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Berne, Switzerland

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St Ursula's Pancake Day Quiz 2014

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  1. To be called a pancake, a pancake must be made

    a) in a pan
    b) at least two hours before eating
    c) using flour and water
    d) on the Tuesday before Lent

  2. In French, pancakes are called

    a) crêpes
    b) Mardi gras
    c) carêmes
    d) gâteaux de poêle

  3. The mixture of ingredients the British use for pancakes is also used for

    a) fishcakes
    b) Yorkshire pudding
    c) shortbread
    d) scones

  4. The word "Lent" means

    a) eating vegetables, such as lentils
    b) deprivation, being without possessions and having to borrow money
    c) spring, when the days lengthen
    d) the desert where Jesus was tempted by the Devil

  5. The period from Ash Wednesday to Easter Eve comprises:

    a) 40 days
    b) 70 days
    c) 46 days
    d) 39 days

  6. Shrove means:

    a) an oven over which pancakes can be cooked
    b) confession of one's sins, followed by absolution
    c) dancing
    d) a carnival procession

  7. The English word shrove is closely related to the German word

    a) Schrift
    b) Schraube
    c) Schrott
    d) schrumpfen

  8. To give someone short shrift means giving them

    a) too little food
    b) a quick school test to see if they can join a particular class
    c) a warning about their unsatisfactory behaviour
    d) a short and perfunctory hearing

  9. The fat content of a typical Shrove Tuesday pancake is

    a) less than 1%
    b) 2%
    c) 10%
    d) 33⅓%

  10. The mixture of flour, milk and eggs from which pancakes are made is called

    a) batter
    b) banter
    c) bitter
    d) basta

  11. One Latin translation of the Bible has the verse: "They made round cakes out of it over the fire, and their flavour was like the flavour of pancakes made with oil". Out of what?

    a) The unleavened bread offered by the priests in the temple.
    b) The corn that Joseph supplied to his brothers.
    c) The fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
    d) The manna in the wilderness.

  12. This Bible verse comes from the book of

    a) Genesis
    b) Exodus
    c) Leviticus
    d) Numbers

  13. The theologian Tertullian likened the temptations of the Devil to

    a) droplets of honey from a poisoned pancake
    b) pancakes cooked over too hot a fire
    c) pancakes guarded by a fiery dragon
    d) hot pancakes which turn to dust in the mouth

  14. Pancakes are associated with Shrove Tuesday because they allowed families to

    a) show their skill at cooking
    b) use up their eggs and fats before Lent
    c) invite the priest to their houses to hear their confessions
    d) use their frying pans for one last time before buying a new one for Easter

  15. To establish a record for pancake tossing, your pancake must

    a) weigh under 50 grammes
    b) be in a pan heated to over 180°C
    c) be less than 15cm in diameter
    d) be edible

  16. Fastelavn, "fast eve", is a Danish celebration just before Lent, when it is customary to eat

    a) apples decorated with a picture of a cat
    b) sweet buns
    c) dried figs
    d) fast food from Macdonalds

  17. A restaurant in Uruguay might offer

    a) panicacas
    b) pancapancas
    c) panqueques
    d) patapancos

  18. In India, an appachatti is

    a) a pan for frying pancakes
    b) a conversation among a group of people eating pancakes
    c) a man who delivers pancakes to office workers by bicycle
    d) a curried pancake

  19. A pancake landing is when

    a) a fisherman catches a large flat fish
    b) an aircraft crash-lands without using its wheels
    c) a restaurant organizes a special party for pancake lovers
    d) the banks of a river are composed of flat circular stones

  20. A poem beginning:
        Hear, Land o’ Cakes, and brither Scots,
        Frae Maidenkirk to Johnie Groat’s

    refers to the fondness for oatcakes and pancakes in Scotland. It was written by

    a) William Shakespeare
    b) Queen Victoria
    c) Albert Einstein
    d) Robert Burns