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Spice: Quiz


Question 1: The Portuguese could now trade directly with Siam, ________, and the Moluccas.
Time in ChinaProvince (China)ChinaReligion in China

Question 2: Since becoming the viceroy of the Indies, he took ________ in India in 1510, and Malacca on the Malay peninsula in 1511.
MangaloreMumbaiDaman and DiuGoa

Question 3: The ancient Indian epic of ________ mentions cloves.
RamayanaSitaHanumanSundara Kanda

Question 4: This made the city of ________ in Egypt the main trading centre for spices because of its port.
Alexander the GreatGreeceAncient GreeceAlexandria

Question 5: Herbs, such as bay, ________, and thyme are not, strictly speaking, spices, although they have similar uses in flavouring food.
BasilFennelOreganoLemon balm

Question 6: The spice trade developed throughout the ________ in around 2000 BC with cinnamon and pepper.
AsiaWestern AsiaMiddle EastIran

Question 7: In South Asia, nutmeg, which originates from the ________ in the Molukas, has a Sanskrit name.
IndonesiaAmbon IslandMaluku IslandsBanda Islands

Question 8: [5] While pepper was the most common spice, the most exclusive was ________, used as much for its vivid yellow-red color as for its flavor.

Question 9: Spices were among the most luxurious products available in Europe in the ________, the most common being black pepper, cinnamon (and the cheaper alternative cassia), cumin, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.
Early Middle AgesMiddle AgesLate Middle AgesHigh Middle Ages

Question 10: Digs found a clove burnt onto the floor of a burned down kitchen in the Mesopotamian site of Terqa, in what is now modern-day ________, dated to 1700 BC.

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