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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Parmigiano-Reggiano more commonly known as?
(a) Parma ham.
(b) Parmesan cheese.
(c) Cheddar cheese.
(d) Stilton cheese.

2. What did the Romans call the salt they gave out to everybody?
(a) Common salt.
(b) The people's salt.
(c) Salt of the earth.
(d) Pleb salt.

3. What county is the author talking about at the beginning of Chapter 9?
(a) Britain.
(b) France.
(c) Sweden.
(d) Germany.

4. What did Veleia have that helped in the production of salt?
(a) An underground salt spring.
(b) A salt montain.
(c) A salt mine.
(d) A salt lake.

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

6. What color would the Celts paint their bodies when fighting?
(a) Red.
(b) Blue.
(c) Pink.
(d) Orange.

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

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

9. What fish needs to be salted immediately or it will go bad?
(a) Cod.
(b) Trout.
(c) Herring.
(d) Sole.

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

11. What did the Parma locals feed their pigs?
(a) Chocolate.
(b) Cheese.
(c) ham.
(d) Butter.

12. Which town eventually conquered Veleia?
(a) Florence.
(b) Parma.
(c) Naples.
(d) Milan.

13. What culture is the author talking about at the beginning of Chapter 8?
(a) British.
(b) German.
(c) Swedish.
(d) Norwegian.

14. How is Yi Dun believed to have made salt?
(a) By boiling brine in iron pans.
(b) By leaving brine out in the sun.
(c) By soaking the saltstone in drinking water.
(d) By chipping the salt stone into small pieces.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which country does the author write about in Chapter 12?

2. What is Ernest Jones famous for bring to Britain and the USA?

3. What meat is Parma famous for producing?

4. What is the name of the national dish of Poland?

5. What famous explorer does the author mention in this section?

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