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Quiz about Green Green Grass

Green, Green Grass Trivia Quiz


Grandad is trying to make greens appealing to his grandson with amusing little haikus. See if you can identify and match up what is on the menu. The grandson's responses make up the interesting info.

A matching quiz by pollucci19. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
pollucci19
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
396,612
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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Awards
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QuestionsChoices
1. I taste like pepper/ they call me arugula/ Elton John calls me...  
Rocket
2. I'm Chinese cabbage/ but I do not form a head/ I'm not a boy I'm...  
Lettuce
3. Almost broccoli/ but with a very small head/ so you can call me...  
Brussel Sprout
4. Oh my poor poor name/ sounds like I should wear a tie/ I really must be...  
Celery
5. (To the tune of "The Mighty Quinn" - mildly) I come in a head/ and it's so small there's no doubt/ ain't nothing like a...  
Bok Choy
6. No need to panic/ never sunk the Titanic/ I'm just an Iceberg...  
Zucchini
7. I'm a stalk, a stalk/ I'm crunchy when you bite me/ you tell me, I am...  
Collard Greens
8. I rhyme with meany/ I can be big or teeny/ so I must be a...  
Rapini
9. I am sometimes red/ heck, I have even been yellow/ but you can ring my...  
Bell Pepper
10. Now listen Marine/ Don't call yourself the string, you're/ A lean mean Runner...  
Bean






Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. I taste like pepper/ they call me arugula/ Elton John calls me...

Answer: Rocket

Grandad, you can't fool me, this is that leafy stuff that they grow in areas like Turkey and Lebanon and some of those other Mediterranean places. I heard you talking to Nanna and you called it Eruca sativa. That means it will be hot on my tongue. Next thing you'll try and tell me that the Romans loved it and that it's loaded with vitamin C and potassium. Not buying it Grandad.

(Note) "Rocket Man" was a hit for Elton John in 1972.
2. I'm Chinese cabbage/ but I do not form a head/ I'm not a boy I'm...

Answer: Bok Choy

Grasshoppers eat this stuff Grandad, not humans. I bet the grasshoppers in China and Southeast Asia where this comes from get big and fat on this. Not me! You can even call it Chinese chard or Oriental mustard or, even, spoon cabbage, it's still grasshopper food to me. And who are you trying to kid, this stuff is 95% water, I rather that you 95% filled up a glass with water for me, instead. And yeah, yeah Vitamin A, C, K, folate, B6 blah, blah, blah... it's still grasshopper food to me.
3. Almost broccoli/ but with a very small head/ so you can call me...

Answer: Rapini

Gruesome... if this stuff cannot bother to grow a decent head why should I bother putting in my mouth. Look at it! It looks like spinach without a brain and I bet it tastes bitter too. Now I know that it is in the same subspecies as the turnip - now there's a decent vegetable - and you keep telling me this stuff about vitamins A, C, and K, and potassium, calcium, and iron and that the Italians love it... and, hey, aren't they really modern day Romans. Those Romans have got a lot to answer for. Gruesome is as gruesome does Grandad and maybe if you grew some potato we'd be talking.
4. Oh my poor poor name/ sounds like I should wear a tie/ I really must be...

Answer: Collard Greens

Greensickness. Take this away quick Grandad because I am developing a severe case of greensickness here. These are garden ornamentals. You can say that they're edible as much as you like, it won't change the fact that they're garden ornamentals. OK, so my cousins in the southern United States love it. So what. If they all decide to jump off a cliff, you think I'm gonna follow? And all this talk about the vitamin K in it and how that's good for blood coagulation still doesn't change the fact that it is a garden ornamental.
5. (To the tune of "The Mighty Quinn" - mildly) I come in a head/ and it's so small there's no doubt/ ain't nothing like a...

Answer: Brussel Sprout

Gross! Belgium makes some of the finest chocolates in the world and I wind up with Gross-el Sprouts. What have I done to deserve Grandparents like this? These things are native to the Mediterranean, well they should have stayed there Grandad, and I will lay odds that the Romans had something to do in cultivating these. I bet I will also get that vitamin K speech from you again and how it is good for blood clotting. I reckon I'm a clot if I dare try swallowing that stuff.
6. No need to panic/ never sunk the Titanic/ I'm just an Iceberg...

Answer: Lettuce

Greengrocer's delight, young children take flight. This is all filler, no thriller Grandad. It's about as nutritional as cardboard. Yeah, you've told this story a thousand times, how it came out when you were a boy in the 1940s and it became popular because it travelled better than any other lettuce... and that it got packed in trucks with lots of ice and that's how it got its name... ho-hum. Spare me the folate argument, I'm a boy, I can't have babies so I won't be helping to prevent defects in them.
7. I'm a stalk, a stalk/ I'm crunchy when you bite me/ you tell me, I am...

Answer: Celery

Grandstand touchdown Grandad... put some peanut butter or cream cheese in the stalk and you've won me. Something has to clog up all that dietary fibre in that thing and stop it from working. Otherwise, put it in a soup or stew. Stew would be better because then there might be meat. But... hang about, are you trying to kill me or something. This stuff can be just like peanuts to some people and they could get an allergic reaction. Oh shoot... I like peanuts and I'm not allergic.

(Note) Celery is a marshland plant but has been cultivated as a vegetable.
8. I rhyme with meany/ I can be big or teeny/ so I must be a...

Answer: Zucchini

Greasiness, I'm sure we can add a little greasiness to this thing. Can't we deep fry this thing Grandad. Look at it, go past the skin and it is all white. It is so pale. You have to be fair don't you, you deep fry potato and they're white? And, besides, it's not a vegetable, it's a fruit and worse... it's an ovary. It's the swollen ovary of the zucchini flower... you're trying to make me eat an ovary (((shudder))). Folate, potassium, yes I agree, but they are low in energy Grandad. How about noodles instead, plenty of energy in noodles.

(Note) The zucchini, botanically, is a fruit, but in culinary circles it is treated as a vegetable.
9. I am sometimes red/ heck, I have even been yellow/ but you can ring my...

Answer: Bell Pepper

Great guzzling gargoyles! This stuff is pretty solid, I'm sure I could carve out gargoyles from it. These things are nightshades, sounds like a cool name for a super hero. Should I try some? Hmm, with a name like pepper... I don't know. Grandad's saying it's sweet, but how can I trust him after all that other green stuff he's been trying to shove down my throat. More vitamin C than an orange, and lots of B6 too. Hmm, I wonder... maybe if he'd given me the red ones instead of the green ones...

(Note) The Bell papper, botanically, is a fruit, but in culinary circles it is treated as a vegetable.
10. Now listen Marine/ Don't call yourself the string, you're/ A lean mean Runner...

Answer: Bean

Gravity bringing you down Mr Bean, I saw you hanging on the vine. You're nice and firm in your raw state. So, you're from South America, "Lima, Lima shoulda seen ya, and if I bend ya, you're a little beamer". Hey, you're cool, you grow in pods and can escape the evil Death Star... woosh! Let's see, what super powers do you have. Fibre, lots of it too... bulk laxative action, yes! And then there's vitamin A, top of the class. All that Zea-xanthin that can be absorbed straight into the retinal macula lutea in the eyes, oh yes there is definitely a chance of some antioxidant action and it may also be able to help out with some protective UV-light filtering functions. Check. Open mouth... look out tummy, here it comes.

(Note) The bean, botanically, is a fruit, but in culinary circles it is treated as a vegetable.
Source: Author pollucci19

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