Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

Mark Kurlansky
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part III - The Last Hunters.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the phrase "magnimity imported" mean in the language of the southern New England coast?
(a) Magnanimously important.
(b) Someone who thinks they are important.
(c) Before the importance was realized.
(d) Imported fish colonies.

2. The word for fresh cod in French is ____.
(a) Cabillaud.
(b) Caude.
(c) Cot.
(d) Cambraid.

3. Newlyn is really a _____ town.
(a) Cattle.
(b) Cheese.
(c) Resort.
(d) Fishing.

4. What is the name of the one freshwater cod?
(a) Pollock.
(b) Haddock.
(c) Burbot.
(d) Grayling.

5. What was the Northern European product called when winter fish is dried without salting?
(a) Ling cod.
(b) Smelting.
(c) Stockfish.
(d) Kippering.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do humpback whales feed on?

2. Sterling", according to Kurlansky, means what?

3. What color of the meat of a cod is the result of sluggish muscle tissue?

4. Which mountain erupted in 1389 on Iceland?

5. According to the book, who is the biggest buyer of the draggers' catch?

(see the answer key)

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