QUIZ: This 1950s Home Economics Quiz is Authentic

Home Economics classes have changed a lot since the days of poodle skirts and bobby socks. Tasks like threading a needle and putting a place setting on the dining room table used to be common knowledge for students, but today that isn’t the case. Etiquette skills like proper posture and conversational skills were also taught to young students and school kids of today might not know any of these rules of society.

 

 

Home Economics classes have changed a lot since the days of poodle skirts and bobby socks. Tasks like threading a needle and putting a place setting on the dining room table used to be common knowledge for students, but today that isn’t the case. Etiquette skills like proper posture and conversational skills were also taught to young students and school kids of today might not know any of these rules of society.

 

 

Which type of vinegar is the best to use for cleaning?

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • White distilled vinegar
  • Malt vinegar

White distilled vinegar has little taste and is a thin, clear liquid, making it perfect for cleaning your house. Flavored vinegars like malt, balsamic, and apple cider vinegar might leave discoloration and odd smells behind. Plus, you don’t want to waste more expensive vinegars by using them to do the dishes!

White distilled vinegar has little taste and is a thin, clear liquid, making it perfect for cleaning your house. Flavored vinegars like malt, balsamic, and apple cider vinegar might leave discoloration and odd smells behind. Plus, you don’t want to waste more expensive vinegars by using them to do the dishes!

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A recipe asks for julienne carrots. What does that mean?

  • Steam until fork tender
  • Create short, thin strips
  • Dice into small cubes
  • Keep carrots raw and crunchy

To julienne is to prepare food by cutting it into thin strips that’s about an eighth of an inch wide. It is also known as a French cut and is often made using a culinary knife.

To julienne is to prepare food by cutting it into thin strips that’s about an eighth of an inch wide. It is also known as a French cut and is often made using a culinary knife.

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Which pan would bake a cake in this shape?

  • Bread pan
  • Bundt pan
  • Griddle
  • Wok

Bundt cakes are made using Bundt pans, which are shaped like large doughnuts. The Bundt pan was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s due to publicity from Pillsbury and today it is estimated that over 60 million Bundt pans have been sold across North America.

Bundt cakes are made using Bundt pans, which are shaped like large doughnuts. The Bundt pan was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s due to publicity from Pillsbury and today it is estimated that over 60 million Bundt pans have been sold across North America.

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Shirts should be ________ before washing.

  • Buttoned
  • Unbuttoned
  • Ironed
  • Folded

Keeping shirts buttoned while washing can cause unnecessary wear and stress on the buttons themselves, which could cause them to fall off. This could also cause parts of the shirt to go unwashed, which isn't the best way to keep your clothes clean.

Keeping shirts buttoned while washing can cause unnecessary wear and stress on the buttons themselves, which could cause them to fall off. This could also cause parts of the shirt to go unwashed, which isn't the best way to keep your clothes clean.

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How many ounces are in a gallon?

  • 24
  • 36
  • 64
  • 128

There are 128 fluid ounces in a gallon, which is handy to know if you want a more precise measurement for your recipes. It's also helpful to know that there are 8 fluid ounces in a cup and 32 fluid ounces in a quart.

There are 128 fluid ounces in a gallon, which is handy to know if you want a more precise measurement for your recipes. It's also helpful to know that there are 8 fluid ounces in a cup and 32 fluid ounces in a quart.

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Which food might “fall” if not prepared correctly?

  • Risotto
  • Ratatouille
  • Lemonade
  • Soufflé

Soufflés are made of a sweet cream sauce as a base, which is mixed with egg whites that have been beaten to soft peaks. The base provides flavor while the egg whites “lift” the mixture, causing it to become puffy. But soufflés can fall if they are not made correctly, making them look flat and less appetizing.

Soufflés are made of a sweet cream sauce as a base, which is mixed with egg whites that have been beaten to soft peaks. The base provides flavor while the egg whites “lift” the mixture, causing it to become puffy. But soufflés can fall if they are not made correctly, making them look flat and less appetizing.

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Which tool is used to puree food?

  • Spatula
  • Food mill
  • Scissors
  • Non-stick pan

Food mills can be used to mash, grind, puree and strain soft foods like tomatoes, boiled potatoes or garbanzo beans. They are best used to make tomato sauce, mashed potatoes or fruit purees.

Food mills can be used to mash, grind, puree and strain soft foods like tomatoes, boiled potatoes or garbanzo beans. They are best used to make tomato sauce, mashed potatoes or fruit purees.

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Which food would have a lattice?

  • Bacon
  • Soup
  • Pie
  • Cheese

A lattice is a framework of structured strips, like a lattice fence or gate. Similarly, a pie can also have a lattice made of crust that can bake into a golden brown delight, while still giving you enough space to see the fruit below!

A lattice is a framework of structured strips, like a lattice fence or gate. Similarly, a pie can also have a lattice made of crust that can bake into a golden brown delight, while still giving you enough space to see the fruit below!

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A pressure cooker cooks foods…

  • Very slowly
  • With high heat
  • More quickly
  • With light

Pressure cookers are known for their quick abilities to cook foods like vegetables, meat and even eggs. But don't forget to factor in the time that the machine takes to pressurize and depressurize.

Pressure cookers are known for their quick abilities to cook foods like vegetables, meat and even eggs. But don't forget to factor in the time that the machine takes to pressurize and depressurize.

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How far in advance should party invitations be sent out?

  • 7 days
  • 10 days
  • 2 weeks
  • 1 month

It's good to give your guests at least a week to respond to your requests, but it's better to give them 10 days notice if possible. Letting your guests know about plans long before the event itself could also be negative, because your guests could forget.

It's good to give your guests at least a week to respond to your requests, but it's better to give them 10 days notice if possible. Letting your guests know about plans long before the event itself could also be negative, because your guests could forget.

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Which food item will help remove chewed gum from hair?

  • Almond Milk
  • Syrup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rotisserie Chicken

An open jar of peanut butter stays fresh for about three months in a cool, dark pantry, which is more than enough time for most peanut butter lovers to consume it. On the other hand, placing it in the fridge prevents oil separation but can make the peanut butter rock-hard.

An open jar of peanut butter stays fresh for about three months in a cool, dark pantry, which is more than enough time for most peanut butter lovers to consume it. On the other hand, placing it in the fridge prevents oil separation but can make the peanut butter rock-hard.

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What are stitches that are visible on the outside of clothes like jeans called?

  • Backstitch
  • Topstitch
  • Farstitch
  • Outstitch

Topstich is a sewing technique where the stitching line is designed to be seen from the outside of a garment either for functional or decorative purposes like the topstitching of the back pockets of your jeans.

Topstich is a sewing technique where the stitching line is designed to be seen from the outside of a garment either for functional or decorative purposes like the topstitching of the back pockets of your jeans.

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What’s the best way to butter a slice of bread?

  • Butter the entire piece at once
  • Butter small sections as eaten
  • Melt the butter in a bowl and then dip the bread
  • Avoid using butter, it’s unhealthy

Instead of buttering the entire slice, simply tear off a bite-size piece of bread. Hold the piece with your fingers and use the knife to butter it. Then repeat with the remaining pieces of bread.

Instead of buttering the entire slice, simply tear off a bite-size piece of bread. Hold the piece with your fingers and use the knife to butter it. Then repeat with the remaining pieces of bread.

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In what order should dishes be washed?

  • Glass, Silver, China, Utensils
  • China, Utensils, Glass, Silver
  • Silver, Glass, Utensils, China
  • Utensils, China, Silver, Glass

Crystal and glassware should always go first. Otherwise, you'll end up making them greasy and dirty if you wash your pots and pans first. And make sure to drain the dishwater tub and rinse only six pieces of dishware at a time using hot water from the tap.

Crystal and glassware should always go first. Otherwise, you'll end up making them greasy and dirty if you wash your pots and pans first. And make sure to drain the dishwater tub and rinse only six pieces of dishware at a time using hot water from the tap.

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Which food item should always be rinsed before preparing?

  • Ahi Tuna
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Eggs
  • Chicken Breast

Although egg shells have a micro membrane coating called bloom to keep the inside safe from microbes and pollutants, there is the potential for bacteria to form on the surface of an egg. So, you should always wash it first.

Although egg shells have a micro membrane coating called bloom to keep the inside safe from microbes and pollutants, there is the potential for bacteria to form on the surface of an egg. So, you should always wash it first.

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When ironing a linen shirt, on which side should the iron be placed?

  • Don’t Iron linen
  • Either side is okay
  • The right side
  • The left side

Regardless of what side of the iron you use, you should dampen the linen shirt with a spray bottle of water. When you pass the hot iron over the clothes, it will create a good quality steam that will get rid of wrinkles.

Regardless of what side of the iron you use, you should dampen the linen shirt with a spray bottle of water. When you pass the hot iron over the clothes, it will create a good quality steam that will get rid of wrinkles.

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It looks like a metal ornament, but it actually serves a useful purpose when dealing with hot dishes. What is this called?

  • A Trivet
  • A Stove-Top Burner
  • A Decorative Plate
  • A Place Setting

A trivet is an object placed between a bowl or serving dish and the dining table to protect the table or the tablecloth from possible heat damage.

A trivet is an object placed between a bowl or serving dish and the dining table to protect the table or the tablecloth from possible heat damage.

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What is the best way to check the temperature on a baby’s formula?

  • Sprinkle drops on the inside of the wrist
  • Let it sit on the counter for 20 minutes
  • Take a sip
  • Splash it on someone’s face

Baby formula should always be body temperature, meaning it should either feel warm or cool, but not hot. So, if you test the temperature of the formula on the inside of your wrist and it burns, then wait for it to cool before feeding your child.

Baby formula should always be body temperature, meaning it should either feel warm or cool, but not hot. So, if you test the temperature of the formula on the inside of your wrist and it burns, then wait for it to cool before feeding your child.

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What is the most important meal of the day?

  • All three are important
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast

Breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period and replenishes your body’s supply of glucose to boost your energy levels while providing you with the necessary nutrients required to maintain your overall health.

Breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period and replenishes your body’s supply of glucose to boost your energy levels while providing you with the necessary nutrients required to maintain your overall health.

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A button has fallen off a shirt. Which sewing step would happen first?

  • Creating a shank
  • Double-knotting the needle
  • Completing an edgestitch
  • Creating an anchor point

When sewing, you must first create an anchor point. This allows you to keep the thread from pulling out of your first stitches without having a knot or a bulky section of thread.

When sewing, you must first create an anchor point. This allows you to keep the thread from pulling out of your first stitches without having a knot or a bulky section of thread.

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If a recipe asks for a “T” of vanilla extract, how much vanilla should be used?

  • A Tenth
  • A Thimble
  • A Teaspoon
  • A Tablespoon

While it’s more commonly referred to as a tbsp in a lot of cookbooks and online recipes, it is also referred to as a capital “T”. It can also be referred to as a dessertspoon as well.

While it’s more commonly referred to as a tbsp in a lot of cookbooks and online recipes, it is also referred to as a capital “T”. It can also be referred to as a dessertspoon as well.

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Which task does a can of starch help perform?

  • Plumbing
  • Polishing
  • Ironing
  • Painting

Spraying your clothes with starch allows the iron to glide faster and sets the fabric so you don’t have to iron your clothes over the same area over and over again.

Spraying your clothes with starch allows the iron to glide faster and sets the fabric so you don’t have to iron your clothes over the same area over and over again.

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Which ingredient is needed to make a roux?

  • Butter
  • Gelatin
  • Red Wine
  • Flour

A roux consists of flour and butter that’s cooked on a stove top and blended until it becomes smooth and brown. The roux is then used to thicken sauces. But some cooks might choose to replace the butter with bacon drippings or lard.

A roux consists of flour and butter that’s cooked on a stove top and blended until it becomes smooth and brown. The roux is then used to thicken sauces. But some cooks might choose to replace the butter with bacon drippings or lard.

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What is a grandmother’s method for soothing a sore throat, which has also been medically proven to work?

  • Sucking on ice cubes
  • Drinking orange pulp
  • Gargling with warm salt water
  • Rubbing an onion onto feet

The salt pulls the mucus out of the swollen, inflamed tissue and helps relieve the discomfort. It also helps sooth a scratchy throat. So, combine 1/2 to 1/4 teaspoon of table salt with 8 ounce of warm water next time your throat starts to hurt.

The salt pulls the mucus out of the swollen, inflamed tissue and helps relieve the discomfort. It also helps sooth a scratchy throat. So, combine 1/2 to 1/4 teaspoon of table salt with 8 ounce of warm water next time your throat starts to hurt.

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How often should smoke detectors be tested?

  • Monthly
  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Yearly

Smoke detectors should be tested at regular intervals, preferably once a month. To test it, all you have to do is press and hold the “test” button for a second. The smoke alarm will begin to beep, but if it doesn’t then you should change the battery and test it again.

Smoke detectors should be tested at regular intervals, preferably once a month. To test it, all you have to do is press and hold the “test” button for a second. The smoke alarm will begin to beep, but if it doesn’t then you should change the battery and test it again.

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How many hours of sleep should a six-year-old get per night?

  • 10 Hours
  • 8 Hours
  • 12 Hours
  • 6 Hours

Children at this age typically go to bed around 8 or 9 p.m. and wake up anywhere between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Children who get an adequate amount of sleep have improved behavior, learning, memory, attention and overall mental and physical health.

Children at this age typically go to bed around 8 or 9 p.m. and wake up anywhere between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Children who get an adequate amount of sleep have improved behavior, learning, memory, attention and overall mental and physical health.

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What should be checked to determine the best value price at the grocery store?

  • Sale price
  • List Price
  • Unit Price
  • Reduced Price

To calculate the unit price, divide the cost of the product by the quantity you’re getting or check the shelf label. Then, compare the unit prices of 2 or more packages of the same product to see which has the better value.

To calculate the unit price, divide the cost of the product by the quantity you’re getting or check the shelf label. Then, compare the unit prices of 2 or more packages of the same product to see which has the better value.

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The chef stepped away from the stove for a moment and now small flames are sparking around the oil in the pan. What is this dangerous stage called?

  • Emergency Point
  • Flash Point
  • Fire Point
  • Smoke Point

The flash point is the point where little flames start to dance on the surface of the oil. This occurs around 600°F and it doesn’t take long for fat to reach this point after reaching its smoke point.

The flash point is the point where little flames start to dance on the surface of the oil. This occurs around 600°F and it doesn’t take long for fat to reach this point after reaching its smoke point.

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The bathroom and kitchen sinks are full of mold. What substance should be used to get rid of it?

  • Detergent
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Bleach

Mix one cup of bleach in a gallon of water and apply to the surface of the area where the mold is. You can also add some dish soap to the mix to help the bleach penetrate porous surfaces. Then rinse.

Mix one cup of bleach in a gallon of water and apply to the surface of the area where the mold is. You can also add some dish soap to the mix to help the bleach penetrate porous surfaces. Then rinse.

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How should laundry be separated before it is stuck in the washer?

  • By Color
  • By Favorites
  • By Age
  • By Clothing Type

When washing, it’s important to separate your light, dark and medium clothes as highly saturated color clothes will likely bleed in the washer, especially if you’re washing them for the first time.

When washing, it’s important to separate your light, dark and medium clothes as highly saturated color clothes will likely bleed in the washer, especially if you’re washing them for the first time.

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Which would be prepared first while hosting a dinner party?

  • Steaks
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Salad
  • Drinks

Consider serving salad on individual plates and make sure that the ingredients are fresh and that their appearance is appetizing to the eyes as well as the stomach.

Consider serving salad on individual plates and make sure that the ingredients are fresh and that their appearance is appetizing to the eyes as well as the stomach.

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What’s the quickest way to fix a zipper that’s stuck and won’t budge?

  • Vegetable Oil
  • Fabric Softener
  • Water and Soap
  • Glass Cleaner

Spray the pull tab and the surrounding zipper teeth with glass cleaner with just one pump. Wait a moment for the liquid to work on whatever residue that’s causing the zipper to stick. Then, move the zipper back and forth along the teeth gently until it frees itself.

Spray the pull tab and the surrounding zipper teeth with glass cleaner with just one pump. Wait a moment for the liquid to work on whatever residue that’s causing the zipper to stick. Then, move the zipper back and forth along the teeth gently until it frees itself.

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Salmonella is particularly dangerous when cooking which food?

  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Tofu
  • Macaroni
  • Chicken

Salmonella has a way of sneaking its way into chicken when its improperly handled or stored raw. The best way to prevent this is to cook the chicken to 165 degrees Fahrenheit and also washing your hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds before touching anything else.

Salmonella has a way of sneaking its way into chicken when its improperly handled or stored raw. The best way to prevent this is to cook the chicken to 165 degrees Fahrenheit and also washing your hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds before touching anything else.

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A recipe is asking for 16 cups of milk but the measuring cup just broke. Which volume equals 16 cups?

  • One quart
  • One gallon
  • One pound
  • One pint

A gallon is the same as 16 cups, 8 pints or 4 quarts and is considered the largest liquid measurement. To convert gallons to cups, you can multiply the gallon value by 16, which makes this an easy measuring solution until you get a new measuring cup.

A gallon is the same as 16 cups, 8 pints or 4 quarts and is considered the largest liquid measurement. To convert gallons to cups, you can multiply the gallon value by 16, which makes this an easy measuring solution until you get a new measuring cup.

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What is the first thing to do in the morning?

  • Open a window
  • Hit snooze
  • Eat breakfast
  • Make the bed

Opening a window as soon as you wake up is a great practice because it not only gets you out of bed to make you feel awake, but it also gives you a breath of fresh air, which is much needed after a long night of sleep.

Opening a window as soon as you wake up is a great practice because it not only gets you out of bed to make you feel awake, but it also gives you a breath of fresh air, which is much needed after a long night of sleep.

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How often should toilets be cleaned?

  • Once a week
  • Once a month
  • Once a day
  • Every time they are used

Toilets are known for harboring dangerous bacteria, which when left uncleaned could cause serious illnesses. It's best to clean the most used parts of toilets everyday to keep this bacteria at bay.

Toilets are known for harboring dangerous bacteria, which when left uncleaned could cause serious illnesses. It's best to clean the most used parts of toilets everyday to keep this bacteria at bay.

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How often should the kitchen sink be washed?

  • Once a day
  • Every time the dishes are done
  • Once a week
  • Once a month

It may feel good to let dishes pile up in the sink, but doing so could cause mold and other harmful things to grow on them, which could harm your health. So cleaning the sink every time you do a load of dishes is the way to go.

It may feel good to let dishes pile up in the sink, but doing so could cause mold and other harmful things to grow on them, which could harm your health. So cleaning the sink every time you do a load of dishes is the way to go.

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Finish this phrase: “Table manners tend to match the _________.”

  • Table
  • Host
  • Meal
  • Holiday

If your table is cluttered with old newspapers, dirty dishes and yesterday's breakfast, there's a good chance that your guests will treat your dining room like a dumping ground! So clean up your space if you want people to help you keep it clean.

If your table is cluttered with old newspapers, dirty dishes and yesterday's breakfast, there's a good chance that your guests will treat your dining room like a dumping ground! So clean up your space if you want people to help you keep it clean.

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Before sitting at the dinner table, diners should stand behind their chair until this person takes their seat.

  • The chef
  • The oldest person
  • The hostess
  • The youngest person

At formal dinner parties, the host or hostess should dictate when the party begins and ends their meal, so it is best practice to not begin eating or sit at the table before the host has done so.

At formal dinner parties, the host or hostess should dictate when the party begins and ends their meal, so it is best practice to not begin eating or sit at the table before the host has done so.

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People should always sit and rise from this side of their chair:

  • The right side
  • Either side is fine
  • The left side
  • Whichever side is closer to the kitchen

If everyone enters their chair from the same side, it saves each guest some awkward encounters like bumping into another dinner guest on their way into their seat.

If everyone enters their chair from the same side, it saves each guest some awkward encounters like bumping into another dinner guest on their way into their seat.

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Which one of these foods should be sifted?

  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Chicken
  • Mayonnaise

Sifting means putting through a sieve to remove large particles, and in baking, typically only dry ingredients like flour and sugar are sifted.

Sifting means putting through a sieve to remove large particles, and in baking, typically only dry ingredients like flour and sugar are sifted.

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Which one of these things should be basted?

  • Chicken
  • Cake
  • Coffee
  • Rice

To baste means to pour juices or melted fat over meat during cooking in order to keep it moist. Some of the liquids you can use to baste a chicken can include butter, a marinade or the juices of the bird itself.

To baste means to pour juices or melted fat over meat during cooking in order to keep it moist. Some of the liquids you can use to baste a chicken can include butter, a marinade or the juices of the bird itself.

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Finish this dish: ______-upside down cake

  • Key Lime
  • Pumpkin
  • Rhubarb
  • Pineapple

Upside-down cake is a cake that is baked in a single pan with its toppings cooked at the bottom of the ban. When it is removed from the oven, the cake is flipped upside down to serve. Fruit such as pineapple, apple, cherry and peach are common toppings for upside-down cakes.

Upside-down cake is a cake that is baked in a single pan with its toppings cooked at the bottom of the ban. When it is removed from the oven, the cake is flipped upside down to serve. Fruit such as pineapple, apple, cherry and peach are common toppings for upside-down cakes.

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What should be done to potatoes to make sure they cook evenly?

  • Microwave before baking
  • Cut into similar-sized pieces
  • Puree before cooking
  • Remove the skins

This rule goes for most foods! If you cut potatoes in varying sizes, you risk some pieces getting overdone while others aren’t finished yet, so cooking veggies and meat by cutting them in similarly sized pieces is the way to go.

This rule goes for most foods! If you cut potatoes in varying sizes, you risk some pieces getting overdone while others aren’t finished yet, so cooking veggies and meat by cutting them in similarly sized pieces is the way to go.

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Which vacuum brand was the most popular in the 1950s?

  • Dyson
  • Hoover
  • Shark
  • Kenmore

In some countries such as Ireland and the U.K., hoover is the word used to mean vacuum. This term came from the Hoover Company, one of the first and most known companies who developed the vacuum cleaner. But in other areas, vacuum cleaners are called sweepers.

In some countries such as Ireland and the U.K., hoover is the word used to mean vacuum. This term came from the Hoover Company, one of the first and most known companies who developed the vacuum cleaner. But in other areas, vacuum cleaners are called sweepers.

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Which ingredient will help remove sweat stains from clothing?

  • Wine
  • Ketchup
  • Lemon juice
  • Water

Lemon juice helps break down the oils and bacteria in sweat that causes it to stain clothes. Wine and ketchup should not be used, because they can cause further stains to clothing, while water can help clean clothes but not remove stains.

Lemon juice helps break down the oils and bacteria in sweat that causes it to stain clothes. Wine and ketchup should not be used, because they can cause further stains to clothing, while water can help clean clothes but not remove stains.

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Which order should clothes be ironed in?

  • Clothes that need the lowest heat setting to the highest
  • Clothes that need the highest heat setting to the lowest
  • Smallest clothes to biggest
  • Biggest clothes to smallest

Instead of wasting energy by waiting for your iron to get hot, utilize your time wisely by ironing clothes that need a lower heat setting first, and moving up to clothes that need a higher heat setting after.

Instead of wasting energy by waiting for your iron to get hot, utilize your time wisely by ironing clothes that need a lower heat setting first, and moving up to clothes that need a higher heat setting after.

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Which of these ingredients can be used to clean copper?

  • Hand soap
  • Bleach
  • Ketchup
  • Olive oil

Copper can be cleaned using ketchup because the tomatoes in the popular sauce have a high acid content, which can remove discoloration from the famously hard to clean metal.

Copper can be cleaned using ketchup because the tomatoes in the popular sauce have a high acid content, which can remove discoloration from the famously hard to clean metal.

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Which food should be kept in a box?

  • Eggs
  • Pot roast
  • Bread
  • Salad

Bread should be kept at room temperature to keep its texture palatable. Keeping it in a box keeps some of the moisture inside the bread, but be careful not to leave a loaf in a bread box for more than a week, or it could start to get moldy.

Bread should be kept at room temperature to keep its texture palatable. Keeping it in a box keeps some of the moisture inside the bread, but be careful not to leave a loaf in a bread box for more than a week, or it could start to get moldy.

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What is the traditional usage for clothespins?

  • To keep laundry on a line to dry
  • Puppet shows
  • Arts and crafts
  • Holding a person’s nose shut

Clothespins have lots of uses, but they were originally designed to keep clothes on a clothesline to dry using nothing but the sun’s rays. Today most people have a clothes drier for this purpose, but the sun is still an effective way of keeping your clothes crisp and dry.

Clothespins have lots of uses, but they were originally designed to keep clothes on a clothesline to dry using nothing but the sun’s rays. Today most people have a clothes drier for this purpose, but the sun is still an effective way of keeping your clothes crisp and dry.

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Which tool is used to tenderize meat?

  • Whisk
  • Tupperware
  • Mallet
  • Brush

Mallets for meat tenderizing can be made of wood or metal and they get the job done by poking tiny holes in meat so that when it is cooking, more fat can get into these tiny crevices and make the meat more tender, as if it had more fat marbling to begin with.

Mallets for meat tenderizing can be made of wood or metal and they get the job done by poking tiny holes in meat so that when it is cooking, more fat can get into these tiny crevices and make the meat more tender, as if it had more fat marbling to begin with.

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How many times should a steak be flipped?

  • Once
  • Twice
  • Three times
  • Four times

To cook a steak, first get your pan very hot. Then place the raw steak in the pan with some type of fat and some aromatics if you prefer. Then wait as the steak cooks on one side before flipping it to the other. In just a few minutes you’ll have a perfectly cooked steak that is still medium rare in the middle.

To cook a steak, first get your pan very hot. Then place the raw steak in the pan with some type of fat and some aromatics if you prefer. Then wait as the steak cooks on one side before flipping it to the other. In just a few minutes you’ll have a perfectly cooked steak that is still medium rare in the middle.

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How should egg whites be added to cake batter?

  • Using a fork
  • Using a blender
  • Whip them in quickly
  • Fold them in carefully

Whipped egg whites have a high air content, so beating them too quickly into batter will flatten them and cause the air to escape. To maintain their fluffiness, slowly and carefully fold egg whites into batter until they are just incorporated.

Whipped egg whites have a high air content, so beating them too quickly into batter will flatten them and cause the air to escape. To maintain their fluffiness, slowly and carefully fold egg whites into batter until they are just incorporated.

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Which test is done while making jelly to make sure it is ready?

  • Sheet test
  • Stick test
  • Blend test
  • Shine test

To prefer a sheet test for syrup or jelly, dip a cool metal spoon into the boiling mixture and lift the spoon so the mixture runs off the side. If the mixture isn’t ready yet, the syrup will drip off the spoon in droplets. When the syrup is ready, the mixture won’t drip but will “sheet” off of the spoon in ribbons instead of droplets.

To prefer a sheet test for syrup or jelly, dip a cool metal spoon into the boiling mixture and lift the spoon so the mixture runs off the side. If the mixture isn’t ready yet, the syrup will drip off the spoon in droplets. When the syrup is ready, the mixture won’t drip but will “sheet” off of the spoon in ribbons instead of droplets.

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Home Economics classes are a branch of which field of study?

  • Human Ecology
  • Biology
  • Archaeology
  • Chemistry

Ecology is the study of relationships between living organisms and their physical environment, so studying the relationship between humans and their kitchens is similar to studying the relationship between frogs and a creek or fish and the ocean.

Ecology is the study of relationships between living organisms and their physical environment, so studying the relationship between humans and their kitchens is similar to studying the relationship between frogs and a creek or fish and the ocean.

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How many cups of vegetables should a person eat per day?

  • 2
  • 2 1/2
  • 3
  • 4

Vegetables provide humans with enough fiber to be able to digest other foods, as well as vital nutrients such as potassium, folic acid, vitamin A and vitamin C. Vegetables are also an important part of keeping blood cholesterol levels down, which can help fight heart disease.

Vegetables provide humans with enough fiber to be able to digest other foods, as well as vital nutrients such as potassium, folic acid, vitamin A and vitamin C. Vegetables are also an important part of keeping blood cholesterol levels down, which can help fight heart disease.

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What does the Italian cooking method “al forno” mean?

  • With cheese
  • Boiled
  • With basil
  • Cooked in the oven

To cook something “al forno” means to cook it in the oven. Some dishes that are cooked al forno include lasagna and pizza. Pasta is sometimes boiled before it is baked. Other ways to cook pasta include “al dente” which means cooking it until it is firm, not too soft.

To cook something “al forno” means to cook it in the oven. Some dishes that are cooked al forno include lasagna and pizza. Pasta is sometimes boiled before it is baked. Other ways to cook pasta include “al dente” which means cooking it until it is firm, not too soft.

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Which cooking appliance wasn’t yet available in the 1950s?

  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Microwave ovens use electromagnetic radiation to heat food. The cooking device was produced after World War II and the first machine to use this technology, called the “Radarange,” was sold in 1946. But commercial microwaves weren’t manufactured until 1961, and it was in the 1970s that low cost models became popular in homes.

Microwave ovens use electromagnetic radiation to heat food. The cooking device was produced after World War II and the first machine to use this technology, called the “Radarange,” was sold in 1946. But commercial microwaves weren’t manufactured until 1961, and it was in the 1970s that low cost models became popular in homes.

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Which object should no be placed on a coffee table?

  • Serving plate
  • Fruit bowl
  • Note pad
  • A book

Coffee tables are often put in a room to inspire conversation between guests and writing things down can stall conversations or alienate guests, so it’s best to keep notepads in your bedroom or office and put conversation starters like photos or art on your coffee table.

Coffee tables are often put in a room to inspire conversation between guests and writing things down can stall conversations or alienate guests, so it’s best to keep notepads in your bedroom or office and put conversation starters like photos or art on your coffee table.

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The 50/30/20 budget rule states that 50% of income should be put to __________, 30% of income should be put to __________, and 20% of income should be put to __________.

  • Savings, wants, needs
  • Wants, savings, needs
  • Needs, savings, wants
  • Needs, wants, savings

To budget your life using the 50/30/20 method, divide your expenses into needs; like rent, utilities, and food, then wants; like outings, restaurants, and electronics, and then put the rest of your income into a savings account that won’t be touched.

To budget your life using the 50/30/20 method, divide your expenses into needs; like rent, utilities, and food, then wants; like outings, restaurants, and electronics, and then put the rest of your income into a savings account that won’t be touched.

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Broiling and grilling... what’s the difference between these two?

  • Grilled foods contain carcinogens
  • Heat comes from above in broiling and below in grilling.
  • Broiling cooks food drier
  • There’s no difference

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What does it mean when you’re asked to deglaze a pan?

  • To keep a couple of inches of water in the bottom so it doesn’t dry out
  • To season a cast iron pan
  • To remove the shiny surface so food won’t stick
  • To add a bit of liquid to the bottom of a hot pan to release the stuck-on brown bits.

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In a non-confectionary sense, what does caramelization mean?

  • To color a food brown by any means possible
  • To heat slowly, allowing the natural sugars to sweeten and brown
  • To stir melted caramel into something
  • To stew vegetables until they’re the color of caramel

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Which of these is not considered a cooking salt?

  • Epsom salts
  • Fleur de sel
  • Hawaiian black lava
  • Kala namak

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What are the two primary reasons why you marinade meat before cooking it?

  • To remove fat and shrink the bones
  • To prevent burning
  • To create good grill lines
  • To flavor and tenderize

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What are some of the main ingredients used when making ratatouille?

  • Pumpkin, nutmeg, and onions
  • Eggs, brioche and sausage
  • Pasta, tomatoes and andouille sausage
  • Zucchini, tomatoes, and eggplant

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What is a croquembouche?

  • It is a tree made of stacked pastries with a caramel drizzle
  • It’s a French cabbage dish
  • It’s a gelatinous, fruit-flavored ball that squeaks like a frog when bitten
  • It is a casserole of root vegetables baked in a crock over a fire

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What are the main ingredients in Panzanella?

  • Tomatoes, onions, and bread
  • Tomatoes and chickpeas
  • Bread and mozzarella
  • Cheese and onions

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If you cook duck in grease, oil or sugar water, this dish is called...

  • Confit duck
  • Peking duck
  • Caramelized duck
  • Dead duck

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What is the best knife to peel and de-seed foods with?

  • A bread knife
  • A paring knife
  • A utility knife
  • A butter knife

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What temperature does sugar caramelized at?

  • 260F-300F
  • 320F – 340F
  • 500F – 550F
  • 120F – 250F

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When a recipe asks you to season something, you should...

  • Coat the entire thing with oil
  • Add salt, pepper, herbs and spices
  • Let it rest for a bit
  • Add cinnamon, cocoa, or vanilla

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What does it mean when someone asks you to poach something?

  • The process of kidnapping livestock from another farmer
  • Gently simmering in liquid at low temperatures on the stovetop
  • Reduce a broth
  • Cooking in a water bath in the oven

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What type of jelly is commonly used when serving a lamb dish?

  • Blackberry
  • Currant
  • Mint
  • Jalapeño

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What kind oven uses a fan to circulate hot air while baking to make the food cook quicker?

  • Circulatory
  • Induction
  • Pressurization
  • Convection

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What does it mean when someone uses the term stewing?

  • Cooking something slowly at a low temperature, submerged in liquid to tenderize it
  • Mixing several foods together when raw and cooking them all together until done
  • Cooking in a pot with tomato sauce
  • Putting meat with vegetables in a Dutch oven and cooking over a flame

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What causes a soufflé to rise?

  • Baking powder and baking soda
  • Overfilling
  • Egg whites
  • Yeast

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What does the term ricing mean?

  • Pouring the rice water off halfway through to use in bread making
  • Cooking in the same method as rice
  • Pushing cooked vegetables through a tool that creates small bits
  • The act of throwing rice at the bride and groom at the wedding

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Which of the following isn’t a pasta?

  • Orzo
  • Fregola
  • Tapioca
  • Acini di Pepe

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Which of these terms does not mean the same thing as the others?

  • Blanch
  • Dice
  • Slice
  • Shred

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