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Sylvester Graham: Quiz


Question 1: Graham believed that adhering to the diet would prevent people from having impure thoughts and in turn would stop masturbation (thought by Graham to be a catalyst for ________) among other things.
BlindnessMyopiaAmblyopiaAmaurosis fugax

Question 2: Around 1829, Graham invented the Graham diet, which consisted mainly of fresh ________ and vegetables, whole wheat and high fiber foods, and excluded meat and spices altogether (see vegetarianism).
SeedMedieval cuisineFruitFlowering plant

Question 3: In 1837 he had difficulty finding a place to speak in ________ because of threatened riots by butchers and commercial bakers.
Phoenix, ArizonaMassachusettsBostonDenver

Question 4: In 1850 he helped found the American Vegetarian Society modeled on a similar organization established in ________.
Great BritainEnglandScotlandUnited Kingdom

Question 5: The main thrust of his teachings was to curb ________.

Question 6: While alcohol had useful ________ qualities, it should never be abused by social drinking.
PhysicianMedicineSurgerySpecialty (medicine)

Question 7: Graham was also inspired by the temperance movement and preached that a vegetarian diet was a cure for ________, and, more importantly, sexual urges.
Drug addictionAddictionAlcoholismBenzodiazepine

Question 8: The use of additives by bakeries was a common practice during the ________ to make bread whiter in color, and more commercially appealing.
Thomas HighsWilliam RadcliffeTextile manufacture during the Industrial RevolutionIndustrial Revolution

Question 9: He died the following year, at the age of 58, in ________, where a restaurant, Sylvester's, now sits on the former location of his house.
Northampton, MassachusettsSpringfield, MassachusettsHampshire County, MassachusettsEasthampton, Massachusetts

Question 10: Graham also was an advocate of sexual abstinence, especially from ________, which he regarded as an evil that inevitably led to insanity.
Human sexual behaviorOrgasmSexual intercourseMasturbation

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