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Hemp Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Hemp trivia questions with answers about hemp.

 

Hemp Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

What is hemp?
A: Hemp, or industrial hemp typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products.

It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into what?
A: Usable fiber 10,000 years ago.

It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including what?
A: Paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.

Hemp has lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD), which decreases or eliminates it’s what?
A: Psychoactive effects.

Some governments regulate the concentration of THC and permit only hemp that is bred with an especially low what?
A: THC content.

The best fibers can be used to make textiles that are 100% hemp, but they are commonly blended with other fibers, such as flax, cotton or silk, as well as virgin and recycled polyester, to make what?
A: Woven fabrics for apparel and furnishings.

The inner two fibers of the plant are woodier and typically have industrial applications, such as what?
A: Mulch, animal bedding and litter.

 
A survey in 2003 showed that more than 95% of hemp seed sold in the European Union was used in what?
A: Animal and bird feed.

How can hemp seeds be eaten?
A: Raw, ground into hemp meal, sprouted or made into dried sprout powder.

The leaves of the hemp plant can be consumed how?
A: Raw in salads.

Hemp seeds can also be made into a liquid and used for what?
A: Baking or for beverages such as hemp milk, hemp juice, and tea.

Hemp oil is cold-pressed from the seed and is high in what?
A: Unsaturated fatty acids.

In 2011, the U.S. imported $11.5 million worth of hemp products, mostly driven by growth in the demand for what?
A: Hemp seed and hemp oil for use as ingredients in foods such as granola.

In the U.S., imported hemp can be used legally in food products and, as of 2000, was typically sold where?
A: In health food stores or through mail order.

 
A 100-gram portion of hulled hemp seeds supplies how many calories.
A: 586.

They contain 5% water, 5% carbohydrates, 49% total fat, and how much protein?
A: 31%.

Hemp seeds are notable in providing how much of the Daily Value (DV) of protein per 100-gram serving?
A: 64%.

Hemp seeds are a rich source of dietary what?
A: Fiber (20% DV), B vitamins, and the dietary minerals manganese (362% DV), phosphorus (236% DV), magnesium (197% DV), zinc (104% DV), and iron (61% DV).

About 73% of the energy in hempseed is in the form of what?
A: Fats and essential fatty acids, mainly polyunsaturated fatty acids, linoleic, oleic, and alpha-linolenic acids.

Hempseed's amino acid profile is comparable to other sources of protein such as what?
A: Meat, milk, eggs and soy.

Hemp oil oxidizes and turns rancid within a short period of time if not what?
A: Stored properly; its shelf life is extended when it is stored in a dark airtight container and refrigerated.

 
What can degrade hemp oil?
A: Both light and heat.

Hemp fiber has been used extensively throughout history, with production climaxing soon after being introduced where?
A: To the New World.

Historically hemp was also commonly used to make what?
A: Sail canvas.

The word "canvas" is derived from what word?
A: The word cannabis.

Pure hemp has a texture similar to what?
A: Linen.

Concrete-like blocks made with hemp and lime have been used as a what?
A: As an insulating material for construction.

Such blocks are not strong enough to be used for structural elements; they must be supported by a brick, wood, or steel what?
A: Frame.

 
However, hemp fibres are extremely strong and durable, and have been shown to be usable as a replacement for what?
A: Wood for many jobs, including creating very durable and breathable homes.

The first US home made of hemp-based materials was completed when?
A: In August 2010 in Asheville, North Carolina.

A panelized system of hemp-lime panels for use in building construction is currently under test in a European Union-funded research collaboration led by whom?
A: The University of Bath.

A mixture of fiberglass, hemp fiber, kenaf, and flax has been used since 2002 to make composite panels for what?
A: Automobiles.

The choice of which best fiber to use is primarily based on what?
A: Cost and availability.

Hemp paper products are mainly specialty papers such as what?
A: Cigarette paper, banknotes and technical filter papers.

Compared to wood pulp, hemp pulp offers a four to five times longer what?
A: Fibre.

 
However, production costs are about four times higher than for paper from what?
A: Wood.

Hemp jewelry is the product of knotting hemp twine through the practice of what?
A: Macramé.

The hemp twine varies in thickness and comes in a variety of what?
A: Colors.

What are the most common stitches used to create hemp jewelry?
A: The half knot and full knot stitches are most common.

The strength of hemp fibers makes it an ideal material for what?
A: For shoes because it's durable.

In addition, it's breathable and naturally antimicrobial, so it doesn't do what?
A: Hold on to odors.

Because hemp can be grown sustainably, shoes, clothing, and accessories made with hemp are representative of the what?
A: The sustainable fashion movement.

 
Hemp can be used as a "mop crop" to clear impurities out of what?
A: Wastewater, such as sewage effluent, excessive phosphorus from chicken litter, or other unwanted substances or chemicals.

At what disaster site is hemp is being used to clean contaminants?
A: At the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site, by way of a process which is known as phytoremediation—the process of clearing radioisotopes and a variety of other toxins from the soil, water, and air.

Hemp crops are tall, have thick foliage, and can be planted densely, and thus can be grown as a smother crop to kill what?
A: Tough weeds.

Using hemp this way can help farmers avoid the use of what?
A: Herbicides, gain organic certification, and gain the benefits of crop rotation.

However, due to the plant's rapid and dense growth characteristics, some jurisdictions consider hemp a what?
A: A prohibited and noxious weed, much like Scotch Broom.

Biodiesel can be made from the oils in hemp seeds and stalks; this product is sometimes called what?
A: Hempoline.

Alcohol fuel (ethanol or, less commonly, methanol) can be made by doing what?
A: Fermenting the whole plant.

 
Filtered hemp oil can be used directly to power what?
A: Diesel engines.

When is hemp is usually planted in the northern hemisphere?
A: Between March and May.

How long does it take to mature?
A: In about three to four months.

Hemp grown for fiber is planted closely, resulting in what?
A: Tall, slender plants with long fibers.

Hemp needs less fertilizer than what?
A: Corn.