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129 terms
Physical Sciences - Cultural literacy
acid
alkali
alloy
aluminium
In CHEMISTRY, an acid is the opposite of a BASE or ALKALI. Wh…
(AL-kuh-leye) In CHEMISTRY, an alkali is a strong BASE, the o…
(AL-loy) An alloy is a material made by mixing metals togethe…
Aluminium is a lightweight silver metal that does not rust ea…
acid
In CHEMISTRY, an acid is the opposite of a BASE or ALKALI. Wh…
alkali
(AL-kuh-leye) In CHEMISTRY, an alkali is a strong BASE, the o…
79 terms
Cultural Literacy: Physical Science
Absolute Zero
Accelerating Universe
Acceleration
Acid
The lowest temperature that can be attained by matter, corres…
A phrase used to refer to the discovery that the Hubble expan…
A change in the velocity of an object. The most familiar kind…
A sour-tasting material that dissolves metals and other mater…
Absolute Zero
The lowest temperature that can be attained by matter, corres…
Accelerating Universe
A phrase used to refer to the discovery that the Hubble expan…
79 terms
Cultural Literacy: Physical Science
Absolute Zero
Accelerating Universe
Acceleration
Acid
The lowest temperature that can be attained by matter, corres…
A phrase used to refer to the discovery that the Hubble expan…
A change in the velocity of an object. The most familiar kind…
A sour-tasting material that dissolves metals and other mater…
Absolute Zero
The lowest temperature that can be attained by matter, corres…
Accelerating Universe
A phrase used to refer to the discovery that the Hubble expan…
10 terms
Cultural Literacy
table manners
etiquette
customary
impolite
polite rules when eating
polite behavior
describes usual behavior
not polite
table manners
polite rules when eating
etiquette
polite behavior
21 terms
cultural literacy
Georg Faust
Brothers Grimm
Charles Perrault
Hans Christian Anderson
story about a guy who sells his soul to the devil to stay young
wrote fairy tales
wrote fairy tales
wrote fairy tales
Georg Faust
story about a guy who sells his soul to the devil to stay young
Brothers Grimm
wrote fairy tales
20 terms
cultural literacy
Dynasty
Steppes
Anyang
Shihuangdi
A line of rulers of a country from the same family. Dynasty's…
A big area of unforested grass land in southeastern Europe an…
A city of eastern China. Was the capital in the Shang Dynasty…
First Qin emperor who unified China. Built a lot of the Great…
Dynasty
A line of rulers of a country from the same family. Dynasty's…
Steppes
A big area of unforested grass land in southeastern Europe an…
10 terms
Cultural Literacy
Pieter Brueghel
Peter Paul Rubens
Titian
Frans Hals
The Peasant Dance (1580)
The Garden of Love (1610)
Bacchus and Ariadne
The Laughing Cavalier (1624)
Pieter Brueghel
The Peasant Dance (1580)
Peter Paul Rubens
The Garden of Love (1610)
9 terms
Cultural Literacy
Vincent Van Gogh
Mary Cassatt
Georgia O'keeffe
Henri Matisse
"Starry Night"-1889; Born in Netherlands; studied religion; w…
"Young Mother"-1900; American invited to exhibit with impress…
"Oriental Poppies"-1928; Lived in Texas and New York, but a v…
"Harmony in Red"-1908; Critics jeered the "orgy of wild color…
Vincent Van Gogh
"Starry Night"-1889; Born in Netherlands; studied religion; w…
Mary Cassatt
"Young Mother"-1900; American invited to exhibit with impress…
25 terms
Cultural Literacy
Rubens, The Miracles of Francis Xavier…
Caravaggio, The Incredulity of Saint T…
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, The Ecstasy of S…
Rembrandt, The Anatomy Lesson (Protest…
Catholic Propaganda, (Baroque)
Catholic Propaganda, (Baroque)
Catholic Propaganda, (Baroque)
Protestant Propaganda, (Protestant Baroque)
Rubens, The Miracles of Francis Xavier…
Catholic Propaganda, (Baroque)
Caravaggio, The Incredulity of Saint T…
Catholic Propaganda, (Baroque)
138 terms
Cultural Literacy
Abandon hope, all ye who enter here
"Aeneid"
Socrates -> Plato -> Aristotle
Augustine
"The Divine Comedy" by Dante
Virgil
Socrates -> Plato -> Aristotle
lived in 4th & 5th centuries; dramatic conversion to Christia…
Abandon hope, all ye who enter here
"The Divine Comedy" by Dante
"Aeneid"
Virgil
20 terms
Cultural literacy
Judgment of Paris
Apple of discord
Trojan war
Achilles
When the goddesses where at a party and Paris was selected to…
The golden apple was thrown into a party and had "for the fai…
Was fought between Greeks and Trojans the whole purpose was t…
Was a Greek warrior which his mother dumped him in the River…
Judgment of Paris
When the goddesses where at a party and Paris was selected to…
Apple of discord
The golden apple was thrown into a party and had "for the fai…
22 terms
Cultural Literacy
Edwin L. Drake
Bessemer Process
Thomas Alva Edison
Christopher Sholes
Also known as Colonel Drake, he was the first to drill for oi…
The first inexpensive industrial process for the mass product…
A businessman and inventor, invented the light bulb
An inventor who invented the first practical typewriter and Q…
Edwin L. Drake
Also known as Colonel Drake, he was the first to drill for oi…
Bessemer Process
The first inexpensive industrial process for the mass product…
25 terms
Cultural literacy
16th street Baptism church bombing
Frederick Douglass
Black Tuesday
1861-1865
In 1963, members of the KKK planted 19 sticks of dynamite und…
Born into slavery. He ultimately went on to become a human ri…
October 29th, 1929 is when the most devastating stock market…
Civil war
16th street Baptism church bombing
In 1963, members of the KKK planted 19 sticks of dynamite und…
Frederick Douglass
Born into slavery. He ultimately went on to become a human ri…
74 terms
Cultural Literacy
Zeus
Hera
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Experience is the best teacher
A greek god of lightning who is the leader who lives in olymp…
Wive of Zeus. Goddess of marraige and jealous of mortal women
Persons, places, and things become more dear to our hearts wh…
Doing it's learning
Zeus
A greek god of lightning who is the leader who lives in olymp…
Hera
Wive of Zeus. Goddess of marraige and jealous of mortal women
Cultural Literacy
stoic
mar
formidable
ruse
not showing any emotions; possessing a calm indifference to p…
to damage, spoil, or impair the quality of... S:Ruin A:Clean
causing fear, apprehension, or dread through being impressive…
a trick... S: Stunt A: Trustworthy
stoic
not showing any emotions; possessing a calm indifference to p…
mar
to damage, spoil, or impair the quality of... S:Ruin A:Clean
14 terms
Cultural Literacy
Ante Meridiem
Post Meridiem
Ad hominem
Et alii
Before noon
After noon
To the man --- a statement made that attacks another person
and others
Ante Meridiem
Before noon
Post Meridiem
After noon
Cultural literacy
Captain Ahab
Alas, poor Yorick
Louisa May Alcott
Horatio Alger, Jr.
Captain of Pequad in... *obsessed w/ capture of Moby the great w…
Will says this in graveyard while meditating upon skull of Yo…
American author 19th cen. "Little Women, Little Men" & other…
American author 19th cen. Books where poor boys become rich t…
Captain Ahab
Captain of Pequad in... *obsessed w/ capture of Moby the great w…
Alas, poor Yorick
Will says this in graveyard while meditating upon skull of Yo…
17 terms
Cultural Literacy
1869
1896
1898
1914-1918
Transcontinental Railroad finished (Golden Spike-Promontory,…
Plessy v. Ferguson-Supreme Court ruling of "separate but equa…
Spanish-American War was fought in 3 months. America won and…
The Great War
1869
Transcontinental Railroad finished (Golden Spike-Promontory,…
1896
Plessy v. Ferguson-Supreme Court ruling of "separate but equa…
14 terms
Cultural Literacy
Harpies
Grim Reaper
Iphigenia
Janus
Monsters with the head and body of an old, ugly woman with th…
Represented death; Uses a scythe to cut off people's lives as…
Oldest daughter of Agamemnon; was sacrificed to Artemis by he…
Roman God of doors, gateway, beginnings; face looking in oppo…
Harpies
Monsters with the head and body of an old, ugly woman with th…
Grim Reaper
Represented death; Uses a scythe to cut off people's lives as…
50 terms
Cultural Literacy
Ante
Anti
Bi
Circum
Before
Against
Two
Around
Ante
Before
Anti
Against
15 terms
Cultural Literacy
Frigga
Loki
Balder
Hod
Wife of Odin, goddess of marriage and motherhood,, knows ever…
known to be one of the Aesir but is sometimes their enemy, He…
He is the god of light, joy, purity, beauty and innocent and…
Blind god of darkness and winter, Unintentionally killed hos…
Frigga
Wife of Odin, goddess of marriage and motherhood,, knows ever…
Loki
known to be one of the Aesir but is sometimes their enemy, He…
10 terms
Cultural Literacy
Feudalism
Serf
Vassal
Fief
An Economic and political system in which a king appoints a l…
A peasant who can't leave the lord's land.
Someone who receives land in return for a favor. (Lord is a k…
Grant of land from someone to their vassal.
Feudalism
An Economic and political system in which a king appoints a l…
Serf
A peasant who can't leave the lord's land.
24 terms
Cultural literacy
Existentialism
Faust
Goethe, Johann
Hedonism
Philosophy/emphasis on individualism/uniqueness/isolation
Alchemist who sells his soul to the devil (German)
Wrote poem about Faust
Pursuit of pleasure
Existentialism
Philosophy/emphasis on individualism/uniqueness/isolation
Faust
Alchemist who sells his soul to the devil (German)
13 terms
Cultural Literacy
621
711
1066
1492
Islam began in Mecca
Moors (Muslims) reached Spain via Morocco
Battle of Hastings
-"Columbus sailed the ocean blue"... -Moors defeated by King Fe…
621
Islam began in Mecca
711
Moors (Muslims) reached Spain via Morocco
16 terms
cultural literacy
at sixes and sevens
carpe diem
the fox and the grapes
you can't make silk purse out of a sow…
in a state of confusion and disorder
seize the day
when someone decides they don't want something, after they ca…
it is impossible to make something excellent from poor material
at sixes and sevens
in a state of confusion and disorder
carpe diem
seize the day
14 terms
Cultural literacy
Trojan War
Achilles
Adonis
Aeneas
fought between the Greeks and Trojans and the Greeks won beca…
greatest Greek warrior who was made immortal by being dipped…
was loved by Aphrodite and was an extremely beautiful boy
carried his father out of Troy and represents filial devotion…
Trojan War
fought between the Greeks and Trojans and the Greeks won beca…
Achilles
greatest Greek warrior who was made immortal by being dipped…
25 terms
Cultural literacy
Aldous Huxley
Mr. Hyde
I wandered lonely as a cloud
Iago
- An English author of the 20th century best known for "Brave…
- The vicious side of the personality of Dr. Jekyll in "The S…
- The first line of the poem "Daffodils" by the English poet…
- The treacherous villain in the play "Othello" by William Sh…
Aldous Huxley
- An English author of the 20th century best known for "Brave…
Mr. Hyde
- The vicious side of the personality of Dr. Jekyll in "The S…
30 terms
Cultural Literacy
621
711
1066
1492
Islam began in Mecca
Moors reached Spain via Morocco
Battle of Hastings
Columbus sailed the ocean blue; Moors defeated by King Ferdin…
621
Islam began in Mecca
711
Moors reached Spain via Morocco
30 terms
Cultural Literacy
1 ... 621
2... 711
3 ... 1066
4 ... 1492
Islam began in Mecca
Moors (Muslims) reached Spain via Morocco
Battle of Hastings
"Columbus sailed the ocean blue."... Moors defeated by King Ferd…
1 ... 621
Islam began in Mecca
2... 711
Moors (Muslims) reached Spain via Morocco
60 terms
Cultural Literacy
World War 2
Euphemism
Bible Belt
Jihad
1939-1945... Ally vs Axis Powers
Nicer way of saying something... Ex "she passed away" rather th…
SE/MW states... Socially conservative ... Mainly Baptists and Metho…
Arabic for struggle/holy war... (Ex. Al Quaeda vs West)
World War 2
1939-1945... Ally vs Axis Powers
Euphemism
Nicer way of saying something... Ex "she passed away" rather th…
92 terms
cultural literacy
alpha and omega
Abraham and Isaac
Mount Ararat
St Bartholemew
beginning and end, Greek Alphabet, the first and last letter
test A with sacrifice of Isaac. Bosom of Abraham
Noah's ark comes to rest
apostle, patron saint of butchers in art often portrayed carr…
alpha and omega
beginning and end, Greek Alphabet, the first and last letter
Abraham and Isaac
test A with sacrifice of Isaac. Bosom of Abraham
55 terms
Cultural Literacy
Nelson Mandela
Robert Burns
Civil War
Declaration of Independence
First black president of South Africa in 1994-1999. Advicate…
Ode to a mouse, best laid plans, and of mice and men
1861-1865
1776
Nelson Mandela
First black president of South Africa in 1994-1999. Advicate…
Robert Burns
Ode to a mouse, best laid plans, and of mice and men
16 terms
Cultural Literacy
Fastian Bargain
Face that launched a thousand ships
Albatross around your neck
Doubting Thomas
:To be willing to sacrifice anything to satisfy a limitless d…
:Reference to Helen of Troy who was so beautiful that when sh…
:Very large bird that is considered a omen of good favor/ for…
:A person who is skeptical and refuses to believe something w…
Fastian Bargain
:To be willing to sacrifice anything to satisfy a limitless d…
Face that launched a thousand ships
:Reference to Helen of Troy who was so beautiful that when sh…
40 terms
Cultural Literacy
three sheets to the wind
straight and narrow
knock on wood
down to the wire
meaning: very drunk... origin: referred to a ship that had lost…
meaning: to stay out of trouble... origin: described the path to…
meaning: if luck is willing... origin: touching the cross Jesus…
meaning: not certain until the very end... origin: a string stre…
three sheets to the wind
meaning: very drunk... origin: referred to a ship that had lost…
straight and narrow
meaning: to stay out of trouble... origin: described the path to…
185 terms
Cultural Literacy
Stone Age
Scribes
Archarologist
Fertile Crescent
The historical period characterized by the production of tool…
people trained to write using the earliest forms of writing b…
scientist who learns about past human life by studying fossil…
The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers gave life to the first known…
Stone Age
The historical period characterized by the production of tool…
Scribes
people trained to write using the earliest forms of writing b…
21 terms
Cultural literacy
Jaded
Umbrage
Meritorious
The topics of abortion/ premarital sex…
Lindsay Lohan/ Paris Hilton/Stewie Griffin
Umpire calls generate this/ politicians feel this during thei…
Medal of Honor, medal of freedom, honor roll
Expostulate
Jaded
Lindsay Lohan/ Paris Hilton/Stewie Griffin
Umbrage
Umpire calls generate this/ politicians feel this during thei…
8 terms
cultural literacy
Jormungand
Forseti
Idun
Thiazi
Monstrous serpent and child of Loki. The god we noticing that…
God of justice and son of Balder. Rules in a beautiful palace…
Goddess of eternal youth and immortality, keeper of the golde…
...
Jormungand
Monstrous serpent and child of Loki. The god we noticing that…
Forseti
God of justice and son of Balder. Rules in a beautiful palace…
11 terms
cultural literacy
800 pound gorilla
fools gold
White whale
David/Goliath
something everyone is thinking about but no one wants to talk…
something that's too good to be true
metaphor for obsession
underdog/favorite
800 pound gorilla
something everyone is thinking about but no one wants to talk…
fools gold
something that's too good to be true
13 terms
Cultural Literacy
Tableau
Guilds
Young Turk
Troubadours
A group of models or motionless figures reprensenting a scene…
Organizations of self-employed artisans in the Middle Ages th…
An insurgent person trying to take control of a situation or…
Traveling poet-musicians who flourished in Southern Europe du…
Tableau
A group of models or motionless figures reprensenting a scene…
Guilds
Organizations of self-employed artisans in the Middle Ages th…
68 terms
Cultural Literacy
Marco Polo (Italian)
posthaste (Idiom)
Post-mortem (Latin for After Death)
Pound of Flesh (Shakespeare)
Italian explorer of the last 13th century and early 14th cent…
With great speed, immediate
Autopsy, figuratively and analysis that follows an event
People who cruelly demand the repayment of a debt
Marco Polo (Italian)
Italian explorer of the last 13th century and early 14th cent…
posthaste (Idiom)
With great speed, immediate
12 terms
Cultural Literacy
When in Rome, do as the Romans do:
To err is human, to forgive divine:
Nothing will come from nothing:
Necessity is the mother of invention:
You should follow the lead of those who know the ropes in unf…
All people commit sins and makes mistakes, god forgives them…
You'll gain nothing if you invest nothing
A need or problem encourages creative efforts to meet the nee…
When in Rome, do as the Romans do:
You should follow the lead of those who know the ropes in unf…
To err is human, to forgive divine:
All people commit sins and makes mistakes, god forgives them…
13 terms
Cultural Literacy
Janus
Golden Flaes
Jason
Little Red Riding Hood
God if doors, gateways, and beginnings. Pictured with one
...
Hero who couldn't become king until he obtained the Golden Fl…
Fairy tale originally written by Charles Perrault. ... Had a gru…
Janus
God if doors, gateways, and beginnings. Pictured with one
Golden Flaes
...
9 terms
Cultural Literacy
fatalism
grace
faint
feign
the belief that events are determined by an impersonal fate a…
the favor, love, and protection of God
"without strength" (adjective) or "to lose consciousness" (ve…
is a verb that means "to pretend or make up"
fatalism
the belief that events are determined by an impersonal fate a…
grace
the favor, love, and protection of God
32 terms
cultural literacy
Vincent Van Goh
Ariel Dorfman
Samuel Beckett
Martha Graham
Painter
writer and human rights activist
Irish writer of novels, plays, poetry, theater director. Live…
Dancer
Vincent Van Goh
Painter
Ariel Dorfman
writer and human rights activist
13 terms
Cultural Literacy
Watershed
Thalidomide
Subpoena
Pyromania
An area drained by a water system
A drug formally used a sedative, but withdrawn in the early 1…
A writ of ordering a person to attend a court
An obsessive desire to set things on fire
Watershed
An area drained by a water system
Thalidomide
A drug formally used a sedative, but withdrawn in the early 1…
14 terms
Cultural Literacy
Robert's Rules of Order
ambrosia
Ali Baba
Woody Guthrie
-a handbook for running meetings effectively and efficiently,…
-The good of the gods in classical mythology... -Those extension…
-The title character in Arabian Nights... -Open, sesame
-American songwriters and folksinger of the twentieth century…
Robert's Rules of Order
-a handbook for running meetings effectively and efficiently,…
ambrosia
-The good of the gods in classical mythology... -Those extension…
30 terms
cultural literacy
711
1066
1492
1588
moors invade spain via morocco/north africa
battle of hastings - normans invade britain from normandy
columbus sailed the ocean blue
british defeated spanish armada
711
moors invade spain via morocco/north africa
1066
battle of hastings - normans invade britain from normandy
18 terms
Cultural Literacy
Dynasty
Steppes
Anyang
Confucius
A line of rulers from the same family
grass plain without trees
First stable capital of China
Educator and philosopher
Dynasty
A line of rulers from the same family
Steppes
grass plain without trees
24 terms
Cultural Literacy
Bay of Pigs
beg the question
Berlin Airlift
beyond the pale
failed attempt by Cuban exiles in 1961 to overthrow Castro wi…
to assume what has still to be proved
military operation in the late 1940's that brought needed pro…
totally unacceptable; the Pale in Ireland was a territorial l…
Bay of Pigs
failed attempt by Cuban exiles in 1961 to overthrow Castro wi…
beg the question
to assume what has still to be proved
22 terms
Cultural literacy
Neither a borrower nor a lender be
Never-Never Land
The New Yorker
The Night Before Christmas
A line from the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare ... Polonius,…
Originally called Neverland, the home of the title character…
A weekly magazine known for nonfiction and short stories, and…
A poem of the 19th century by the American author Clement C.…
Neither a borrower nor a lender be
A line from the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare ... Polonius,…
Never-Never Land
Originally called Neverland, the home of the title character…
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