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Cigar Trivia Quiz Questions

Trivia quiz questions and answers about cigars.


Cigar Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

What is a cigar?
A: A cigar is a tightly-rolled bundle of dried and fermented leaf tobacco which is ignited so that its smoke may be drawn into the mouth.

The origins of cigar smoking are what?
A: Unknown.

In Guatemala, a ceramic pot dating back to what century features a Mayan smoking tobacco leaves tied together with a string?
A: The tenth century.

The word cigar originated from what Spanish word?
A: Cigarro.

The word cigarro in turn probably derives from what Mayan word?
A: Sicar ("to smoke rolled tobacco leaves").

Who is generally credited with the introduction of tobacco to Europe?
A: Explorer Christopher Columbus.

Spanish and other European sailors adopted the hobby of smoking what?
A: Rolls of leaves, as did the Conquistadors.


Smoking primitive cigars spread to Spain and Portugal and eventually France, most probably through whom?
A: Jean Nicot, the French ambassador to Portugal, who gave his name to nicotine.

The hobby spread to Italy and, after Sir Walter Raleigh's voyages to the Americas, to where?
A: Great Britain.

Smoking became familiar throughout what?
A: Europe.

Smoking tobacco  was denounced by whom?
A: Philip II of Spain and James I of England.

Around 1592, the Spanish galleon San Clemente brought "what" to the Philippines?
A: 50 kilograms (110 lb) of tobacco seed.

The seed was then distributed among whom?
A: The Roman Catholic missionaries, where the clerics could grow high-quality tobacco on Philippine soil.

In the 19th century, cigar smoking was common, while what was rare?
A: Cigarette smoking.


In the early 20th century, Rudyard Kipling wrote his what?
A: His famous smoking poem, "The Betrothed."

The cigar business was an important industry, and factories employed many people before what?
A: Mechanized manufacturing of cigars.

In 1869, Spanish cigar manufacturer Vicente Martinez Ybor moved his operations from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida to escape what?
A: The turmoil of the Ten Years' War.

Other manufacturers followed, and Key West became what?
A: Another important cigar manufacturing center.

In 1885, Ybor moved again, to near the then-small city of Tampa, Florida and what did he build?
A: The largest cigar factory in the world at the time in the new company town of Ybor City.

In New York, cigars were made by rollers working where?
A: In their own homes.

It was reported that as of 1883, cigars were being manufactured in how many apartment houses in New York?
A: 127, employing 1,962 families and 7,924 individuals.


As of 1905, there were how many cigar-making operations in the United States, most of them small?
A: 80,000.

While most cigars are now made by machine, some, as a matter of prestige and quality, are  what?
A:  Still rolled by hand.

Tobacco leaves are harvested and aged using a process that combines use of "what" to reduce sugar and water content without causing the large leaves to rot?
A: heat and shade.

This first part of the process, called curing, takes how long?
A: Between 25 and 45 days.

The curing process is manipulated based upon what?
A: The type of tobacco, and the desired color of the leaf.

The second part of the process, called fermentation, is carried out under conditions designed to what?
A: Help the leaf dry slowly.

Temperature and humidity are controlled to ensure that the leaf continues to ferment, without what?
A: Rotting or disintegrating.


This is where what are primarily brought out in the leaf?
A: The flavor, burning, and aroma characteristics.

Once the leaves have aged properly, they are sorted for use as filler or wrapper based upon what?
A: Their appearance and overall quality.

Quality cigars are still what?
A: Handmade.

Some cigars, especially premium brands, use different varieties of tobacco for what?
A: The filler and the wrapper.

Long filler cigars are a far higher quality of cigar, using what?
A: Long leaves throughout.

These cigars also use a third variety of tobacco leaf, called a "what", between the filler and the outer wrapper?
A: binder.

This permits the makers to use what as a wrapper?
A: more delicate and attractive leaves.


These high-quality cigars almost always do what?
A: Blend varieties of tobacco.

Even Cuban long-filler cigars will combine tobaccos from different what?
A: Parts of the island to incorporate several different flavors.

In 1992, Cigar Aficionado magazine created the what?
A:  "Cigar Hall of Fame".

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