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The Egg Quiz

Updated on September 14, 2014
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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!


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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Are there really 100 ways to cook eggs? Amazing.

      A great little quiz for a couple of minutes diversion!

      Jacky

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      LarryCoffey LM 7 years ago

      Cute quiz. Eggsactly what I need to pass the time for a bit. :)

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      religions7 7 years ago

      Well, not bad: 8 out of 10 :) great quiz.

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      kab 6 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I got 90%! Candling tripped me up, but know I know.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Cool, 90% here too! Phew! LOL

    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"

    Candling Video

    Spinning Eggs

    Eggs Benedict

    Yummy Eggs Benedict topped with perfectly poached eggs
    Yummy Eggs Benedict topped with perfectly poached eggs | Source

    Meat Spots

    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

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    Eggshell Colors

    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

    Egg Albumen and Yolk
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    Egged House

    Some naughty miscreants hit this house with eggs
    Some naughty miscreants hit this house with eggs | Source

    Chicken Eggs

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    Chicken Eggs

    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.

    Chef's Hat

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    Eggs

    Eggs
    Eggs

    Learn how to make eggs in many, many different ways, just like real chefs.

     

    Springtime Nest

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        religions7 7 years ago

        New word: albumen :) great quiz.

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        kab 6 years ago from Upstate, NY

        I recently watched a youtube video of a guy blowing a hard boiled egg out of it's shell. He boiled the egg, tapped it on both ends opening a tiny hole, and then held it up to his mouth and blew the egg right through it's own shell. Some lungs!

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        kab 6 years ago from Upstate, NY

        I recently watched a youtube video of a guy blowing a hard boiled egg out of it's shell. He boiled the egg, tapped it on both ends opening a tiny hole, and then held it up to his mouth and blew the egg right through it's own shell. Some lungs!

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        VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

        Great EGG lens :)

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        Yvonne L. B. 6 years ago from Covington, LA

        Good quiz. I'm lensrolling it to my Egg thematic unit lens.

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        Kirsti A. Dyer 6 years ago from Northern California

        Eggcellent

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        Pete D 6 years ago

        Great lens. I like that you explain the answers further down. Rated :)

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        poutine 6 years ago

        JUst got 50%.

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        Interesting facts about eggs! thumbs up!

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        mredway 5 years ago

        Learned a lot!

        Thanks Again!!

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