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Guild-y as Sin: Gluttony
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"In 1321, Dante climbed the terraces of Purgatory and saw a new deadly sin on each level. Now the Quiz Makers' Guild is making the same trip and seeing things Dante never dreamed of. The sixth level is Gluttony."
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"It is not a fault to feel pleasure in eating: for it is, generally speaking, impossible to eat without experiencing the delight which food naturally produces." However, it is the way you eat that matters, according to 13th century Italian philosopher, St Thomas Aquinas. Which of the following is not one of the ways in which Aquinas believed you would be committing gluttony?
Laute - eating too expensively
Lentare - eating too slowly
Ardenter - eating too eagerly
Studiose - eating too daintily
Couverture, semi-sweet, dark or white, chocolate comes in many yummy forms and fashions. According to International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) statistics, which continent was, throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, host to the world's most gluttonous country in terms of chocolate consumption per capita?
Which bird, whose name has become synonymous with gluttony, is also known as the Solan Goose?
I hope you find this a big easy question: Of which American city did the law historian Morton J. Horwitz say, "gluttony is a way of life"?
The "Allegory of Gluttony and Lust" is a painting by which early Dutch painter, who also painted "The Garden of Earthly Delights"?
Hugo van der Goes
Jan van Eyck
In what could be the most repulsive Monty Python sketch ever filmed, a morbidly obese man orders (and consumes) everything on the menu. Who played the gluttonous character of Mr. Creosote?
A literal translation of the Italian "il trionfo di gola" would be the triumph of the throat, however in English this is commonly called "the triumph of gluttony." What is "il trionfo di gola"?
An Italian main course with 7 different meat ingredients
A Sicilian dessert
A famous set menu for banquets consisting of 7 separate courses
The contest to find the Italian spaghetti eating champion
This biblical king recorded in Judges 3 is the only man in the Bible who bears the description "a very fat man." He was assassinated by a left handed Israelite who lost his "cubit length" (18 inch) knife because he couldn't get it out of the king's fat rolls. Now that's just nasty. Who was the king?
In Dante's "Inferno," gluttons were punished terribly by being made to lie on the ground, covered in a cold and nasty mixture of hail, sleet and snow. Roald Dahl proposed a different punishment in his children's novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." How is young Augustus Gloop punished for his gluttony in that book?
He is fed to some particularly gluttonous space aliens: the Vermicious Knids.
After chewing experimental gum, he permanently turns a bright shade of purple.
He is sucked through a pipe and into some fudge-making machinery. He ends up being extremely thin.
He is humiliated by being kidnapped by some squirrels and thrown into the garbage chute.
If one could define gluttony as eating what is not absolutely necessary then there is little doubt that one of history's greatest gluttons was Frenchman, Michel Lotito. He gained his fame from his unusual skill of being able to eat anything at all, particularly metal and glass. What was the professional name of this peculiar gourmand, who once ate an entire aeroplane from nose to tail?
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