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1. Which green leafy vegetable was made popular by famous cartoon character Popeye?


Answer: Spinach

Interesting Information:
Spinach is a very healthy option for those who want to lose fat. Spinach is a green leafy veggie rich in iron, folate, manganese, copper, vitamin B3, and B6. You can light fry spinach in olive oil and add some egg whites to make a healthy diet with a good amount of protein. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Eat Up!
 
Some incorrect choices:
Kale, Kohlrabi, Cabbage

2. This mildly spicy, dark green chili is stuffed with cheese and meats, battered, then deep fried to create chiles rellenos.


Answer: Poblano

Interesting Information:
Try roasting poblano chilis on the grill until they are charred black, peel the burned skin under in cool water and use in fajitas or tacos. You can also eat a more healthy version of chiles rellenos by blanching the poblano, stuffing it with a filling, then baking it for 30 minutes on 375 F. This is a much healthier alternative to deep frying. On the Scoville Heat Scale (a scale that measures how hot peppers are), the Poblano rates in the 1,000-1,500 range. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Hot Peppers!
 
Some incorrect choices:
Bell pepper, Guernica/Padron, Jalapeno

3. It looks like a white version of its smaller relative, the carrot, but has a sweeter taste. Which root vegetable is this?


Answer: Parsnip

Interesting Information:
Parsnips are native to Europe and have been cultivated since ancient times; the Romans apparently believed they had aphrodisiac properties, and they were used as a sweetener before the importation of cane sugar into Europe.

Like potatoes, parsnips can be made into crisps.

Their sweetness, which is enhanced by frost converting the vegetable's starches into sugars, gives parsnip wine (yes, it does exist!) a sherry-like taste. Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: They're Thin, They're Round, They Grow Underground
 
Some incorrect choices:
Arracacha, Turnip, Kolhrabi

4. The name for which peppery salad vegetable literally comes from the Latin word for 'root'?


Answer: Radish

Interesting Information:
The humble radish is mentioned in numerous literary works, including works by Sir Francis Bacon, Mark Twain and Alexandere Dumas. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Viva Las Vegetables
 
Some incorrect choices:
Potato, Jicama, Carrot

5. What wildflower is a descendent of the carrot, a garden vegetable that "went on the lam" a long time ago?


Answer: Queen Anne's Lace

Interesting Information:
Queen Anne's Lace has leaves very similar to the garden carrot and has a white tap root that both smells and tastes like a carrot. It is not a naturally occurring plant as are wildflowers. Carrots were originally grown in the mideast in the 7th century and came in many color varieties from red to purple to black. It was the Dutch who bred the orange carrot but it took the French to give it the long shape. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Eat Your Vegetables!
 
Some incorrect choices:
Dandelion, Poppy, Violet

6. Hello! I am a veggie, that resembles a baby tree. Sometimes my trunk is cut and only the crowns remain. I am high in vitamin C and A. I can be used with a variety of toppings, but prefer to be used with hot, melted cheese. Do you know who I am?


Answer: Broccoli

Interesting Information:
Broccoli was a main staple food during the 16th century in Italy. That is until the marriage of Catherine de Medici to Henry II of France brought the colorful veggie to France.

In the United States children and adults alike love Broccoli with hot melted cheese drizzled over the crowns and stems...yummmy! However, the most common way to eat this truly delectable veggie is with hot melted butter or with Hollandaise sauce. Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: Are You Ready To Veg-Out?
 
Some incorrect choices:
Green kale, Bok choy, Leek

7. What claim to fame does romaine lettuce hold that other lettuce can only dream about?


Answer: It was the first plant grown in space.

Interesting Information:
NASA astronauts harvested the crop August 10, 2015 after growing it in special chambers. I wonder how lettuce can be eaten in a gravity free environment. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Lettuce Have Lunch
 
Some incorrect choices:
It's the oldest cultivated variety of lettuce., Romaine is the most widely grown variety of lettuce., Snails don't like it so pesticides are not necessary.

8. Cannonball, Savoy, Napa, and Choy sum are the varieties of which vegetables?


Answer: Cabbage

Interesting Information:
Cannonball cabbage, also known as green cabbage, is the most popular cabbage variety. Napa cabbage has yellowish-green leaves and is a bit sweeter than other companions and is generally cultivated in Asian countries. The leaves of Savoy cabbage are looser bound than cannonball which gives it less shelf life than a cannonball cabbage. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Eat Up!
 
Some incorrect choices:
Broccoli, Cauliflower, Radish

9. This vegetable, although considered a green, is actually a reddish color with white streaks running throughout the leaves. What is this member of the chicory family that has a slightly bitter flavor?


Answer: Radicchio

Interesting Information:
Radicchio is sometimes called Italian chicory. It is initially harvested in the winter after several hard frosts and actually finishes its growing in tubs of water in the dark. It is this unique form of farming that gives it a dark red coloring and a thin, yet tender, texture. In Italy, where it originated, radicchio is often served simply grilled with olive oil. This food, high in antioxidants and vitamins, is also delicious in a salad, in a pasta dish, roasted, or sauteed. Difficulty: Average.

From Quiz: Dinner With Fronds
 
Some incorrect choices:
Blood sorrel, Mesculn, Red chard

10. It is round and a purplish-red colour, and can be enjoyed raw or pickled. It is also the key ingredient of borscht, a soup popular in Eastern Europe. What root vegetable is it?


Answer: Beetroot

Interesting Information:
Beetroot, or garden beet in North America, is the variety of Beta vulgaris cultivated for culinary purposes. It contains a red dye which is used as food colouring in products such as strawberry ice cream and tomato paste, and was also used in the past as a type of hair dye.

Beetroot juice can be used in litmus tests; it turns pink when added to an acidic solution, and yellow when added to an alkaline one.

In some countries, such as Australia, hamburgers are served with slices of beetroot inside. Difficulty: Very Easy.

From Quiz: They're Thin, They're Round, They Grow Underground
 
Some incorrect choices:
Rutabaga, Horseradish, Onion

11. Found in Las Vegas as in the kitchen, what is the correct French term for a dice of onions, carrots and celery traditionally used to add flavour to stock?


Answer: Mirepoix

Interesting Information:
Usually the proportions are around fifty percent onions and twenty-five percent each of carrots and celery. Mirepoix can be lightly sauteed before adding to the stock, or added raw. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Viva Las Vegetables
 
Some incorrect choices:
Julienne, Tapenade, Bain Marie

12. Residents of which country eat the most corn per capita?


Answer: Mexico

Interesting Information:
Mexicans eat about 400 pounds of corn per person each year. Just think about those tortillas that they love! Americans eat about 140 pounds a year while in India, they only eat about 15 pounds per person per year. Livestock love corn too. Over half of the United States corn harvested goes to animal feed. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Eat Your Vegetables!
 
Some incorrect choices:
England, United States, Brazil

13. Lettuce is a good source of which nutrient?


Answer: Vitamin K

Interesting Information:
It's quite the little powerhouse. Vitamin K aids in clotting of the blood. The darker leaves provide the most nutrients. Apparently the Chinese believe lettuce brings good luck and eat it on special occasions. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Lettuce Have Lunch
 
Some incorrect choices:
Fat, but only in butter lettuce, Protein, Calcium, but only in coral lettuce

14. This member of the cabbage family is considered a "superfood" due to its extremely high nutritional value. What is this dark green, leafy vegetable that tastes delicious while at the same time aiding in health?


Answer: Kale

Interesting Information:
Kale is a descendant of the wild cabbage and grows best in colder temperatures where it prefers a light frost. It comes in several different varieties including curly kale, dinosaur kale, and ornamental kale. Each of these kinds have varying shades of green and offers tastes from a slight bitterness to a hint of sweetness. No matter the variety, kale is packed full of nutritional benefits. It contains over 100% of the recommended daily dosage of Vitamins A, K, and C. It also has powerful antioxidants and contains cancer-fighting minerals and substances. Kale can be eaten raw, can be steamed, can be included in a variety of dishes, and can even be eaten as a fun snack chip! Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: Dinner With Fronds
 
Some incorrect choices:
Skyphos lettuce, Spinach, Wood sorrel

15. This next chili is arguably the most popular hot pepper in North America. This little green guy is used in salsa, on burgers, and stuffed with cheese in restaurants and called "________ poppers." Which hot pepper is it?


Answer: Jalapeno

Interesting Information:
The jalapeņo is the go-to spicy pepper in the United States and Mexico. It is difficult to find a restaurant these days that does not have jalapeņos available for customers to spice up their dishes. I enjoy grilling mine before slicing them and placing on a hamburger. As hot as they are, they only rate about an average of 3,500 on the Scoville scale. I have seen the number as high as 20,000, but most aren't nearly that hot. Difficulty: Very Easy.

From Quiz: Hot Peppers!
 
Some incorrect choices:
Serrano, Anaheim, Banana

16. Scientists know it as Brassica rapa, and cooks know it as a round white vegetable with a purplish tinge and edible leaves. There is a British fairy tale involving an old woman pulling a giant one out of the ground. Which root vegetable is this?


Answer: White turnip

Interesting Information:
Turnip leaves (known as turnip tops in the UK) taste similar to collard greens; Chinese cabbage is a variant of Brassica rapa developed specifically for its leaves.

Salgam sayu, meaning 'turnip juice', is a popular drink in Turkey - it has a dark red colour, and is made of pickled purple or black carrots and flavoured with the juice of fermented turnips.

Baby turnips can be eaten raw, as part of a salad, but do not keep as well as their bigger relatives. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: They're Thin, They're Round, They Grow Underground
 
Some incorrect choices:
Kohlrabi, Artichoke, Potato

17. A lot of people like me on the cob with butter and salt, but I can also be found sitting on a store shelf in a can. What vegetable am I?


Answer: Corn

Interesting Information:
Corn will not grow properly without an abundance of water. The state of Florida grew over seven hundred and fifty thousand acres of corn in the seventies. It is considered as a grain as well. Difficulty: Very Easy.

From Quiz: An Alphabet Full of Vegetables
 
Some incorrect choices:
Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery

18. Russian Roulette....which soup associated with Poland and Russia is made from beetroot?


Answer: Borscht

Interesting Information:
Schi is a cabbage soup; Rassolnik is made from pickles, usually cucumbers; and Ukha is a fish-based soup with lots of spices added. Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: Viva Las Vegetables
 
Some incorrect choices:
Schi, Rassolnik, Ukha

19. Up until the late 16th century what vegetable did the French think caused leprosy? (I'll bet you didn't see this one coming.)


Answer: potato

Interesting Information:
Hint: "see"? Eyes of potatoes? Any help? The Incas ate potatoes for thousands of years. The Spaniards brought potatoes back from exploratory voyages in the 1500s and it is said that potatoes washed ashore in Ireland from wrecked ships (some say the Spanish Armada) The lowly potato was a gift from God for the Irish as their land was so poor but the potato flourished and could even be harvested with bare hands. It took a man by the name of Antoine-Augustin Parmentier to convince the French that they had been missing a wonderful vegetable for far too long. Antoine had been a prisoner of the Prussians during the Seven Years War and had eaten them with no ill effects. In fact it was his favorite vegetable. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Eat Your Vegetables!
 
Some incorrect choices:
squash, beet, radish

20. In the United Kingdom I am known as aubergine. I am a deep purple color and can be breaded, broiled or baked. I can also be made into a parmigiana with melted mozzarella cheese. What name do I go by in the United States?


Answer: eggplant

Interesting Information:
The eggplant is one of the most underappreciated veggie. The eggplant is closely related to the tomato, potato and pepper, as all are considered to be part of the deadly nightshade family.

The eggplant nicknamed "Mad Apple" until a few centuries ago, when it was discovered the unique taste that came from it. The eggplant or aubergine as it is known in the United Kingdom is considered an acquired taste.

An interesting fact about the eggplant is that it was introduced in the United States by Thomas Jefferson in 1806. A friend of his from France loved the veggie and Jefferson figured if his friend liked it, well he may as well give it a try! Jefferson liked it so much that he started growing the veggie in his garden at his Monticello estate in Virgina. In fact, the eggplant is still grown there! Even though Jefferson was the first in the States to bring the unique veggie to life, it was widely considered a decoration veggie until about 50 years ago! Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: Are You Ready To Veg-Out?

21. The historian Pliny insulted me by saying that I have "remarkable power of causing flatulence and eructation". Americans eat more than 400 million pounds of me every year, mostly in salads, but in Japan I'm a popular breakfast food. What am I?


Answer: radish

Interesting Information:
The Daikon radish can grow up to 3 feet long and weigh up to 100 pounds! Radishes are popular in Oaxaca, Mexico, on Christmas Eve, which is also known as the Night of the Radishes; Mexicans carve large ones into animals shapes, much like people carve pumpkins into faces on Halloween. By the way, "eructation" is belching. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Name That Vegetable
 
Some incorrect choices:
carrot, rhubarb, asparagus

22. This leafy green vegetable is in the same family as beets and contains a multitude of vitamins and a large dosage of potassium. Perhaps Popeye the Sailor Man can help you figure out the name of this plant.


Answer: Spinach

Interesting Information:
Spinach originated in ancient Persia and has been popular through the ages. In fact, Catherine de Medici brought some to France with her from Florence, Italy which contributed to the term "Florentine" when something is served on a bed of spinach. The leaves are a dark green in color and can be eaten raw in a salad or cooked either in a dish or alone. Spinach offers many health benefits with its high volumes of vitamins, magnesium, and calcium. It also contains more potassium per serving than does a banana. Popeye may have eaten it out of a can, but it is also found in wraps, smoothies, omelettes, and dips! Difficulty: Very Easy.

From Quiz: Dinner With Fronds
 
Some incorrect choices:
Cabbage, Rapunzel, Rutabega

23. Its English name sounds like a term of endearment. The most common variety has orange skin, though some varieties are yellow, red or even purple, and Americans may find it on their Thanksgiving tables. Which root vegetable is this?


Answer: Sweet potato

Interesting Information:
Sweet potato, as its name suggests, can be used in desserts such as sweet potato pie in the southern US, or dulce de batata in some Latin American countries. Dulce de batata is a jelly-like pudding made of sweet potatoes, and sometimes chocolate.

It is the state vegetable of North Carolina, and is a popular Thanksgiving side dish in the US, either mashed or prepared with sweet ingredients such as marshmallows or molasses.

Like beetroot, the juice of the sweet potato can be used as a dye. Purple sweet potato extract, for instance, can be used as a food colouring that turns the food pink, red or purple, depending on its acidity. Red sweet potato juice can be mixed with lime juice to make a dye for cloth. Difficulty: Average.

From Quiz: They're Thin, They're Round, They Grow Underground
 
Some incorrect choices:
Plantain, Yam , Taro

24. Well, color me yellow, I thought people considered me to be a weed found in the yard, but I am also a vegetable. What vegetable am I?


Answer: Dandelion

Interesting Information:
Dandelion is a perennial plant native to Europe and also a cool seasonal vegetable. Dandelion seeds can be sown in all seasons but Summer. Difficulty: Very Easy.

From Quiz: An Alphabet Full of Vegetables
 
Some incorrect choices:
Dill , Dasheen, Daikon

25. Which leafy vegetable, beloved of Popeye, would give you carotenoids, minerals, folate, fibre, iron, and vitamins A, B2, B6, B1,C, E and K - and the strength to spin the roulette wheel?


Answer: Spinach

Interesting Information:
I know, bad joke..."spin"ach! Though not as rich in iron as Popeye thought, it's a nutritious veg that shouldn't be neglected. Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: Viva Las Vegetables
 
Some incorrect choices:
Corn, Eggplant, Parsnips

26. What are the two most popular vegetables in the US?


Answer: Potatoes and Lettuce

Interesting Information:
Here the lowly potato comes again---at Number One! Americans eat about 145 pounds per person per year (I probably eat more). Worldwide the potato is the 4th best source of food following wheat, rice and corn. 35% of potatoes sold are frozen and only 26% fresh. Does this mean we don't like peeling potatoes?

And now for Number Two: Lettuce! We eat about 30 pounds a year which is 5 times the amount we ate 100 years ago. It is one of the few vegetables that must be eaten fresh. You can't stew it, boil it, can it or freeze it. What is America's favorite type of lettuce? You guessed it right....iceberg lettuce. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Eat Your Vegetables!
 
Some incorrect choices:
Carrots and Peas, Onions and Green Bell Peppers, Celery and Radishes

27. Sadly, my claim to fame is being hated by a US President. I am an ancient veggie, having been developed on the island of Cyprus about 2,500 years ago. Most of my kind grown in the US is grown in California's Salinas Valley.


Answer: broccoli

Interesting Information:
This quote about the wonderful green vegetable, by US President George H. W. Bush, has gone down in history:
"I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli."
George Bush, U.S. President (1990) Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Name That Vegetable

28. Boil me, mash me, roast me, chip me!!


Answer: Potato

Interesting Information:
Full of starch to fill you up, potatoes are one of the most under rated vegetables. They can be cooked in may ways and come in many shapes and sizes. They are a good source of vitamin C and fibre. Difficulty: Very Easy.

From Quiz: Know Your Vegetables!

29. The ancient Egyptians considered lettuce to be a symbol of what?


Answer: Fertility

Interesting Information:
Do you think it's because rabbits like them? Lettuce was also thought to help induce sleep. Not bad for a plant that started life as a weed. Adonis was killed in a bed of lettuce by a boar sent by Artemis to avenge his jealousy of Aphrodite. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Lettuce Have Lunch
 
Some incorrect choices:
Good health, Wealth, Poverty

30. This food is often referred to as "salad rocket" and has its origins in the Mediterranean. What is this low-growing, green plant that offers health benefits to aid internal organs, skin, and blood vessels?


Answer: Arugula

Interesting Information:
Called "rocket", from the French word "roquette", the plant has its history in the Mediterranean. Ancient Romans considered it both a delicacy and a type of aphrodisiac. It is considered an annual herb and has long green leaves with lobes similar to a dandelion leaf. Along with a list of vitamins and minerals it contains a high amount of plant compounds called flavonoids which are linked to lowering blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, and improving blood flow through the body. Arugula's slight peppery flavor makes a great addition to a salad, to pizza toppings, to pesto, or to a sandwich. Difficulty: Average.

From Quiz: Dinner With Fronds
 
Some incorrect choices:
Bok choy, Mizzuna, Savoy cabbage

31. Its skin is purple and yellow, it's a cross between a turnip and a cabbage, and its leaves are edible. In the US and Canada, it is known as a rutabaga, but what Scandinavian-sounding name is this root vegetable also known by?


Answer: Swede

Interesting Information:
Other names for the swede / rutabaga include 'neep' in Scotland, and 'Swedish turnip' in the US. 'Neeps and tatties' is a Scottish dish traditionally served on Burns Night, featuring mashed swede and potatoes, and served with that 'great chieftain o' the puddin' race', the haggis.

At the Ithaca Farmer's Market in New York, there is an annual International Rutabaga Curling Championship. It began in 1997, after bored vendors started a game using any produce they had to hand, including frozen chickens. Nowadays, only rutabagas are permitted, and contestants are encouraged to bring their own, though the market does supply its own rutabagas. The use of turnips is not permitted.

Before the introduction of pumpkins to Europe, rutabagas were carved to make lanterns to defend households from evil spirits on All Hallows' Eve. The idea comes from the tale of Stingy Jack, a manipulative drunkard who was forbidden from entering both Heaven and Hell after repeatedly deceiving the Devil and living a lifetime of sin. He was forced to wander the earth, using a hollowed turnip with an ember inside it for a light (hence the name 'jack-o'-lantern'). Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: They're Thin, They're Round, They Grow Underground

32. Add a letter to the apparatus used to play blackjack to find the name of another leafy vegetable, similar to spinach. It is sometimes prefaced by the word 'Swiss'.


Answer: Chard

Interesting Information:
Chard is also called Silver Beet, leaf beet,and seakettle beet and can have white, yellow or red stalks. All the leafy part is a dark green regardless of the stalk colour. Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: Viva Las Vegetables
 
Some incorrect choices:
Scard, Clard, Caurd

33. What vegetable became a favorite of kids because of a cartoon? Quit thinking about Bugs Bunny!


Answer: Spinach

Interesting Information:
When Popeye introduced spinach in the comic strip "Thimble Theater" in 1929, sales of spinach rose by a third. Kids rated it as third of their favorite foods following turkey and ice cream. Can you imagine? I guess they wanted to be like Popeye who said "I'm strong to the finish, 'cause I eats me spinach." The spinach growers loved Popeye and even erected a statue of him in Crystal City, Texas in 1937. Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: Eat Your Vegetables!
 
Some incorrect choices:
Lima Beans, Celery, Tomatoes

34. Who is thought to have built a statue in honour of lettuce?


Answer: Caesar Augustus

Interesting Information:
I'd like to see that. Perhaps it was more of a monument. Lettuce supposedly cured him of a dreadful illness. Eat your greens people. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Lettuce Have Lunch
 
Some incorrect choices:
Gordon Ramsay, Bill Clinton, Johnny Appleseed

35. Which vegetable has many layers and is guaranteed to make you cry?


Answer: onion

Interesting Information:
Onions have a pungent smell and are known to make a person cry whoever cuts it. It is due to the presence of sulfur in onion, which reacts with water in our eyes to produce acid just like it happens during the production of acid rain. The acid irritates the eyes and we start crying. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Eat Up!

36. This green is the one most commonly used in coleslaw. What is this fiber-rich vegetable that often comes in a round shape with multiple layers of leaves?


Answer: Cabbage

Interesting Information:
Cabbage has a long history throughout the world. The ancient Greeks thought wild cabbage aided in health problems. The cultivation of this hearty vegetable spread across Europe through the centuries and became a staple of many diets. There are three main varieties of it which include green, red, and Savoy. Cabbage is extremely rich in Vitamin C and fiber; in fact, it has more Vitamin C per serving than does an orange! Its fiber content is also an aid in fighting digestive issues. Although it is most often found in the form of salads such as a slaw, it can also be used in soups, as a braised side dish, as an addition to stir fry, or in a juicer! Difficulty: Very Easy.

From Quiz: Dinner With Fronds
 
Some incorrect choices:
Leaf lettuce, Collard greens, Chives

37. What exactly is a chipotle pepper?


Answer: Smoked, dried jalapeno pepper

Interesting Information:
"Chipotle" is an Aztec word for smoked chili. Jalapeņos that are picked for the chipotle market are not the green variety, but the sweeter, ripened, and more flavorful red jalapeņo. Popular in Mexican and Tex-Mex cooking, most stores now carry either dried chipotles, or chipotles in a can in a red sauce. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Hot Peppers!
 
Some incorrect choices:
Smoked, dried habanero pepper, Smoked, dried poblano pepper, Smoked, dried red pepper

38. It is the root of a plant with white flowers. Grate it, and you'll discover that it tastes very bitter! Which root vegetable is this?


Answer: Horseradish

Interesting Information:
Why does horseradish become bitter when you grate it? It's because it contains a substance called sinigrin. When horseradish is exposed to air via grating, the sinigrin is broken down by enzymes into mustard oil, giving the horseradish a pungent taste if not eaten immediately.

Grated horseradish forms a part of the traditional seder plate at the Jewish festival of Passover. It is supposed to represent the bitterness of slavery, and it is customary to make a 'Hillel sandwich' of two bits of matzo, with horseradish and charoset (a sweet mixture - I make mine with apples, kosher wine, walnuts, dried fruit and cinnamon). A bottled variety is tinted red with beetroot juice.

Horseradish is often used as a substitute for the wasabi plant in the green 'wasabi paste' served with sashimi, as actual wasabi plants are harder to come by. The real thing is traditionally grated on a sharkskin grater called an oroshi, and is said to have anti-bacterial properties. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: They're Thin, They're Round, They Grow Underground
 
Some incorrect choices:
Jerusalem artichoke, Fennel, Celeriac

39. Which vegetable is known to have its 'roots' in Queen Anne's Lace?


Answer: Carrot

Interesting Information:
Queen Anne's Lace is known in some places as 'Wild Carrot' and when crushed, the roots have a strong smell of carrots. Careful, though, not to mistake hemlock for Queen Anne's Lace, which has a similar appearance, but a quite different smell. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Viva Las Vegetables
 
Some incorrect choices:
Tomato, Cucumber, Pumpkin

40. Who introduced lettuce to the Americas?


Answer: Christopher Columbus

Interesting Information:
Columbus brought it on his second voyage in 1494. Lettuce seeds came to Australia with Captain Cook and the First Fleet. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Lettuce Have Lunch
 
Some incorrect choices:
Simon Bolivar, Julia Child, Pierre Trudeau
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