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Up a Chewing Gum Tree

Created by Jennifer5

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Up a Chewing Gum Tree game quiz
"Do you know your Doublemint from your Orbit, some chewing gum history and the role of the delicious stuff in music, sport and more? Have a go at these ten questions and find out!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. People were chewing 'gum' long before chewing gum as we know it today was even thought of. Which ancient culture chewed a resin which came from the Mastic tree?
    Mayan
    Chinese
    Roman
    Greek


2. 'Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight)' was a hit for which British singer in 1959?
    Max Bygraves
    Matt Monro
    Dickie Valentine
    Lonnie Donegan


3. In which US state was the first patent granted for the manufacture of chewing gum?
    Ohio
    Texas
    Virginia
    Delaware


4. Does chewing gum have any health benefits?
    Yes
    No


5. Which much-published American writer once described himself as 'the chewing gum of American literature'?
    Mickey Spillane
    Ross Macdonald
    Raymond Chandler
    Dashiell Hammett


6. Which country imposed a ban on chewing gum in 1992?
    New Zealand
    France
    Singapore
    Japan


7. In the cartoon strip 'Calvin and Hobbes', Calvin subscribes to a magazine devoted to chewing gum. What is the name of this magazine?
    Bubble Weekly
    Chewing Magazine
    Chew! Chew!
    Gum For Beginners


8. Chewing gum isn't only confined to the general population; many famous people enjoy the habit too. Do you know who became manager of the English football team Manchester United in 1986, and has been well-known for habitually chewing gum?
    Answer: (First Name and Surname, or just Surname)


9. What was the occupation of Franklin V Canning, who in 1899 created Dentyne chewing gum?
    dental surgeon
    farmer
    librarian
    pharmacist


10. Wrigley is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of chewing gum, and has a sports stadium named after it in Chicago. Do you know which is the main sport played at the Wrigley Field?
    American football
    Basketball
    Ice hockey
    Baseball


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Compiled Jun 28 12