Quiz about The Answer is a Chocolate Cocktail
Quiz about The Answer is a Chocolate Cocktail

The Answer is a Chocolate Cocktail Quiz


This quiz will provide you with a number of general knowledge questions inspired by the names of cocktails that contain a chocolate flavouring. Don't forget to check the recipes.

A multiple-choice quiz by pollucci19. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
pollucci19
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
344,643
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Avg Score
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1. Which of the following represents (a) an Italian island in the Gulf of Naples (b) a style of pants (trousers) and (c) a Ford Motor Company car model? Hint

Cyan
Capri
Falcon
Knickerbocker

2. Did "No Country For Old Men" win an Academy Award for Best Picture?

Yes
No

3. Which Commodore of the US navy played a leading role in "taking down the curtain" between Japan and the Western world and was considered the Father of the Steam Navy? Hint

Admiral Halsey
Admiral Nimitz
Admiral Flagg
Admiral Perry

4. "The Black Sombrero" is a 1954 television episode that features which cowboy who rode a horse called Topper and was often portrayed by William Boyd? Hint

Hopalong Cassidy
Kit Carson
The Cisco Kid
Bat Masterson

5. Often associated with the term "ambush", what name was given to the non-uniformed guerrilla fighters that emanated from Missouri during the American Civil War? Hint

Ambuscader
Jayhawker
Bushwhacker
Hillbilly

6. Under what name was the jazz standard "Mood Indigo" originally recorded by Duke Ellington's band in 1930? Hint

One Toke Over the Line
Moon River
Dreamy Blue
Cocktails for Two

7. What was the chilling sequel released in April 2008 to Richelle Meads' young adult novel "Vampire Academy"? Hint

Succubus Blues
Frostbite
Thorn Queen
The Golden Lily

8. The Dianthus Caryophyllus carnation cannot, by natural selection, produce a flower of which colour due to its lack of the pigment delphinidin? Hint

Green
Blue
Pink
White

9. The Sour Grapes Gang were the (unseen) rivals of which quartet made up of Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky? Hint

The Marx Brothers
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Four Tops
The Banana Splits

10. What term, arguably coined by Erik Russell in 1984, would best apply to a layered chocolate cake that has fudge and ganache between the layers? Hint

Simple Minds
Berry White
Space Oddity
Death By Chocolate


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of the following represents (a) an Italian island in the Gulf of Naples (b) a style of pants (trousers) and (c) a Ford Motor Company car model?

Answer: Capri

Capri is a resort island that sits in the Tyrrhenian Sea on the south side of the Gulf of Naples. It is a very popular summer destination with attractions such as The Blue Grotto, ruins of Imperial Roman villas, the Faraglioni (a series of limestone stacks that stick out of the sea), the Belvedere of Tragara, which is a promenade that holds stunning views and the chair lift to Monte Solaro at Anacapri.

Capri pants are mid-calf trousers that were designed by Sonja de Lennart in 1948 and are generally worn by women. Their popularity boomed during the 1960s when Grace Kelly was photographed in a pair. They received another boost when Mary Tyler Moore, in her role as Laura Petrie on the Dick Van Dyke Show, started to wear them on the programme. In the 2000s they received another dose of popularity when tennis ace, Rafael Nadal, began to wear them.

The Capri was also a midsized coupe, similar to the Ford Cortina, which had a production run at Ford between 1961 and 1986. It made a brief comeback as a roadster at the end of the 1980s but faded by the mid 1990s. Initially based on the British Ford Classic Saloon it incorporated elements of the Ford Thunderbird and the Galaxie Sunliner. Unfortunately it proved too expensive to produce and it failed to compete with its stablemate, the Cortina.

The Capri cocktail is sometimes called a Banshee and is made in much the same way as a White Russian. Fill an old fashion glass with ice and then pour in an ounce of banana liqueur and half an ounce of white Crème de Cacao. Stir this and then top up the glass with cream or milk.
2. Did "No Country For Old Men" win an Academy Award for Best Picture?

Answer: Yes

OK so the answer is not the name of a cocktail but, to toast the movie's great achievement in winning, not just the Best Picture Oscar but four Academy Awards in all, a number of cocktails were created in its honour. This one is called Killer Coco Chai and it involves mixing two parts of cooled chai tea with one part of Malibu rum and one part of white chocolate liqueur with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain this into a chilled champagne glass and garnish it with a strawberry.

Enjoy one while you watch the movie which rates as one of the best created by the Coen brothers. The film centres upon a hunter (Josh Brolin) who stumbles across two million dollars from a drug deal that has ended badly for the originators. He takes the money but is then pursued by a hit man (played by Javier Bardem) who, in turn, is pursued by the local sheriff (Tommy Lee Jones).
The Coens collected an Academy Award for their efforts as directors while Bardem was acknowledged for his performance as Best Supporting Actor.
3. Which Commodore of the US navy played a leading role in "taking down the curtain" between Japan and the Western world and was considered the Father of the Steam Navy?

Answer: Admiral Perry

Perry had a rapid rise through the ranks of the US Navy. At age 27 he was placed in command of the USS Shark and in 1822 sailed into Key West, Florida, planted the US flag and claimed the territory as US property. A strong campaigner for the modernisation of the Navy, the moment he was promoted to Captain, he took control of the construction of the USS Fulton, which became the Navy's second steam ship. He worked hard at promoting an apprenticeship scheme to develop naval officers and was largely responsible for establishing the curriculum at the Naval Academy.
In 1852 he set sail for Japan with the goal of establishing trade treaties. This he managed to achieve through a combination shrewdness, threat and negotiation. In 1855 he was rewarded for his work in Japan with the considerable sum of $20,000 and was promoted to Rear-Admiral in his retirement. He passed away three years later aged 63.

The Admiral Perry proved to be a winner for Blair Frodelius. It was the name of a cocktail he created to win the October, 2010 Cinnamon Cocktail Contest. He mixed two ounces of Vodka with an ounce of Original Cinn Schnapps, one ounce of dry Vermouth and a quarter teaspoon of white Crème de Cacao with ice. This was strained into a cocktail glass and garnished with a slice of pear.
4. "The Black Sombrero" is a 1954 television episode that features which cowboy who rode a horse called Topper and was often portrayed by William Boyd?

Answer: Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy came from the fertile mind of Clarence E Mulford who first published his story in 1904. Mulford created a character who was a mean son of a gun, displayed constant menace and was generally gruff in manner. William Boyd, on the other hand, provided an alternative version on screen, portraying Cassidy as a clean cut, almost gentlemanly, gunman who only got tough with villains. The other difference Boyd bought to the screen was that he dressed his hero in black, which went against the traditional view where cowboy heroes wore white hats. The Cisco Kid, who also wore black (but a white sombrero), was portrayed on television by Duncan Renaldo.

While you're sitting back enjoying the re-runs of Hopalong Cassidy, do it in style with your own Black Sombrero but you'll need to track down some chocolate flavoured tequila first. One option is Tanteo tequila which has been infused with raw cocoa and has the added zing of jalapeno. Mix one and a half ounces of Tanteo with half an ounce of Kahlua, pour over ice and then top with club soda and garnish with a lime wedge. (PS) Don't tell anyone but this cocktail is really the question and not the answer.
5. Often associated with the term "ambush", what name was given to the non-uniformed guerrilla fighters that emanated from Missouri during the American Civil War?

Answer: Bushwhacker

Bushwhackers were, as a rule, not part of the regular military forces. Their raids, however, had the hallmarks of military planning and were conducted with utter ruthlessness. Because these raiders did not wear a uniform the problem for the government was whether the bushwhackers should be viewed as carrying out a military action or treating their raids as a criminal offence. The intensity of these attacks were greater in Missouri, however, there were also raids conducted in Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Northern Georgia and Northern Virginia.
Jayhawkers used similar tactics but they were prominent before the war and were generally centred in Kansas.

We've talked about the nasty bushwhackers; let's talk about the sweet bushwhackers, the ones with chocolate, coconut and where the only killer is the coffee. Pour one ounce of dark rum, one ounce of Kahlua, one ounce of dark Crème de Cacao and two ounces of coconut cream and milk into a blender with a cup of ice. Blend and strain into a hurricane glass.
6. Under what name was the jazz standard "Mood Indigo" originally recorded by Duke Ellington's band in 1930?

Answer: Dreamy Blue

Ellington and Barney Bigard wrote the music and Irving Mills compiled the lyrics, though there has been dispute over the authorship of the latter over the years.
At the time, the standard set-up for the horn section of bands saw the clarinet taking on the role of playing the high pitch, the trumpet filling the middle, leaving the trombone to provide the low pitch. For this number Ellington decided to turn it on its head, placing the trombone at the top and have the clarinet play the base. This was considered a radical move for the time but in doing so, Ellington was able to create a sort of audio illusion that made it seem as if there was a fourth instrument in the mix. He dubbed this effect the "mike-tone" and would use on a number of occasions, most notably in his 1932 recording "(In My) Solitude".

It almost makes you want to pull out your Duke Ellington CD, mix up your own Dreamy Blues and bliss out. In a chilled shot glass pour one and a half ounces of white Crème de Cacao and then, very carefully, use the back of a spoon to layer one and a half ounces of blue Curacao on top.
7. What was the chilling sequel released in April 2008 to Richelle Meads' young adult novel "Vampire Academy"?

Answer: Frostbite

"The Vampire Academy" is a series of six books that focus on seventeen year old Rose Hathaway, the child of a vampire father and a human mother. In training to be a bodyguard she falls into an illicit love affair with her trainer Dimitri. "Frostbite" is the second book in the series and it is in this novel that the fledgling romance starts to be explored. During this time Rose is in training for her qualifying exams and there are a series of attacks being conducted by the Stringoi, a group of immortal vampires.

Sounds like a great read but if it's not your cup of tea why not sample the Frostbite cocktail instead. Just mix one and a half ounces of tequila with half an ounce each of white Crème de Cacao, blue Curacao and cream in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an old fashion glass and garnish it with a maraschino cherry.
8. The Dianthus Caryophyllus carnation cannot, by natural selection, produce a flower of which colour due to its lack of the pigment delphinidin?

Answer: Blue

There are blue carnations in the marketplace but these have been genetically manipulated. In 1996 scientists were able to take specific genes from snapdragons and petunias and incorporate them into carnations. The end result was a blue variety which they labelled Moondust. Despite the lack of the pigment there are naturally occurring purple carnations. Purple carnations represent capriciousness.

Be a little capricious yourself and create your own blue carnation. Mix half an ounce of white Crème de Cacao and half an ounce of blue Curacao with two ounces of cream over ice. Pour this into a chilled cocktail glass.
9. The Sour Grapes Gang were the (unseen) rivals of which quartet made up of Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky?

Answer: The Banana Splits

"The Banana Splits" first aired on NBC on Saturday mornings in 1968 and they represented an amalgam of influences. The four characters were members of a band, an unashamed take on The Monkees. Fleegle, a beagle, played guitar and provided vocals, Bingo, a gorilla, was their drummer, Drooper, a lion, their bass player and Snorky, an elephant, was on keyboards. Their "Adventure Hour" format was influenced by "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and it featured a mixture of live action segments interspersed with animated features.
Highlights of the programme included their Banana Buggies, which were six wheeled all terrain vehicles that were made up to look like their characters and their highly contagious theme song. There was a great cover version of the song released by the UK punk band, The Dickies, in 1979.
The Sour Grapes Gang never appeared on screen but whenever they wished to deliver a message or threat to the Splits they would send a Sour Grapes Messenger Girl. The messenger girls, who had no difficulty finding the way into the Splits' supposedly secret headquarters, would dance onto the set dressed in purple mini-skirts, pink leotards and black Go-Go boots.

Now if these girls get too scary for you, calm your nerves with a Banana Split Martini. Simply pour one and half ounces of vodka, three quarters of an ounce of Crème de Banana and three quarters of an ounce of Crème de Cacao into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a banana slice.
10. What term, arguably coined by Erik Russell in 1984, would best apply to a layered chocolate cake that has fudge and ganache between the layers?

Answer: Death By Chocolate

Ganache is a filling that is made by mixing heated cream with chocolate. Erik Russell was employed by dessert maker, Kaysens, and upon sampling a new product created by the company proclaimed it to be "death by chocolate".
Scottish band Simple Minds, who had a world-wide hit with their 1985 song "Don't You (Forget About Me)", recorded a song called "Death by Chocolate" which appeared in their 2004 five CD Box Set called "Silver Box".

Now for a real "Death by Chocolate" throw two scoops of chocolate ice cream, 1 ounce each of chocolate syrup, coffee liqueur, vodka and dark Crème de Cacao into a blender with crushed ice. Blend till smooth and pour into a hurricane glass. Top with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.
Source: Author pollucci19

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