QUICK QUIZZES - The answers

Welcome to the quick quizzes answers page.

Find out the answers to each of our quick quizzes below. Whenever you test yourself with a new Get Set to Eat Fresh quick quiz, you will be able to find the answers here. Just make sure you complete the questions first - no peeking! 

 

The questions

Kevin’s Christmas (and carrots) quiz

Quick quiz - guess the weight

Quick quiz - sort your seasons

 

The answers 

Kevin’s Christmas (and carrots) quiz

Christmas food around the world

  1. French toast. Rabanadas is known to English speakers as French toast. It’s traditionally made with old bread, dipped in milk and eggs, fired and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.
  2. South Korea. While preparing for the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018, Team GB athletes will definitely be able to try a delicious variety of foods!
  3. False. Stuffed cabbage leaves are a traditional dish, but they are usually filled with mince and rice, often topped with a lemon sauce.
  4. China. The Chinese Mandarin word for Christmas Eve is ‘Ping'an Ye’ (meaning peaceful evening), which sounds like the Mandarin word for apple ‘píngguăĺ’. Therefore, although Christmas is not widely celebrated in China, it has become popular to give friends an apple on the 24 December.
  5. Eel. On Christmas Eve Southern Italians traditionally eat many different types of fish (sometimes up to twenty dishes!), but ‘Il Capitone’, a dish made with fried eels is a favourite.

Kevin’s quick-fire carrot quiz

  1. False. In the past carrots were more commonly purple or red. The orange variety of carrot was bred in Holland in the 1800s to honour the royal House of Orange.
  2. True. Eating a huge amount of carrot can sometimes cause a person's skin to turn yellowish orange – a condition known as carotenemia. However, it is only caused by eating a massive number of carrots and is easily fixed by cutting back on the vegetable!
  3. False. Contrary to popular belief, carrot tops are edible. They can have a bitter taste when raw, so are best sautéed and softened.
  4. True. In the UK we consume about 700,000 tonnes of carrots each year. That’s approximately 100 carrots per person!
  5. False. Carrots are a root vegetable. However, carrots are the second sweetest vegetable in the world, only beetroot contains more natural sugars.

 

Quick quiz - guess the weight 

What volume of fruit and vegetables was needed to feed athletes and staff throughout the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games?

The answer to our first quick quiz was: c) 330,000 kilograms

 

Quick quiz - sort your seasons

For this quick quiz, we challenged you to match twelves fruits and vegetables to their best seasonal month. The correct answers are below, how many did you get right?

Month
Fruit/ vegetable
January 

Carrots

February

Leeks

March

Spring greens

April

Cauliflower

May


Asparagus

June

Strawberries

July

Cucumber

August

Rasberries

September

Runner beans


October


Sweetcorn

November

Potatoes

December


Brussel sprouts

 

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