Vegetarian Facts: Take A Veggie Iq Test!

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Vegetarianism. What is your IQ when it comes to 'vegetarian facts'.

Think you know all there is to know about being a vegetarian, and then some? Take this quiz and find out what your Veggie IQ is!

(1) What is the most common missing nutrient in the vegetarian diet?

(a) Vitamin B-12

(b) Potassium

(c) Vitamin A

(d) Protein

(e) Carbohydrate

(2) "Vegans" exclude what from their diets?

(a) Eggs

(b) Milk


(d) None of the above, "vegan" is just another word for vegetarian

(e) All of the above (a-c)

(3) What is tempeh?

(a) A popular vegetarian salad with garbanzo beans and rice

(b) Aged soy cakes used in salads and stir-fry's

(c) A seasoning used specifically for cooking tofu

(d) A spread made of chick peas, lentils and olive oil

(4) What is Tofu made from?

(a) Curds of soy milk

(b) Ground Chick Peas

(c) Fermented Yogurt

(d) Blend of Lentils

(5)What supplement does the ADA (American Dietetic Association) recommend for vegans if their exposure to sunlight is limited?

(a) Vitamin E

(b) Vitamin K

(c) Vitamin D

(d) Iron

(6) T or F: According to the ADA, soy protein is nutritionally equaled in protein value to animal-derived protein.

(7) What does "PETA" stand for?

(a) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

(b) the Protection of Environmental Targets Association

(c) Party for Environmental Tariffs and Alliances

(d) Protectors of Energy, Trees, and Animals

(8) Which of the following is not a popular maker/name of vegetarian


(a) Tofu pups

(b) Morningstar Farms

(c) Smart dogs

(d) Sunrise Soy

(9) Which of the following do most vegetarians avoid?

(a) BBQ sauce

(b) Kidney beans

(c) Gelatin

(d) Pickled foods

(10) It requires 78 calories worth of fossil fuel to produce 1 calorie of

beef protein. How many calories of fossil fuel does it take to produce I

calorie of soy protein?

(a) none

(b) 2

(c) 12

(d) 52

(e) 82

(f) 102

(11) Which of the following has the greatest percent of calories from


(a) Broccoli

(b) Tomatoes

(c) Wheat

(d) Brown Rice

(e) Zucchini

(12) According to the EarthSave Foundation, what percent of antibiotics

used in the US are used for livestock?

(a) 5%

(b) 15%

(c) 35%

(d) 55%

(e) 85%

(13) Which of the following is not a true statement?

(a) 35 pounds of topsoil are lost for every 1 pound of steak produced.

(b) Livestock in the US is producing 230,000 of excrement per second.

(c) Agriculture is a greater contributor to water pollution that all US

municipal and industrial sources combined.

(d) Over half of all inspected chickens are contaminated with salmonella


(e) All of the above are true.

(14) The average American man's chance for a heart attack is 50%. What

is the chance for a man that doesn't eat meat? (According to the ADA)

(a) 75%

(b) 10%

(c) 30%

(d) 15%

(15) What percentage of U.S. Poultry Inspectors say they would never eat

a chicken?

(a) 20%

(b) 50%

(c) 75%

(d) 90%

Answer Key:

1) a; 2) e; 3) b; 4) a; 5) c; 6) T; 7) a; 8) d; 9) c; 10) b; 11) a;

12) d; 13)d; 14)d; 15) c

How many did you get right? Add them up to find your veggie IQ:

15: Veggie King/Queen (Instant Member of Veggie MENSA!)

13-14: Genius Veggie IQ

10-12: Above Average Veggie IQ

8-9: Slightly Above Average Veggie IQ

7: Average Veggie IQ

5-6: Slightly Below Average Veggie IQ

3-4: Below Average Veggie IQ

1-2: Profoundly Low Veggie IQ

0: No Veggie IQ!

No matter your Veggie IQ, you can benefit from a vegetarian diet. Studies have consistently shown that when less meat is eaten in our diets, we live longer and healthier! Try to incorporate soy into your diet. It lowers the risk for many types of cancer, and has other benefits that are far reaching (it even helps menopausal women with hot flashes!) It is no wonder that vegetarian diets are becoming more and more popular in America. Many people are jumping on the vegetarian band wagon purely for reasons of health, while others pursue a vegetarian lifestyle for ethical reasons. Due to this expanding vegetarian popularity, many fast food chains are now starting to carry vegetarian foods! Tofu and meat analogs (such as Tofu Pups) can now be found at most major supermarkets, instead of just specialty shops. There has never been an easier time to give the Veggie Life a chance!

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