A step-by-step learning process about the making of sugar in a quzzical way. Each question is linked to the other so don't try jumping.


From which plant do we primarily make sugar?

  • Sugarcane

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  • Beetroot

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  • Toddy palm

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  • Date palm

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Sugarcane is harvested 10 to 12 months after it is sown but which are the favourable months for sowing it?


After the harvest, sugarcane is shredded into small pieces and crushed using very heavy rollers to squeeze out the juice. What is this process called?

  • Squeezing

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  • Condensation

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  • Extraction

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  • Liquidation

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The juice obtained from extraction is quite acidic, thick and not so sweet but what is its colour?

  • Yellow

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  • Greyish-green

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  • Red

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  • Colourless

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The crushed fibre of the sugarcane is burnt in the furnace of the industry to facilitate power generation. What is this fibre called?

  • Molasses

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  • Bagasse

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  • Husk

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  • Bark

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The milky juice is then clarified by removing the impurities. In this process lime is added to the juice and passed through a gas. What gas is it?

  • Nitrogen dioxide

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  • Hydrogen

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  • Hydrogen peroxide

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  • Carbon dioxide

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After clarification, the juice is filtered to get a clear solution. It is then treated with granular carbons that have a property to hold the colouring matter on their surface (adsorption). What is this process called?

  • Sedimentation

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  • Absorption

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  • Decolourisation

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  • Filtration

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After decolourisation, the carbon is filtered away but the juice is too dilute for optimum energy consumption. What is done to remove excess water?

  • Crystallization

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  • Evaporation

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  • Decantation

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  • Filtration

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After evaporation, the sugar solution is boiled and thickened until sugar crystals begin to appear. These crystals are grown by adding more syrup until the desired size is obtained. What is the mixture of sugar crystals along with the solution called?

  • Liquid sugar

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  • Castor sugar

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  • Jaggery

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  • Massecuite

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Massecuite is then poured into large containers with holes and the liquid molasses are thrown out leaving behind the sugar crystals in the bowl. What is this process called?

  • Centrifugation

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  • Separation

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  • Sifting

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  • Homogenisation

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