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Brownielocks and The 3 Bears
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To get in the mood, we dressed up for Halloween 2006
as
Yummy, Nummy, Delicious Donuts + A Hole!

(Note: It's spelled either  Doughnut or Donut. Both are correct.)

Ma Ma Bear
Powdered Donut

Brownielocks
Donut with Sprinkles

Billy Bear
A Donut Hole with Cinnamon Sugar

PaPa Bear
Chocolate-covered
Donut

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1. William Rosenberg founded which donut company?

(a) Dunkin' Donuts
(b) Krispy Kreme Donuts
(c) Winchell's Doughnuts

2. Which organization is credited with making the doughnut popular in the US?

(a) Red Cross
(b) Salvation Army
(c)  Police Departments

3. The donut shape is made how?

(a) By rolling a long rope and then making it connect at the end to form a circular shape.
(b) By rolling the dough out and then cutting the shape with a donut cutter.
(c) By using a donut batter dropper
(d) All of the above

4. The term "Doughboy" in WWI, originated due to the fact that the soldiers ate a lot of donuts? True or False?

5. The size of the donut hole has gotten bigger through the years. True or False?

 

6. The reason the donut has a hole in the middle is:

(a) It's easier to retrieve it out of the hot oil once it is cooked.
(b) To make cooking easier so there's nothing raw in the middle.
(c)  Because it's easier to hold and eat with a hole.

7. Which cartoon character is a big donut eating fan?

(a) Brutus (from Popeye)
(b) Dagwood (from Blondie)
(c) Homer Simpson (from The Simpsons)

8. Randy's Doughnuts (built in 1952)  in Inglewood, CA has the largest doughnut statue on top of it's building in the USA.  How wide is this donut?

(a) 20 feet in diameter
(b) 22 feet in diameter
(c) 25 feet in diameter

9. "Olykoeck" is said to be the original word for donut. It means "oily cake."  What language is it said to originate from?

(a) Celtic
(b) Dutch
(c) Russian

 

10. Captain Hanson Crockett Gregory is believed to be the man responsible for putting the hole in the donuts.  Why?

(a) He told his mother to put a hole in the middle because he was sick of eating raw dough in the center that wouldn't cook.
(b) His mother was a good baker, and she'd fill the "oily cakes" she made with a hazelnut in the middle.  Captain Gregory didn't like the nuts and he'd pop them out first before eating, thus creating a hole in the center.
(c) He told the ship's cook to make them with holes in the middle so he could stick them on the ship's wheel while he was steering the ship.
(d) All of the above.

11. Which famous Rock and Roll singer sang a jingle for Southern Maid Donuts?

(a) Elvis Presley
(b) Buddy Holly
(c) Jerry Lee Lewis


12. Who invented the donut machine?

(a) Andrew Carnegie
(b) Andrew Levitt
(c) Andrew Jackson

13.  There was an organization called The National Dunking Association which gave out memberships cards.  True or False?

14. Paczki are what?

(a) What a dozen donuts are called in Russia.
(b) What a jam-filled donuts is called in Poland.
(c) What little Pac Men eat.

15. The first American Food Promotion Month ever was "Donut Month."  True or False?

16. Andrew Levitt did this to help sell his donuts:

(a) Gave out free samples
(b) Put his donut machine in the window so the public could watch them being made.
(c) Put up big neon donut signs all over Times Square.
(d) All of the above

17. The first donuts were packaged as follows:

(a) In a box of 12, wrapped in wax paper.
(b) In a bag of 6, wrapped in wax paper.
(c) Stacked in a paper cup-like canister, of 6.

18. A "doughface" is what?

(a) Someone who supported slavery during the Civil War.
(b) Someone who makes doughnuts.
(c) Someone who has a swollen face due to medication.

19. Donuts with a twisted-rope shape are often called what?

(a) Crullers
(b) Rollers
(c) Twisters

 

20. Andrew Levitt, who invented the doughnut machine, founded which brand of doughnuts?

(a) Mayflower Donuts
(b) Man's Best Friend Donuts
(c) MaMa's Best Donuts

21. The geometric name for a dough-nut shape is?

(a) Vesica Piscis
(b) Toroid
(c) Ellipse


22. In Germany, a "Pfannkuchen" is what?

(a) A jelly-filled donut.
(b) A very puffy donut.
(c) A pan-fried donut

 

23. Native Americans believe that they were the first to have created the donut.  The Shawnee made cakes from fried cornmeal dough, often sweetened with sap. Today, they are more commonly called:

(a) Fritters
(b) Johnny Cakes
(c) Cornmeal Cookies

 

24.The donut-shape has been around for thousands of years. It's been used in ancient coins, jewelry, carvings, stones, and even today in the form of space ships.  But, the origin of a circle with a hole in the middle  is believed to go back to the philosophical symbol called the "uroboros" which represents what as eternity?

(a) Eclipse of the Sun and Moon
(b) Goodness with Evil in center
(c) Snake in a circle biting it's own tail

25. One average, plain cake donut (no sugar, no frosting, no nothing! ) is approximately how many calories?

(a) 100 Calories
(b) 110 Calories
(c) 120 Calories

26. Items that share similar essential attributes (regardless if they are dissimilar as far as materials they are made of, etc.) are called "topologically equivalents."   Therefore, which one of the following items is topologically equivalent with a donut?

(a) A coffee cup
(b) A roll of scotch tape
(c) Both of these items
(d) None of these items

27. After winning a  car race, many drivers do a "victory donut" which is what?

(a) Driving the race track again,  drinking milk and eating a donut.
(b) Driving their racecar in high speed, with a sharp turn resulting in a big circle
(c) Holding their arms above their head forming a circle for a few seconds after getting out of the car.

28. Yap Island in Micronesia is famous for it's coins that are donut-shaped. Why are their coins so special besides the shape?

(a) They are the largest solid gold coins made.
(b) They are 10' in diameter and the biggest coins known to be made.
(c)  They use them for catching fish and not monetary use.

29. Which of the following artists created a painting of donuts, using real sugar on top of them in the picture?

(a) Stephen Cornell
(b) Andy Warhol
(c) Jackson Pollock

30. The Italian word for donut is "Ciambelli" which means what?"

(a) Tire
(b) Round Bell
(c) Beautiful Circle

31. Besides making donuts for the soldiers during the wars, The Salvation Army also made donuts for this group?

(a) Immigrants arriving from Ellis Island
(b) Immigrants after they got their citizenship
(c) Immigrants who were being deported

32. Stanley Aloysius Anderson is called "Stan, Stan The Donut Man" because?

(a) He was the first to mass-produce donuts on a commercial scale to sell in grocery stores and not local bakeries.
(b) He gave donuts out to thousands of school children during the Great Depression.
(c) He gave out thousands of donuts to soldiers in WWII.

33. As of 2004, Dunkin' Donuts had this many varieties of donuts?

(a) 28
(b) 37
(c) 52

34. Donut shop, "Coffee An' " sent which president free donuts?

(a) Bill Clinton
(b) Jimmy Carter
(c) Ronald Reagan

35. Shizuka Arakawa won the Gold Medal in figure skating in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.  She was the first Japanese woman to win a medal in figure skating for her country. She was also the only athlete to win a medal for Japan in  the 2006 Olympics.  To honor her achievment, "Doughnut Plant NY"  in Japan did what?

(a) Made donuts that looked like the Olympic Medal
(b) Made donuts topped with real gold leaf frosting
(c) Made donuts that looked like a figure skate


Some prefer the dainty grip,
While some prefer the mighty fist.
And, some grab it till it chokes.
But, best of all...just let it soak!

(National Donut Dunking Association Motto)


As you ramble through life, Brother,
Whatever be your Goal,
Keep your eye upon the Doughnut
And not upon the Hole!

(Author unknown)

Here are the lyrics to
 "The Donut Song" 
Sung by Burl Ives

 When you walk the streets you'll have no cares
        If you walk the lines and not the squares.
           As you go through life make this your goal:
Watch the donut, not the hole!

It's written on the rainbow, in letters made of gold.
Written on the rainbow, there's wisdom to behold.
My friend the little sparrow 
Flew close enough to see.
Written on the  rainbow is this philosophy...

When you walk the streets you'll have no cares
        If you walk the lines and not the squares.
           As you go through life make this your goal:
Watch the donut, not the hole!

[It's written on the rainbow, in letters made of gold.]
[Written on the rainbow, there's wisdom to behold.]

My friend the little sparrow 
Agrees it must be so.
Little angels wrote it, so folks on earth would know...

When you walk the streets you'll have no cares
        If you walk the lines and not the squares.
           As you go through life make this your goal:
Watch the donut, not the hole!

{Musical interlude then 2nd Verse}

When you walk the streets you'll have no cares
        If you walk the lines and not the squares.
           As you go through life make this your goal:
Watch the donut, not the hole!

[Watch the donut, not the hole!]

I'm off to jolly England
 Where bulldogs all wear pants.
Off to Pango Pango where alligators dance.
My friend the little sparrow 
Will take me when he flies.
Even to the rainbow to read with my own eyes.


 When you walk the streets you'll have no cares
        If you walk the lines and not the squares.
           As you go through life make this your goal:
Watch the donut, not the hole!

It's written on the rainbow, in letters made of gold.
Written on the rainbow, there's wisdom to behold.
My friend the little sparrow 
Flew close enough to see.
Written on the  rainbow is this philosophy...

 When you walk the streets you'll have no cares
        If you walk the lines and not the squares.
           As you go through life make this your goal:
Watch the donut, not the hole!

Watch the donut, not the hole!

Visit our main Halloween page to see us in previous costumes and presentations.

Sources:
Southern Maid Doughnuts
Wikipedia.org/Donuts
Fitwatch.com

"The Donut Book" by Sally Levitt Steinberg
Storey Publishing 2004

"Why Do Donuts Have Holes?" by Don Voorhees
Citadel Press 2004

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