Q1 The word 'coconut' comes from a 16th century Portuguese
word 'cocos' meaning .....?
(a) angry face (b) weeping face (c) grinning face
Q2 A dried plum is properly known as a .....?
(a) prune (b) raisin (c) date
Q3 Strawberries, raspberries, peaches and cherries are all related to which type of flower?
(a) The rose (b) The daffodil (c) The lily
Q4 The first breakfast cereal (invented in 1863) was not popular
(a) it was green (b) it was very expensive (c) it had to be soaked overnight
Q5 From which country do potatoes originate?
(a) Ireland (b) South America (c) Greenland
A1 (c) grinning face (from the three holes on the
shell that look a bit like a human face).
A2 (a) prune
A3 (a) The rose. A surprising number of your favourite
edible fruits are in the 'rose family' (Rosaceae)
including apples, apricots, plums and pears.
A4 (c) it had to be soaked overnight. It was made of bran
nuggets that were so tough they had to be soaked overnight
to make them soft enough to eat.
A5 (b) South America. The potato was first cultivated there
around 3000-7000 years ago, and it had probably grown
wild there for many thousands of years more.