Egg Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
Eggs are laid by female animals of many different species,
A: Birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
Eggs have been eaten by humans for how long?
A: Thousands of years.
Bird and reptile eggs consist of a protective eggshell,
albumen (egg white), and vitellus (egg yolk), contained within what?
A: Various thin membranes.
Popular choices for egg consumption are what?
A: Chicken, duck, quail, roe, and caviar, but the egg most often consumed by humans is the chicken egg.
Egg yolks and whole eggs store significant amounts of what?
A: Protein and choline.
Eggs are widely used in what?
Due to their protein content, the United States Department
of Agriculture categorizes eggs as what?
A: Meats within the Food Guide Pyramid.
Despite the nutritional value of eggs, there are some
potential health issues arising from what?
A: Egg quality, storage, and individual allergies.
Chickens and other egg-laying creatures are widely kept
throughout the what?
A: The world.
Mass production of chicken eggs is a what?
A: A global industry.
In 2009, how many metric tons of eggs were produced
A: An estimated 62.1 million metric tons of eggs.
What is the estimated size of the total laying flock
A: Approximately 6.4 billion hens.
Bird eggs have been valuable foodstuffs since prehistory,
A: Both hunting societies and more recent cultures where birds were domesticated.
The chicken was probably domesticated for its what?
Chickens were brought to Sumer and Egypt by 1500 BCE, and
arrived in Greece around when?
A: 800 BCE, where the quail had been the primary source of eggs.
In Thebes, Egypt, the tomb of Haremhab, built about 1420
BCE, shows a what?
A: A depiction of a man carrying bowls of ostrich eggs and other large eggs, presumably those of the pelican, as offerings.
In ancient Rome meals often started with what ?
A: An egg course.
In the Middle Ages, eggs were forbidden during Lent because
of their what?
The word mayonnaise possibly was derived from moyeu, the
medieval French word for what?
A: The yolk, meaning center or hub.
Egg scrambled with what, were popular in France in the 17th
A: Acidic fruit juices.
In 1911, who invented the egg carton?
A: Joseph Coyle in Smithers, British Columbia.
He invented it to solve a dispute about broken eggs between
a farmer in Bulkley Valley and who?
A: Tthe owner of the Aldermere Hotel.
The largest bird eggs, are from what birds?
Gull eggs are considered a delicacy in what countries?
A: England and Norway.
Pheasant eggs and emu eggs are perfectly edible, but what?
A: Not widely available.
The shape of an egg resembles a what?
A: A prolate spheroid with one end larger than the other, with cylindrical symmetry along the long axis.
The larger end of the egg contains the air cell that forms
when the contents of the egg do what?
A: Cool down and contract after it is laid.
Chicken eggs are graded according to what?
A: The size of this air cell, measured during candling.
A very fresh egg has a small air cell and receives a grade
As the size of the air cell increases, and the quality of
the egg decreases, the grade moves from AA to what?
A: To A then to B.
A very old egg will actually float in what?
A: Water and should not be eaten.
What causes egg shell coloring?
A: It is caused by pigment deposition during egg formation in the oviduct and can vary according to species and breed.
Chicken breeds with white ear lobes lay white eggs, whereas
chickens with red ear lobes lay what?
A: Brown eggs.
There is no link between shell color and what?
A: Nutritional value.
Egg white is the common name for what?
A: The clear liquid contained within an egg.
The primary natural purpose of egg white is to protect the
yolk and provide what?
A: Additional nutrition for the growth of the embryo.
Egg white consists primarily of what?
A: It's about 90% water into which is dissolved 10%.
Unlike the yolk, which is high in lipids (fats), egg white
contains almost no fat, and the carbohydrate content is less than what?
Egg white has many uses in food, and many others, including
the preparation of what?
A: Vaccines such as those for influenza.
Yolk color is dependent on the what?
A: The diet of the hen.
A colorless diet can produce a what?
A: An almost colorless yolk.