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## About This Quiz

We don't know about you, but no matter how many times we learned the food measurement system, it just never sunk in. If you're like us, then, this quiz might make you even more confused -- but who knows, it could help!
All I have handy is a teaspoon, and the recipe calls for a tablespoon. How many times should I fill the teaspoon?

2

3

4

Correct Answer

Wrong Answer

A tablespoon is equal to about 3 teaspoons.

How many tablespoons are in a cup?

8

16

32

Correct Answer

Wrong Answer

There are 16 tablespoons in a cup.

This recipe calls for a cup of fresh basil, but all I have is dried. How much should I use?

16 teaspoons

8 tablespoons

a half cup

Correct Answer

Wrong Answer

The rule of thumb is a teaspoon of dried leaves for every tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs. So -- deep breath -- if there are 16 tablespoons in a cup, you would need 16 teaspoons of dried basil.

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How much is "a dash"?

6 drops

a quarter-teaspoon

an eighth of an ounce

Correct Answer

Wrong Answer

If a recipe calls for a dash of a liquid, use 6 drops.

I need 4 cups of apples to make this pie. So how many apples is that?

2

4

6

Correct Answer

Wrong Answer

This is an easy one -- an apple generally equals 1 cup. So you'd need 4 apples.

If I'm supposed to end up with 4 cups of cooked macaroni, how much dry pasta would I have to use?

8 ounces

2 cups

1 quart

Correct Answer

Wrong Answer

You'll need a cup of dry macaroni, so that's 8 ounces.

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How many cups can I get out of this gallon of milk?

8

16

32

Correct Answer

Wrong Answer

There are 16 cups in that gallon. Or 128 ounces. Or 256 tablespoons.

If my recipe calls for a cup of egg whites, how many eggs will I need?

two

four

six

Correct Answer

Wrong Answer

You're going to have to separate six or seven large eggs. Good luck.

I just picked a bushel of corn. How many pecks is that?

4

8

16

Correct Answer

Wrong Answer

It takes 4 pecks to make a bushel.

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