Christmas and holiday entertaining quiz printable version without answers

Q1. You should always wash turkeys or other poultry before cooking:

a) True

b) False

 Q2. Your fridge should run at or below:

a) 2 °C

b) 5 °C

c) 10 °C

Q3. If you want to refrigerate or freeze hot Christmas leftovers you should divide them into small portions and:

a) Cool them to room temperature first

b) Wait until they stop steaming first

c) Put them straight into the fridge or freezer


Q4.You can tell if the turkey or other poultry is cooked safely by:

a) Tasting it

b) Using a thermometer to check it has reached 75°C in the thickest part

c) Checking meat juices aren’t pink

d) All of the above

Q5. To make room in your fridge for perishable food you can safely remove:

a) Alcoholic and soft drinks

b) Cooked rice and pasta salads

c) Pickles and jams

d) Christmas hams on the bone

Q6. The Christmas ham will last for several months:

a) True

b) False

Q7. When you are eating outdoors you should only bring salads, pates, spreads, dips and other perishable products outside:

a) As soon as the first guest arrives

b) Wait until half of the guests have arrived to bring out the perishables.

c) Have the perishable foods on the table well covered with plastic film ready for guests to arrive

d) Bring out the perishables only when your guests are ready to start eating

 Q8. If you are serving dips, salads, cold meats and other perishable foods you should:

a) Put them all out at once so guests can feel comfortable that there is enough for everyone

b) Put out half of what you have and top up as the meal progresses

c) Remove the container after it has been out for more than 2 hours, discard any remaining food and replace with a fresh container

Q.9 If you are pregnant or immune compromised you should avoid eating at parties:

a) Soft, semi-soft and surface-ripened cheeses, sliced cold meats, and pate

b) Cold sliced meats

c) Chilled seafood such as raw oysters, sashimi and sushi, smoked ready-to-eat seafood and cooked ready-to-eat prawns

d) Pre-prepared salads

e) All of the above

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