Cigar Trivia Quiz
Compiled by Ian Pepper from various books and online sources
1) What is a puro?
a) A cigar made from 100% tobacco with no additives
b) A cigar made with the tobacco from one country only
c) A top class cigar roller
d) A generic name for a cigar
2) What is a chaveta?
a) A cigar making tool
b) A cigar taster
c) The bit chopped off a cigar when it is cut to size
d) None of the above, I made it up
3) Opus X is Fuentes flagship cigar range, but Fuente were recently involved in a legal battle with Mondavi wines of California. Why?
a) Robert Mondavi believes Opus X is overpriced and wants the price dropped
b) Mondavi were contesting the name vs. their Opus One wine
c) Mondavi find the Fuente cigars far better than conventional bottle corks
d) None of the above
4) What is a filetador?
a) A US slang term for a home made humidor
b) The person who applies the lithographs to cigars boxes
c) The desk a cigar roller works at
d) None of the above, just a figment of my imagination
5) What is a torpedo cigar?
a) A cigar thats tapered at the foot.
b) A cigar thats tapered at both ends.
c) A cigar thats tapered at the head.
d) Another (older) name for a panatela.
6) A culebras is an unusual cigar in that:
a) Its three panatelas twisted together
b) You can light either end, as both ends are cut
c) It has a green wrapper
d) The tobacco is not fermented
7) Cigars are capped at the head, and thus must be cut before lighting. Why are they capped?
a) Its the way they are rolled, the cigar would unravel otherwise
b) Its traditional
c) To distinguish them from machine made cigars
d) No particular reason
8) The famous Cuban Cohiba cigars made their public debut (in a slightly different guise) in what year?
9) The Cohiba box features a silhouette of a head. Whos head?
a) Its a copy of a cameo brooch of Eduardo Riberas (creator of Cohiba) mother
b) Its something dreamed up by a marketing agency
c) Its the legendary Cuban warrior Hautey
d) Its a relief from a statue in Castros presidential palace
10) What does the word Cohiba mean?
a) The Taino word for cigar
b) The Taino word for tobacco
c) In Castellan, slang for the best
d) Nothing at all, it was made up by Cubatabaco SA