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Alcoholic... or Teetotaler?

Can you guess whether these celebrities and historical figures loved to tipple or abstained from alcohol nearly completely?
Youthful indiscretions are ignored
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Last updated: June 25, 2021
First submittedJune 25, 2021
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1. Winston Churchill
Drinker
Non-drinker
2. Alexander the Great
Drinker
Non-drinker
3. Adolf Hitler
Drinker
Non-drinker
4. Jim Carrey
Drinker
Non-drinker
5. Boris Yeltsin
Drinker
Non-drinker
6. Ernest Hemingway
Drinker
Non-drinker
7. Donald Trump
Drinker
Non-drinker
8. Ulysses S. Grant
Drinker
Non-drinker
9. Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India)
Drinker
Non-drinker
10. Joe Biden
Drinker
Non-drinker
11. Cristiano Ronaldo
Drinker
Non-drinker
12. Susan B. Anthony
Drinker
Non-drinker
13. Vincent Van Gogh
Drinker
Non-drinker
14. Frank Sinatra
Drinker
Non-drinker
15. Cleopatra
Drinker
Non-drinker
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Level 87
Jun 25, 2021
Tom Brady wins beer chugging competitions with his teammates. How is he a non-drinker?
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Level ∞
Jun 25, 2021
Tom Brady has been replaced with Susan B. Anthony who definitely never won any chugging competitions.
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Level 84
Jun 25, 2021
. . . that we know of.
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Level 61
Jun 26, 2021
I've heard that Alexander the Great once stabbed one of his closest men while drunk.

Edit: It was Clitus the Black: https://www.livius.org/articles/person/clitus-the-black/

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Level 77
Jun 27, 2021
Whoever doesn't know about Yeltsin?
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Level 69
Jul 10, 2021
Well, I didn't, but I shamelessly stereotyped Russians and got it correct anyway.
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Level 51
Jul 10, 2021
That stereotype would have misled you with Vladimir Putin :)
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Level 71
Jun 28, 2021
Never heard of Susan B. Anthony so I had to guess, and guess what? ....... I got it wrong.
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Level 70
Jul 1, 2021
Exactly the same.
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Level 51
Jul 10, 2021
Me too. Never heard. Maybe she is more famous in USA?
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Level 55
Jul 10, 2021
Yes, Susan B. Anthony was a women's suffrage activist in the U.S.

I don't think that Modi really needs a description when Susan B. Anthony or even Boris Yeltsin don't have descriptions.

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Level 67
Jul 10, 2021
Yeah, why does Modi get an explanation even though he's world-famous, but Anthony doesn't? If I'd known what she's famous for, I'd've gotten her right.
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Level 87
Jul 2, 2021
The W.C. Fields Seal Of Approval, nice.
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Level 67
Jul 3, 2021
There's a bit of a disconnect between "alcoholic" in the title and "drinker" in the choices, as "drinker" can also include non-teetotalers who consume alcohol socially/moderately. Are/were all of the "drinkers" known to be particularly heavy drinkers? (I know that Yeltsin and Hemmingway were; not sure about the others)
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Level 59
Jul 11, 2021
Yeah, it would probably better to use "abused", and "abstained", than "drinker", and "non-drinker".
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Level ∞
Jul 11, 2021
The description, title, and quiz are accurate. Everyone on this list was a notorious drinker or abstained almost completely. There are no borderline cases.
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Level 75
Nov 8, 2022
Leaving the spectrum of consumption aside for a moment, "teetotaler" is someone who **totally** abstains from alcohol -- it's a term originally from the temperance movement and indicates complete observance, and carries political/philosophical connotations. Just as you don't call yourself a vegan if you eat steak when it suits you, you wouldn't be called a teetotaller for abstaining from alcohol "nearly completely". I read the description so I understood how to answer the questions, but I think it is odd and incorrect to use it to refer to both teetotallers and light drinkers alike.

Teetotaler etymology

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Level 73
Jul 5, 2021
Anyone notice how you’d rather be included with the piss-heads than the other lot?

Churchill, Hemingway and Van Gogh? Or Hitler, Modi and Trump? It seems teetotallers cause the World’s troubles as well as being no fun

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Level 72
Jul 13, 2021
For the record, not drinking doesn't equal "no fun". And I say that as a regular drinker. I just think that your way of thinking can be nocive.
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Level 76
Jul 6, 2021
Literally the only ones i knew for SURE were Trump and Hemmingway. The rest were total guesses.
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Level 65
Jul 10, 2021
@Alexquiz

There's a French epigram on this subject I like to quote: "Tous les méchants sont buveurs d'eau : C'est bien prouvé par le déluge." (Only the wicked drink water, which is proved by the Flood."

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Level 68
Jul 10, 2021
Didn’t Alexander famously not drink alcohol until Persepolis, which was blamed for why he let his soldiers burn it to the ground, unlike his usually generous terms? I read that in my youth, although maybe that explanation has since fallen out of favor
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Level 59
Jul 10, 2021
I hadn't heard that one. I only knew Alexander was a drinker because one theory for his cause of death is alcohol poisoning.
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Level 71
Jul 10, 2021
The beer hall putsch led me to choose the wrong answer for Hitler.
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Level 76
Jul 11, 2021
I guessed almost all of these and managed to get all but Joe Biden wrong!!
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Level 71
Jan 21, 2022
The scary thing about Trump is that he can't even blame his idiotic behavior on booze...
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Level 72
Jul 30, 2022
Too bad Biden came blame is complete incompetence and incoherence on alcoholism. He can't can even plagiarise with any level of skill - still comes off sounding like a total moron stealing the words of the most skilled orators in history.
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Level 67
Aug 18, 2022
Can you actually hear everyone rolling their eyes at this pathetic attempt to be political and edgy? Can you?