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Early US Cuisine E-Z Trivia Quizzes

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1) What saltwater fish was NOT eaten by American Indians?FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE

  1. Cod

  2. Lemon sole

  3. Salmon

  4. Humpback anglerfish

2) Whales were hunted by American Indians off the Northwest coast and used them for their meat and oil. Seal and walrus were also utilized.
Who was a Northwest coast noted whaling people?

  1. Makah

  2. Chimakum

  3. Chinook

  4. Nez Perce

3) What was eaten from New York's Finger Lakes region?

  1. Tuna

  2. Eel

  3. Diamondback

  4. Canine

4) What fish did the Modocs, from northeastern California and central Southern Oregon favor?

  1. Sturgeon

  2. Smelt

  3. Catfish

  4. Drum

5) Oysters were eaten on both shores, as were mussels and periwinkles.

  • True or False?

6) Early American Indians utilized a number of cooking methods in early American Cuisine, that have been blended with early European cooking methods to form the basis of American Cuisine.

  • True or False?

7) What was an early American Indians cooking method?

  1. Electric toasters

  2. Deep frying

  3. Oven roasting

  4. Grilling

8) What was often cooked directly in the ashes of the fire?

  1. Root vegetables

  2. Buffalo

  3. Grapes

  4. Wheat

9) In what is now the Southwestern United States, American Indians also created ovens made of adobe called which to bake items such as breads made from cornmeal.
What was the name of the adobe ovens?

  1. waybacks

  2. hornos

  3. harmels

  4. kttle fish

10) In other parts of America, the American Indians made ovens out of dug pits. These pits were also used to steam foods by adding heated rocks or embers and then seaweed or corn husks (or other coverings) placed on top to steam fish and shellfish as well as vegetables; potatoes would be added while still in-skin and corn while in-husk.
What did the colonists call this method?

  1. fish fry

  2. wagon gate party

  3. clambake

  4. picnic

Early US Cuisine E-Z Trivia Quizzes

1) D. 2) A. 3) B 4) C. 5) True 6) True 7) D. 8) A. 9) B. 10) C

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