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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 do Parma locals combine milk curds with to make their cheese?
(a) Salt.
(b) Eggs.
(c) Pepper.
(d) Cream.

2. What did the Egyptians mix with Brine to make Oxalme?
(a) Olive oil.
(b) Fennel.
(c) Yoghurt.
(d) Vinegar.

3. Which emperor lead the Romans to victory against the Celts?
(a) Caesar.
(b) Circero.
(c) Augustus.
(d) Pontius.

4. Why did the Romans used to salt their greens?
(a) To protect the lining of their stomachs.
(b) To increase fertility.
(c) As a peace offering for the Gods.
(d) To eliminate the bitterness.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the salt lake the Chinese fought over?

2. What prevents salt from absorbing into meat?

3. What food product was particularly popular in Rome and abroad?

4. In what way is Garum similar to soy sauce?

5. How did the salt wars start?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the Chinese develop soy sauce?

2. How did Salzburg cause the Salt War?

3. How did the Basques earn their fortune before the discovery of salt?

4. What did the Japanese used to believe about salt?

5. How did ketchup develop into tomato ketchup?

6. How is Roquefort cheese made?

7. Why were the Basques different from other Europeans?

8. What did Marco Polo do while in Mongolia?

9. Why did the author become fascinated by salt?

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

(see the answer keys)

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