The Egg Quiz
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Are you ready for an eggs-citing quiz? Whether you know a little about eggs or are an eggspert, try your hand at this quiz and see how much you know about the common hen fruit!
After taking the quiz part scroll down the page to learn a bit more about eggs.
Good luck, and have fun!
The Egg Quiz
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Egg Quiz Answers
Eggs are usually candled before you get them, what is candling?
The correct answer is "Using a candle to check the inside of the egg, now done with a flashlight"
What happens when an uncooked egg is spun?
The correct answer is "It wobbles"
Eggs Benedict is a popular dish featuring eggs cooked what way?
The correct answer is "Poached"
What is a meat spot?
The correct answer is "A tiny bloody-looking blob that occasionally appears on the yolk of an egg"
The color of the eggshell is primarily related to what?
The correct answer is "Genetics of the chicken"
The albumen is what part of the egg?
The correct answer is "The egg white"
Commonly done on Halloween, what is egging?
The correct answer is "Tossing eggs at cars and buildings"
The eggs we most normally eat come from what animal?
The correct answer is "Chickens"
A chef's hat (a toque) is said to have a 100 pleats, one each for which of the following?
The correct answer is "For each of the many ways you can cook eggs"
Eggs are a symbol of rebirth and life during what season?
The correct answer is "Spring"
Meat spots are also known as blood spots and are small red globs that sometimes occur inside eggs on the yolks.
They are not dangerous and are simply caused by a blood vessel on the yolk surface when it’s being formed or by it scrapping the oviduct wall during egg formation. They are not a sign that the egg was fertilized and have nothing to do with fertilization.
Some hens tend to have these more than others, and if candled, most eggs with blood spots can be removed before getting sold. Since over time the spots disappear, they are actually a sign of egg freshness. The eggs with these spots are safe to eat and most people just scrape the little spot off the egg with the tip of a knife or even eat them.
Color of Eggshells
Eggshell colors come from the hen's genetics.
Certain breeds lay certain color eggs, Leghorns lay white eggs, Orphingtons lay brown eggs, and Ameraucanas lay blue eggs, each breed lays a certain color, but each hen will lay her own specific shade which is based on the genetics of her parents. There is no way yet to predict exactly what shade of color the eggs will be though, so the first egg from each hen is a wonderful little surprise.
Egg Albumen and Yolk
Almost all the eggs available at stores in the US are from chickens. Though it is possible to get eggs from other animals, most commonly duck and quail eggs, though just about everything is available, chickens eggs are widely available in even the most secluded areas.
Learn how to make eggs in many, many different ways, just like real chefs.
© 2009 Alisha Vargas