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1.  Native Americans grew pumpkins hundreds of years before the settlers first arrived.
     What did the Indians use pumpkins for?

(a) Food
(b) Fertilizer
(c) Medicine
(d) All of the above

A:  Food for themselves and their horses

2.  Pumpkin seeds sprout in how many days?

(a) 3 to 5
(b) 5 to 7
(c) 8 to 10
(d) 11 to 14

C:  8 to 10 days

3.  In North and South America, what did archaeologists find to show that pumpkins had been around for hundreds of years?

(a) Pottery with pumpkin designs and shapes
(b) Seeds in old pots
(c) Mosaic art on walls
(d) Paintings on Caves

A:  Pottery that represented many varieties of pumpkins & squashes

4. In the nursery rhyme, "Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater" what did he put in his pumpkin shell?

(a) Gold coins
(b) His knife and fork
(c) His wife
(d) Nothing. He ate the pumpkin.

C:  His Wife


5.  It is believed that the smaller a pumpkin is...

(a) The better its flavor.
(b) The more it will bounce at a punkin chunkin event
(c) The longer it will last
(d) The more protein

A:  The better flavor

6. To encourage pumpkin seeds to sprout quickly, do what?

(a) Soak them in lukewarm water the day before planting.
(b) Toss in a piece of cheese with the seed when planting
(c)  Plant in small pots and keep in the dark 48 hours before planting out in the sunny field.
(d)  None of the above.

A: Soak in lukewarm water

7.  In ancient times, the Jack O'Lantern's purpose was what?

(a) To provide light in the darkness
(b) To signal a courting male that he was welcome to visit (by putting it in the window).
(c) To ward off evil spirits
(d) To frighten animals away from the crops.

C:  Ward off evil spirits

8.  Which part of the plant becomes the pumpkin?

(a) The flower
(b) The buds on the long stems only
(c) The female buds on short stems on top of green bulbous ovaries
(d) None of these.  The pumpkin is a separate growth on the plant.



9. In the fairy tale, "Cinderella,"  what turned into a pumpkin after midnight?

(a) The coach
(b) Her glass slippers
(c) Her purse
(d) She did

A: The coach or carriage

10. As of 2017, the world's biggest pumpkin weighed how much?

(a) 2,001.5 lbs.
(b) 2,379.5 lbs.
(c) 2,591.5 lbs.
(d) 2,623.5 lbs.

D: 2,623.5 lbs. from Germany 

11.  Which of the following states, is one of the largest pumpkin producers in the U.S along with Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.?

(a) California
(b) Kansas
(c) Oklahoma
(d) Texas

A: California


12.  Pumpkins are very nutritious.  Which of the following nutrients do pumpkins have?

(a) Beta Carotene
(b) Vitamin C
(c) Calcium
(d) All of the above

D: All of the above

13. Another name for pumpkin seeds are:

(a) Pummies
(b) Pepitas
(c) Poseetos
(d) There is no other name.

B: Pepitas

14.  The world's largest pumpkin 'festival' is held where?

(a) Lancaster, Pennsylvania
(b) Hutchinson, Kansas
(c) Keene, New Hampshire
(d) Bridgeville, Delaware

C: Keene, New Hampshire

15.  Which "Peanuts" cartoon character believed in 'the great pumpkin?'

(a) Linus
(b) Charlie Brown
(c) Lucy
(d) Peppermint Patty

A:  Linus

16. In folklore medicine, pumpkin was used to treat what medical condition?

(a) Infertility
(b) Intestinal Parasites
(c) Infantigo
(d) Infections

B:  Intestinal Parasites

17.  80% of the pumpkins in the United States are available what time of year?

(a) In August
(b) In September
(c) In October
(d) In November

C: October

18.  The biggest pumpkin tossing competition is called what?

(a)  Pumpkin Smashin'
(b)  Punkin Chunkin'
(c)  Punkin Chuckin'
(d)  Pumpkin Flingin'

B:  Punkin Chunkin

19. Who has a pumpkin for a head?

(a) Jack Skellington
(b) Jack Pumpkinhead
(c) The Headless Horseman 
(d) All of the above

D: All of them did

20.  Pumpkin Juice is a popular drink where?

(a)  At the orphanage where David Copperfield was.
(b)  At "Alice's Restaurant." (song)
(c)  At the Mos Eisley Cantina (Star Wars)
(d)  At the Hogwart's School of Witchcraft (Harry Potter)

(d)  At the Hogwart's School of Witchcraft (Harry Potter) 

21.  Carving pumpkins originated in what country?

(a)  Haiti
(b)  Italy
(c)  Ireland
(d)  Germany

C: Ireland

22.  Pumpkins are classified as what?

(a) Fruit
(b) Vegetable
(c) Flower
(d) Bulb

A:  Fruit


23.  In colonial times, pumpkins were put on a person's head for what reason?

(a) As a guide for cutting their hair
(b) To relieve headaches
(c) To prevent baldness
(d) To show they were stupid  = like dunce caps

A:  Hair Cuts

24.  Pumpkins are very resourceful food providers. However, which part of the pumpkin can't be eaten.

(a) The seeds
(b) The flower
(c) The stem
(d) The pulp

C:  The Stem

25.  Which of the following is a variety of pumpkin?

(a)  Hooligan
(b)  Lumina
(c)  Iron Man
(d)  Cinderella

All of them are!  You are right no matter what you chose.

26.  The pumpkin capitol of the world (and home of Libby Corporation) is:

(a) Morton, Illinois
(b) Addieville, Illinois
(c) Dalzell, Illinois
(d) Oswego, Illinois

A: Morton, Illinois

27.  The term Jack O' Lantern means:

(a) A night watchman
(b) Man with a Lantern
(c) Ignis Fatuus
(d) All of the above

(C)  Ignis Fatuus


28. To say that something is pumpkin-colored means that it's orange.
When did the first use of the word pumpkin refer to a color and not
a vegetable?

(a) 1857
(b) 1899
(c) 1922
(d) 1963

C:  1922


29.  The word 'pumpkin' has been derived due to accents.  It is said that it originally came from the Greek word, 'pepon' meaning large melon.  Then the French interpreted that into the word 'pompon'.  This had a nasal tone, so the English interpreted the French word as 'pumpion.' Having said all that, Shakespeare referred to the 'pumpion' in which of his plays?

(a)  The Merry Wives of Windsor
(b)  The Merchant of Venice
(c)   MacBeath
(d)   Romeo & Juliet

A:  The Merry Wives of Windsor


30.  The first pumpkin pie was not as we know it today.  Instead it was:

(a)  A bunch of pumpkin chunks and cream baked in a terra cotta pot.
(b)  A pumpkin gutted out and filled with milk, spices and honey and then baked in the ashes of a fire.
(c)  A mish-mash mixture of pumpkin pulp that had been boiled and mixed with potatoes and meats and put in a pastry shell and folded over.
(d)  A combination of pumpkin pieces, corn, wild rice wrapped in deer meat and cooked over a fire.

B:  A gutted out pumpkin filled with spices, milk, etc.

31. As of 2017, the biggest pumpkin grown in the US weighed how much?

(a)  1,976 lbs.
(b)  2,311 lbs.
(c)  2,363 lbs.
(d)  2,478 lbs.

C:  2,363 lbs. in Sumner, Washington

32.  All pumpkins are orange. T or F?

F:  Some are white.

33.  What does a teal pumpkin mean on someone's front porch?

(a)  They hate Halloween
(b)  They are away for the evening
(c)  It's a superstitious observance to keep evil spirits away.
(d)  They are not giving giving candy out as a treat.

D:  They are giving a Non-Food item.  The Teal Pumpkin represents your support for kids with food allergies.

34.  Underwater pumpkin carving competitions are becoming popular.  Which of the states below DOES NOT have an underwater pumpkin carving contest?

(a) New York
(b) Pennsylvania
(c) Hawaii
(d) Texas

A: New York

35.  Damariscotta, Maine is known for what?

(a)  Their annual Pumpkin Regatta and Festival
(b)  Growing the largest pumpkins in the US
(c)  The biggest pumpkin pie in the US
(d)  All of the above.

A: The Pumpkin Boat Regatta Race and Festival

36.  How long will a pumpkin last after you carve it?

(a)  3-5 days
(b)  5-10 days
(c)  21 Days
(d)  A month
B: About 5-10 days. Depends on the carving, how much air gets in it, temperature, etc.

37.  Pumpkin has hydroxy acids so masks are made and put on the skin to help with what?

(a) Brighten and tone
(b) Lighten Freckles
(d) Remove warts
(e) All of the above
A: Brighten and Tone.  Helps make collegin also.

38.  Pumpkin spice is really dried pumpkin.  T or F?

F:  No pumpkin in pumpkin spice.  It's cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, etc.

39.  Native American Indians were eating pumpkins long before the Pilgrims came.  Besides eating pumpkins the Indians also dried strips of pumpkin and used them for what purpose?

(a)  Incense in a fire for ceremonies
(b)  Making mats
(c)  Pumpkin Jerky-like snack
(d)  All of the above
B: Making Mats

40.  The Smashing Pumpkins is what?
(a) A Rock Band
(b) A Children's Game
(c) A Video Game
(d) A Horror Movie

A: A Rock Band

Pumpkin Fun main page link



Wikipedia: Pumpkin
Wikipedia - Jack-O'-Lantern
Wikipedia-Pumpkin Color
Pumpkin History - University of Illinois

"Pumpkin Lovers Cookbook" © 2002
Golden West Publishers, Inc.

"How to Grow Squashes & Pumpkins"  © 2003
Anness Publishing, Ltd.

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