8/30/17 – Holy Week – Islam


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

Today is Day 2 of Holy Week here at Five Course Trivia, since religious foods are keen to come up at trivia. Today, we ask questions about foods in Islam. Half the questions are about foods eaten during occasions, and the other half about halal. Enjoy!

1. Flauona, a cheese-filled pastry with raisins and sesame seeds, is eaten during Ramadan on what island nation? A national dish of this country is fasolada, a white bean soup.

Question 1

2. Especially popular in Iran and India, name the pretzel-shaped sweets seen here, made by deep frying maida flour. This treat was often given to the poor during Ramadan.

Question 2

3. A fried batter soaked in syrup, name the dessert seen here from the former Ottoman Empire, which is traditionally eaten during Ramadan (got to get those calories somewhere). The first five letters of its name is shared with a city on the eastern shore of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Question 3

4. According to some traditions, Muhammad broke his fast by eating three of what fruit, which is reflected in the first meal of Iftar, which ends the Ramadan fast?


5. Foods that are within Islamic jurisprudence are called halal. What similar word is used for foods are any topic that is NOT within jurisprudence?

6. An extremely popular Australian dish of 2016, the HSP is made with doner kebab meat, chips, and sauces. What does HSP stand for?

Question 6

7. Found on the corner of 53rd and 6th in Manhattan, name the restaurant franchise whose logo is seen here, starting out as a food cart, and is now becoming an ever expanding franchise around the world?

Question 7

8. The prophet Muhammad once stated “Every intoxicant is khamr, and every khamr is forbidden”In Islam, what is khamr typically regarded as?


1. Cyprus
2. Jalebi
3. Tulumba
4. Dates
5. Haram
6. Halal snack pack
7. The Halal Guys
8. Wine (fermented grape juice, specifically)

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