Are you ready for a basic apple quiz? A little warm-up of some information may fetch you an extra point. Apples are one of the most famous and favorite fruits of a lot of people. Originating from one geographical area and spreading all over the world and today we have numerous varieties of apples. As of today, we can find apples of different species almost in every continent.
Apples hold very high cultural significance in many cultures like Greek, Norse and European Christian cultures. How can we forget the forbidden fruit? The forbidden fruit is apple! We really need to thank apple for being the reason for starting the whole humanity. Did you know that in ancient Greece it was believed that tossing an apple towards a girl is a traditional way to propose and if the girl catches it, it is a sign of acceptance of the proposal?
As time passed a proverb got famous and now, we all know it, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Today’s proverb had a lot of iterations. The original version of the proverb was “eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread”. This original version was supposedly developed in Wales. The other iterations are “an apple a day, no doctor to pay” and “an apple a day sends the doctor away”. We certainly like the original version of this proverb. What about you?
Not just in our tradition or being a superfood, it is a known fact that apple is delicious. Apples are known to be a major ingredient in many of the lip-smacking dishes like apple pie, applesauce, apple butter, witch’s candy apples, apple cake etc. Apart from the dishes there are multiple beverages that use apples.
Now that we told you so much about apples, it is time to know the knowledge that you possess regarding this amazing and delicious fruit. Take this basic apple quiz and know it yourself!
Which Greek Goddess is associated with apple?
Eris, the Goddess of Strife and Discord is usually associated with apple. When she was invited to the wedding of Thetis and Peleus, she tossed a golden apple in front of Athena, Aphrodite and Hera. The golden apple was intended for the fairest Goddess of the three. All three Goddesses vied for it and they decided to ask Paris “who is the fairest among the three?”. This practically started Trojan war.
Who introduced apples to the United States of America?
Europeans were the one who introduced apples to the United States of America.
Apple is the state fruit of which state of the US?
Please select 2 correct answers
Apple is the state fruit of three states of USA which are New York, Washington DC, and Vermont.
Which country tops the list in global apple production?
With a production of nearly 42 million tonnes in 2017, China tops the list of countries in apple production.
Do apple seeds contain poison?
Yes, it is true that apple seeds contain cyanogenic glycoside. Eating one or two seeds doesn’t result in any side effects but eating them in huge quantities can lead to health issues even death.
The science of growing apples is called?
Pomology is the science of growing apples.
Apples belong to which family?
Apples belong to the family of Rosaceae.
If you throw an apple in water, will it float or sink?
25% of the apple’s weight is water and apple is less denser than water and hence when you throw any apple in water, the apple will float.
What is the weight of heaviest apple produced till now?
Heaviest apple weighed 4 pounds or nearly 2 kilograms. It was grown by Chisato Iwasaki in Hirosaki City, Japan.
Which state is the number one producer of apples in the US?
Washington DC is the state which is the number one producer of apples in the US.
How many varieties of apples are present in the entire world?
There are around 7500 varieties of apples found in the entire world.
In which season does the apples ripe?
Different species of apples ripe in different months. But usually apples ripe during autumn.
Which of the vitamin is found the lowest in apples?
Vitamin A is found the lowest in apples. In a 100-gram apple, there is only 3 μg of vitamin A which doesn’t even make up 1% of daily requirement.
Where did apples originate?
Apples originated in Central Asia.
What is the color of flowers of apple tree?
Flowers of apple tree are white in color.
What is the botanical name of apple?
Malus domestica is the botanical name of apple.
Which country celebrates National Apple Day on 21 October every year?
UK celebrates National Apple Day on 21 October every year.
Which of the species is the wild ancestor of apple?
Malus sieversii is the wild ancestor of apple.
What is the average lifespan of apple tree?
The average lifespan of an apple tree is 100 years.
How many apples are eaten on an average by an individual in the US?
On an average, an American eats one apple once a week.