Monday, July 20, 2009

This is a test... A CONTEST!

But still, indeed, a test. That's right, pop quiz hot shot. Time to show us all what ya got. Here's how it goes.

Step one: send an email to me, Melissa Bastian, at bastian613@gmail.com with the correct answers to the following five questions.

Step two: POST A COMMENT on THIS blog entry letting me know that you've sent answers. You must do both of these things to qualify.

Now here's the really terrific part. Ready? EVERYONE who both responds correctly to all five questions *and* posts a comment here on this blog gets a prize!! What will that prize be? It's a surprise prize! Something from Bright - maybe a pin, maybe a zine, maybe a sticker, probably a little piece of Vegan Etsy swag - who knows. The point is, everyone's a winner. And who doesn't love winning? Heck, for that matter, who doesn't love snail mail?

Now, for the challenge. Some of these will be one word answers, and some may require a sentence or two. If you want to elaborate further, go for it! If I get any really exceptional answers I'll post them next week. You have until Sunday the 26th at 11:59 p.m. to email me with the correct responses.

Let the best everybodies win!

Question 1: What is the origin of the word "vegan"?

Question 2: What is the animal protein, usually derived from milk, that makes so many soy cheeses and other "non dairy" products not actually vegan?

Question 3: What non-vegan source is food-grade shellac frequently derived from?

Question 4: Name three possible substitutes for eggs when "veganizing" a baking recipe.

Question 5: As a vegan eating in a vegetarian Indian restaurant, name two common ingredients that you might be on the lookout for.

Go!

18 comments:

Lauren said...

Email sent! Very cool idea, by the way. I had a lot of fun.

melissa bastian. said...

Well done Lauren - also knows as winner number one! Great answers. Waiting for some more guys!

Johanna said...

Winner #2 here (I hope!) Yay, that *was* fun!

It's All In The Blog said...

i entered!!!!! wahooooooozle

melissa bastian. said...

Hurrah for Johanna and Heather - winners two and three!

Keep those answers coming people - I want a hundred winners full of the vegan knowledge! :D

fiercefemme said...

just sent an email...

melissa bastian. said...

Well, you fiercest of femmes, I can't get to your profile but I did get your email. So four winners and we're on a roll. Keep em comin'!

Sarah said...

Sent! Thanks Melissa!!! :D

<3

TheAwesomestPossum said...

I have entered! Yay! :)

melissa bastian. said...

Well done Sarah and PossumAwesome-ness - our fifth and sixth winners!! Woot.

Thomas Peri said...

E-maileded!

popartpastry said...

Done and done! :) Thanks!!

Laura said...

Email sent :) Thanks for the fun quiz!

Veganosaurus said...

Nice quiz!! I know the answer for only 3 out of those 5 questions. I could of course just login to blogger and read the post you've prepared with the answers in them since I'm also an admin... but I won't!! heheh

I'll sit this one out :)

melissa bastian. said...

Ooh you beastie saurus you - no cheating ladies! :P Besides, how do you know that that draft isn't a dummy, full of wrong answers to fool you all!? (cackles wildly to herself...)

Aaaannnyyyway. Huge rounds of applause to Thom, popart, and Laura, our seventh, eighth, and ninth winners!

The question is... who will be Lucky Winner Number TEN!?!?!??

lopsidedpigeon said...

I gone done and did it, too. Such a follower.

tahinitoo said...

I just sent my answers!!! Thanks for having a contest!

Vegan Mama said...

I wish I hadn't of missed this :)