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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
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…
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…
77 terms
Cultural Literacy
Alpha and Omega
Abraham and Isaac
Apocryphal
apocrypha
beginning and end of Greek alphabet. ... God-- from beginning to…
tested by Lord with sacrifice of son Isaac. ... "Bosom of Abraha…
story that is likely false but has value
books in Bible not verified by Church
Alpha and Omega
beginning and end of Greek alphabet. ... God-- from beginning to…
Abraham and Isaac
tested by Lord with sacrifice of son Isaac. ... "Bosom of Abraha…
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…
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
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
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
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
35 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"
621
Islam began in Mecca
711
Moors (Muslims) reached Spain via Morocco
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…
Cultural Literacy
Al Capone
GI Joe
Flash in the Pan
Franciscans
A leader of organized crime in Chicago in the 1920s. He was i…
A line of action figures produced and owned by the company Ha…
A thing or person who's sudden but brief success is not repea…
The first order, or the order of Friars Minor are commonly ca…
Al Capone
A leader of organized crime in Chicago in the 1920s. He was i…
GI Joe
A line of action figures produced and owned by the company Ha…
21 terms
cultural literacy
Sigmund freud
Sigmund frued
carl jung
George lucas
jung didn't believe in the prominence (this person) assigned…
believes in the personal unconscious, which is personal exper…
collective unconscious
crator of the phenomenally successful star wars saga and Indi…
Sigmund freud
jung didn't believe in the prominence (this person) assigned…
Sigmund frued
believes in the personal unconscious, which is personal exper…
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…
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
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
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
Cultural Literacy
Archetype
Symbol
3 types of archetypes
The ability to participate/communicate in your culture
The original model or pattern
A thing that represents something else
Character, Setting, Plot
Cultural Literacy
The ability to participate/communicate in your culture
Archetype
The original model or pattern
24 terms
Cultural Literacy
Cultural Literacy
Archetype
3 Types of Archetypes
Symbol
the ability to participate/communicate fluently in your culture
original pattern or model, prototype
Character, Setting, Situation/Plot
a thing that stands for something else; a heart stands for love
Cultural Literacy
the ability to participate/communicate fluently in your culture
Archetype
original pattern or model, prototype
77 terms
Cultural Literacy
Tableau
Guilds
Young Turk
Troubadors
A group of models or motionless figures representing a scene…
Organizations of self-employed artisans in the Middle Ages th…
An insurgent person trying to take control of a situation or…
Traveling pact-musicians who flourished in Southern Europe du…
Tableau
A group of models or motionless figures representing a scene…
Guilds
Organizations of self-employed artisans in the Middle Ages th…
20 terms
Cultural Literacy
actions speak louder than words
renaissance man
people who live in glass houses should…
Marilyn Monroe
what someone actually does means more than what they say they…
a person with many talents or areas of knowledge
you shouldn't criticize others when you have faults of your own
American Actress and model famous for playing comic "dumb blo…
actions speak louder than words
what someone actually does means more than what they say they…
renaissance man
a person with many talents or areas of knowledge
Cultural Literacy
All for one & one for all
All's well that ends well
Bee in your bonnet
Best laid plans of mice and men often…
members of a team must work together
an event that ahs a good ending is good even if something wen…
reminding someone to be content
Things can still go wrong no matter how much you plan something
All for one & one for all
members of a team must work together
All's well that ends well
an event that ahs a good ending is good even if something wen…
Cultural Literacy
ante meridiem
post meridiem
bona fide
mea culpa
before noon
after noon
good faith -- genuine
my fault
ante meridiem
before noon
post meridiem
after noon
Cultural Literacy
Achilles Heel
Acronym
Ad Absurdum
Ad Infinitum
A weakness or vulnerable point
Word or name formed as an abbreviation
Common form of argument which seeks to demonstrate that a sta…
Again and again in the same way; forever
Achilles Heel
A weakness or vulnerable point
Acronym
Word or name formed as an abbreviation
24 terms
cultural literacy
academic freedom
according to hoyle
achilles heel
acronym
the right for students and teachers to express their ideas
hes the author of a book about rule of cards
a weakness
a word formed by the begining letters of a name
academic freedom
the right for students and teachers to express their ideas
according to hoyle
hes the author of a book about rule of cards
Cultural Literacy
No man is an island
The buck stops here
You can lead a horse into water but yo…
Carpe diem
no one is self sufficient (John Donne)
I'm the ultimate responsible (Truman)
You can't force people to do things
Seize the day (latin)
No man is an island
no one is self sufficient (John Donne)
The buck stops here
I'm the ultimate responsible (Truman)
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
5 terms
Cultural Literacy
"the mass of men lead lives of despera…
O Captain, My Captain
Scarlet O'Hara
Never-Never Land
statement from Walden by Henry David Thoreau
poem by Walt Whitman tells of a captain who dies as his ship…
heroine of Gone with the Wind; shrewd, manipulative Southern…
home of Peter Pan; place where children never grow up
"the mass of men lead lives of despera…
statement from Walden by Henry David Thoreau
O Captain, My Captain
poem by Walt Whitman tells of a captain who dies as his ship…
6 terms
Cultural literacy
Saddam hussein
Alma Mater
Sputnik
The scream
fifth President of Iraq. In 2003, a coalition led by the U.S.…
may refer to the school, college or university from which an…
Any of a series of Soviet satellites sent into Earth orbit, e…
Edward munch
Saddam hussein
fifth President of Iraq. In 2003, a coalition led by the U.S.…
Alma Mater
may refer to the school, college or university from which an…
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
15 terms
Cultural Literacy
Mjollnir
Berserkers
Bragi
runes
Thor's hammer (MYOLL-ner)... lightning flashes each time he thr…
warriors who dressed in animal skin and howled like animals…
god of eloquence and poetry; married to Idun... runes were carv…
alphabetic script used by the people of Northern Europe until…
Mjollnir
Thor's hammer (MYOLL-ner)... lightning flashes each time he thr…
Berserkers
warriors who dressed in animal skin and howled like animals…
10 terms
Cultural Literacy
allusion
archetype
symbol
metamorphosis
A literary reference designed to call something to mind witho…
a modle, a typical or generalized example of a certain person…
Something that represents something else to representing abst…
marvelous change the process of transformation or change from…
allusion
A literary reference designed to call something to mind witho…
archetype
a modle, a typical or generalized example of a certain person…
114 terms
Cultural Literacy
Cultural literacy
Taboo
Creme de la creme
Pontiff
Possessing the basic backgroind knowledge to be functionally…
Excluded or forbidden from use
Best choice, elite
Title of priests of ancient rome
Cultural literacy
Possessing the basic backgroind knowledge to be functionally…
Taboo
Excluded or forbidden from use
10 terms
Cultural Literacy
"All animals are equal, but some anima…
"The unkindest cut of all"
"Do I dare disturb the universe"
"Siren's Song"
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, stabbed in the back by a friend
J. Alfred Prufrock by TS Eliot
The Odyssey by Homer
"All animals are equal, but some anima…
Animal Farm by George Orwell
"The unkindest cut of all"
Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, stabbed in the back by a friend
20 terms
Cultural Literacy
Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton
Umpire calls generate this, ppoliticia…
Medal of honor, medal of freedom, hono…
I thousand ways to die, the national i…
Jaded
Umbrage
Meritorious
Lurid
Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton
Jaded
Umpire calls generate this, ppoliticia…
Umbrage
Cultural Literacy
Norse Mythology
Edda
Yggdrasil
Aesir
myths from Scandinavians.
Old Norse writings which are sources for Norse Mythology. Old…
The world tree, giant tree that shelters all the worlds.
Pincipal and warrior race of Norse gods (spartans) live in As…
Norse Mythology
myths from Scandinavians.
Edda
Old Norse writings which are sources for Norse Mythology. Old…
14 terms
Cultural literacy
Savoir faire
The golden mean
Get down to brass tracks
The chickens have come to roost
Ease and dexterity in social events
The desirable middle ground between 2 extremes
Get to the real issue. Deal with the task at hand
The consequences of earlier actions are coming back
Savoir faire
Ease and dexterity in social events
The golden mean
The desirable middle ground between 2 extremes
29 terms
Cultural Literacy
622
711
1066
1462
islam begins in Mecca
Moors came to Spain through
Battle of Hastings
Spanish defeated the Moors ... Columbus sailed
622
islam begins in Mecca
711
Moors came to Spain through
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…
Cultural literacy
SWAT team
Mason-Dixon line
AWOL
Timbuktu
Special weapons and tactics team
The boundary between northern and southern states
Absent without leave(missing from military post for thirty da…
Slang for heing in the middle of nowhere(real place in africa)
SWAT team
Special weapons and tactics team
Mason-Dixon line
The boundary between northern and southern states
cultural literacy
Tripitaka
Siddhartha
Nirvana
Mahyana
the primary teachings of the Buddha
The founder of the religion Buddhism who believed that all li…
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cyc…
Sect of ordinary people who wanted to worship Buddha as a god
Tripitaka
the primary teachings of the Buddha
Siddhartha
The founder of the religion Buddhism who believed that all li…
cultural literacy
mea culpa
Quid pro quo
semper fidelis
terra firma
An expression from Catholic ritual that assigns blame oneself
A fair (equal) exchange
Always faithful
Dry land, as opposed to the sea
mea culpa
An expression from Catholic ritual that assigns blame oneself
Quid pro quo
A fair (equal) exchange
16 terms
Cultural Literacy
Blues
Bohemian
Sandro Botticelli
Cassablanca
Jazz evolved from the music of African Americans. In the earl…
Way of life for some artists or intellectuals. Live in materi…
An Italian painter of the late 15th and 16th century. Made th…
Romantic adventure war film from 1943. Stars: Humphrey Bogart…
Blues
Jazz evolved from the music of African Americans. In the earl…
Bohemian
Way of life for some artists or intellectuals. Live in materi…
cultural literacy
suffer fools gladly
a snowballs chance in hell
read the riot act
pot calling the kettle black
doesnt tolerate stupidity
no likelihood of happening
lectured/ chastised loudly
being a hypocrite
suffer fools gladly
doesnt tolerate stupidity
a snowballs chance in hell
no likelihood of happening
24 terms
Cultural Literacy
Source: The buck stops here
Source: A little learning is a dangero…
Source: A foolish consistency is the h…
Source: Don't cast your pearls before…
Harry Truman
Alexander Pope
"Self Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bible
Source: The buck stops here
Harry Truman
Source: A little learning is a dangero…
Alexander Pope
51 terms
Cultural literacy
Aeneas
Anenid
Duty ones family/ country filial devot…
Cupid
Hero of the Anenid
Long poem written by Virgil
What does Aeneas represent
Roman god of love Aphrodite
Aeneas
Hero of the Anenid
Anenid
Long poem written by Virgil
25 terms
Cultural Literacy
Ad hominem
Apocryphal
Busan's holiday
Coup de grace
A Latin expression meaning "to the man." An ad hominem argume…
A term describing an account or story of doubtful authority t…
A vacation during which a person engages in activity that is…
The final blow. The phrase in french for "stroke of mercy." I…
Ad hominem
A Latin expression meaning "to the man." An ad hominem argume…
Apocryphal
A term describing an account or story of doubtful authority t…
20 terms
Cultural literacy
Suffer fools gladly
A snowballs chance in hell
Read the riot act
Pot calling the kettle black
A person who doesn't tolerate the stupidity of others
Something that has no likelihood of happening or succeeding
To issue a severe warning
Criticizing others for the very fault one possesses
Suffer fools gladly
A person who doesn't tolerate the stupidity of others
A snowballs chance in hell
Something that has no likelihood of happening or succeeding
Cultural Literacy
1939-1945
euphemism
Bible Belt
jihad
the years WWII, a war between the Allies and Axis Powers, was…
a nice way of saying something offensive, like saying "big bo…
the conservative midwest to southeast strip of America, where…
means "holy war" in Arabic; ISIS is fighting a jihad against…
1939-1945
the years WWII, a war between the Allies and Axis Powers, was…
euphemism
a nice way of saying something offensive, like saying "big bo…
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