Explorit's Green Salad Quiz

From the descriptions below identify the six likely ingredients of a green salad.
SIX QUESTIONS: (Top score is 60 points)
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Salad Days

In the salad days of human history, peoples of the world cultivated the edible plants that grew where they lived. Later, travellers (explorers and traders) carried with them plants and seeds from their home regions and introduced them as new plants into the places they visited. From the variety of grains, fruits and vegetables that spread in this way around the world those with the best crop yields, nutritional value and other desirable qualities were selected by farmers and later by scientists to produce the amazing supply of plant food sources that exists today.

QUESTION 1:
Lactuca sativa, a member of the Compositae family, is generally eaten raw. Its leaves are 95% water. They come in a range of shapes and colors. The juice of the leaves can be used in a cooling lotion for sunburn. The Ancient Greeks and Romans knew of their health-giving properties.
Chives - or - Cucumber - or - Lettuce
Nasturtium - or - Parsley - or - Tomato


QUESTION 2:
Tropaeolum majus is a semi-trailing annual with orange and yellow flowers. This plant contributes its leaves, which are rich in vitamin C, to the salad. Its seeds when pickled are very similar to capers and these too can be included as a garnish.
Chives - or - Cucumber - or - Lettuce
Nasturtium - or - Parsley - or - Tomato


QUESTION 3:
Allium schoenoprasum is a member of the Liliaceae family and has been known for thousands of years. It is a tasty salad garnish whose long, grass-like leaves are most commonly used but the pink flowers are also edible.
Chives - or - Cucumber - or - Lettuce
Nasturtium - or - Parsley - or - Tomato


QUESTION 4:
Petroselinum crispum is a member of the Umbelliferae family. Rich in vitamin C and several minerals, this leafy garnish is said by Homer to have been fed by Greek warriors to their horses.
Chives - or - Cucumber - or - Lettuce
Nasturtium - or - Parsley - or - Tomato


QUESTION 5:
Cucumis sativus is a member of the family Cucurbitaceae and is a trailing or climbing plant whose elongated fruits are sliced and raw in the salad - and are sometimes pickled.
Chives - or - Cucumber - or - Lettuce
Nasturtium - or - Parsley - or - Tomato


QUESTION 6:
Lycopersicon esculentum adds color and flavor to salads as well as to other dishes. The plant is grown as an annual and it is the juicy berries that are edible. They are a good source of vitamins A and C.
Chives - or - Cucumber - or - Lettuce
Nasturtium - or - Parsley - or - Tomato

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