Veganuary: OU Students Vegan Quiz

Trying out the vegan lifestyle this January? How much do you know about the world of veganism? Take this quiz and find out.


  1. 1 What is the definition of a 'vegan'?

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    1. A person who does not eat meat.
    2. A person who does not eat anything derived from an animal.
    3. A person who tries to limit the meat that they eat in a week.
    4. A person who campaigns for the rights of animals.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A person who does not eat anything derived from an animal.

    Someone who is vegan avoids eating any food that has come from an animal. Typically, vegans will also avoid anything containing animal products including clothing, footwear and more. 

  2. 2 Which of the following would a vegan avoid?

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    1. Honey
    2. Tomato sauce
    3. Mustard
    4. Barbeque sauce
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Honey

    Honey is produced by bees so is usually avoided by vegans. Some vegans choose to eat honey but if you want to try a tasty alternative, get some agave nectar and drizzle away!  

  3. 3 Which of the following fabrics are vegan friendly?

    1. Cotton
    2. Nylon
    3. Polyester
    4. All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    All of the above

    Cotton comes from a plant while polyester and nylon are man-made fibres making them all vegan-friendly.  

  4. 4 When was the Vegan Society founded?

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    1. 1970
    2. 1985
    3. 1944
    4. 1951
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1944

    The Vegan Society was founded in November 1944 and is the oldest vegan organisation in the world.

  5. 5 What symbol should you look for if you want to buy a product that has not been tested on animals?

    1. Credit
      The Vegan Society flower
    2. Credit
      The PETA bunny
    3. Credit
      The Vegetarian Society 'V'
    4. Credit
      The Cruelty Free International leaping bunny
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Cruelty Free International leaping bunny

    Look out for the leaping bunny symbol on your soaps, shampoo and shower gels to ensure you purchase products that have not been tested on animals. 

  6. 6 Which of these celebrities is vegan?

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    1. Ellie Goulding
    2. Joaquin Phoenix
    3. Shania Twain
    4. Leona Lewis
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Joaquin Phoenix

    Joaquin Phoenix is an outspoken vegan and features in many PETA campaigns. Ellie Goulding, Shania Twain and Leona Lewis are all proud vegetartians. 

  7. 7 Which clothing materials would you avoid if living a vegan lifestyle?

    1. Linen
    2. Down
    3. Viscose
    4. Modal
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Down

    Down comes from geese or ducks and should be avoided if you are trying to avoid animal products in your clothing. Down is usually found in padded 'duvet' coats so go for a polyester lining instead.   

  8. 8 Which of the following sweet snacks are vegan-friendly?

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    1. Bounty
    2. Oreo
    3. Twix
    4. All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Oreo

    Despite its tradition to be dunked in milk, Oreos are actually vegan and a firm favourite in the vegan community. 

  9. 9 Which of the following savoury snacks are vegan-friendly?

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    1. Mini Cheddars
    2. Quavers
    3. Sweet Chilli Sensations
    4. Ritz
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ritz

    Another surprising vegan offering - Ritz have a subtle cheesy flavour but are suitable for vegans to enjoy.  

  10. 10 How many people on the planet are estimated to be vegan?

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    1. 79 million
    2. 112 million
    3. 95 million
    4. 63 million
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    79 million

    It is estimated that 0.1% of the world's population is vegan.

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Ciara Linehan

Ciara is a member of the Students Association staff team.

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