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How well do you know Pie? Test your PIE-Q!

Pie contest entries 2018, Lindsborg, Red Barn Studio

Let's play a fun game with Pie as the subject!

I will list the questions first and have an answer key at the end. Don't be tempted to scroll to the end... give them your best shot!

1. How many varieties of apples are grown in the USA?

A. 1,000

B. 2,500

C. 500

2. What apple variety is available year round that is good for apple pie?

A. Jonathon

B. Macintosh

C. Granny Smith

3. One pint of blackberries equals how many cups?

A. 1 cup

B. 1 1/2 cups

C. 2 cups

4. Is rhubarb considered a fruit or a vegetable?

5. Where does the word PIE derive from?

6. What are the 4 ingredients used to make a pie crust?

7. What is the key to a flaky crust?

8. The nursery rhyme 'Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie' was based on truth?

True or False

9. Pilgrims brought their favorite family pie recipes with them to America. The native Americans introduced them to what native plants to bake into pies?

A. Pumpkin

B. wild berries

C. nuts

10. Sam Clemens (Mark Twain) was a fan of eating pies. What was his favorite?

A. Wild Blueberry

B. Huckleberry

C. Gooseberry

11. What English poet composed a prose to describe a lovely lady - 'Thy breath is like the steam of apple-pyes!'

A. William Shakespeare

B. William Wordsworth

C. Robert Green

12. What country is the key lime tree native to?

A. United States

B. Cuba

C. Malaysia

13. What is the official state pie in Florida?

A. Coconut Cream

B. Key Lime

C. Mango custard

14. The Greek work for 'large melon' is PEPON. What traditional pie does that word refer to?

A. Pumpkin

B. Squash

C. Watermelon

15. What is a sonker?

How do you think you did, Pie lover???


1. 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the USA

2. Granny Smith

3. 1 1/2 cups

4. Vegetable

5. The word PIE derives from the word MAGPIE - a bird that gathers a wide variety of items to line its nest, just as a crust in lined with a variety of fillings.

6. flour, fat, water, salt

7. keep all your ingredients cold... use ice water

8. True

9. All of the above

10. Huckleberry and wild blueberry

11. Robert Green

12. Malaysia

13. Key Lime

14. Pumpkin

15. A deep dish pie, similar to a cobbler - Appalachian term

Hope you had fun testing your Pie-Q and maybe even learned a little something you didn't know before about pies!

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