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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is ketchup named after?
(a) A Chinese philosopher.
(b) A British salt miner.
(c) A Czech engineer.
(d) An Indonesian fish.

2. In which country is Salzburg a town?
(a) Austria.
(b) France.
(c) Germany.
(d) Switzerland.

3. Which salted dish became particularly popular throughout Europe?
(a) Sauerkraut.
(b) Pasties.
(c) Kim-chi.
(d) Chutney.

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

5. What group was the ruling class of Rome?
(a) The regiments.
(b) The patricians.
(c) The plebeians.
(d) The democrats.

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

7. What is the title of Chapter 15?
(a) Popping to the Mine.
(b) The Creation of a New World.
(c) Preseving Independence.
(d) The Dean of Salt.

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

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

10. What vegetable did the French peasants serve lean blubber with?
(a) Peas.
(b) Potatoes.
(c) Spinach.
(d) Cabbage.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following Italian cities flourished after the fall of Rome?

2. What do the French age their cheese in?

3. Which of the following countries did the Hapsburgs not rule over?

4. Which emperor lead the Romans to victory against the Celts?

5. What was the most popular fish in Europe between the 16th and 18th century?

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