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Quiz about Guildy as Sin Gluttony
Quiz about Guildy as Sin Gluttony

Guild-y as Sin: Gluttony Trivia Quiz


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.

A multiple-choice quiz by Snowman. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Snowman
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
321,416
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Avg Score
6 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. "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? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. 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? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which bird, whose name has become synonymous with gluttony, is also known as the Solan Goose? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. 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"?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The "Allegory of Gluttony and Lust" is a painting by which early Dutch painter, who also painted "The Garden of Earthly Delights"? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. 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? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. 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"? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. 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? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. 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? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. 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? Hint



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1. "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?

Answer: Lentare - eating too slowly

The other ways that completed Aquinas's list of sins were; praepropere - eating too soon; nimis - eating too much; forente - eating wildly. Aquinas was a theologian whose writings formed the basis of much of Catholic thinking for centuries after his time.

The quote in the question came from the writings of St. Alphonsus Liguori.

This question was provided by Guild member, Snowman. He wants it to be known that he has never been guilty of eating too daintily. He was unwilling to comment on all other charges.
2. 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?

Answer: Europe

The International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) statistics show that Europeans lead the charge to the nearest sweet shop and have done for well over 200 years. Germany, Switzerland and Belgium are the countries that most commonly top the charts, consuming an average of between 10 and 11 kgs (22 to 24 lbs) per person per year. Over the last 50 years of the 20th century and into the 21st, US consumers have bought more chocolate in gross terms than any other country but have been a long way short of matching Europe's top per capita consuming countries.

This question was provided by TemptressToo. She hosted a tasting session for her fellow Guilders and arranged for samples of the finest Swiss and Belgian chocolates to be sent to her home. When the Guild arrived, she insisted that, despite her best efforts, no chocolates had ever arrived...
3. Which bird, whose name has become synonymous with gluttony, is also known as the Solan Goose?

Answer: Gannet

In the UK people who eat too much are liable to be labelled as gannets. Young gannets eat so much in the first three weeks of their life that after flopping into the sea they are unable to take off again for a week or more.

QMG's team leader, Quiz_Beagle offered up this question. Her friend, and fellow Guilder, Solan_Goose, was too busy eating to comment.
4. 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"?

Answer: New Orleans

Born in 1938, Morton J. Horwitz was a law professor at Harvard Law School. He wrote extensively about the law system in the USA and was particularly critical of some early 19th century judges who, he claimed, had lined up to support the establishment cause - to the detriment of judicial impartiality. A contest to pick an official nickname for New Orleans resulted in "The Big Easy" being adopted. Food festivals play a big part in the New Orleans calendar.

Guilder darksplash, who supplied this question, is no mean musician. After a series of performances in New Orleans, he was given the nickname "Fats". He swears that this is a reflection of his piano-playing style and nothing else.
5. The "Allegory of Gluttony and Lust" is a painting by which early Dutch painter, who also painted "The Garden of Earthly Delights"?

Answer: Hieronymous Bosch

The "Allegory of Gluttony and Lust" is the bottom part of one outer wing of a lost triptych. A triptych is a painting or other work of art divided in three. It is usually made up of three panels and sometimes these panels are hinged.
Other surviving pieces include "The Ship of Fools", which would have formed the top the same panel, and "Death and the Miser" the other outer panel. Much of Bosch's work features depictions of heaven, hell and other religious figures and concepts.

This question was provided by new Guild member EmmaF2008. In the spirit of our latest venture, her initiation ceremony involved eating her own weight in profiteroles. It was a sight that caused many a Guild jaw to drop, particularly when she asked for more.
6. 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?

Answer: Terry Jones

"Maître d': Ah, good afternoon, sir; and how are we today?
Mr. Creosote: Better.
Maître d': Better?
Mr. Creosote: Better get a bucket, I'm gonna throw up."

In this rather macabre sketch, Mr. Creosote "redecorates" the floor, menu, waitresses, himself and practically everything else in vomit. After he has consumed everything on the menu, the maître d' (John Cleese) brings him a 'wafer thin mint.' This seems to be the point of overload that causes Mr. Creosote to explode - literally.

With his chest blown open, you can see his still-beating heart. While Mr. Creosote looks around in confusion, the maître d' presents "the cheque, monsieur."

This sketch almost didn't make it into the film, but Cleese was intrigued by the unflappable maître d' character.

Remember, the next time you are out to dinner and feel a little too full, it's okay to refuse the after-dinner mint!

SilverMoonsong, proffered this question and then offered a tidbit more but the quiz was full.
7. 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"?

Answer: A Sicilian dessert

It is a particularly elaborate cake built up in many layers and includes blancmange and pistachio nuts. The recipe was originally developed by Sicilian nuns.

The main course answer described "bollito misto" which is a North Italian boiled dinner that can be served with seven different meat ingredients and condiments. Exact recipes vary slightly from region to region, but one recipe included:

Flank of beef
Oxtail
Silverside
Calf's head
Calf's foot
Calf's tongue
Italian sausage

The recipe went on to note that veal and chicken may also be included!

Patricck dictated this question between belches.
8. 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?

Answer: Eglon

The Bible records that Eglon was assassinated by Ehud the Benjamite who was bringing tribute money from Israel. Since Ehud was left handed he was able to strike the deadly blow unexpectedly. To use the King James description, "the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out." Now that's just nasty.

New Guild member, darrelcdow, is a thoroughly nice chap. The only fat thing you will find him sticking a knife into, is a tub of lard.
9. 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?

Answer: He is sucked through a pipe and into some fudge-making machinery. He ends up being extremely thin.

Dahl's 1964 masterpiece centers on a group of children who win golden tickets for a rare tour of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory; at the end of the tour, the reclusive Willy Wonka intends to give the factory to one of the lucky children. Over the course of the book, all the children (except for our hero, Charlie) fall prey to their vices; for example, Veruca Salt is kidnapped by trained nut-sorting squirrels after trying to steal one as a pet, and Violet Beauregarde turns into a giant blueberry after stealing experimental chewing gum. As each child goes, Wonka's assistants -- the diminutive Oompa-Loompas -- sing a lengthy song about the child's habits and fate.

Augustus Gloop is the first child to have trouble. The temptation of the Chocolate Room -- in which a chocolate river flows through a paradise of sugared plants and whipped-cream mushrooms -- is too much for him: despite Wonka's warnings and his parents' admonitions, he runs to drink from the chocolate river, falls in, and is sucked into a pipe. "Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop!" the Oompa-Loompas sing. "The great big greedy nincompoop! ...He'll be quite changed from what he's been when he goes through the fudge machine." At the end of the book, Augustus emerges from the factory quite chastened and dramatically thinner.

The Vermicious Knids do not appear until the book's 1972 sequel, "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator."

This question came from one of the Guild's stars, CellarDoor. She has always kept her private life very private, but everyone in the Guild has always wondered why her skin has that slight blueberry tinge.
10. 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?

Answer: Monsieur Mangetout

Monsieur Mangetout's odd abilities were apparently due to his stomach lining being more than twice the normal thickness of the average man. He was able to digest and pass all the metal and glass that he ate without suffering side-effects. The aeroplane, a Cessna 150 weighing more than 700 kilograms, took two years to eat and gained Lotito a place in "The Guinness Book of Records".

Mangetout is French for "eat everything".

Snowman researched and wrote this question, typed it up and then ate the quiz.
Source: Author Snowman

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