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Corn: The Wonder Crop Quiz
by Staff
Corn is arguably one of the most enjoyable foods out there. Test your knowledge of this delicious side dish that's sweet, crunchy and extremely versatile!

Which of the following can a corn cob not be used for?

  • smoking tobacco
  • toilet paper
  • playing video games

What's another common name for corn?

  • maize
  • kale
  • candy corn

True or false: Corn flour contains gluten.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends on the brand.

Which of the following illegal substances counts corn among its ingredients?

  • cocaine
  • moonshine
  • crystal meth

What yummy snack can be easily made from leftover corn tortillas?

  • popcorn
  • tortilla chips
  • candy bars

True or false: You must completely remove corn's husk before placing it on a grill.

  • true
  • false
  • It doesn't really matter.

What's the best season to harvest and eat corn?

  • spring
  • summer
  • fall

How long ago did corn become a domesticated crop?

  • 100 years ago
  • 1,000 years ago
  • 7,000 to 10,000 years ago

What continent is corn not grown on?

  • Africa
  • Australia
  • Antarctica

What country leads the world in corn production?

  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Russia

Which of the following is not a type of corn produced in the U.S.?

  • bitter
  • normal sugary
  • sugar-enhanced

True or false: Corn can be eaten raw.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends on the color.

Corn is the main component of what type of family entertainment attraction?

  • splash pools
  • roller coasters
  • mazes

Which of the following is corn used for?

  • car fuel
  • animal feed
  • both of the above

How many bushels of corn did America's corn farmers produce in 2010?

  • 50 million bushels
  • 1 billion bushels
  • 12.4 billion bushels

How many corn farmers are currently growing the crop in the United States?

  • 100,000
  • 300,000
  • 500,000

Which of the following is an actual corn-related music, film or television title?

  • Corn in the U.S.A.
  • Corn Free
  • Children of the Corn

Which of the following food categories does corn belong to?

  • vegetables
  • grains
  • both of the above

How many kernels are found in the average ear of corn?

  • 100
  • 800
  • over 1,000

How does corn make the world a cleaner place?

  • It has air-purifying qualities.
  • It's used to make fuel.
  • At night, when everyone's asleep, every ear puts on a tiny cape and flies around picking up litter.