3/15/19 – Apples 2


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.

Hope you celebrated Pi Day in someway yesterday. Ordering pizza is a super easy way to do that. In our usual recaps of the LL questions, there was a recent question about Julia Child and her most famous book. Since we had a book quiz on her just last week, I’m saving that for probably next week. But, let’s go to the tape:

LearnedLeague precedent (LL80, MD13) – Maria Ann Smith, who died in 1870 at age 70 outside Sydney, Australia, survived by her husband, five children, and numerous further descendants, is remembered today for bringing into the world what now-popular food item?

In one of the first World Wednesdays, we had this question in the Australian edition.


Maria Ann Sherwood Smith was the namesake of the Granny Smith apple, and that was the answer. 5CT paying off once again.

Hungry for apples? Well, today’s quiz will hopefully be both red and delicious. Enjoy!

1. In 2018, the US Apple Association announced that what variety of apple had overtaken Red Delicious as the most produced apple in the United States, ending a 50-year run for Red Delicious?

2. The British dish seen here, a pudding made from apples and baked using a Victoria sponge cake mixture, is named for what Biblical figure?

Question 2

3. In 1966, what company known for their apple products acquired the very non-apple product Clamato?

4. What apple product has a name that is derived from the Middle High German word for “whirlpool” or “eddy”?

5. Apples and pears are the best examples of what type of botanical structure, from the Latin for “fruit”, which means the edible flesh arises from the swollen base of the flower, as opposed from the carpels?

Question 5

6. What name is given to the structure of squares seen on desserts like the apple pie seen here? This allows fruit juice to evaporate, and for the fruit to caramelize.

Question 6

Ending our week with a pie question, I wanted to include this photo sent by Erin Milligan-Milburn of her daughter Miri, who was born on March 14th, 2013. Pictured here is Miri appropriately dressed from a few years ago. Miri has a very unique distinction of also being a BWA for a LL question as seen here. Happy belated 6th birthday Miri!


Have a great weekend!


1. Gala
2. Eve’s pudding
3. Mott’s
4. Strudel
5. Pome
6. Lattice

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