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Guild-y as Sin: Lust
Thematic 10Q Tough
"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. We wrap up our tour with our seventh and final sin, lust."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
"We all have a love of trivia," says Patricck, "and look at each other's badges with lust, I'm sure. But, what does Matthew 5:28 say about anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye?"
He must immediately avert his gaze.
He must remember that you can look but not touch.
He will never be admitted into the kingdom of heaven.
He has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
"Of course," says Darksplash, "You're not the only one who knows about lust. OK, it may not have been the Gettysburg Address, but this was way up there among the most memorable of quotes by an (at the time aspiring) American President:
'I have looked on a lot of women with lust. I have committed adultery in my heart many times. God recognizes I will do that, and forgives me.'
"Who said it?"
George W. Bush
"Why stop with women?" says Solan_goose. "If you had just been enjoying Lusty Glaze and Brown Willy, what would you have been doing?"
Sitting in a bar in South Africa
Listening to a Paolo Nutini album
Sitting in a "coffee shop" in Amsterdam
Having a holiday/vacation in Cornwall
"Let's not make light of lust! It is, after all, a deadly sin," says TemptressToo. "No stranger to tales of lust and vengeance, what author is credited with this lusty quote?"
"'Love comforteth like sunshine after rain, But lust's effect is tempest after sun; Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain, Lust's winter comes ere summer half be done; Love surfeit's not, Lust like a glutton dies, Love is all truth, Lust full.'"
"Speaking of the Classics," says CellarDoor, "lust isn't just a human sin: the divine have had trouble with it, too! Zeus, king of the Greek gods, just couldn't stay away from women and goddesses who were not his wife -- and often resorted to complex subterfuges in order to have his way. Which of these women was NOT involved in one of Zeus's lustful episodes?"
"But lust is not godlike!" interrupts Darksplash. "For instance, who said, 'I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust'?"
According to the bookworm (or should that be BookBeagle?) in the 'Miss Silver' books by Patricia Wentworth, the eponymous heroine often gives 'The lust of gain, in the spirit of Cain' as a motive for crime, usually murder. But which poet's work does this come from?
Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
Jeffrey Archer's 'Kane and Abel'
Burns' 'To a Mouse'
"But then," interjects Klavierstueck, cutting off Quiz_Beagle, "what of other kinds of lust? What about lust for knowledge? After all, quoth a famous 17th-century English philosopher: 'Curiosity is the lust of the mind.' Which philosopher said this?"
After watching another inept performance by his favourite football team, Snowman just wished they showed a lust for winning, and that got him thinking that the 1956 movie "Lust For Life" was based on a novel of the same name by the author Irving Stone. Following the path of an artistic genius from his early days as a painter to his eventual self-destruction, the story is based on the letters written by the artist to his brother, Theo. Who was the artist, portrayed by Kirk Douglas, that was the subject of the movie?
Rembrandt van Rijn
Vincent van Gogh
All of this reminded Darksplash that Van Gogh did not make much money while he was alive, unlike a certain pop star who turned his hand to advertising car insurance on British television. Which star once sang:
"Well, I'm just a modern guy
Of course, I've had it in the ear before
'Cause of a lust for life
'Cause of a lust for life"?
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