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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".
Baba Amte
Mahatma Gandhi
Sheikh Mehtab
Shah Jahan

Question 2:


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

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.
Leo Tolstoy
Alexander Pushkin
Fyodor Dostoevsky
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
Antonio Palacios
Lluís Domènech i Montaner
Antonio Gaudi

Question 5:


This English romantic poet wrote several essays on vegetarianism, including "A Vindication of Natural Diet" and "On the Vegetable System of Diet".
William Ellery Channing
William Blake
Robert Browning
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.
George Bernard Shaw
Samuel Beckett
George Shiels
Oscar Wilde

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.
Titian
Caravaggio
Leonardo da Vinci
Michelangelo

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.
Parmenides
Heraclitus
Pythagoras
Posidonius

Question 9:


This "Flying Finn" was a vegetarian since he was 12 years old.
Ville Ritola
Paavo Nurmi
Hannes Kolehmainen
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.
Isaac Stern
David Oistrakh
Yehudi Menuhin
Oscar Shumsky

 


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