1. Louis Pasteur, the French microbiologist and chemist, originated the heating process known as pasteurization while investigating the killing of microorganisms in a certain type of fermenting beverage. What was this beverage: pear juice, milk, beer, wine, or apple cider?
2. Name the unique type of food poisoning caused by the consumption of marine reef species that harbor natural toxins originating in certain tropical waters.
3. Which of these is NOT a harmful food-borne pathogen: Campylobacter jejuni, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Salmonella typhimurium, Giardia lamblia, or Yersinia enterocolitica?
4. One of the worst cases of industrial pollution, specifically severe methyl mercury contamination that accumulated in the local seafood population and then adversely affected the human population upon consumption of this seafood, occurred in a small factory town on the west coast of Japan in the 1950s. Name this town.
5. What temperature is ideal for an average refrigerator?
6. What notable novel from 1906 described the horrible conditions found in Chicago's meatpacking industry, eventually leading to sweeping reforms and legislation that provided much safer standards for meat products in the United States?
7. Trichinosis is the infection by a nematode parasite following ingestion of encysted larvae in raw or partially cooked pork. What is the scientific name of this parasite?
8. What is the active compound in chili peppers that makes them so spicy hot?
9. In what year did General Electric introduce the first mass-produced dual-temperature refrigerator, that is, a refrigerator having one section for frozen food and a second for chilled food: 1899, 1919, 1939, 1949, or 1969?
10. In the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, the character played by Paul Newman wins a bet by eating a large number of hard-boiled eggs in one hour. How many eggs did he have to eat: 25, 50, 75, or 100?
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