Friday, November 22

A quiz


I am organising a coffee morning tomorrow to raise funds for Cancer Research and have a quiz I have devised with the help of good old google.
Have a go - try without the help of Google...answers later

1.  When was the term ‘cupcake’ originally used for cakes made from ingredients measured by the cupful.

1.   late 17th Century

2.   late 18th Century

3.   late 19th century

 

2. How many cardboard coffee cups are thrown away each year in the US.

1. Around 58 billion

2. Around 48 million

3. Around 68 million

 

3. The legend of King Alfred burning a villager’s cakes when in disguise dates from the

1. 11th Century

2. 12th century.

 3. 13th Century.

 

4. In 2001, a Zambian was granted a divorce after he found what in a cup of tea his wife made him.

1. False teeth

2. A frog 3.

A fly.

 

5. Where did the ‘cakewalk’ dance begin as a competition in graceful walking, with cake awarded as a prize.

1. Malaysia

2. USA

3. Japan

 

6. Which famous composer liked every cup of coffee to be made from exactly 60 coffee beans.

1. Mozart

2. Dvorak

3. Beethoven

 

7.When was the earliest known reference to a ‘birthday cake’

1. 1785

2. 1805

3. 1875

 

8. The A-to-D cup-sizing system for brassieres was introduced by the Warner Corset Company in:-

1. 1945

2. 1935.

1925

 

9. The world record for eating cupcakes stands at how many in six minutes.

1. 78

2. 82

3. 112

 

10. What is the name of the trophy awarded each year to the winner of the Miss Crustacean beauty pageant for crabs in New Jersey.

1. Shark’s fin

2. Cucumber Rind

3. Lobster claw

4 comments:

  1. Here are my answers Denise - all guesswork - in the order 1 to 10 as you put them:
    3,3,2,1,3,2,2,2,3,3.

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  2. This is fascinating. I shall have to think a bit more [with help of tea and cake] looking forward to the answers!!

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  3. I'm thinking............
    Definitely food for thought but I would have to guess many of the answers!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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  4. Here are the results :-

    1. The term ‘cupcake’ was originally used in the late 19th century for cakes made from ingredients measured by the cupful.

    2. Around 58 billion cardboard coffee cups are thrown away each year in the US.

    3. The legend of King Alfred burning a villager’s cakes when in disguise dates only from the 12th century, some 300 years after he lived.

    4. In 2001, a Zambian was granted a divorce after he found a frog in a cup of tea his wife made him.

    5. The ‘cakewalk’ dance began in the southern USA as a competition in graceful walking, with cake awarded as a prize.


    In 2001, a Zambian was granted a divorce after he found a frog in a cup of tea his wife made him

    6. When drinking coffee, Beethoven liked every cup to be made from exactly 60 coffee beans.

    7. The earliest known reference to a ‘birthday cake’ was in 1785.

    8. The A-to-D cup-sizing system for brassieres was introduced by the Warner Corset Company in 1935.

    9. The world record for eating cupcakes stands at 82 in six minutes.

    10. The Cucumber Rind Cup is a trophy awarded each year to the winner of the Miss Crustacean beauty pageant for crabs in New Jersey.

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