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Question 1 of 10
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What is popcorn’s scientific name?Correct
Incorrect. The answer is Zea mays everta
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What kind of popcorn flake is used mostly for confectionery and prepackaged popcorn?Correct
Incorrect, Mushroom flakes are used for confectionery and prepackaged corn.
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In which New Mexican archaeological site was popcorn evidence discovered dating back to 3600 BC?Correct
Incorrect. The evidence was found in the Bat Cave
Question 4 of 10
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What was popcorn first called when introduced to the North American eastern seaboard?Correct
Incorrect. It was introduced as Valparaiso corn.
Question 5 of 10
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At what expo did Charles Cretors introduce the Popcorn machine and F.W. Rueckheim introduce what would become Cracker Jack?Correct
Incorrect. It was the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893
Question 6 of 10
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In 1920, which of the following venues was NOT serving PopcornCorrect
Incorrect. At that time, Movie Houses were against serving popcorn.
Question 7 of 10
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Kemmons Wilson vowed to own a movie theater so nobody could take his popcorn machine away. He did that after establishing what successful hotel chain?Correct
Incorrect. Kemmons Wilson founded Holiday Inn.
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Which major brand of homemade popcorn preceeded Jiffy pop in 1955?Correct
Incorrect. EZ Pop was released in 1955, years before Jiffy Pop in 1959.
Question 9 of 10
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Who is the Raytheon engineer often credited to the invention of the microwave oven?Correct
Incorrect, It was Percy Spencer.
Question 10 of 10
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About how much of a modern movie theater’s profit is from concessions and Popcorn?Correct
Inicorrect. Theaters derive about 50% of their income from concessions.