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November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month! How much do you know about peanut butter?

1. On an annual basis, approximately how much of the U.S. peanut crop is used to make peanut butter?

a. 10%     b. 90%      c. 50%     d. 1%

2. It’s one of the most recognizable labels in the United States. Which one of these depicts the true Jif logo?

jiffy                                                                                                                  

3.  True or False: Peanut butter was invented in 1903 by George Washington Carver.

4. Reese’s Pieces peanut butter-flavored candies appeared prominently in which of these 1980s motion pictures?

a.  The Breakfast Club     b.  Back To The Future     c. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial     d. Ghostbusters

5. True or False: Elvis Presley once spent more than $5000 to fly 21 of his friends to Colorado to enjoy a peanut butter, jelly, and bacon sandwich.

6. Jimmy Carter was the second U.S. president who worked as a peanut farmer before (and after) taking office. Who was the first?

a. Thomas Jefferson     b. Harry Truman     c. Warren Harding     d. Ulysses Grant

7. True or False: The United States grows about two-thirds of the world’s peanut crop each year.

8. A 2005 survey by the folks at Smuckers revealed that grape jelly is the top choice for peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. What flavor jelly ranked second on the list?

a. apple     b.  orange marmelade     c. strawberry     d. blackberry

How do you think you did?  I’ll put the answers in the comments section.  Thanks to Mental Floss for the quiz.

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2 Responses to “peanut butter”

  1. queenbeestephanie Says:

    1. c – 50 percent (About half the peanuts produced in America end up becoming peanut butter.)

    2. a – the logo with the red, blue, then green stripes.

    3. false (While he did devise many clever uses for peanuts, peanut butter had already been around for at least 12 years by the time Carver began his research.)

    4. c – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Sales of the candy increased drastically following its use in the film.)

    5. true – The sandwich (made with a pound of bacon, a jar of peanut butter and a jar of jelly, toasted inside a large roll) was known as the Fools Gold Loaf.

    6. a- Thomas Jefferson (Jefferson grew them on the farmland surrounding his Virginia home, Monticello.)

    7. false (Actually, it’s only about 5 percent. China and India are the world’s largest peanut producers, at 40% and 20% of the world crop, respectively.)

    8. c- strawberry (The same poll revealed that about 70% of PB&J eaters preferred smooth peanut butter over the crunchy variety. )

  2. blythe123 Says:

    1b
    2a
    2 faluse
    4c
    5 faluse
    6a
    7false
    8c
    i’m just guessing

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