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  1. The term for the craft of maturing and aging cheeses is?
    (a) Affinage (b) Epoquement (c) Maturing
  2. When did cheese rationing stop after WW2?
    (a) 1947 (b) 1960 (c) 1954
  3. In which century did people begin to start dying cheese orange to fool people into thinking it was a better quality?
    (a) 16th Century (b) 17th Century (c) 18th Century
  4. Is Stinking Bishop cheese named after?
    (a) The sour milk used in production (b) A legend about a local Bishop (c) A pear
  5. A cheese described as "Rich" is?
    (a) Expensive (b) Super creamy (c) Full flavoured
  6. What does Tom Hanks compare life to in Forest Gump?
    (a) A box of chocolates (b) A bowl of cherries (c) An elevator, a lot of ups and downs.
  7. What is a bear market?
    (a) When share prices in general fall by 20% or more for one or more years (b) When share prices in general fall by 10% or more for one or more years (c) When share prices move up and down violently in any one year
  8. Which country in the OECD had the highest marginal tax rate in 2019 covering income tax and social security?
    (a) Sweden (b) United Kingdom (c) Slovenia

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  1. (a) Affinage
  2. (c) 1954 (Although rationing formally ended in 1954, cheese production remained depressed for decades afterwards. During rationing, most milk in Britain was used to make one kind of cheese, nicknamed Government Cheddar)
  3. (b) 17th Century (English cheesemakers realized that they could make more money if they skimmed off the cream — to sell it separately or make butter from it. But in doing so, most of the colour was lost, since the natural orange pigment is carried in the fatty cream. They began adding colouring from saffron, marigold and carrot juice to pass their products off as the full-fat, naturally yellowish-orange cheese that Londoners had come to expect.)
  4. (c) A Pear, in this case one that was used to wash the rind. That pear was known as stinking bishop
  5. (b) Super creamy
  6. (a) My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.”
  7. (b) When share prices in general fall by 10% or more for one or more years
  8. (c) Slovenia - Sweden 60.2 % United Kingdom 47% Slovenia 61.1%

 

 

 

 

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