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Ketchup Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers

Trivia quiz questions with answers about ketchup

What is ketchup?
A: Ketchup or catsup is a table condiment with a sweet and tangy flavor.

Tomato ketchup is made from what?
A:  Tomatoes, sugar, and vinegar, with seasonings and spices.

The spices and flavors vary, but commonly include what?
A: Onions, allspice, coriander, cloves, cumin, garlic, and mustard, and sometimes include celery, cinnamon, or ginger.

The market leader in the United States (60% market share) and the United Kingdom (82%) is whom?
A: Heinz Tomato Ketchup.

Tomato ketchup is most often used as a condiment to dishes that are usually served how?
A: Hot.


Ketchup is sometimes used as the basis for, or as one ingredient in what?
A: Other sauces and dressings.

In the United Kingdom, preparations of ketchup were historically and originally prepared with what?
A: Mushrooms as a primary ingredient, rather than tomatoes.

When did ketchup recipes begin to appear in British and then American cookbooks?
A: In the 18th century.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term ketchup first appeared in what year?
A: 1682.

In the United States, mushroom ketchup dates back to when?
A: At least 1770 and was prepared by British colonists in the Thirteen Colonies.


An early recipe for "Tomata Catsup" from 1817 includes what?
A: Anchovies.

In 1824, a ketchup recipe using tomatoes appeared in what cookbook?
A:  The Virginia Housewife (an influential 19th-century cookbook written by Mary Randolph, Thomas Jefferson's cousin).

American cooks also began to do what to ketchup in the 19th century?
A: Sweeten it.

Ketchup was popular long before what?
A: Fresh tomatoes.

People were less hesitant to eat tomatoes as part of what?
A: A highly processed product that had been cooked and infused with vinegar and spices.


Who is credited as the first American to sell tomato ketchup in a bottle?
A: Jonas Yerkes.

By 1837, he had done what?
A: Produced and distributed the condiment nationally.

When did F. & J. Heinz launch their tomato ketchup?
A: In 1876.

With industrial ketchup production and a need for better preservation there was a great increase of sugar in ketchup, leading to what?
A: The typically sweet and sour formula of nowadays.

How is ketchup often dispensed in fast-food outlets?
A: Ketchup is often dispensed in small sachets or tubs.

Some fast-food outlets previously dispensed ketchup from what?
A: Hand-operated pumps into paper cups.

A common method to getting ketchup out of the bottle involves inverting the bottle and doing what?
A: Shaking it or hitting the bottom with the heel of the hand, which causes the ketchup to flow rapidly.

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