parts of the world are now be found on the local grocery store shelf.  How much do you know about the herbs and spices you use to prepare your everyday meals?

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  • During the Middle Ages, spices were in great demand and extremely expensive because they had many uses: as medicine, as flavorings for food, in cosmetics and perfumes, and for religious purposes.

    • True
    • False
  • When the Ottomans blocked the economically important spice trade routes ca. 1453, explorers thought to solve the problem by finding another sea route around Africa.

    • True
    • False
  • The original spice routes started in Africa and as such this country was crucial to the global spice trade.

    • True
    • False
  • Cardamom, cassia, curry, ginger, tamarind, and turmeric are all spices introduced to the Europeans by India.

    • True
    • False
  • This spice is often called the “queen of spices”.

    • Cardamon
    • Turmeric
    • Black Pepper
  • This spice is known by many as the “king of spices”.

    • Cardamon
    • Turmeric
    • Saffron
  • These three (3) spices were originally found only in the Spice Islands.

    • Turmeric, cardamon, and nutmeg
    • Sage, rosemary, and thyme
    • Nutmeg, mace and cloves
  • First the British had control. Then the Dutch gained control of the Spice Islands. Finally in 1945, after World War II, Japan was proclaimed a republic and that country took control.

    • True
    • False
  • The Spice Islands, along with other territories in the area were at one time consolidated under the name Dutch East Indies.

    • True
    • False
  • The Spice Islands were renamed by Indonesia as the Maluku Islands (also called the Moluccas or Moluccan Islands).

    • True
    • False

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Written by Cmoneyspinner

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