Global Gourmet Games 2016  

After you've taken a crack at these questions, scroll to the end for the answers.

1. Mike Milken wears many hats. He's chairman of the Milken Institute, host of the Global Gourmet Games, founder of FasterCures, co-founder of the Melanoma Research Alliance and many more philanthropic organizations. In the nearby photo, Mike is wearing a replica of headgear worn by:

a) Coptic Orthodox Priests
b) 18th Century Members of the Swiss Guard
c) Tibetan Buddhist Monks
d) 14th Century Japanese Generals ("Shoguns")
e) Lancers in Napoleon's Army


Mike is wearing a replica of headgear worn by...
2.The FDA requires producers to list all ingredients in their foods. But added sugar comes in many forms – which makes it difficult to find on the ingredients label. How many different names for sugar are listed on U.S. food labels?
a) 21
b) 31
c) 41
d) 51
e) 61


3. Scientists believe moderate consumption of red wine is beneficial to your heart health. The cardioprotective effect has been attributed to antioxidants present in the skin and seeds of red grapes. Russian submariners also use red wine to deal with a specific ailment. Which is it?
a) Alcoholism: moderate amounts of red wine in a controlled setting can reduce alcoholism rates.
b) Seasickness: first-time sailors are less likely to be sick if they consume red wine four times a week.
c) Scurvy: grapes provide generous amounts of Vitamin C.
d) Vertigo: one glass of red wine for dinner three times a week helps submariners "keep their balance."
e) Radiation sickness: prevents such symptoms as damage to intestinal cells, nausea, vomiting and dehydration.


4. Papayas are a healthy and adaptable fruit. They're cholesterol-free, aid in digestion and are an excellent source of folic acid, potassium and vitamins B-1 and C. Which of the following is TRUE about papayas?
a) They're classified as trees.
b) They do not bear fruit for up to two years.
c) Their botanical family name is actinidiaceae.
d) They're classified as berries.
e) In the U.S., papayas are grown in only three states: Hawaii, Florida and Texas.


5. Wild salmon is an excellent source of protein and healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. High demand has resulted in lots of farmed salmon, which has little of the crucial Omega 3's. By far, the largest producer of farmed salmon is Norway, which accounts for more than half of the world's production. Who is the No. 2 producer?
a) Chile
b) United States
c) Canada
d) United Kingdom
e) Australia




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