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Quiz about Punning with Pasta
Quiz about Punning with Pasta

Punning with Pasta Trivia Quiz

Another round of puns with an Italian food theme this time.

A matching quiz by zorba_scank. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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1. What did the chef cook when he was ill?  
He had gnocchi
2. What kind of party did the restaurant host?  
Pizza cake
3. Why did the chef quit?  
$200 orzo
4. Why did the lawyer sue the restaurant?  
Fusilli reasons
5. What did the diners see when they looked at the menu?  
Breach of crust
6. What would you call a fake chef?  
Endless pastabilities
7. How much did the chef earn?  
He was penneless
8. Why couldn't the chef enter the restaurant?  
A meatball
9. What did the chef think his job was?  
An impasta
10. Why was the owner forced to shut down his restaurant?  
Mac and Sneeze

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What did the chef cook when he was ill?

Answer: Mac and Sneeze

Mac and Cheese or Mac n Cheese is short for Macaroni and Cheese. This term is mainly used in North America. The dish itself consists of macaroni pasta and cheese baked together. The cheese is typically cheddar.

Sneeze and Cheese rhyme to create the pun for this question.
2. What kind of party did the restaurant host?

Answer: A meatball

A ball is a formal dance party. Dances like the waltz and foxtrot are known are ballroom dances as they were mostly performed at such functions.

Meatballs are part of various cuisines ranging from Europe to Asia and Africa. In Italy, meatballs are called polpettes. They can be included in soups or also eaten by themselves as a main course. The meatballs are typically made of pork or beef.
3. Why did the chef quit?

Answer: Fusilli reasons

Fusilli is a type of pasta that is in the shape of a corkscrew. It is named after the spindle (called fuso) as the dough is spun and wound to achieve the desired shape. This pun uses the similar sounds of fusilli and 'for silly'. If the chef is said to have quit for silly reasons, then it implies there were no serious grievances necessitating leaving the job.
4. Why did the lawyer sue the restaurant?

Answer: Breach of crust

A breach of trust indicates a failure of a person or company to fulfill their end of the bargain. This could be through negligence, by giving away confidential information or even willful fraud. Cases involving breach of trust are generally civil in nature, though serious offenses can be classified as criminal acts.

Breach of trust plays on the rhyming words trust and crust. Crust could refer to bread or pizzas.
5. What did the diners see when they looked at the menu?

Answer: Endless pastabilities

To have endless possibilities is to have many options. This is a slight exaggeration in this case, as a restaurant menu cannot have endless possibilities. It is used to highlight the many options on the menu or possibly the many different combinations of pastas, toppings, and sauces offered.
6. What would you call a fake chef?

Answer: An impasta

An impostor is one who assumes the identity and persona of another. The word impostor came to the English language from Latin via French. The original Latin word impostor meant deceiver.

The similar sounding impasta is used as a pun.
7. How much did the chef earn?

Answer: $200 orzo

The words "or so" are used to indicate that the amount is a rough estimate. Other words used in a similar manner are approximately and circa (circa coming from Latin where it means about).

Orzo is a type of pasta, shaped like a grain of rice. Due to its shape, it is also called risoni which means 'big rice'.
8. Why couldn't the chef enter the restaurant?

Answer: He had gnocchi

This pun uses the similar sounds of gnocchi and 'no key'. Gnocchi are small dumplings in Italian cuisine. They can be made of various ingredients like wheat, potato or cheese, among others. Gnocchi is the plural form; the singular is gnoccho. These can be eaten as the main course or a side dish and are typically cooked in a variety of sauces.

The word gnocchi is believed to have been derived from the Italian word nocchio, meaning a knot of wood.
9. What did the chef think his job was?

Answer: Pizza cake

When said quickly, pizza cake sounds like 'piece of cake'. The term piece of cake is used to describe a task that is very easy to complete. Another such similar idiom is cakewalk. "Piece of cake" is believed to have originated in America. Its usage may have come about due to the fact that it is easy to eat a cake since it is tasty and considered a treat.
10. Why was the owner forced to shut down his restaurant?

Answer: He was penneless

This clue again uses the similar sounds of penne and penny. To be penniless is to be poor. Penne is a type of pasta. It is so named as it resembles a quill or pen. The pasta is in the form of a tube cut diagonally at both ends.
Source: Author zorba_scank

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Most Recent Scores
May 20 2023 : notsosmart49: 10/10
May 01 2023 : tie-dyed: 7/10
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