5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Scylla and Charybdis
- what is Methuselah classified as?
- origin of Doublespeak
- What is the origin of Red Herring?
- origin of Methuselah
- a Novel, "1984," by George Orwell. He uses this term to refer to a type of propoganda practiced by the state in which language is used ombiguously or intentionally to device. In the novel, the Department was called the "Ministry of Peace" and the War Department was called "Ministry of Love"
- b A herring is a fish and when it's "cured" or smoked and salted, it turns red and has a very strong, pungent smell. British fugitives in the 1800's would drag a red herring across their trail, thus confusing the hounds and diverting them from following the convict's scents. Red herrings are also dragged across the ground either to train hunting dogs to follow a scent, to throw the dogs off the train, thus prolonging a foxhunt/that poachers used the herring to divert hunting dogs so that they could get the game themselves
- c Oldest patriarch in the Bible. Lived to be 969 years old.
- d Biblical
- e to be caught between two equal dangers in which avoiding one means getting closer to the other. "between a rock and a hard place"
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- diverting someone onto a false trail or distracting a person from the true issue
- proverbially to refer to an extremely old person
- Greek mythology, Prometheus was a demigod known for his cunning. As punishment, Zeus withheld fire from mankind. In response, Prometheus went to Mt. Olympus and stole some fire, which he gave to man. Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock; each day an eagle came back and ate out his liver, which grew back each night. Rescued by Hercules.
- Don Quixote/Quixotic- to be foolishly/impratically idealistic
Tilting at Windmills- a naive attempt to be heroic
- the deliberate use of evasive/ambiguous language
5 True/False Questions
origin of Don Quixote/Quixotic/Tilting at Windmills → Romance written in the 1600's by Miguel de Cervantes. The hero, Don Quixote, loses his wits after reading too many romances and sets off on his own knightly adventure, accompanied by sidekick, Sancho Panza. Two have various comic adventure. One attack, Don Quixote attacks a group of windmills, believing them to be giants
what is Freudian Slip classified as? → language and idiom
origin of Freudian Slip → an accidental/unintentional error, either in speech/action, that apparently reveals one's subconcious desires
what is Xanadu classified as? → literatue
What is the Handwriting on the wall classified as? → language and idiom