Salt: A World History Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the canal the Americans built on New York to transport salt?
(a) The Amsterdam.
(b) The Cod.
(c) The Weener.
(d) The Erie.

2. What is the title of Chapter 17?
(a) Pass Me the Salt.
(b) Red Salt.
(c) Forming Clouds.
(d) Pepper.

3. Which country does Chapter 23 examine?
(a) Iraq.
(b) Iran.
(c) Pakistan.
(d) India.

4. What did the Kibbutz eventually turn into?
(a) A kindergarten.
(b) A salt works.
(c) A health spa.
(d) A university.

5. What was it illegal to salt in France during the salt tax?
(a) Coffee.
(b) Bread.
(c) Fish.
(d) Vegetables.

6. What is the title of Chapter 21?
(a) Hold Yourselves.
(b) Not Looking Back.
(c) The Last Day of Zigong.
(d) Salt and the Great Soul.

7. What did soldiers and salt workers set up next to the salt works?
(a) A housing estate.
(b) A church.
(c) A kibbutz.
(d) A deli.

8. What is the title of Chapter 23?
(a) Creating the New World.
(b) A Useful Tool.
(c) The Last Day of Zigong.
(d) The Last Week in Pittsburgh.

9. What was name of the sauce that McIhenny invented?
(a) Tabasco.
(b) Worcester.
(c) HP.
(d) Ketchup.

10. What did Union forces destroy in West Virginia in 1862?
(a) The salt works.
(b) The steel works.
(c) The Virginia university.
(d) The tobacco plantation.

11. What is Nitrous Oxide more commonly known as?
(a) Laughing gas.
(b) Jack gas.
(c) Jumping gas.
(d) Tear gas.

12. Who was forbidden to trade with the United States after the revolution?
(a) French colonies.
(b) British colonies.
(c) German colonies.
(d) Dutch colonies.

13. What is the title of Chapter 22?
(a) Not Looking Back.
(b) Salt and Pepper.
(c) The Salt of the Earth.
(d) Salt and the Great Sout.

14. What is the title of Chapter 18?
(a) Are You Ready to Go.
(b) The Odium of Sodium.
(c) The Soil Never Sets On.
(d) The Mythology if Geology.

15. What subject does the author discuss in Chapter 19?
(a) Geology.
(b) Psychology.
(c) Physiology.
(d) Sociology.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who reinstated the salt tax in France?

2. What country was Matthias Schleiden from?

3. What process did Davy use to break down Nitrous Oxide?

4. What color was the brine the settlers in San Francisco took from the sea before the made it into salt?

5. What famous company did a man named Birdseye form?

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