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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author say is the lesser known river of England?
(a) The Thames.
(b) The Mersey.
(c) The Danube.
(d) The Severn.

2. In what way is Garum similar to soy sauce?
(a) It contained soy beans.
(b) It was used as a medicine.
(c) It was a condiment used to salt food.
(d) It is a black liquid.

3. What the area of Bohemia now called?
(a) Slovenia.
(b) Australia.
(c) Slovakia.
(d) Czech Republic.

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

5. What is the title of Chapter 10?
(a) The Hapsburg Pickle.
(b) The German Sauerkraut.
(c) The American Salt Wars.
(d) The Leaving of Liverpool.

6. Which of the following countries did the Hapsburgs not rule over?
(a) France.
(b) Poland.
(c) Czech Republic.
(d) Hungary.

7. What is the direct translation of Via Salaria?
(a) Salt river.
(b) Salt road.
(c) Salt path.
(d) Salt freeway.

8. What other country developed a sauce similar to Garum?
(a) Vietnam.
(b) Japan.
(c) China.
(d) Thailand.

9. What prevents salt from absorbing into meat?
(a) Blood.
(b) Bone.
(c) Fat.
(d) Condensation.

10. What mammal did the Basque like to hunt?
(a) Tigers.
(b) Whales.
(c) Bears.
(d) Wolves.

11. Why was cod such an important find?
(a) It has little fat.
(b) They are easy to breed.
(c) It was plentiful.
(d) It was cheap to prodice.

12. Which culture was known to have a God of Salt?
(a) The Chinese.
(b) The Romans.
(c) The native Americans.
(d) The Greeks.

13. What is the direct translation of Saltzburg?
(a) Salt river.
(b) Salt lime.
(c) Salt town.
(d) Salt hole.

14. Why were dead bodies so important to the Egyptians?
(a) They were a reminder of how important life is.
(b) They were full of salt.
(c) They needed the bones for sculptures.
(d) They were the vessel which connected life to the afterlife.

15. Which was most likely the first civilization to realize salting food could preserve it?
(a) The Greeks.
(b) The Romans.
(c) The Chinese.
(d) The Egyptians.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Chapter 13?

2. For which Italian city did the Barcelonans buy imported salt?

3. Which of the following did the Chinese not invent?

4. On which river are the Salzburg and Hallein salt mines located?

5. Which town eventually conquered Veleia?

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