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Pasta

3.8
(154 votes)
10 questions
English
1

Despite Italy being the pasta capital of the world, what country do historians generally believe pasta originated from?

China

62% got this right

The Chinese are on record as having eaten pasta as early as 5,000 B.C.
2

Making up 40-45% of the Italian market and 25% of the US market, what is the biggest pasta producer in the world?

Barilla

De Cecco

MAFKA

Nestlé

57% got this right

Founded by Pietro Barilla in 1877 as a bakery in Italy, Barilla is also the biggest seller of baked goods in Italy.
3

What type of pasta is being discussed in this clip?

Gigli

Cavatelli

Gemelli

Mafaldine

Hard  22% got this right

It is also known as campanelle. In Italian, ‘campanelle’ means bell flowers or little bells.
4

What is the most popular type of pasta in the world? So popular that it accounts for two-thirds of all pasta production.

Spaghetti

Fettuccini

Macaroni

Penne

56% got this right

In 1957, BBC aired a spoof documentary that fooled some people into thinking spaghetti grew on trees.
5

What does it mean if pasta sticks to a wall when it is thrown?

It doesn't mean anything

It is cooked perfectly

It is overcooked

It is undercooked

Hard  9% got this right

Pasta being done if it sticks to the wall is actually a myth. Pasta stuck to the wall does not indicate how done it is.
6

What month is National Pasta Month?

October

64% got this right

October is famously known around the pasta community as National Pasta Month, with October 25th being World Pasta Day.
7

The first American pasta factory was opened in Brooklyn, New York in 1848. Where is Brooklyn located on the map?

70% got this right

It was opened by a Frenchman named Antoine Zerega. He used just one horse in his basement to power all his machinery.
8

Who introduced pasta to Americans in the year 1789 after falling in love with macaroni in Italy?

Thomas Jefferson

Benjamin Franklin

George Washington

James Madison

Hard  24% got this right

After his visit, Jefferson quickly ordered crates of macaroni along with a pasta-making machine.
9

What type of pasta is being discussed in this clip?

Orrechiette

Cannelloni

Conchiglie

Paccheri

Hard  22% got this right

Their name comes from their shape, which resembles a small ear.
10

Which country consumes the most pasta in the world?

Italy

America

Tunisia

Venezuela

44% got this right

To put in perspective, the average American consumes 15 pounds of pasta a year, the average Italian eats more than 51.