Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Self-Administered Test: History and Great Men and Women

Dr Abe V. Rotor
 Living with Nature - School on Blog []
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday []

Supply the missing word or words/keyword, or statement. Answers are found at the end of the test.

1. Story telling as an art, and form of literature was born in this country. Here the “state-of-the-art of story telling” reached its peak at towards the end of the 19th century.______________

2. Rhett Butler played by Clark Gable said, “Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn.” What is the title of the novel or movie do you find this famous line? ____________

3. This is a popular phrase that captures how powerful Ancient Rome was at the peak of its dominance in the known world._____________________

4. England became the biggest empire in 18th century and had colonies all over the world – India, Australia, US, Canada, to name the most important colonies. There is a famous statement to describe this dominance, which says,________ .

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

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

7. Bato bato sa langit, ang matamaan ay huwag magalit. This doesn’t speak well of a good story. The refers to ____________

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

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

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

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.” Who is the first person who showed it this way by cutting the complicated Gordian Knot with single stroke of his sword? _____________________

12. This flying insect circled a lamp which Rizal used as symbol of martyrdom. _____________

13. He is known even to the present as the “man of the masses,” who on one occasion, promoted an engineer on the spot. _______________________

14. The most loved anecdote teller of all time. 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. _____________________

16. This is the Lady with a Lamp who made her rounds in the hospital into the wee hours of the morning with a lamp. ______________________

17. This city was named after an emperor whose mother was a Christian in disguise. He became liberal to Christians in practicing their faith, and was made a saint._____________

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.” ________________

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. Who is this composer.__________________

20. He attended a concert in which his musical masterpiece Pastoral was played. At the end, the audience stood to pay respect to the composer. Someone had to signal him to acknowledge the ovation.__________________________

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?

ANSWERS: 1 United States, Washington Irving (Rip van Winkle), Edgar Allan Poe (The Raven) are among the founders of short story as an art; 2 Gone with the Wind; 3 All roads lead to Rome; 4 The sun never sets on English soil; 5 Wit; 6 Inspirational; 7 fatalism; 8 Propagandism; 9 Moralism; 10 Christopher Columbus; 11 Alexander, the Great; 12 Moth; 13 President Ramon Magsaysay; 14 Abraham Lincoln; 15 Napoleon Bonaparte; 16 Florence Nightingale; 17 Constantine, the Great; 18 National British hero - Horatius Nelson; 19 Handel; 20 Ludwig Van Beethoven; Bonus, Dr. Livingstone, I suppose?

RATING: 19-20 - Excellent - You must be a college professor.
16-18 - Very Good - You are a wide reader, a good student of history.
13-15 - Good - You can initiate a good conversation.
10-12 - Fair - You don't get lost in a good conversation.
9 and below - Read more, listen to Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid.

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