WONDER #37: Why Are They Called “Ears” of Corn?

Question 1 of 3

What is the main ingredient in most dry pet food?

  1. corn
  2. wheat
  3. barley
  4. soy

Question 2 of 3

The term “ear” of corn comes from the ancient word “ahs,” which meant what?

  1. ear of corn
  2. sound of corn
  3. husk of corn
  4. cream of corn

Question 3 of 3

The green, leafy layer that covers and protects the kernels on an “ear” of corn is called what?

  1. ear
  2. husk
  3. kernel
  4. blanket

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