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Quiz about International Specialties
Quiz about International Specialties

International Specialties Trivia Quiz


The world is full of delicious food. No matter where you travel to, there is always something new and tasty to eat. How much do you know about these international eats?

A multiple-choice quiz by Joepetz. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Joepetz
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
400,570
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
483
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which of the following groups of ingredients are most commonly used to prepare the Hungarian soup called gulyasleves or gulyas for short? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The Indian dish called sabudana khichadi, which is made from tapioca pearls and other ingredients, is eaten all the time but on which occasion is it most popular? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which of the following is a traditional dish from New Zealand? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which of the following is true regarding the Nigerian snack called kuli-kuli? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which of the following would be the ideal meal if you are in the mood for a sandwich? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which of the following seafood meals is considered the national dish of Jamaica? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which of following pairs are traditional beverages made in Sweden? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which of the following is a popular way to eat ice cream in Thailand? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Halawa is a type of candy made from nuts and sugar that can be found in which places? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What is the name of the Mexican dessert made from sweetened goat milk? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of the following groups of ingredients are most commonly used to prepare the Hungarian soup called gulyasleves or gulyas for short?

Answer: Beef, carrots and paprika

Gulyas is a traditional Hungarian soup typically made from beef, a variety of vegetables such as carrots and paprika of other spices. Other ingredients commonly used to make the soup are potatoes and pasta. The word "gulyasleves" translates to herdsman and was originally made by cattlemen at their outdoor campsites. Gulyas has a very meaty and earthy, yet spicy taste to it.
2. The Indian dish called sabudana khichadi, which is made from tapioca pearls and other ingredients, is eaten all the time but on which occasion is it most popular?

Answer: Snacking during an observed period of fasting

Sabudana khichadi is a traditional Indian snack made from tapioca pearls, coconut, potatoes and peanuts. It is a very popular food in the western part of the country. Because of its simplicity and lack of meat, it is very commonly eaten by Hindus and followers of other religions during religious holidays that require fasting. Nutritionally, sabudana khichadi provides eaters with a variety of vitamins and minerals.
3. Which of the following is a traditional dish from New Zealand?

Answer: Colonial goose (roast leg of lamb)

Colonial goose is a traditional New Zealand dish made from leg of lamb that is stuffed with honey and dried fruit and covered in bread crumbs. It is commonly served in fancier restaurants and has developed a reputation for being something of a "retro" or "classical" dish.

Kokoda is Fijian. Chakalaka is from South Africa and colenak originates in Indonesia.
4. Which of the following is true regarding the Nigerian snack called kuli-kuli?

Answer: It is cooked almost exclusively by women

Kuli-kuli is a peanut snack that is traditionally only made by women. It is said to be a symbol of female empowerment in Nigeria. Traditionally, whatever money a woman made from selling kuli-kuli is hers to keep and she is under no obligation to share it with her husband.

Kuli-kuli is something like the American funnel cake. Peanuts are ground and made into a paste. Then strips of the paste are deep fried in peanut oil. Kuli-kuli can also be fried in balls and other shapes.
5. Which of the following would be the ideal meal if you are in the mood for a sandwich?

Answer: Choripanes from Argentina

A choripan is a meat sandwich commonly found throughout South America especially in Argentina and Chile. It is made with chorizo and chimichurri sauce on a crusty bread. It is a very popular street food, found in many parks and sports stadiums.

Capuns are a Swiss dish made from meat wrapped in Swiss chard. Nyama choma is a Tanzanian dish made from grilled meat. Caozai Guo is a Taiwanese street dessert made from a fried dough.
6. Which of the following seafood meals is considered the national dish of Jamaica?

Answer: Ackee and saltfish

Ackee and saltfish is a very popular Jamaican dish. It is made from ackee, a Jamaica's national fruit that originated in Africa, and salted cod. Traditionally cod is used because it picks up the spices well when marinated. The ackee is made into a mash with spices and other fruit and served on the side. Ackee can be poisonous if not prepared properly.

As a result, it is banned from many countries around the world.
7. Which of following pairs are traditional beverages made in Sweden?

Answer: Champis and trocadero

Champis is a Swedish beverage that is similar to a sparkling wine and is a popular soft drink in Sweden. Trocadero is a highly caffeinated soft drink made from apples and oranges that is very popular in the more northerly parts of the country.


Chokladboll is a type of chocolate bread served for dessert and toscakaka is a sponge cake with almonds. Sockerbitar is something like a Swedish marshmallow and saltlakrits is a type of Swedish licorice. Knack is a toffee and pitepalt is a type of dumpling
8. Which of the following is a popular way to eat ice cream in Thailand?

Answer: Ice cream topped with tamarinds

It is very common to see ice cream topped with roasted tamarinds on top in Thailand. This is because this is how King Rama V first ate ice cream when it was brought to Thailand during his reign. There was no way to make ice artificially in Thailand at the time so ice had to be imported from elsewhere. Because this was expensive, ice cream was only made at the royal palace. Eventually, it was introduced to the public and sold in tubes so it could be kept cold until it was sold.
9. Halawa is a type of candy made from nuts and sugar that can be found in which places?

Answer: Morocco and Egypt

Halawa, also called halva, is a traditional candy made from nuts, sugar and flour. Halawa has been around for centuries and was once very popular because it would take a long time to spoil. A large variety of halawa exist including savory ones which are prepared to taste like a solidified soup. It is a very popular treat in North Africa and on many Mediterranean islands.
10. What is the name of the Mexican dessert made from sweetened goat milk?

Answer: Cajeta

Cajeta is a Mexican dish that is very similar to flan. It is made from goat's milk that is caramelized until it reaches a semi-solid state and becomes a dulce de leche. It can be topped with a variety of things such as nuts and dried fruit.

Molcajete is a traditional Mexican stone tool used to crush spices. Xocoatl is an ancient Aztec hot chocolate beverage. Carnitas, which translates to little meat, is a small taco typically filled with pork and taco toppings.
Source: Author Joepetz

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