Food & Drink Trivia and Answers

Challenge yourself with a Food & Drink Trivia Quiz!

Easy

Which treat has become synonymous with the celebration of Halloween?

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Answer: Candy Corn
Candy corn is called so due to one of the main ingredients being corn syrup.

Medium

During the post-credits' scene in the hit movie "the Avengers", what dish are the superheroes enjoying together?

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Answer: Shawarma
Shawarma is a Middle Eastern meat-based dish which the stars of the Avengers enjoy in New York City after the fictional alien invasion.

Hard

In 1919, 21 people were killed in Boston due to a flood of what?

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Answer: Molasses
The Boston Molasses Disaster or Great Molasses Flood was due to a storage tank containing in excess of two million gallons of the sticky liquid bursting, resulting in a giant wave of molasses which traveled at over 30 mph!

Medium

In December 2018, which African country was rocked by food riots?

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Answer: Sudan
The mass anti-government protests which took place in the Sudan in late 2018 were sparked by a threefold increase in the price of bread.

Easy

What is the name of the food that was miraculously provided to the desert-dwelling Israelites of the Old Testament?

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Answer: Manna
According to the Book of Exodus, the Israelites received manna which descended from heaven to help them stave off starvation.

VeryHard

Around what year is the first mention of sausages in recorded history?

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Answer: 3000 BC
Though called by other names, sausages are first mentioned in Mesopotamian texts dating back as far as 3000 BC.

Easy

Which popular candy was featured prominently in the classic film "E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial"?

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Answer: Reece's Pieces
The Hershey Company's Reece's Pieces were a main plot device (and product placement) in "E.T." due to Mars company rejecting the use of their product, M&M's, in the film.

Medium

What is the main ingredient in makizushi?

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Answer: Sushi
"Makizushi" roughly translates to "rolled sushi" and is the most-popular form of sushi outside of Japan.

Easy

Which of the following is a leavening agent?

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Answer: Yeast
Yeast is a common leavening agent which causes bread to rise. Many unleavened breads are referred to as flatbreads.

VeryHard

Why do food processors sometimes add carbon monoxide to meat?

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Answer: For Color
The lethal gas carbon monoxide is often added to meat in small doses to increase redness, thus making aged meats appear fresher.



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