American Food Crops
Listen to part of a lecture in a European History Class.
- What is the main purpose of the lecture?
- A. To describe the trade in food crops between Europe and Americas.
- B. To describe the introduction of American food crops to Europeans.
- C. To describe the influence of American food crops on traditional European dishes.
- D. To describe the difficulties of growing American food crops in European climates.
- What does the professor imply about certain plants in the nightshade family?
- A. They grow best in Mediterranean climates.
- B. Their leaves are high in nutritional value.
- C. They were mistakenly believed to be related to potatoes.
- D. They are dangerous when eaten by human beings.
- What does the professor imply about Thomas Jefferson’s attitude toward tomatoes?
- A. It was typical of his unconventional way of thinking.
- B. It helped to advance his political career.
- C. It changed the eating habits of North Americans.
- D. It helped to make tomatoes popular in Europe.
- According to the professor, what was the long-term effect of the introduction of American corn and potatoes to Europe?
- A. It had a negative effect on the nutritional intake of people living near the Mediterranean Sea.
- B. It contributed to a shift in the balance of power from southern Europe to northern Europe.
- C. It encouraged the development of new types of cuisine in southern Europe.
- D. It led to the failure of many native European grain crops.
- According to the professor ,what is one of the reasons why potatoes became popular in Ireland?
- A. Potatoes were more nourishing than native Irish food crops.
- B. Potatoes grew better at higher altitudes than native Irish crops.
- C. Political leaders in Ireland encouraged the cultivation of potatoes.
- D. People in Ireland were not aware that potatoes are members of the nightshade family.
- What can be inferred about the professor when she says this: 🎧
- A. She expects the student to provide an answer to her question.
- B. She is surprised by the student’s question.
- C. She thinks that she knows what the student was going to ask.
- D. She expects other students in the class to express their opinions.
B D A B A C