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69 quizzes and 675 trivia questions.
1.
  When in Rome Eat as the Romans Did When in Rome, Eat as the Romans Did top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
When people think of the food of Ancient Rome, they imagine decadent banquets and unusual foodstuffs. However, this quiz will show that what Romans ate was often not that different from what we eat nowadays.
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Nov 15 22
Average
LadyNym gold member
Nov 15 22
295 plays
2.
  Guess the 1980s Dish great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
I'll give you the details of some radical 1980s cuisine, and you tell me what the dish is! So put on your lace fingerless gloves, flip up your collar, open up a wine cooler and join me for some fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Mbovary, Sep 12 22
Average
Mbovary
Sep 12 22
10411 plays
3.
  Foods of Antiquity great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Food brings humanity together, whether that be through adversity, differences, or in this case, even time. These foods have existed since antiquity and many of them even today.
Average, 10 Qns, trident, May 22 22
Average
trident editor
May 22 22
340 plays
4.
  The Joy of Chocolate The Joy of Chocolate best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
What could be more delightful than a selection of chocolate delicacies hanging from your Christmas tree? But before you've eaten them all, why not try this quiz about the history of this delicious confection.
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Jan 12 19
Average
stedman editor
Jan 12 19
970 plays
5.
  Guess the 1970s Dish top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
I'll give you the ingredients and you tell me what groovy 1970s dish I am making! So open up that pull top on your RC Cola, put on that mood ring, and join me in the fun!
Average, 10 Qns, mbovary, Sep 03 08
Average
mbovary
10628 plays
6.
  Ten Ages of Christmas Food Ten Ages of Christmas Food popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Let us take a gastronomic trip back through the ages to find out more about Britain's obsession with festive food and yuletide treats.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jan 02 17
Average
Plodd
Jan 02 17
912 plays
7.
  A Taste of Tercentenary A Taste of Tercentenary great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
To celebrate my 300th quiz, I invited ten well-known people to a special tercentenary dinner party to experience the food and drink that has shaped British cuisine over the last 300 years.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, May 08 16
Average
Plodd
May 08 16
593 plays
8.
  Amusing or Interesting Food Facts top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Ten amusing or intriguing facts on different foods gleaned from encyclopediae or the internet from time to time - just for a bit of fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jul 31 17
Average
Creedy gold member
Jul 31 17
1230 plays
9.
  Edible People best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Down through the centuries people have been honoured by having dishes and drinks named for them. With how many of these eponymous treats are you familiar?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Mar 09 17
Difficult
Cymruambyth gold member
Mar 09 17
4213 plays
10.
  A History of Fat People editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Diets have long been part of day to day life, as humankind has long been obsessed with shedding those unwanted pounds. This quiz promises to give you plenty of "food for thought", and will test your knowledge of dieting history.
Average, 10 Qns, poshprice, May 04 13
Average
poshprice
2721 plays
trivia question Quick Question
A pork stew, commonly called "the black broth", was a staple associated with what ancient Greek warrior society?

From Quiz "Food in ancient Greece and Rome"




11.
  Where Does Your Food Come From? top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is all about foods which share their name with that of a place, although the food itself may not necessarily have originated from there. Bon app├ętit!
Average, 10 Qns, Jennifer5, Aug 30 10
Average
Jennifer5 gold member
2906 plays
12.
  Gastronomic Migrations best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The cuisines of many nations would not be what they are today were it not for the various ingredients that have circumnavigated the globe over the last millennium. Come along on a gastronomic journey.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 26 21
Average
looney_tunes editor
Mar 26 21
3280 plays
13.
  Curious Comestibles in Cans - 10 questions - 3 mins
A potted history of canned foods.
Easier, 10 Qns, Stoaty, Aug 23 21
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Easier
Stoaty gold member
Aug 23 21
373 plays
14.
  Guess the 1990s Dish popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
I'll give you the details of a particular 1990s food, and you tell me what the dish is! So turn up that grunge music, put on your bugle boy jeans, open up a Zima and let's have some fun!
Average, 10 Qns, mbovary, Feb 01 16
Average
mbovary
2324 plays
15.
  The History of the Sunday Roast great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Believe it or not, the humble Sunday roast has been around for centuries, and generations of Britons have enjoyed it. This quiz will test your knowledge of this beloved British dish, and perhaps unveil some things you never knew about it.
Average, 10 Qns, poshprice, Apr 15 14
Average
poshprice
764 plays
16.
  Camels to Carrots: A Food For All Quiz top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
"PUT THE CANDLENUT DOWN AND STEP AWAY FROM THE TABLE!" From exotic spices to wild carrots, test your knowledge of foods that fall alphabetically between camel and carrot, inclusively. Generous hints provided. "And DO try the camel paste."
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Dec 01 05
Average
uglybird gold member
4197 plays
17.
  The Lost Language of the American Diner best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
With the global domination of fast food "restaurants" the golden age of the American diner has passed. However, traditional diners can still be found each with its own language. Here's my tribute to a great American cultural icon & to its niche lexicon.
Tough, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Nov 25 16
Tough
1nn1 editor
Nov 25 16
675 plays
18.
  I Scream, You Scream! top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
That's right, this quiz is all about ice cream! This quiz looks at who were amongst the first to enjoy this frozen treat, how it spread from country to country and how it evolved into the summer dessert we know today. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Sep 01 09
Average
doublemm gold member
1897 plays
19.
  Don't Eat That! editor best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Human beings are omnivores, and will eat almost anything! Nevertheless, certain foods are or were taboo among some groups at one time or another. How much do you know about these "banned" foods?
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Jan 02 22
Average
daver852 gold member
Jan 02 22
1790 plays
20.
  Henry's Medieval Banquet great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Henry's back! My lord, the Earl of Warwick, is planning a huge celebration on Christmas Day, 1443. Please be my guest at the banquet!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Feb 28 14
Average
ponycargirl editor
761 plays
21.
  Food Innovator great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Most food doesn't just grow on trees. People combine ingredients and create recipes - sometimes by accident. This quiz is about the history and people behind my favorite foods.
Average, 10 Qns, jcpetersen, Jan 07 23
Average
jcpetersen
Jan 07 23
499 plays
22.
  Hot Dog, We're On A Roll! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a Quiz Commission. It must seem strange an Australian is reporting on a quintessential American food icon. Let's go...
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Nov 13 22
Average
1nn1 editor
Nov 13 22
471 plays
23.
  Food Preservation without Ice or Cans - 10 questions - 4 mins
How was food preserved in the 19th Century and before? They had ice and were starting to can back then, but that makes it too easy. This quiz is about other ways.
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Oct 20 16
Average
littlepup
Oct 20 16
373 plays
24.
  Food Facts for Fun great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz should be interesting. It is full of surprising facts. Good luck and most of all----HAVE FUN!
Difficult, 10 Qns, tigey, Apr 24 07
Difficult
tigey
3910 plays
25.
  Eaten Out of House and Home great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
In "2 Henry IV" Shakespeare's well-fed character Falstaff is sued by the tavern hostess, because "he hath eaten [her] out of house and home!" (2.1.74) What can we learn from Falstaff about the history of food in 14th-16th century England?
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Feb 16 13
Average
nannywoo gold member
773 plays
26.
  Potato or Potatoe? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz looks at how the humble potato conquered the world and became the staple food for people everywhere.
Average, 10 Qns, AlonsoKing, Sep 17 15
Average
AlonsoKing
743 plays
27.
  Eat, Drink and Be Merry - 10 questions - 4 mins
The Tudors reigned for only three generations but left a lasting impact. This quiz explores some of the Christmas feasting Henry VII, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I would have enjoyed.
Average, 10 Qns, Tan72, Sep 01 21
Average
Tan72
Sep 01 21
265 plays
28.
  American Food History #1: Native Influence great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I love to cook and I love history so... This is the first in a series about what Americans eat and why. We will start from the beginning, with the original Americans and work our way forward in time. Bon Appetit!
Average, 10 Qns, rwminix, Feb 23 20
Average
rwminix
Feb 23 20
2409 plays
29.
  What's That in This Old U.S. Cookbook? - 10 questions - 4 mins
I want to bake a cake using a recipe from a 19th Century U.S. cookbook. But what do all these old words and ingredients mean? Can you help?
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Jan 02 17
Average
littlepup
Jan 02 17
546 plays
30.
  Mess is Lore popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Lore is the accumulated knowledge, stories and legends of a group on a specific subject. Our specific subject is military food, called "mess", complaints aside it derives from the Old French "mes" meaning a portion of food. Come explore the lore of mess!
Average, 10 Qns, Jdeanflpa, Aug 04 18
Average
Jdeanflpa
Aug 04 18
349 plays
31.
  A Second Helping of Edible People great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Pass your plates for another helping of Edible People. See if you can match the name with the dish or drink. Bon appetit!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Sep 07 07
Difficult
Cymruambyth gold member
1680 plays
32.
  Happy Historical Holiday Dish popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
A listing in "Reader's Digest" about holiday dishes around the world caught my eye. Let's dive into the history of some of these delicious festive treats and the country to which they are paired.
Tough, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Dec 22 16
Tough
stephgm67 gold member
Dec 22 16
268 plays
33.
  The World's Oldest Restaurants - 10 questions - 4 mins
In 2020, "Travel and Leisure" published a list of the world's oldest restaurants. Here are the 10 oldest, including one that served both Mozart and Clint Eastwood. Simply match the name of the restaurant with the food that they are known for serving.
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Sep 03 20
Average
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Sep 03 20
288 plays
34.
  The Urban Legends Diner - 10 questions - 6 mins
Welcome to the Urban Legends Diner. Every item on the menu tells a story, and every story is true. Can I get you an appetizer?
Tough, 10 Qns, czolgolz, Aug 26 22
Tough
czolgolz
Aug 26 22
2439 plays
35.
  Yuck! Did They Really Eat That? - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a quiz about some of the unusual things that have been considered as tasty food by various cultures throughout history. Warning: some of these questions may cause you to lose your appetite.
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, Sep 29 14
Tough
daver852 gold member
899 plays
36.
Hearth cooking didn't even use a wood stove. With a crane, a wide hearth, lots of cast ironware, a shovel and lid lifter and ladle, you could make any delicacy that you could on a stove, sometimes better!
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 27 16
Average
littlepup
Nov 27 16
224 plays
37.
  Fad Diets throughout History - 10 questions - 5 mins
Throughout the ages, man has been aching for a magic bullet to help himself loose those extra pounds! Let's take a stroll through time and marvel at his many, and perhaps misguided attempts to tackle this ageless problem.
Tough, 10 Qns, mbovary, Dec 14 20
Tough
mbovary
Dec 14 20
488 plays
38.
  Chef Boyardee: Fact or Fiction great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Join me now for a study of the man, the myth, the maker of meals that shaped so many American childhoods; Chef Boyardee!
Tough, 10 Qns, mbovary, May 26 08
Tough
mbovary
1295 plays
39.
'The Forme of Cury' or 'Method of Cookery' is a 14th Century vellum parchment written by the Master Cooks to King Richard II. One of the earliest books of its kind written in English, here we examine a selection of its recipes.
Tough, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Sep 09 16
Tough
SisterSeagull gold member
Sep 09 16
205 plays
40.
  Lincoln - President, Emancipator..Foodie? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Abraham Lincoln is well known as one of the more influential leaders in history. But what many don't know is that he was also very interested in the preparation and partaking of food. Join me in a look at gastronomy through his life.
Average, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Jul 26 16
Average
stephgm67 gold member
Jul 26 16
284 plays
41.
  History of Medieval Food and Drink great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Step back in time and find out about food and drink in the Middle Ages.
Tough, 10 Qns, lorstrivia, Oct 27 10
Tough
lorstrivia
758 plays
42.
  Wrong Way - 10 questions - 4 mins
Kitchen disasters and experimental mishaps have often produced unexpectedly interesting results. Here's ten culinary incidents where something went terribly or deliciously WRONG!
Average, 10 Qns, tiye, Nov 19 14
Average
tiye gold member
672 plays
43.
  Food in ancient Greece and Rome popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is a short quiz on the food and meals in the ancient world, the first five on ancient Greece and the last five on ancient Rome.
Average, 10 Qns, Ampelos, Dec 05 13
Average
Ampelos gold member
430 plays
44.
  Regional Cooking in the U.S. - 10 questions - 5 mins
What would you have eaten for breakfast in Colonial America? How about on the trail in the Old West? Take this tasty quiz and discover American cuisine.
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Oct 02 13
Average
nmerr gold member
623 plays
45.
  Tea and Sympathy, or possibly Chips! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Everything you never needed to know about Tea and English Tea habits.
Tough, 10 Qns, Englizzie, May 01 10
Tough
Englizzie
748 plays
46.
  Salt: Can't live without it, or can we? - 10 questions - 4 mins
Most of us love salt, although sometimes more than we should. But salt is so predominant in our lives that it contributes more to human culture than just spicing up our foods.
Average, 10 Qns, smeone, Aug 20 14
Average
smeone
468 plays
47.
  Hostess Twinkie History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The Hostess Twinkie has been around for years. Now it's time for a quiz on it's history.
Tough, 10 Qns, maskman22, Jun 28 09
Tough
maskman22
633 plays
48.
British Food has gained a dreadful reputation over the years - some true, some false. Find out more
Tough, 15 Qns, Englizzie, May 16 21
Tough
Englizzie
May 16 21
856 plays
49.
  Food Tales - 10 questions - 4 mins
How some foods were named, misnamed or misrepresented.
Tough, 10 Qns, russalka, Jan 07 15
Tough
russalka
438 plays
50.
  American Food History #2: Spanish Influence - 10 questions - 5 mins
I love to cook & I love history so, this series is about what Americans eat & why. We started with the Native Americans & now work our way forward in time to the Spanish. Even a couple of recipes are included. Bon appetit, amigos!
Tough, 10 Qns, rwminix, Feb 09 08
Tough
rwminix
592 plays
51.
  A Brief History Of Greek Cuisine popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Ask any visitor to Greece what parts of their journey they most enjoyed and "the food" will be near the top of the list. Here are a few questions about how our delicious Greek cuisine became what it is today.
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, Jan 02 17
Average
wilbill gold member
Jan 02 17
177 plays
52.
  History of Food Lore - 10 questions - 6 mins
A good quiz.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, May 25 16
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
May 25 16
2311 plays
53.
  Dark Matter - 10 questions - 4 mins
In a time, long before microwave popcorn and fast food restaurants, people still had to feed themselves. What did the people of the dark ages, (500AD - 1000AD),eat and drink?
Average, 10 Qns, cathyR88, Jul 01 13
Average
cathyR88
514 plays
54.
  The Tim Tam Slam - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz touches on a subject close to the hearts of a few (perhaps millions of) drinkers of hot beverages ... dunking biscuits (or cookies, if you are American). Let's see what you know.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Mar 10 13
Average
suomy
378 plays
55.
  Lady Rowena Invites You... - 10 questions - 5 mins
...to join her noble household at table, for a fine banquet to celebrate the Feast of St. George, in this the Year of Our Lord 1364.
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Jul 17 13
Tough
Rowena8482
329 plays
56.
  History of Victorian Food and Drink - 10 questions - 4 mins
Queen Victoria is on the throne and food for the poor is hard to come by and sometimes hard to stomach. The rich on the other hand have the pick of the crop but still with grave consequences if they were not careful.
Average, 10 Qns, lorstrivia, Nov 02 10
Average
lorstrivia
695 plays
57.
  Ketchup Through Time - 10 questions - 6 mins
A staple of the gourmand's table for over three hundred years, here's a quiz that celebrates that caliph of condiments, that sovereign of sauces - my beloved ketchup.
Difficult, 10 Qns, dobrov, Feb 07 08
Difficult
dobrov
1613 plays
58.
  Interesting Culinary Tidbits - 5 questions - 4 mins
Some fascinating tidbits about the world of food, spanning the 20th century.
Tough, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Sep 21 15
Tough
thejazzkickazz gold member
3710 plays
59.
  Pizza: The Historical View - 10 questions - 7 mins
Just some baked dough with toppings huh? How much do you really know about one the world's most popular and diverse culinary masterpieces?
Difficult, 10 Qns, joemc37, Apr 27 08
Difficult
joemc37
1319 plays
60.
  I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing! - 10 questions - 4 mins
Competitive eating was a sport that gained popularity in the latter twentieth century due in large part to the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. How much do you know about this sporting event? Let's find out!
Average, 10 Qns, Ted_Striker, Aug 15 14
Average
Ted_Striker
323 plays
61.
  The Receipt Book of Harriott Pinckney Horry - 10 questions - 4 mins
In 1770, Harriot Pinckney Horry of South Carolina started her cook book, which survives today and is in print. See how much of Colonial Cooking you recognize! There are some odd capitals and spelling in the quiz, they're copied directly from the cookbook
Tough, 10 Qns, pigwaller, May 04 22
Tough
pigwaller
May 04 22
496 plays
62.
  Animal Crackers - 10 questions - 4 mins
In Honor of the 100 year aniversary of American made animal crackers, here is a quiz!
Tough, 10 Qns, foxgap, Nov 05 11
Tough
foxgap
1302 plays
63.
  Food History, part 1 - 10 questions - 5 mins
Just some obscure historical food trivia. Multiple choice, some dates.
Impossible, 10 Qns, JaneGalt, Jul 28 17
Impossible
JaneGalt
Jul 28 17
2806 plays
64.
  Moon Pies and RC Cola - 10 questions - 6 mins
Many of you younger quiz takers may have never tried this snack, but the history behind it is interesting. Try this quiz and learn a little about Moon Pies and RC Cola.
Difficult, 10 Qns, foxgap, May 05 21
Difficult
foxgap
May 05 21
1355 plays
65.
  Food History, part 2 - 10 questions - 5 mins
Another quiz on the history, development, and other stuff that could be related to food and its production. Maybe a couple of beverage questions thrown in if I can think of any. And it's all in chronological order.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, janegalt, Aug 31 02
Very Difficult
janegalt
1383 plays
66.
  World Records Big Food - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is about food, big food, World record food.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Paul1405, Jun 30 18
Difficult
Paul1405
Jun 30 18
356 plays
67.
  Ancient Food History - 5 questions - 5 mins
Very Difficult, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jan 30 02
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
2094 plays
68.
  Ancient Food History pt. 2 - 5 questions - 5 mins
More ancient food history that may be of some interest.
Very Difficult, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Aug 08 06
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
1349 plays
69.
  Food History pt. 2 - 5 questions - 5 mins
The dark history of food additives, people, and behaviors.
Difficult, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jan 30 02
Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
1728 plays
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