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1) All of the following events took place during the same year.
· General Mills introduced Hamburger Helper, created to stretch a pound of hamburger into a family meal.
· Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn was introduced.
· General Mills acquired the 2 year old Red Lobster restaurant chain.
· Classic French Cooking by Craig Claiborne and Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol II by Julia Child & Simone Beck were published.
· Food shortages in Poland result in high food prices which trigger a riot at the Gadansk shipyard, which in turn brings down the government.
· The Soviet Union acknowledges that food supplies are inadequate. Continental Grain in the U.S. receives an order from Moscow for 500,000 tons of corn.
· The Indian-Pacific Express begins service in Australia on the Trans-Australian Railway between Sydney on the East Coast and Perth on the West Coast, a 2400 mile trip.
During what year did all of the above events take place?
     a) 1965   b)  1970   c) 1975  d) 1980   e) 1985

2) What do these words have in common?
Baseball, Club, Flatiron, Hanger, Shell.

3) What brownish, bitter, foul-smelling resinous material obtained from the roots of an Asian member of parsley family, is used as a condiment?

4) What do these foods have in common:
Bread, Marmalade, Vanilla Fudge, Vanilla Ice, Hot Chocolate, Hot Tuna and Humble Pie?

5) In what film do the following events take place?
· A giant 4-legged teakettle pours itself into a walking teacup.
· A Vacuum Flask inhales a 3-scoop ice cream cone.
· A large eggcup holding a soft-boiled egg flies across the hall.
· An apple and a pear are used to compose the '8' in the number 38.
· A bluebird appears holding 2 maraschino cherries.

6) This small annual herb, a member of the carrot family, is second in popularity only to black pepper throughout the world. It has dark green leaves and tiny white or pink flowers.  The fruit, when green, has an unpleasant taste, but when ripe is aromatic and is used as a spice. Can you name this plant whose fruit is used as a spice?

7) What bitter extract from a southern European plant root is used in Angostura bitters, chocolate, vermouth, candy, ice cream and vanilla flavorings?

8) About what percentage of a lemon is juice?






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1) b) All of the events took place during 1970.

2) The words are all names of steaks.
Baseball Steaks: a 2-3 inch spherical cut of top sirloin.
Club Steaks: also known as Delmonico steak, cut from the short loin near the rib end.
Flatiron Steaks: cut from the top shoulder of the chuck.
Hanger Steak: cut from a hanging muscle that supports the diaphragm and wraps around the pancreas.
Shell Steaks: cut from What remains after the tenderloin strip is cut from the short loin.

3) Asafoetida.

4) They are all names of musical groups.

5) They all take place in the 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine.

6) Cumin, whose 'seeds' are actually the tiny dried fruit of the plant.

7) Gentian.

8) Lemons contain 30 to 45 percent juice depending on variety, climate, maturity when harvested, and storage conditions.

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