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Question 1: Details of this trading across the ________ have been passed down in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.
Arabian SeaAtlantic OceanPacific OceanIndian Ocean

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Piper nigrum on tree support in Goa, India.
  Handheld pepper mills
  Black and white peppercorns
  'There's certainly too much pepper in that soup!' Alice said to herself, as well as she could for sneezing. — Alice in Wonderland (1865). Chapter VI: Pig and Pepper. Note the cook's pepper mill.

Question 3: [9] Sarawak pepper is produced in the Malaysian portion of ________.
BorneoIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaSabah

Question 4:
What is the binomial of Black pepper?
Psychotria forsteriana
Sicalis columbiana
Odezia atrata
Piper nigrum

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Pepper harvested for the European trader, from a manuscript Livre des merveilles de Marco Polo (The book of the marvels of Marco Polo)
  A possible trade route from Italy to south-west India
  Black, green, pink (Schinus terebinthifolius), and white peppercorns
  Roughly mashed black peppercorns

Question 6: The ________ are small, produced on pendulous spikes four to eight centimetres long at the leaf nodes, the spikes lengthening to seven to 15 centimeters as the fruit matures.
Flowering plantSeedFlowerPollination

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  Black and white peppercorns
  Black and white peppercorns
  Pepper in Kerala, India
  A possible trade route from Italy to south-west India

Question 8:
What genus does Black pepper belong to?

Question 9: Pepper contains small amounts of safrole, a mildly ________ compound.

Question 10: In fact, it was not until the discovery of the New World and of ________ that the popularity of long pepper entirely declined.
Cayenne pepperChili pepperCapsicumPomegranate

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