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Choose an answer from the three choices offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. What did the Oxford English Dictionary of 1802 define a "Hamburg Steak"?

  • Cured beef
  • Ground beef
  • Charcoal grilled steak

2. One inventor claim for the hamburger was Charlie Nagreen. In 1885, he flatten a meatball and place it between slices of bread. What state was he from?

  • California
  • Wisconsin
  • New York

3. The Menches brothers 1885, Hamburg, New York. Western New York history recorded that Frank and Charles Menches ran out of pork for their sausage patty sandwiches at the 1885 Erie County Fair. Their supplier, reluctant to butcher more hogs in the summer heat, suggested they use beef instead. The brothers fried some up, but found it bland. What was NOT an ingredient to their blend?

  • Coffee
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vinegar

4. Some believe the first hamburgers were served at Louis' Lunch, a sandwich shop established in 1895. Where was the shop?

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Mount Vernon, Vermont
  • New Haven, Connecticut

5. The "cheese hamburger," now simply the cheeseburger, is said to have first appeared in 1924, and credited to grill chef Lionel Sternberger of The Rite Spot restaurant. Where was the restaurant?

  • Pasadena, California
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Brooklyn, New York

6. In the 1930s (and TV re-runs through the 1970s), the best-known association to the hamburger was a moocher in the cartoon Popeye who would "gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." Who was the character?

  • Munchie
  • Archie
  • Wimpy

7. Who wrote �Cheeseburgers in Paradise�?

  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Paul McCartney
  • Eddie Van Halen

8. In 1984, Wendy's aired a series of TV advertisements for its hamburgers in which an elderly woman commented, "Where's the beef?" when examining competitors' burgers. Who played the woman?

  • Barbara Mansfield
  • Esther Baker
  • Clara Peller

9. What is a hamburger known as in portions of the Midwest and east coast, when a hamburger served with lettuce, tomato, and onion?

  • California burger
  • Texas burger
  • New York burger

10. In the 1930s ground liver was sometimes added to the patties.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers

  • 1. Cured beef
  • 2. Wisconsin
  • 3. Vinegar
  • 4. New Haven, Connecticut
  • 5. Pasadena, California
  • 6. Wimpy
  • 7. Jimmy Buffett
  • 8. Clara Peller
  • 9. California burger
  • 10. True

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