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Contemporary Comestibles Quiz: Paula Deen Edition, Y'All!

July 4, 2013

1. Which of the following has former restaurant manager Lisa Jackson accused Paula Deen of saying? a. "I am going to do something I have never done: I am going to put a woman in a man's job." b. "If you think I have worked this hard to lose everything because of a piece of p---y, you better think again." c. "They should send President Obama to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico so he could n---er-rig it." d. "What I would really like is a bunch of little n---ers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties. Now that would be a true Southern wedding, wouldn't it?" 2. Deen learned to cook as a way to deal with ... a. ... crippling agoraphobia. b. ... an abusive husband. c. ... an eating disorder. d. ... an overbearing mother-in-law. 3. Which of the following did Deen not say during her deposition? a. "Most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks ? I can't determine what offends another person." b. "I don't usually use 'African-Americans.' ... I try to go with whatever the black race is wanting to call themselves at each given time." c. "It's very distressing for me to go into my kitchen and I hear what these young people are calling each other. It's very, very distressing." d. "[T]hat's just not a word that we use as time has gone on. Things have changed since the '60s in the South. And my children and my brother object to that word being used in any cruel or mean behavior. As well as I do." 4. Which of the following companies has not dropped Deen following the firestorm that erupted after details of her deposition were made public? a. QVC b. Novo Nordisk c. Epicurean Butter d. Caesars Entertainment 5. But not to worry, Deen was offered a six-figure payday for "very little work" after the scandal broke by which company? a. Chick-fil-A b. National Association for the Advancement of White People c. Land O' Lakes d., a porn company specializing in older performers 6. Speaking of, um, movies, Deen made her feature-film debut in what 2005 film? a. Because of Winn-Dixie b. Elizabethtown c. Brokeback Mountain d. The Dukes of Hazzard 7. Deen disclosed that she'd been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes ... a. ... immediately after being made aware of her diagnosis. b. ... after a long discussion with her family and a personal spiritual revelation, a month after diagnosis. c. ... a year after the diagnosis, but only after her PR company informed her she risked destroying her public image if she continued to peddle high-fat, high-sugar recipes without coming clean about her own health. d. ... three years after her diagnosis, after being tapped to become a paid spokeswoman for a pharmaceutical company whose major product is insulin. 8. Fill in the Blank: On "The View," Barbara Walters took Deen to task for parts of Paula Deen's Cookbook for...

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