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1) This is a Southeast Asian citrus fruit, Citrus hystrix.  The zest of the pear shaped, wrinkled green fruit is used in cooking, as are the unusually formed leaves. The leaves have a unique double shape that looks like two leaves joined end to end. They have a citrus-floral aroma, with a very distinctive flavor. 
Name this fruit.

2) Also called a Vienna roll, this is a crisp crusted roll the size of a hamburger bun.  It was supposedly created in Vienna, and is thought to have been named to honor Emperor Franz Josef. 
What is the name of this hard roll?

3) This hardy and hearty green has been cultivated for over 2,000 years and may be the ancestor to all of our modern common cabbage varieties.
Name this plant.

4) This Greek cheese is usually made from sheep's or goat's milk. It is a creamy gold color, with a firm, hard texture. Kasseri is a mild flavored, and very versatile cheese, and is perfect for grating.  It is also used in the famous Greek dish Saganaki, where it is fried in butter or olive oil, sprinkled with lemon juice, and frequently flamed with brandy.
Name this cheese.

5) In 1952 several animals vied for the honor of representing the new Kellogg's cereal 'Sugar Frosted Flakes.' Tony the Tiger won. The other contestants were Katy, Elmo and Newt.
What animal was each one (Katy the --, Elmo the -- and Newt the --), and which one initially shared the front of the box with Tony the Tiger?

6) This was once a major source of potash and iodine, and today is used to obtain alginic acid. Alginic acid is used in tire manufacturing, in ice cream to prevent it from crystallizing, and in paints. 
What is it? (Hint: it lives in the ocean).

7) Ounce for ounce, this fruit is more nutritious than any other fruit. They have twice the vitamin C of oranges, as much potassium as bananas, significant amounts of magnesium and vitamin E and are a good source of fiber. And only 45 calories each. They originally came from China.
Name this fruit.

8) Can you name the order in which the following were introduced? And if you are really good, name the year for each.
a) Velveeta process cheese loaf
b) Cheez Whiz
c) Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner.

9) Originating with nomadic tribes of central Asia, this is a fermented beverage made with mare's milk. The beverage has a low alcohol content of about 2%, but a stronger drink, of the same name, can be distilled from it. Today it is frequently made from cow's milk.
Name this beverage.

10) This is an orange/yellow, football-shaped fruit native to Eastern Asia, and closely related to citrus fruits. (They were originally considered Citrus, but in 1915 were given their own genus, Fortunella). They are unusual in that the edible skin is sweet and the flesh is quite tart, and the combination leaves a pleasant citrus taste in the mouth. They are eaten whole, candied, pickled, and used to make relishes, preserves and marmalades. 
Name this fruit.



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