Free Trivia Food Quiz Questions



  1. How did pound cake get its name?
  2. What breakfast food gets its name from the German word for "stirrup"?
  3. What animal is the source of the milk used in making Roquefort cheese?
  4. Why was the Animal Crackers box designed with a string handle?
  5. How did the manufacturers of Old Grand-Dad bourbon get away with producing their whisky during Prohibition?
  6. What popular drink did a Dutch medical professor produce in his laboratory while trying to come up with a blood cleanser that could be sold in drugstores?
  7. What beverage did Pope Clement VIII officially recognize as a Christian drink in an edict issued in 1592?
  8. In wine making, what is the must?
  9. What elaborate confection was inspired by St. Bride's Church in London?
  10. On what vegetable did an ancient Egyptian place his right hand when taking an oath?
  11. How was the dish we know as chicken a la king first listed when it was added to the menu at New York's Delmonico's restaurant in the 1880's?
  12. What American city produces most of the egg rolls sold in grocery stores in the United States?
  13. What drink is named for the wormwood plant?
  14. Italy leads the world in pasta consumption with 61.7 pounds eaten per person per year. What country is second?
  15. When Birdseye introduced the first frozen food in 1930, what did the company call it/
  16. What two spices are derived from the fruit of the nutmeg tree?
  17. How many different animal shapes are there in the "Animal Crackers" cookie zoo?
  18. How many flowers are in the design stamped on each side of an Oreo cookie?

Answers to Free Trivia Quiz #12 - Food Trivia

  1. From the one-pound quantities of the key ingredients (sugar, butter, eggs, and flour) in the original recipe.
  2. The Bagel.
  3. The ewe, or female sheep.
  4. The animal-shaped cookie treats were introduced in 1902 as a Christmas novelty--and packaged so they could be hung from Christmas trees.
  5. The marked the bottles "for medicinal purposes."
  6. Gin.
  7. Coffee, which had been introduced to Europe by Arab traders and was considered by many Roman Catholics to be the wine of infidels.
  8. The juice drawn from the grapes but not yet fermented into wine.
  9. The tiered wedding cake--which was based on the tiered spire of the church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
  10. The onion. Its round shape symbolized eternity.
  11. As chicken a la Keene--it was named in honor of Foxhall Keene, a regular at Delmonico's.
  12. Houston Texas.
  13. A :Vermouth, which is flavored with wormwood (vermout in French; wermut in German)--so called because the bitter-tasting plant was once used as a cure for intestinal worms. Only the harmless blossoms of the plant, not its toxic leaves, are used in making vermouth.
  14. Venezuela, where the annual pasta consumption is 27.9 pounds.
  15. Frosted food.
  16. Nutmeg, which is produced from he kernel; and mace, which is produced from the kernel's lacy covering.
  17. Eighteen--two bears (one walking, one seated), a bison, camel, cougar, elephant, giraffe, gorilla, hippopotamus, hyena , kangaroo, lion, monkey, rhinoceros, seal, sheep, tier, and zebra.
  18. Twelve. Each has four petals.