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Famous Vegetarians

written by: mugimtv
 
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls the whole world would be vegetarian." Well, maybe not all the world, but all the people in this quiz were vegetarians for the better part of their lives. Can you name them?

Question 1:


This Indian peace activist, who was assassinated in 1948, wrote the book "The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism".
Mahatma Gandhi
Shah Jahan
Baba Amte
Sheikh Mehtab

Question 2:


This American photographer wrote several cookbooks and introduced a line of frozen vegetarian meals in 1991.
Lee Miller
Linda McCartney
Pat Booth
Amy Berliner

Question 3:


This Russian writer was the author of "The Death of Ivan Ilyich", "War and Peace" as well as of several essays on vegetarianism.
Alexander Pushkin
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Leo Tolstoy
Maxim Gorky

Question 4:


This Spanish architect, whose best works include Casa Milà and Casa Batllóollowed in Barcelona, was a strict vegetarian from an early age because of his rheumatism.
Josep Lluís Sert
Lluís Domènech i Montaner
Antonio Gaudi
Antonio Palacios

Question 5:


This English romantic poet wrote several essays on vegetarianism, including "A Vindication of Natural Diet" and "On the Vegetable System of Diet".
Robert Browning
William Blake
William Ellery Channing
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Question 6:


This Irish playwright became a vegetarian at the age of twenty-five, after hearing a lecture by H. F. Lester.
Oscar Wilde
George Bernard Shaw
George Shiels
Samuel Beckett

Question 7:


This Italian artist, who painted "The Virgin of the Rocks", was one of the first supporters of vegetarianism when it reappeared as a philosophy during the Renaissance.
Michelangelo
Caravaggio
Titian
Leonardo da Vinci

Question 8:


"As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love." is a quote by this ancient Greek mystic and mathematician.
Pythagoras
Posidonius
Heraclitus
Parmenides

Question 9:


This "Flying Finn" was a vegetarian since he was 12 years old.
Hannes Kolehmainen
Paavo Nurmi
Ville Ritola
Lasse Virén

Question 10:


This virtuoso violinist and conductor, born in New York to Belorussian Jewish parents, became vegetarian after his encounter with yoga, Indian culture and Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar.
Yehudi Menuhin
David Oistrakh
Oscar Shumsky
Isaac Stern

 


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