Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Candy and Catholic Theologians Quiz

Pop quiz!

Match the most appropriate theologian to the popular Halloween candy. Those analogies they used to have on the old SAT may help you here: "Tootsie Pops is to Christology as St. Anselm is to ...."

(or not.)

1. Tootsie Pops
2. Caramel apples
3. Snickers
4. Licorice
5. Candy Corn
6. Sweet Tarts
7. Toothpaste
8. Starkist Fruit Chews
9. Gummi Bears
10. Godiva Chocolate

a. Hans Urs von Balthasar
b. Karl Rahner
c. Henri de Lubac
d. Gustavo Gutierrez
e. St. Thomas Aquinas
f. St. Bonaventure
g. St. Augustine
h. St. Anselm
i. St. Catherine of Siena
j. St. Therese de Lisieux

Answers on Tuesday. Please muse over the perfect pairings in the midrash box.


Anonymous said...

I'm guessing Gutierrez = Snickers

Packed full of peaNUTS, perhaps?

Jeannine said...

St. Augustine=Sweet Tarts
"Make me chaste, Lord--but not yet!"

biblethumpr said...

von Balthasar - Snickers - its complex and has a lot of layers but is simply tasty

Rahner - Gummi Bears - sweet and gooey and great comfort snack (on second thought, maybe not)

Gutierrez - Caramel Apples - so good but so sticky

Aquinas - Tootsie Pops - it takes along time to get to center but once you do you have an extra treat to enjoy

Augustine - Godiva Chocolate - does it get any better than this?

St. Therese - Fruit Chews - small but packs a powerful punch

Time to put pencils down, guess I won't be able to answer the rest.

The Ironic Catholic said...

BiblThumper, I have to use one of those!