Beef Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
What is beef?
A: Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle, particularly skeletal muscle.
Most beef skeletal muscle meat can be used as is by
merely doing what?
A: Cutting it into certain parts, such as roasts, short ribs or steak etc.
What is usually done with the trimmings?
A: They are usually mixed with meat from older, leaner cattle, are ground, minced or used in sausages.
The blood is used in some varieties called what?
A: Blood sausage.
Some intestines are cooked and eaten as is but are more
often cleaned and used as what?
A: Natural sausage casings.
The bones are used for making what?
A: Beef stock.
What is meat from younger cows (calves) called?
The meat from older bulls, because it is usually
tougher, is frequently used for what?
A: Ground beef.
Cattle raised for beef may be allowed to roam free on
grasslands or may be what?
A: Confined at some stage in pens as part of a large feeding operation called a feedlot.
Beef is the third most widely consumed meat in the
world, accounting for how of meat production worldwide?
A: About 25%.
In absolute numbers, the United States, Brazil, and the
People's Republic of China are the world's three largest what?
A: Consumers of beef.
Uruguay, however, has the highest beef and veal
consumption per capita, followed by what other two countries?
A: Argentina and Brazil.
According to the data from OECD, the average Uruguayan
ate how much beef or veal in 2014?
A: Over 93 lb. (42 kg).
In comparison, the average American consumed only about 53 lbs. (24 kgs) of beef or veal in the same year.
Beef production has a high environmental impact per
gram of what?
People have eaten the flesh of bovines from prehistoric
times; some of the earliest known cave paintings, such as those of Lascaux,
A: Aurochs in hunting scenes.
People domesticated cattle around 8000 BC to provide
A: Ready access to beef, milk, and leather.
Most cattle originated in the Old World, with the
exception of what?
A: Bison hybrids, which originated in the Americas.
It is unknown exactly when people started doing what?
A: Cooking beef.
Cattle were widely used across the Old World as draft
animals (oxen), for milk, or specifically for what?
A: Human consumption.
With the mechanization of farming, some breeds were
specifically bred to do what?
A: To increase meat yield, resulting in Chianina and Charolais cattle, or to improve the texture of meat, giving rise to the Murray Grey, Angus, and Wagyū.
In the United States, the growth of the beef business
was largely due to what?
A: Expansion in the Southwest.
The American livestock industry began primarily with
the taming of what?
A: Wild longhorn cattle.
What two cities were the first to benefit from these
developments in their stockyards and in their meat markets?
A: Chicago and New York City.
The consumption of beef poses numerous threats to what?
A: To the natural environment.
Of all agricultural products, beef requires some of the
A: Land and water, and its production results in the greatest amount of greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and water pollution.
Beef is the primary driver of what in the Amazon?
A: deforestation, with around 80% of all converted land being used to rear cattle.
91% of Amazon land deforested since 1970 has been
converted to what?
A: Cattle ranching.
How much feed does it take to produce a pound of beef
A: Seven pounds.
A pound of pork requires how many pounds of feed?
A: Three, and less than two pounds for a pound of chicken.
Certified Angus Beef (CAB) in Canada and the United
States is a specification-based, branded-beef program which was founded in
1978 by whom?
A: Angus cattle producers to increase demand for their breed of cattle, by promoting the impression that Angus cattle have consistent, high-quality beef with superior taste.
The brand is owned by whom?
A: The American Angus Association and its 35,000 rancher members.
Grass-fed beef cattle have been raised exclusively on
Grain-fed beef cattle are raised primarily on forage,
but are what?
A: "finished" in a feedlot.
Halal beef has been certified to have been processed
A: In a prescribed manner in accordance with Muslim dietary laws.
Kosher beef has been certified to have been processed
in a prescribed manner in accordance with what?
A: Jewish dietary laws.
Organic beef is produced without what?
A: Added hormones, pesticides, or other chemicals, though requirements for labeling it organic vary widely.
To improve tenderness of beef, it is often what?
A: Aged (i.e., stored refrigerated) to allow endogenous proteolytic enzymes to weaken structural and myofibrillar proteins.
Grilling is cooking the beef how?
A: Over or under a high radiant heat source, generally in excess of 340 °C (650 °F).
This leads to what?
A: Searing of the surface of the beef, which creates a flavorsome crust.
When cooked over charcoal, this method can also be