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The Not-so-cheesy Pizza Quiz
by Staff
What do you know about Italy's national dish? If you said everything, you're already wrong because nobody calls it Italy's national dish. Grab a slice and give a salut while you test your pie wisdom.

What's the most appropriate time to celebrate pizza?

  • in the morning, with a cold slice
  • as soon as it's out of the wood-fired oven
  • October

What animal was milked for early mozzarella cheese?

  • young llama
  • water buffalo
  • goat

Pizza places touted as "Ray's" are ubiquitous in New York City. What was the name of the original "Ray's" owner?

  • Ray. Come on.
  • Ralph
  • Horton L. O'Dougherty

What pizza company is the most widely successful in the United States?

  • Ray's
  • Domino's
  • Pizza Hut

Who invented pizza?

  • Ray
  • Greeks
  • Are you kidding me? The Italians, and don't you fuggedaboutit.

What pizza topping carries a poisonous legend?

  • the word "pizza" itself
  • mozzarella
  • tomatoes

What Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle told the pizza delivery man, "You put anchovies on this thing and you're in BIG TROUBLE, OK?"

  • Raphael
  • Michelangelo
  • Leonardo

What can a regular pizza tin do for you (besides serve you piping hot pie)?

  • save you fuel
  • make a decent shield in battle
  • provide a decent sled

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ruled that this "shouldn't be called pizza" in 2014.

  • pizza without tomato sauce
  • gluten-free pizza
  • Chicago-style deep dish

Whose name was given to a standard tomato, basil and mozzarella pizza?

  • the first pope
  • the pie maker's mother
  • the former princess of Italy

When did pizza really take off in the U.S.?

  • in the early 19th century, when mozzarella was said to prevent lice
  • in the 1950s, when veterans came home wanting more of the stuff
  • in the 1980s, when skater kids started ordering it at skate parks

What does the most expensive pie in the world NOT include?

  • caviar
  • lobster
  • wild truffles

How are researchers finding ways to make pizza healthier?

  • increasing antioxidant levels in dough
  • adding vitamins to artichoke hearts
  • taking out the gluten

What is NOT an effective tool for getting rid of old pizza boxes?

  • litter box
  • wedding favor
  • cement molds

When making pizza, what does "proofing" refer to?

  • finding the correct answer in the pizza-to-baking-time equation
  • allowing the dough to rise
  • tasting an edge of crust to ensure it's properly crisp

We already learned the Greeks invented the pizza precursor. What other popular pizza tradition did a Greek person bring us?

  • Hawaiian pizza
  • thin crust pizza
  • deep dish pizza

What pizza idea was so good that someone patented it in 1987?

  • white-sauce pizza
  • stuffed-crust pizza
  • hamburger pizza

What famous pizza name is responsible for the popularity of frozen pizza?

  • Totino
  • DiGiorno
  • Red Baron

What is the most popular pizza topping in America?

  • Come on -- it's pepperoni or I'll buy you a slice.
  • plain cheese
  • sausage

Sure, pepperoni is popular in the United States, but what can you get in a Japanese Pizza Hut?

  • pufferfish pizza
  • tuna pizza
  • gummy candy pizza