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The Ultimate Pancake Quiz!

How much do you know about the greatest food ever invented? Test your pancake trivia now!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  February 2nd 2023

Pancake Day – also known as Shrove Tuesday – is a traditional Christian celebration which takes place in many countries. It's not new – it dates back to the 16th century!

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period where people reflect on the period of time Jesus fasted in the desert, often by not having a specific treat. The custom of eating pancakes on this day started as a way to use up rich ingredients such as eggs, sugar, and butter, which were traditionally avoided during this time. 

Today, Pancake Day is celebrated in different ways all around the globe, with many people enjoying sweet or savoury pancakes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Once you've taken this quiz, why not check out our hilarious pancake jokes, find out which kind of pancake you are, or check out this video which will teach you how to draw a perfect pancake!

Are you a Pancake Day expert? Find out now by taking this quiz!

1/10 A Roman soldier against a pancake background

Romans made the first pancakes and called them Alita Dolcia. What does that Latin name mean?

2/10 Potato pancakes

Potato pancakes – or latkes – are traditionally served during which Jewish festival?

3/10 Maple syrup and pancakes

Which country produces 80% of the world's maple syrup?

4/10 An egg with a happy face

In the UK, how many eggs are used on Pancake Day?

5/10 William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare mentioned pancakes in some of his plays. True or false?

6/10 A pancake record with a hand holding a stopwatch

The Guiness World Record for the most pancakes served in eight hours is...

7/10 A huge pile of pancakes

Andrei Smirnov from Russia ate how many pancakes in one hour?

8/10 A builder standing next to a huge pancake

The largest pancake ever made was how many metres wide? 

9/10 A pancake being flipped

Dean Gould holds the record for flipping a pancake 349 times in 1995. How many minutes did it take him?

10/10 A folded crêpe with a cheerful face

Which country are famous for their crêpes?

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