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Fun Chocolate Quiz

How much do you know about the origins of Chocolate? 10 Questions.

 
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1

Chocolate was first created in Latin America where cacao trees grow wild, but from which ancient civilisations' language does the word cacao originate?

  • Olmec
  • Maya
  • Inca

2

Cacao beans were used as currency by the Mayans. According to records, what would 10 beans have bought you?

  • Wife
  • Goat
  • Rabbit

3

What is it said the Mayans are unlikely to have ever seen?

  • a solid bar of chocolate
  • drinking chocolate
  • chocolate flavoured with vanilla

4

Pinole, made with cacao and found in Latin America today, is what?

  • Flavoured tobacco
  • A supposed cure for the common cold
  • A sort of gruel, mixed with corn and water

5

In 1519 Cortez arrived in the Aztec capital, whare cacao was freely traded, but what was one of his party quoted as saying about chocolate?

  • "a divine creation from the table of God himself."
  • "more a drink for pigs than a drink for humanity."
  • "not a substance which would ever find favour at home."

6

When chocolate was first taken back to Spain it was initially considered to be a health food and a medicine. It was even prescribed by doctors as:

  • Pain killer
  • Hemorrhoid cream
  • Insect repellent

7

What year did the first 'Chocolate house' - a sort of cafe- open in London?

  • 1657
  • 1757
  • 1857

8

Despite being inferior, 90% of the world's cacao beans produced today are of what variety?

  • Trinitario
  • Criollo
  • Forastero

9

By 1907, how many of the famous 'Hershey's kisses' were being made every day?

  • 0.3 Million
  • 3 Million
  • 33 Million

10

What percentage of world cocoa has it been estimated is still slave grown?

  • 10%
  • 40%
  • 90%

 

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