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Emmer: Quiz


Question 1: [6] Neighbouring countries also cultivated einkorn, ________ and common wheat.
Einkorn wheatSpeltBreadDurum

Question 2: In the Near East, in southern Mesopotamia in particular, cultivation of emmer wheat began to decline in the ________, from about 3000 BC, and barley became the standard cereal crop.
Deverel-Rimbury cultureAncient Near EastBronze AgeBronze Age Britain

Question 3: Emmer wheat is mentioned in ancient rabbinic literature as one of the five grains forbidden to Jews during ________.
Jewish holidayPassoverThe Nine DaysShabbat

Question 4: In 1906, Aaron Aaronsohn's discovery of wild emmer wheat growing wild in ________ (now in Israel) created a stir in the botanical world.
NazarethSafedRosh PinnaAcre, Israel

Question 5: For a wider discussion, see Wheat#Genetics & Breeding and ________
SpeltEmmerCommon wheatTaxonomy of wheat

Question 6: Like einkorn and ________ wheats, emmer is a hulled wheat.
SpeltKamutInternational wheat production statisticsBread

Question 7: The demand for Italian farro has led to competition from non-certified farro, grown in lowland areas and often consisting of a different wheat species, spelt (________).

Question 8: Emmer wheat is closely related to durum wheat and common wheat and is therefore likely to be unsuitable for sufferers from wheat allergies or ________.
Coeliac diseaseMalabsorptionCrohn's diseaseAutoimmune hepatitis

Question 9: Emmer recovered from the Phoenician settlement at Volubilis[8] (in present day ________) has been dated to the middle of the first millennium BC.
Saudi ArabiaUnited Arab EmiratesJordanMorocco

Question 10: It is often incorrectly translated as ________ in English translations of the rabbinic literature but spelt did not grow in ancient Israel, and emmer was a significant crop until the end of the Iron Age.


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