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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What do the French age their cheese in?
(a) Coffee jars.
(b) Boxes.
(c) Catacombs.
(d) Barrels.

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

4. What is the title of Chapter 6?
(a) Two Ports and the Prosciutto in Between.
(b) A Sprinkle of Salt Goes a Long Way.
(c) Opening the Way for Others.
(d) The Salt of the Earth.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What fish needs to be salted immediately or it will go bad?

2. What became the most important salt producing town in England in the 9th century?

3. What did Veleia have that helped in the production of salt?

4. What color would the Celts paint their bodies when fighting?

5. What is the direct translation of Saltzburg?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did ketchup develop into tomato ketchup?

2. What influence has salt had on modern day language?

3. What was the policy known as common salt?

4. How did salt become one of the first mediums of exchange?

5. How did salt become the foundation of the commercial empire in Venice?

6. Why is cod a perfect fish for salting?

7. In what way can American history be described as a constant struggle over salt?

8. How did salt help in developing one of the world's first plumbing systems?

9. How did the British make salt?

10. How did salt help the Swedes economically?

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