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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did the Basques learn shipbuilding from?
(a) The British.
(b) The Vikings.
(c) The Romans.
(d) The Spanish.

2. How did the plebeians usually make their money?
(a) Through labor work.
(b) Through performing.
(c) Through begging.
(d) Through writings.

3. Which continent did the Vikings go to in search of cod?
(a) Asia.
(b) South America.
(c) Oceania.
(d) North America.

4. What did the purple dye represent?
(a) Royalty.
(b) Plebians.
(c) Homosexuals.
(d) Christians.

5. What took over the Mediterranean Sea as the main trade route for salt?
(a) The Dead Sea.
(b) The Atlantic Ocean.
(c) The Pacific Ocean.
(d) The Indian Ocean.

6. What is the author discussing at the beginning of Chapter 11?
(a) The great lakes.
(b) Salt mines.
(c) The great rivers.
(d) Gold mines.

7. What had to be done to English bacon before one cooked it?
(a) Dip it in water.
(b) Hand it out to dry.
(c) Scrub with a cloth.
(d) Cover it with egg yolk.

8. What was the most popular fish in Europe between the 16th and 18th century?
(a) Sardines.
(b) Cod.
(c) Trout.
(d) Herring.

9. What is the title of Chapter 13?
(a) Preserving Independece.
(b) Liberte, Egalite, Tax Breaks.
(c) Salt and Independence.
(d) What is Freedom?

10. In which state did Jefferson live?
(a) New York.
(b) Virginia.
(c) California.
(d) North Carolina.

11. What became the most important salt producing town in England in the 9th century?
(a) Cheshire.
(b) Lincoln.
(c) Bury.
(d) Chester.

12. What famous American had Parmesan shipped to America?
(a) Benjaman Franklyn,
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) Abraham Lincoln.
(d) George Washington.

13. What do Parma locals combine milk curds with to make their cheese?
(a) Pepper.
(b) Cream.
(c) Eggs.
(d) Salt.

14. Which country does the author write about in Chapter 12?
(a) France.
(b) Japan.
(c) Germany.
(d) USA.

15. What is Ernest Jones famous for bring to Britain and the USA?
(a) Physiotherapy.
(b) Saltstone.
(c) Limestone.
(d) Psychoanalysis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Chapter 5?

2. What animal did the Celts prize over all others?

3. Which culture was known to have a God of Salt?

4. On what day did the Catholics ban the eating of meat?

5. What food product was particularly popular in Rome and abroad?

(see the answer keys)

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