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Planet of the Grapes
Fruit and Vegetables
"The delicious grape is eaten world-wide, and is also the subject of a number of bad jokes which you can groan over in the extra information for each question."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Like many fruits, grapes have a shape that can be described as round. That is not very precise, though. Which of these geometric terms is a more precise description of the shape of a typical grape?
Any of these terms could be used to describe a grape
Which of these colours is considered to be the original colour of the earliest members of the grape family?
On which of these continents are grape vines NOT a naturally occurring plant?
According to an old advertisement, Oils ain't oils. Well, raisins ain't necessarily raisins. To what is a French-speaking person referring when they use the word "raisin"?
Dried Sultana grapes
Dried Black Corinth grapes
Grapes grown to be made into wine are generally sweeter than grapes grown to be eaten fresh.
What part of a grape can be pressed to produce an oil that is used both for cooking and for cosmetics?
Grapes can be used to make a sweet spread that may be called jam or jelly, depending on where you live. Unlike some fruits, grapes usually need to have a chemical added to help the spread set to the appropriate consistency. What chemical is added to make the jam/jelly set?
What sweetening agent, more commonly produced from sugar cane or sugar beets, can be made from grapes?
Red wine is only made from red grapes; white wine is only made from white grapes.
In 1849 Ephraim Bull, a resident of Concord, Massachusetts, developed a new strain of grape which he called the Concord grape. In 1869, Dr. Thomas Bramwell Welch started to produce Concord grape juice from a factory in Vineland, New Jersey. For what use did he intend this grape juice?
To be used for communion in his church
To be fermented into a New World wine
To be used as a remedy for scurvy
To be turned into jelly
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