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Quiz about Is it More Than Pecan or Icon Pecan
Quiz about Is it More Than Pecan or Icon Pecan

Is it 'More Than Pecan' or 'Icon Pecan'? Quiz


No matter how you pronounce pecan (pee-CAN, pee-KAHN, etc.), these are a tasty snack or addition to any meal. Here are just a few questions about them. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by mlcmlc. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
mlcmlc
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
382,266
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Pecans, like many other nuts are considered to be heart healthy when eaten in moderation. Most nutritional charts list values per 100 grams, or 1-1/4 cup of pecans. How many grams of fat and protein does 100 grams of pecans contain?
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Question 2 of 10
2. Pecan trees are native to North America. Are they deciduous trees?


Question 3 of 10
3. Pecans are honored with a pecan day, April 14, and an entire month. Do you know which of these months can be celebrated as Pecan Month? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which of the states listed below enacted a law in 1919 which selected the pecan tree as the state tree?
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Question 5 of 10
5. Though commonly referred to as a nut, the fruit of the pecan tree is technically which of these types of fruit? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which band released "Down by the Old Mainstream" with the song "Pecan Pie" performed by Jeff Tweedy? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The 20th Governor of Texas, James Stephen Hogg (1851-1906) requested that a pecan tree be planted at his grave rather than installing a traditional marker. Was his wish honored?


Question 8 of 10
8. Pecan trees can grow for over 300 years and that makes for a very large tree. The wood harvested from pecan trees is prized by some for smoking foods, but what unique use was it used for in the 1996 Olympic Games? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. According to the the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which state produced the most pecans in all the years from 1960 to 2015? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Okmulgee, Oklahoma, held an annual Okmulgee Pecan Festival. With a diameter of 40 feet, the world's largest what earned a Guinness Book World Record? Hint



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1. Pecans, like many other nuts are considered to be heart healthy when eaten in moderation. Most nutritional charts list values per 100 grams, or 1-1/4 cup of pecans. How many grams of fat and protein does 100 grams of pecans contain?

Answer: fat: 72g, protein: 9g

In pecans, over half of the fat content is monounsaturated fatty acids. The 100 gram measurement is about 691 calories.

Pecans can help reduce "bad cholesterol" when eaten regularly, and contain vitamins and minerals needed to promote a healthy lifestyle. The American Heart Association recommends a serving of about 1.5 ounces of whole nuts.

Alas, many of us consume pecans as part of a dessert such as pecan pie (my, my, pecan pie!) or pralines.
2. Pecan trees are native to North America. Are they deciduous trees?

Answer: Yes

There are over 1,000 pecan varieties, and most grow wild in the central and southern states. Most of trees grow to over 100 feet. The trees first bear fruit somewhere between eight and fifteen years of age, but this is variable due to variety, planting zone, weather and many other factors.

These trees do not self-pollinate, so if you're planting one for the fruit make sure a cross-pollinating partner is nearby.
3. Pecans are honored with a pecan day, April 14, and an entire month. Do you know which of these months can be celebrated as Pecan Month?

Answer: April

According the the National Pecan Shellers Association, April is National Pecan Month. However, I did find other references that November is National Pecan month in Georgia. Pecans can be eaten raw, roasted, or served in savory or sweet dishes (has everyone heard of pecan pie?).

Festivals are held every year in many of the southern states, such as Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Georgia.
4. Which of the states listed below enacted a law in 1919 which selected the pecan tree as the state tree?

Answer: Texas

On March 20, 1919, Senate Bill No. 317 was signed by Governor William Pettus Hobby which passed into law the choice of the pecan tree as the official state tree of the State of Texas.

Just a few more state selections for pecans:
Alabama selected the pecan as State Nut in 1982.
Arkansas selected the pecan as State Nut in 2009.
Oklahoma selected pecan pie as the State Dessert in 1988.
Texas selected their native pecan as the State Health Nut in 2001.
Texas selected pecan pie as the State Pie in 2013.

(Don't be shy, bring on that pecan pie!)
5. Though commonly referred to as a nut, the fruit of the pecan tree is technically which of these types of fruit?

Answer: drupe

A nut, such as a chestnut, is a fruit with a hard shell and edible seed. A drupe has a fleshy exocarp which surrounds the shell and seed.

The pecan flower produces a husk which splits into four sections allowing the pecan shell and seed to be harvested.
6. Which band released "Down by the Old Mainstream" with the song "Pecan Pie" performed by Jeff Tweedy?

Answer: Golden Smog

Golden Smog is an Alternative country band and this was their first full-length album. Jeff Tweedy has been a professional musician since 1984 and has been a member of several bands. Part of the song goes like this (did someone mention pecan pie again?):

"Sometimes I get so hungry
Think about pie all day
Just a little whipped cream
Honey, I'm on my way

With a piece of pecan pie
And you that's all I want
Just a piece of pecan pie
And all I want is you"
7. The 20th Governor of Texas, James Stephen Hogg (1851-1906) requested that a pecan tree be planted at his grave rather than installing a traditional marker. Was his wish honored?

Answer: Yes

The night before he died at age 54 he requested: "I don't want when I die any cold marble placed at the head of my grave. I want a soft-shell Texas pecan tree planted there and, at the foot, a regular walnut, and when they bear fruit I want the nuts sent out to the farmers of Texas that they may plant."

The trees were planted after his death but the first Hogg pecan tree died and was replaced in 1969. The second pecan tree was cut down in 2011 after suffering through the drought. There are plans being made by the historical preservation group to plant another tree at the grave site.
8. Pecan trees can grow for over 300 years and that makes for a very large tree. The wood harvested from pecan trees is prized by some for smoking foods, but what unique use was it used for in the 1996 Olympic Games?

Answer: torch handles

The torches were built with aluminum reeds and a handle of Georgia pecan wood, very appropriate since the 1996 Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta, Georgia. The flame began the journey in Olympia, Greece, landing at Los Angeles, California, in April 1996. The torch would then be carried 16,699 miles by 12,467 bearers.

Pecan wood and even pecan shells can be used for smoking foods. The wood grain is also beautiful and furniture can easily be built with this wood.
9. According to the the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which state produced the most pecans in all the years from 1960 to 2015?

Answer: Georgia

Since the 1950s, Georgia has been the largest producer of pecans. In the late 1800s plantings were started around Savannah. Thousands of acres have been planted since.

The USDA calculated the Georgia harvest as about 33% of total pecan production in 2015. A 2007 Census of Agriculture lists the total number of Georgia farms at 3,210 and the total number of acres at 114,227. The other top three producers, in order from large to small, were New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona.
10. Okmulgee, Oklahoma, held an annual Okmulgee Pecan Festival. With a diameter of 40 feet, the world's largest what earned a Guinness Book World Record?

Answer: Pecan Pie

(Pecan pie, again? I'm going to have to go out and get me some!) The festival was held every year in the third week of June, beginning in 1984 through 2006. However, there was an article saying that it would be returning in June 2016.

The world-record pie had 16 1/2 tons of ingredients mixed in two new cement trucks. The pecans alone weighed 3,000 pounds. It took more than 10 hours to cook, and an estimated 20,000 slices were served.
Source: Author mlcmlc

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