Smarty Pants Quiz: Fruits and Vegetables


In honor of the Winter Produce Challenge, this quiz is about one of my favorite topics – fruits and vegetables.

  1. Which of the following is a vegetable: a bell pepper, a cucumber, a pumpkin, or asparagus?
  1. Which of the following is not a berry: a grape, a kiwi, a banana, or an apricot?
  1. One cup of the following has as much calcium as one cup of milk: dried figs, avocado, leeks, or peaches?
  1. Which fruit can contain a small amount of cyanide: blueberries, watermelon, cherries, or lemons?
  1. Which fruit should be stored upside down: peaches, apples, oranges, strawberries?
  1. Which of these vegetables is a flower: broccoli, squash, kale, radicchio?
  1. Which fruit contains hesperidin, a phytonutrient that may help to maintain the health of brain tissue: orange, grapes, honeydew, or mango?
  1. Production of this type of apple has tripled in recent years: Honey Crisp, Rome Beauty, Jonagold, Red Delicious?
  1. Which of these fruits has the most vitamin C: ½ cup blackberries, 1 cup green grapes, 1 medium apple, or a plum?
  1. Which of these fruits has the most fiber: a pear, a papaya, a kiwi, or a guava?


  1. Asparagus
  2. An apricot
  3. Figs
  4. Cherries
  5. Peaches
  6. Broccoli
  7. Orange
  8. Honey Crisp
  9. ½ cup blackberries
  10. Pear