Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Self Administered Test on Myths, Legends and Tales, 25 Items..

 Dr Abe V Rotor

Mysterious "blue satellite" of the moon. 

Identify or give the keyword. The answers are found at the end of the test

1. Last part of corpse to decompose.
2. Element that glows in cemeteries.
3. Tree that grows big and spreading in cemeteries.
4. Errand of the gods and goddesses who is a boy forever, never growing old.
5. Children’s story of a boy who flies and visits children in their homes and playground, who fought a pirate.
6. God of the Sea.
7. Island where Troy was found by Schliemann.
8. One-eyed monster.
9. Ghost appearing on Balete Drive.
10. If you follow where a dwarf (dwende) would go, what grows around its dwelling.
11. Province where we fondly associate it with Ati-atihan.
12. Prometheus defied Zeus by giving man _________.
13. Old folks warn children of unseen spirits that start to roam around (time).
14. Pestilence which killed one-third of the population of Europe in the Middle Ages.
15. Famous author of horror novels, among them the House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter.
16. American short story writer, and poet, who couldn’t write without getting sober, wrote The Raven.
17. It is a poem written by the same author of a love one whose tomb is by the sea. The narrator laments deeply for her death, and even in her tomb you could feel the deep pain of broken heartedness. Title of the poem is after the woman’s name.
18. The legend of Count Dracula, the blood curdling vampire, originated from what country?
19. "If you tame me you are responsible to me." "What is essential is invisible to the eye." " It is only through the heart that one speaks clearly." The quotations were derived from this novel.
20. This is a plant that is so shy that a legend was built upon it – a certain shy Maria who turned into this plant.
21. At the end of a rainbow is _____________.
22. King who touches anything turns to gold.
23. Man turns into a wolf or any predatory animal.
24. Other name of the Abominable Snowman to the Sherpas.
25. The color of dwarfs believed to bring luck , or are protective.
26. National epic of the Anglo Saxons.
27. Character in Robin Hood, giant of a man, probably an 8 footer.
28. Author of Pardoner’s Tale.
29. O Captain, My Captain – Who is the character being referred to?
30. Who wrote this famous declamation piece?

1 hair, 2 Phosphorus, 3 acacia, 4 Cupid, 5 Peter Pan, 6 Poseidon, 7 Crete, 8 Cyclops, 9 White Lady , 10 mushroom, 11 Aklan, 12 fire, 13 twilight or takip silim, 14 Bubonic Plague, 15 Nathaniel Hawthorne, 16 Edgar Allan Poe, 17 Annabelle, 18 Romania, 19 The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupery, 20 Makahiya, 21 pot of gold, 22 Midas, 23 Werewolf 24 Yeti ,25 yellow or white; harmful, black, 26 Beowulf , 27 Little John, 28 Geoffrey Chaucer, 29 Abraham Lincoln. Written by Walt Whitman in his grief and admiration of the great fallen leader on March 4, 1865. This is the only poem with rhyme and rhythm written by the poet. There are three stanzas, 8 lines each stanza in diminishing length. The last line is the same as the first - "Here lies my captain, fallen cold and dead."

29 - 30 Very Good. You must be a professor. You can be a resource person.
26 - 28 Good. You are a wide reader, interested in many subjects.
23 - 25 Fair. You won't get lost in a conversation, in fact your being part of it keeps it alive.
22 and below - Read more. Listen to Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid.
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