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Shea butter: Quiz


Question 1: The main industrial use of shea butter outside Africa is in cosmetics, such as moisturizer ________ and emulsion, and hair conditioners for dry and brittle hair.
MilkDairy productCreamCheese

Question 2: Shea butter has been used as a sunblocking lotion, although the level of protection against the sun's ________ is extremely variable, ranging from nothing to approximately SPF 6.
UltravioletVisible spectrumX-rayElectromagnetic spectrum

Question 3: Shea butter is used as a base for medicinal ointments, and has been claimed to have ________ properties.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugAnxiolyticAnti-inflammatoryAnalgesic

Question 4: It is widely used in ________ as a moisturizer and salve.
CosmeticsHair removalNiveaL'Oréal

Question 5: Shea butter is also used as an ingredient in ________ fillings.
ChocolateCocoa beanTheobroma cacaoHot chocolate

Question 6: Shea butter is a slightly yellowish or ivory colored natural fat extracted from the ________ of the African shea tree by crushing and boiling.
Flowering plantSeedFruitPlant

Question 7: Shea butter is edible and may be used in food preparation, or sometimes in the ________ industry as a substitute for cocoa butter.
Theobroma cacaoCocoa beanHot chocolateChocolate

Question 8: It is also used by makers of traditional African percussion instruments to increase the durability of wood (such as that of carved ________ husks and gourds) and leather binds.

Question 9: Shea butter extract is a complex fat that contains many non-saponifiable components (substances that cannot be fully converted into ________ by treatment with alkali.)
SoapPotassiumPalm oilAluminium

Question 10: The English name "shea" comes from , the tree's name in the Bamana languages of ________.
Côte d'IvoireNigerMaliBurkina Faso

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