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Candy E-Z Trivia Quiz

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1) The Middle English word candy began to be used in the late 13th century, coming into English from the Old French çucre candi, Candy - Alan's Candy and Chocolate Trivia powered by ABE
When did it begin being used in English?

  1. late 11th century

  2. late 13th century

  3. late 16th century

  4. late 19th century

2) In North America, candy is a broad category that includes candy bars, chocolates, licorice, sour candies, salty candies, tart candies, hard candies, taffies, gumdrops, marshmallows, and more.  Vegetables or fruit, or nuts which have been glazed and coated with sugar are said to be what?

  1. Candied

  2. Crystallized

  3. Sugar-coated

  4. Gazed

3) Outside North America, the generic English-language name for candy is sweets or confectionery (United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa and other commonwealth countries).

  • True or False?

4) In Australia and New Zealand, what are small pieces of sweet substance known as?

  1. “popies”

  2. “ralphies

  3. "lollies"

  4. “moppies”

5) In North America, Australia, the Caribbean, NZ and the UK, the word "money" refers specifically to sugar candy with flavoring on a stick.

  • True or False?

6) What was the global sales of sugar confectionery candy market in 2010?

  1. $27.5 billion.

  2. $37.5 billion.

  3. $47.5 billion.

  4. $57.5 billion.

7) Before sugar was readily available, what was candy made from?

  1. Honey

  2. Mustard

  3. Allspice

  4. Vinegar

8) Candy was originally a form of medicine, either used to calm the digestive system or cool a sore throat.

  • True or False?

9) When did the first candy came to America from Britain and France?

  1. late seventeenth century

  2. early eighteenth century

  3. late eighteenth century

  4. early nineteenth century

10) In 1847, what invention made it possible to produce multiple shapes and sizes of candy at once.

  1. Penny press

  2. Rock candy

  3. Candy press

  4. Double boiler


Candy E-Z Trivia Quiz
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