Thursday, May 5, 2011

Test on Anecdotes and Fables (25 items True or False)

Abe V Rotor

1. Story telling is an art. It may be in the form of prose or poetry. Strive for the “state-of-the-art of story telling”

2. When we suspect some one a thieft, all his actions, looks, actuations are those of a thief. But when we find him innocent, all his looks, actions and actuations, are not those of a thief.

3. There is a famous statement that captures how powerful Rome was at its height. “All roads lead to Rome.”

4. England became the biggest empire in the 18th century and had colonies all over the world – India, Australia, US, Canada, to name the most important. There is a famous statement which says, “The sun never sets on English soil.”

5. This is one element of a good anecdote that stimulates the intellect, sagacity, understanding. It shows cleverness. Witticism.

6. This is another element of good story that lifts the spirit, and brings man towards optimistic goals. Inspirational and positivism

7. Bato bato sa langit ang matamaan ay hindi magagalit." …. Doesn’t speak well of a good story. It refers to fatalism.

8. Avoid this aspect in story telling: promoting an idea, thing or person. Propagandism.

9. This is one aspect we should avoid in story telling: directly imposing a norm or moral obligation. Moralism

10. It took this man to convince four kings to support his plan to reach East if he goes strait West – thus he name the island he first landed as East Indies. Christopher Columbus.

11. If you are presented with a simple problem that has a simple solution instead of wasting time and resources, they say, “Cut the Gordian Knot.” This came about when Alexander the great cut a complicated knot with one stroke of the sword - rather than patiently untying it.

12. It was a moth that circled the lamp and singed into it, that Jose Rizal used as symbol of martyrdom.

13. Ramon Magsaysay is known even to the present as the “man of the masses” who at one instance promoted a engineer on the spot.

14. The most loved anecdote teller of all time is Abraham Lincoln. His anecdotes - and anecdotes about him - are known all over the world.

15. He took the crown from the hands of the Pope who was about to crown him, and crowned himself. Napoleon Bonaparte.

16. Florence Nightingale is the Lady with a Lamp. She made her rounds in the hospital with a tiny lamp even in the wee hours in the morning.

17. A city was named after him, whose mother was a Christian in disguise. He became liberal to the Christians in practicing their faith. His name is Constantine, the Great

18. English admiral, ordered by his superior not to proceed in his mission because the enemy ships were waiting. He took the telescope and trained it on his right eye which is blind, and said, “I can’t see the enemy, sir.” He proceeded and won. This national British hero is Horatius Nelson.

19. He isolated himself in his room for days, eating but little, and when he emerged, his face lighted like that of a saint, and holding his masterpiece Halleluiah. This composer is Frederick Handel

20. This deaf composer attended a concert which played his masterpieces. At the end, the audience stood to pay respect to the composer. Someone had to signal him to acknowledge. He is Ludwig Van Beethoven

21. Old Chinese fables are more philosophical than western fables. Western fables, principally those from Aesop are the most popular fables in the world.

22. Among the modern fables are Animal Farm by George Orwell, and the movie Babe.

23. When we fail to get what we wanted, we shrug our shoulders and say, "The grapes are sour anyway."

24. The lesson we get from the Boy who Cried Wolf, is never make people believe of something which is not true, and make fun of them. When the real thing comes, nobody will believe you.

25. AJA is an acronym. Action Judgment Analysis.

Bonus: One of the most famous meetings in history. US newsman Stanley was sent to Africa to search for Dr. David Livingstone. What was Stanley’s greeting? "
ANSWER: Dr. Livingstone, I suppose?

Answers: All items are true except 25. AJA " Analysis Judgment Action

24-25 Outstanding
21-23 Very Good
18-20 Good
15-17 Fair
12-14 Passed

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