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🍏🥕 Fruit & Veg Quiz



Here is a straightforward 'Fruit & Veg' quiz. Fruit & Veg is the biggest part of our dietary intake, or at least it should be.


Start by asking, Who eats their '5 a day'?

What are members' favourite fruits?

What are members' favourite vegetables?

What are their dislikes in this food category?

What have they never tried, but would like to?



There are four rounds of ten questions, with songs txobreak up the rounds. Some advert breaks are also included.

You can use this as a handout for members to fill in answers as you work through questions or if you click on the first image, you can play a slide show.


NB. If printing off, sometimes print settings can be a bit difficult and some images may be blurred (I'm really not sure why?), but if you take screen shots and crop them printouts work just fine.


As usual, make time for discussion, reminiscence and story-telling.

Give clues to help achievement and remind people it's just for fun and not a competition.


"If we enjoy the quiz, then we are all winners!"




IDIOMS


Have members complete the following phrases, by way of a shout out ...

(We find this helps build confidence for the rest of the session.)



An apple a day keeps the DOCTOR AWAY


As cool as a CUCUMBER


A second bite at the CHERRY


When life gives you lemons, MAKE LEMONADE


To dangle a CARROT


To pass an olive BRANCH


Like two peas in a POD


A couch POTATO


Full of BEANS


To drive someone BANANAS


I couldn't give a FIG


Sour GRAPES


Compare oranges and LEMONS


To go pear SHAPED


Strawberry fields FOREVER


I found my thrill on BLUEBERRY HILL


Peaches and CREAM


The fruits of your LABOUR


Forbidden FRUIT




First singalong ...




'Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree' Lyrics


I wrote my Mother, I wrote my Father

And now I'm writing you too

I'm sure of Mother, I'm sure of Father

And now I want to be sureVery, very sure of you


Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me,\Anyone else but me, anyone else but me, no, no, no

Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me

Till I come marching home.


Don't go walking down Lovers' Lane with anyone else but me,

Anyone else but me, anyone else but me, no, no, no

Don't go walking down Lovers' Lane with anyone else but me

Till I come marching home


I just got word from a guy who heard

From the guy next door to me

The girl he met just loves to pet

And it fits you to a T


So don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me

Till I come marching home


Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me

With anyone else but her, no, no, no

Not a single soul but me, no, no, no

Don't you sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me

Not till you see me

Not until you see me marching home

Home, home, home, sweet home


Don't go walking down Lovers' Lane with anyone else but me

With anyone else but her, no, no, no

Not a single soul but me, no, no, no

Don't you go walking down Lovers' Lane with anyone else but me

Not till you see meNot until you see me marching home

Home, home, home, sweet home

Can't wait till I come marching home


Don't go walking down Lovers' Lane

No walking down Lovers' Lane

Till you see me

When you see me marching home

Then we'll go arm in arm

We'll sit down under the apple tree

Baby just you and me

When I come marching home




Round 1. Fruit



​Name the fruit?

Which city is known as 'The Big *****'?

Which alcoholic drink does it provide us with?


​Name the fruit?

Who painted this one?

T or F. By the end of the Second World War, children had never seen or tasted one?


​Name the fruit?

Which country is it associated with?


​Name the fruit?

How did we used to eat them?


​Name the fruit?

In which type of restaurant is this most always offered for desert?


​Name the fruit?

What are they called when they are dried?

What health benefit are they said to have?


​Name these two tropical fruits?

Which one originated in Mexico & which originated in India?



​Name the fruit?

T or F. In the 17th century the British aristocracy used to rent them by the hour?

On which pizza might you put chunks on?


​Name this food item?

Is it a fruit or a vegetable?

In what conditions do you grow it?


​Name the fruits?

What group do they belong to?


Reminiscence ...



Who used to enjoy these sweets?

What are they called now? Can anyone sing the advertising slogan?




Recall ...



Watch carefully ...

At the end of the video list what they had for breakfast, especially naming the fruit?




Singalong break ...



What kind of place was 'Strawberry Fields'?



Lyrics

One, two, three, four No one I think is in my tree I mean, it must be high or low That is, you can't, you know, tune in but it's all right That is, I think it's not too bad

Let me take you down 'Cause I'm going to strawberry fields Nothing is real And nothing to get hung about Strawberry fields forever

Living is easy with eyes closed Misunderstanding all you see It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out It doesn't matter much to me

Let me take you down 'Cause I'm going to strawberry fields Nothing is real And nothing to get hung about Strawberry fields forever

Always, no sometimes, think it's me But you know I know when it's a dream I think I know, I mean a... yes But it's all wrong That is, I think I disagree

Let me take you down 'Cause I'm going to strawberry fields Nothing is real And nothing to get hung about Strawberry fields forever Strawberry fields forever Strawberry fields forever





Round 2. Veg


​Name the vegetable?

T or F. They help you see in the dark?


​Name the vegetable?

What country are they associated with?


​Name the vegetable?

What is the name of the soup made with this vegetable that originated in Ukraine?


​Name the vegetable?

Which cartoon character ate it to give him strength?

What was his girlfriend's name?



​Name the vegetable?

Which TV sitcom character loved them?


​Name the vegetable?

Name the two varieties?



​Name the vegetable?

On which date are they mostly eaten?

(They have an unfortunate effect on some people!)



​Name this food item?

Is it a fruit or a vegetable?

What do Americans call them?


​Name the vegetable?

What unfortunate side effect does it have on people who eat it?


​Name this food item?

Is it a fruit or a vegetable?

What do Americans call them?


Reminiscence ...



Which substance did people used to put in boiling water when cooking vegetables? Why did they do that?



Ad break ...



Before playing the clip, what are they advertising?



Singalong break ...



What are some old wives tales about stopping crying when chopping onions?



Lyrics

The world is just a great big onion And pain and fear are the spices that make you cry (Oh baby) Oh, and the only way to get rid of this great big onion Is to plant love seeds until it dies, uh-huh

Hey world! We got a great big job to do Yeah, we need you And everybody who loves through Oh, Don't you know we've got to clean up this place And reach far high and oh yeah (Yes we do now) We gotta be headstrong about righting the wrong And make a lot more happy souls oh, ohh (oh baby)

The world is just a great big onion And I don't care, it's the face people like to wear (Yes it is now) And the only way to get rid of this great big onion Every single soul's got to do their share Tell 'em bout it, baby! (woo)

So come on, let's knock on every door (woo) Tell them love is the answer Whether they're rich or poor, oh yeah Now we don't care what you do How you look, or your status claim, baby No, no, because "brothers & sisters" from now on is gonna be everyone's name, oh-oh

The world is just a great big onion And pain & fear are the spices that make you cry (Yes it is) And the only way to get rid of this great big onion Is to plant love seeds Now everybody got to plant love seeds Come on and plant love seeds Until it dies The world is just a great big onion





Round 3. Salad


​Name the salad item?

Which politician was recently compared to one, in terms of 'life expectancy'?



​Name the salad item?

What % of it is water?


​Name the salad item?

How do you make a 'Bloody Mary'?




​Name the salad item?

Which animal lends its name to this fruit in the USA?


​Name the salad item?

What do Americans call it?

Which drink did it flavour in the Second World War?


​Name this salad item?

It's root is also edible. What is that called?


​Name the salad item?

What do Americans call them?


​Name the salad item?

What do Americans call them?


​Name this salad item?

They are slightly hot to eat raw and so are a member of which family?


​What are these salad items called?

What alcoholic beverage is made from the fresh fruit?


Reminiscence ...



Who remembers shelling peas?


Which company started selling frozen peas in the UK in 1946?




Which vegetable did the 'Jolly Green Giant' advertise?



Singalong break ..



Which record label was he signed to?



Lyrics

Ooh, I bet you're wonderin' how I knew 'Bout your plans to make me blue With some other guy you knew before Between the two of us guys you know I love you more It took me by surprise I must say When I found out yesterday Don'tcha know that I

Heard it through the grapevine Not much longer would you be mine Oh I heard it through the grapevine Oh I'm just about to lose my mind Honey, honey yeah (Heard it through the grapevine) (Not much longer would you be my baby, ooh, ooh, ooh)

I know a man ain't supposed to cry But these tears I can't hold inside Losin' you would end my life you see 'Cause you mean that much to me You could have told me yourself That you love someone else Instead I

Heard it through the grapevine Not much longer would you be mine Oh I heard it through the grapevine And I'm just about to lose my mind Honey, honey yeah (Heard it through the grapevine) (Not much longer would you be my baby, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

People say believe half of what you see, son And none of what you hear But I can't help bein' confused If it's true please tell me dear Do you plan to let me go For the other guy you loved before? Don'tcha know I

Heard it through the grapevine Not much longer would you be mine Baby I heard it through the grapevine Ooh I'm just about to lose my mind Honey, honey yeah (Heard it through the grapevine) (Not much longer would you be my baby, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Honey, honey, I know That you're lettin' me go Said, I heard it through the grapevine Heard it through the grapevine





Round 4. Name The Dish (Clues Below)




Italian soup with some beans and pieces of pasta in it

An Irish dish of potatoes and cabbage

Fried left over veggies. A British dish

A cold salad dish made out of grated cabbage, carrot and onion, dressed in Mayonnaise

A French provencal dish made out of stewed vegetables in a tomato sauce

A Mexican dip, made out of one of the above fruits

A layered Greek dish, made out of ground meat and one of the above fruits

A Spanish vegetable soup, best served cold

A Southern Texan dish made out of meat, kidney beans and tomatoes with hot peppers



Reminiscence ...



Who directed the 1974 movie 'Blazing Saddles'?




Final singalongs ...



There was a comic version of this song, featuring which two cartoon characters? (See below)





Lyrics

Day-o, day-o Daylight come and we want go home Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o Daylight come and we want go home

Work all night on a drink of rum (Daylight come and we want go home) Stack banana 'til the morning come (Daylight come and we want go home)

Come Mister tally man, tally me banana (Daylight come and we want go home) Come Mister tally man, tally me banana (Daylight come and we want go home)

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch (Daylight come and we want go home) Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch (Daylight come and we want go home)

Day, is a day-o (Daylight come and we want go home) Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o (Daylight come and we want go home)

A beautiful bunch of ripe banana (Daylight come and we want go home) Hide the deadly black tarantula (Daylight come and we want go home)

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch (Daylight come and we want go home) Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch (Daylight come and we want go home)

Day, is a day-o (Daylight come and we want go home) Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o (Daylight come and we want go home)

Come Mister tally man, tally me banana (Daylight come and we want go home) Come Mister tally man, tally me banana (Daylight come and we want go home)

Day-o, day-o (Daylight come and we want go home) Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o (Daylight come and we want go home).





Where was he from?



Lyrics

I found my thrill On Blueberry Hill On Blueberry Hill When I found you


The moon stood still On Blueberry Hill And lingered until My dream came true

The wind in the willow played Love's sweet melody But all of those vows you made Were never to be

Though we're apart You're part of me still For you were my thrill On Blueberry Hill

The wind in the willow played Love's sweet melody But all of those vows we made Were only to be

Though we're apart You're part of me still For you were my thrill On Blueberry Hill.




Supplementary ...



What are you called if you were born and live within earshot of 'Bow Bells'?





PRACTICAL ACTIVITY



Make a fruit salad, or a trifle ... Then enjoy it as a group ...










Round 1


Apple / New York / Cider


Banana / Andy Warhol / True. As all bananas were imported, they were impossible to get


Kiwi / New Zealand (New Zealanders are known as 'Kiwis' because it is their national bird)


Pomegranate / With a pin


Lychees / Chinese Restaurants (They originated from South China)


Plums / Prunes / They keep you 'regular'


Mango - India & Papaya - Mexico


Pineapple / True. They were so difficult and costly to get hold of, rich people used to carry them around as a symbol of wealth / Hawaiin


Rhubarb / Vegetable / They are 'forced' to grow rapidly in the dark


Lemon & Orange / Citrus fruits


'Starburst'


Cereal (Cornflakes), Toast, Scrambled Eggs (With shells on), Grapefruit, Pancakes, Cup of Tea, Sausages


'Salvation Army' children's home in Liverpool




Round 2


Carrots / False (Although vitamin A is required for good vision) In WW2 the 'Ministry Of Information' put out propaganda saying their pilots had 20/20 night vision, as they were trying to keep their newly discovered radar system.


Leeks / Welsh emblem


Beetroot / Borscht


Spinach / Popeye / Olive Oil


Turnip / Baldrick


Artichoke / Jerusalem & Globe


Brussels sprouts / Christmas dinner


Aubergine / Fruit / Egg Plant


Asparagus / Makes your wee smell and go greenish


Courgette / Fruit / Zucchini


Bicarbonate Of Soda / It made the water more alkaline and boiled greens kept their colour better. But people used to boil their veg to mush, so most vitamin C was lost in boiling


'Cadbury's Smash'


Hold a teaspoon in your mouth whilst slicing and dicing them is the most commonly held belief





Round 3


Lettuce / Liz Truss (It outlasted her!)


Cucumber / 96%


Tomatoes / Tomato Juice, Vodka, Worcestershire or Tabasco Sauce & Squeeze of lemon


Avocado / Alligator Pear


Chicory/ Endive / 'Camp Coffee'


Celery / Celeriac


Bell Peppers / Capsicums


Spring Onions / Scallions


Radish / Mustard


Grapes / Sultanas / Wine


'Birds Eye'


Sweet Corn


'Motown'





Round 4


Ministrone Soup


Colcannon


Bubble & Squeak


Coleslaw


Ratatouille


Guacamole


Mousaka


Gazpacho Soup


Chilli Con Carne


Mel Brooks


Speedy Gonzalez & Bugs Bunny


New Orleans / He was still alive at the time of 'Hurricane Katrina' and had to be rescued from his home by boat. He died in 2017 aged 89.


A 'Cockney'