The History of Chocolate: Timeline & Facts


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How was the first chocolate originally eaten?

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1. Who was responsible for bringing chocolate to Europe?

2. How did Johannes van Houten improve the chocolate-making process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the history of chocolate. If you would like to pass the quiz, you should know about topics such as chocolate consumption and chocolate in Europe.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following in these assessments more closely:

  • Person who brought chocolate to Europe
  • Groups of people who drank chocolate in ancient Mexico
  • How the first chocolate was consumed
  • Reason why Olmecs, Aztecs, and Mayans consumed chocolate
  • Improvements Johannes van Houten made to chocolate

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on chocolate
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what Johannes van Houten did to refine the chocolate-making process easier
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the groups of people who enjoyed chocolate in ancient Mexico

Additional Learning

If you would like to gain more knowledge of chocolate, check out the affiliated lesson called The History of Chocolate: Timeline & Facts. You will learn more about the following from this lesson:

  • How chocolate was first discovered through the cacao plant
  • The influence cacao beans had on trade and currency
  • Events that occurred once chocolate was brought to Europe
  • Contemporary advances that were made with chocolate
  • When the Cadbury company and Nestle Company were established