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Friday, 15 May 2020

Potato answer

Which of these is not related to the potato?
Eggplant
Pepper
Tomato
Orange

Orange - the potato belongs to the nightshade family of plants, which also includes eggplant, tomatoes and garden peppers.

To which continent is the potato native?
South America
Asia
Europe
North America

South America - Indians of South America might have grown potatoes as early as 1,800 years ago.  Spanish explorers of the Americas brought potatoes back to Europe in the 1500s.


What is the name for a potato-stuffed pastry?
Samosa
Samba
Sonar
Sombrero

Samosa - It is a potato - stuffed pastry, a favourite item in Indian cuisine.

Which of these pastas is made with potato flour?
Spaghetti
Rigatino
Lasagna
Gnocchi

Gnocchi are little dumplings made of potato flour.  They are very popular in Italy and elsewhere.


Which of these is a relative of the sweet potato?
potato
peony
rose
morning glory

Morning glory, the sweet potato plant is a creeping perennial vine related to the morning glory.

To which continent is the yam native?
Europe
Africa
Australia
South America

Africa.  yams, which resemble sweet potatoes are native to Africa.

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