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Veg Quiz I

  1. What name do the British normally call snap peas and snow peas?
  2. True or False. Giant pumpkins can exceed 1 ton in weight?
  3. Allium Sepa is the Latin name for which common vegetable?
  4. By what name do Americans know the courgette?

  5. In a famous announcement, which vegetable did former president George H. W. Bush once famously state that he hated, but his wife loved?
  6. 'Pentland Javelin' and 'Desire' are all varieties of which vegetable?
  7. Which vegetable derives its name fron the Latin word for milk?
  8. According to Mark Twain, which vegetable was 'nothing but a cabbage with a college education'?
  9. Most commercially canned baked beans are made from which type of bean?
  10. Which vegetable was the first to be canned?
  11. Which popular type of supermarket cabbage is named after a region in France?
  12. What is the more common name in the UK for the vegetable American's call a scallion?
  13. Which vegetable comes in varieties called cheddar, skywalker and graffiti?
  14. Which vegetable was supposedly the favourite vegetable of the queen of France, Catherine de' Medici?
  15. Elephant garlic is a variant of which vegetable?
  16. Ipomoea batatas is the scientific name of which large, starchy, root vegetable?
  17. Which vegetable's name comes from the Italian for 'the flowering crest of a cabbage'?
  18. Which myth was put forward by the RAF during the Second World War to disguise advances in radar technology and the use of red lights on instrument panels?


  1. Mangetout (which is French for 'eat all')
  2. True
  3. Onion
  4. Zucchini
  5. Broccoli

  6. Potato
  7. Lettuce
  8. Cauliflower
  9. Haricot
  10. Peas
  11. Savoy
  12. Spring Onion (in parts of Wales an alternative name is the 'gibbon' (with the 'g' pronounced as a 'j'))
  13. Cauliflower
  14. Spinach (dishes served on a bed of spinach are known as 'Florentine' after Catherine's birthplace, Florence)
  15. The leek
  16. Sweet potato
  17. Broccoli
  18. That carrots improve eyesight in the dark!
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