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International Year Of The Potato 2008

Created by NOT2BAD

Fun Trivia : Quizzes : Fruit and Vegetables
International  Year Of The Potato 2008 game quiz
"The U.N. declared 2008 the year of the potato. What do you know about 'spuds'? Let's find out."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Which country was first to cultivate the potato?
    Mexico
    Ireland
    Peru
    USA


2. How much water does the average size potato contain?
    95%
    80%
    50%
    25%


3. Who introduced the potato to Europe?
    Portuguese
    French
    Spanish
    English


4. How many pounds of potatoes does the average American eat each year?
    over 300 lbs.
    60 lbs.
    124 lbs.
    232 lbs.


5. Who was the first person to introduce the' French Fried potato' to the American people?
    Benjamin Franklin
    Henry Spaulding
    Thomas Jefferson
    Herman Lay


6. The potato is not for just eating. What are they are also used for?
    folk remedies
    growing more potatoes
    all of these
    alcoholic beverages


7. What caused the Irish Potato Famine?
    drought
    blight
    potato beetles
    poor farming techniques


8. Which one of these is NOT made with potatoes?
    grits
    hash browns
    latkes
    gnocchi


9. Potatoes will NOT grow aboard a spacecraft.
    True
    False


10. The first toy advertised on US TV was Mr. Potato Head. What was the year?
    1952
    1962
    1955
    1948


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