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Tin can: Quiz


Question 1: The first tin cans were heavy-weight containers that required ingenuity to open, using knives, ________ or even rocks.

Question 2: Early cans were sealed with lead soldering, which has led to ________.
Fluoride poisoningLead poisoningMercury poisoningArsenic poisoning

Question 3: Not until cans started using thinner metal about 50 years later were any dedicated ________ developed.
Can openerCanningChurchkeyP-38 can opener

Question 4: Cans hold diverse contents, but the overwhelming majority preserve food by ________.
Modified atmosphereCanningSmoking (cooking)Fermentation (food)

Question 5: "Tin" cans are made of tinplate which is tin-coated ________.
Stainless steelSteelIronCarbon steel

Question 6: In the United States, ________ will sometimes reference cans by size.
CookingFood writingCookbookFrench cuisine

Question 7: A can usually has a printed ________ or plastic label glued to the outside of the curved surface, indicating its contents.
PapermakingPulp (paper)PaperFourdrinier machine

Question 8: In countries and regions that use the metric system of measures, most tins are made in 250, 500, 750 ml (millilitre) and 1 L (________) sizes (250 ml is approximately 1 cup or 8 ounces).
United States customary unitsPintCubic inchLitre

Question 9: While ________ or cans of liquids such as soup merely need to be punctured to remove the product, solid or semisolid contents require access which is generally gained by removing the top (or bottom) of the can.
AluminiumMagnesiumBeverage canCoca-Cola

Question 10: A tin can, tin (especially in ________), steel can, or a can, is an air-tight container for the distribution or storage of goods, composed of thin metal, and requiring cutting or tearing of the metal as the means of opening.
English languageBritish EnglishAmerican EnglishCanadian English


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