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Who is the Earl of Sandwich? E-Z Quiz

What do you know about the Who is the Earl of Sandwich?
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1) It was originally a piece of stale bread, cut into a square shape by a carver, and used as a plate, upon which the food could be placed before being eaten.  At the end of the meal, it could be eaten with sauce, but was more frequently given as alms to the poor.  Later it evolved into a small plate of metal or wood. People used this utensil to eat the many stews and porridges that made up their daily diet.
What was a type of tableware, commonly used in medieval cuisine.  Club Sandwich

  1. Trencher

  2. Great Hall

  3. Staple

2) Immediate cultural precursor with a direct connection to the English sandwich was to be found in the Netherlands of the 17th century, where the naturalist John Ray observed that in the taverns beef hung from the rafters "which they cut into thin slices and eat with bread and butter laying the slices upon the butter"— explanatory specifications that reveal the Dutch belegde broodje was as yet unfamiliar in England.

  • True or False?

3) The first written usage of the English word appeared in his journal, in longhand, referring to "bits of cold meat" as a "Sandwich".
Who wrote the journal?

  1. Price Morgan

  2. Edward Gibbon

  3. Russell Jones

4) Who was it named for?

  1. Solomon H. Katz

  2. John Trainor

  3. John Montagu

5) It was named after the 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th-century English aristocrat, although he was neither the inventor nor sustainer of the food.  It is said that he ordered his valet to bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread, and because he also happened to be the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, others began to order "the same as Sandwich!"

  • True or False?

6) It is said that Lord Sandwich was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards while eating without getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his bare hands.
What is suppose to be his favorite card game?

  1. Black Jack

  2. Poker

  3. Cribbage

7) The sober alternative is provided by Sandwich's biographer, who suggests Sandwich's commitments to the navy, to politics and the arts mean the first sandwich was more likely to have been consumed at his desk.
WHO was the biographer?

  1. N. A. M. Rodger

  2. Herbert Hancock

  3. Roger Wade

8) It is also possible that Sandwich's Grisons Republic born brother-in-law, taught him about sandwiches. The Grisons is known for its dried meat, Bündnerfleisch, while its then subject territory the Valtelline, where he also grew up, is known for Bresaola.
Who was his brother-in-law?

  1. Ferdinand Keller

  2. Jerome de Salis

  3. Maximilian Schell

9) Captain James Cook named on his charts the Sandwich Islands, which had its first European landing by Cook's expedition in 1778.
What are the Sandwich Islands known as today?

  1. Hawaiian Islands

  2. Bahamas Islands

  3. Azores Islands

10) He becomes First Lord of the Admiralty the second time during the American Revolutionary War.

  • True or False?


Who is the Earl of Sandwich? [Answers]

1) A. 2) True 3) B. 4) C. 5) True 6) C. 7) A. 8) B. 9) A. 10) True

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