FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ 337
1) Native to central Asia, this plant has been used since ancient times by the Chinese and the Egyptians. It is pictured on ancient Egyptian tomb walls from 3,000 B.C., and there is evidence of its use in ancient Sumaria, Crete, and in the ruins of Pompeii.
It has a long history in medicinal folklore, is mentioned by Pliny, Hippocrates, and Mohammed, and in modern times was used in both World Wars to treat disease and infection.
Its use in the culinary arts is equally as old, being mentioned in the Old Testament, and by Herodotus, Aristophanes, Virgil, and Dioscorides. It is used for its culinary value in almost every culture and country in the world.
'Chicago' is derived from the Native American name for the wild plant. It is said that it sprang up in the left footprints of Satan when he left the Garden of Eden.
Name this plant.
2) This animal was domesticated about 10,000 B.C, probably in the area in what is now northern Iraq, and selective breeding was being practiced by ancient Roman times. Its worldwide population today is over 1 billion. It is considered one of the most valuable of all domestic animals, Wild forms of this animal can be found in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. South America and Australia have no wild species, but domestic types are raised there.
Which animal is this?
3) What is heliculture.
a) growing plants in soil
b) growing snails for food
c) growing heliotrope garden plants
d) growing seaweed for food
4) Lake Titicaca is the world's highest lake navigable to large vessels. It is the border between Peru and Bolivia at 12,500 feet above sea level, and is 3,200 square miles in size. It is also an area that was home to one of the oldest known civilizations in the Americas. The Aymara people that live there still practice ancient methods of agriculture. What do they grow in the highest cultivated area of land in the world, at 15,420 feet?
b) quinoa (a small grain)
5) This is one of the oldest cultivated flowering plants. The flowers are edible, with a taste reminiscent of grapes and mint. It has been cultivated for so long that its origin is unknown. Some of the other names for the cultivated flower are ladies-delight, stepmother's flower. The wild forms are also known as johnny-jump-up and love-in-idleness.
Name this flower.