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14 terms
English 2 Cultural Literacy
Eddas
Yggdrasil
Aesir
Vanir
-two collections of Old Norse writings... -form the main source…
-called the World Tree... -a giant ash tree that links and shelt…
-main race of the norse gods... -live in asgard... -warrior gods
-group of wild nature and fertility gods/goddesses... -sworn ene…
Eddas
-two collections of Old Norse writings... -form the main source…
Yggdrasil
-called the World Tree... -a giant ash tree that links and shelt…
74 terms
English - Cultural literacy
abbreviation
adjective
adverb
agreement
An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word and is usually…
An adjective is a PART OF SPEECH that modifies (acts upon or…
An adverb is a PART OF SPEECH that modifies (acts upon) a VER…
In every SENTENCE, the SUBJECT must agree with (or match up w…
abbreviation
An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word and is usually…
adjective
An adjective is a PART OF SPEECH that modifies (acts upon or…
40 terms
English: Cultural Literacy
800-Ib gorilla/elephant in the room
Anchilles heel
Donkey/elephant
Red state/blue state
Something everyone knows but doesn't want to talk about
Point of weakness
Donkey: Democrats, Elephant: Republican
Red: Republican, Blue: Democrat
800-Ib gorilla/elephant in the room
Something everyone knows but doesn't want to talk about
Anchilles heel
Point of weakness
47 terms
English Final - Cultural Literacy
Achilles' Heel
Captain Ahab
anti-semitism
"Big Brother is watching you"
- by extension - "a point of vulnerability"... - in classical my…
- the captain of the ship the Pequod... - from a book by Herman…
- prejudice against a Semitic race... - hatred against Jews
- a warning that appears on posters throughout Oceania... - from…
Achilles' Heel
- by extension - "a point of vulnerability"... - in classical my…
Captain Ahab
- the captain of the ship the Pequod... - from a book by Herman…
87 terms
English Cultural Literacy
Alpha and Omega
Abraham and Issac
Saint Bartholomew
Apocryphal/Apocrypha
beginning and end, Greek alphabet, the first, last letter... God…
test Abraham with sacrifice of Isaac... "Bosom of Abraham" - pea…
Apostles, patron saint of butchers, in art often portrayed ca…
Story that is likely false but has value... books in the Bible n…
Alpha and Omega
beginning and end, Greek alphabet, the first, last letter... God…
Abraham and Issac
test Abraham with sacrifice of Isaac... "Bosom of Abraham" - pea…
English- Cultural Literacy 4
Mjollnir
Berserkers
Bragi
Runes
Thor's hammer ... Lightning flashed each time he throws it ... Alwa…
warriors who dressed in animal skin and howeled like animals…
god: eloquence and poetry. Married to Idun (apples) ... Runes we…
alphabetic script used by people of Northern Europe until the…
Mjollnir
Thor's hammer ... Lightning flashed each time he throws it ... Alwa…
Berserkers
warriors who dressed in animal skin and howeled like animals…
25 terms
English cultural literacy #4
Cogito , ergo sum
Communion
Confession
Confessions(book title)
Latin version of the statement "i think ... ; therfor i am." By…
Sacrament of Christianity. Jesus says in the last supper "thi…
Catholics confess their sins in private to a priest and relie…
Title of two well known auto biographies. Augustine for the 4…
Cogito , ergo sum
Latin version of the statement "i think ... ; therfor i am." By…
Communion
Sacrament of Christianity. Jesus says in the last supper "thi…
17 terms
English: Cultural Literacy #3
Born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
A bone to pick
Blackball
Black sheep
born into a wealthy family
having a bone to pick with someone means having a grievance t…
to vote to block the admission of someone to a n organization…
a person considered a disgrace to a family with a good reputa…
Born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
born into a wealthy family
A bone to pick
having a bone to pick with someone means having a grievance t…
20 terms
English 3 Cultural Literacy
A capella
John James Audubon
Jack Benny
Johannes Brahms
Choral singing performed without instruments. The expression…
A nineteenth-century American artist and naturalist. The colo…
A twentieth-century American comedian best known for his week…
A nineteenth-century German romantic composer; his works incl…
A capella
Choral singing performed without instruments. The expression…
John James Audubon
A nineteenth-century American artist and naturalist. The colo…
12 terms
ENGLISH // CULTURAL LITERACY TERMS
"Something is rotten in the state of D…
Stoicism
Utopia
Xenophobia
Used to describe something that is unusual
Restraint of all of your feelings
An ideal state; no place
Intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other co…
"Something is rotten in the state of D…
Used to describe something that is unusual
Stoicism
Restraint of all of your feelings
english cultural literacy
born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
a bone to pick
blackball
black sheep
born into a wealthy family
having a grievance that needs to be talked about
to vote to block the admission of someone to an organization
a person considered a disgrace to a family with a good reputa…
born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
born into a wealthy family
a bone to pick
having a grievance that needs to be talked about
11 terms
English 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.
When visiting a foreign land, follow the customs of those who…
All people commit sins and make mistakes. God forgives them,…
You will gain nothing if you invest in nothing. This saying i…
A need or problem encourages creative efforts to meet the nee…
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
When visiting a foreign land, follow the customs of those who…
To err is human, to forgive divine.
All people commit sins and make mistakes. God forgives them,…
91 terms
Cultural Literacy: Literature in English
Achebe
(James) Agee
(Captain) Ahab
(Louisa May) Alcott
Nigerian author of "Things Fall Apart" and "Arrow of God."
American writer and critic known for "Let Us Now Praise Famou…
Captain of the "Pequod" in "Moby Dick." He is obsessed with t…
American author known for "Little Women" and "Little Men."
Achebe
Nigerian author of "Things Fall Apart" and "Arrow of God."
(James) Agee
American writer and critic known for "Let Us Now Praise Famou…
101 terms
English 11 Cultural Literacy (odd)
fresco
pork-barrel legislation
Pooh-Bah
pot calling the kettle black
a painting on a wet wall
appropriations made by a legislator for projects that are not…
self-important person with much power
criticizing others for a fault one has
fresco
a painting on a wet wall
pork-barrel legislation
appropriations made by a legislator for projects that are not…
47 terms
English Final - Cultural Literacy
Achilles' Heel
Captain Ahab
anti-semitism
"Big Brother is watching you"
- by extension - "a point of vulnerability"... - in classical my…
- the captain of the ship the Pequod... - from a book by Herman…
- prejudice against a Semitic race... - hatred against Jews
- a warning that appears on posters throughout Oceania... - from…
Achilles' Heel
- by extension - "a point of vulnerability"... - in classical my…
Captain Ahab
- the captain of the ship the Pequod... - from a book by Herman…
144 terms
English Cultural Literacy Final
Tableau
Guilds
Young Turk
Troubadours
-A group of models or motionless figured representing a scene…
-organizations of self-employed artisans in the Middle Ages t…
-an insurgent person trying to take control of a situation or…
-traveling poet-musicians who flourished in Southern Europe d…
Tableau
-A group of models or motionless figured representing a scene…
Guilds
-organizations of self-employed artisans in the Middle Ages t…
15 terms
English: Cultural Literacy Vocab I
"American Gothic"
aria / recitative
au revoir
auf wiedersehen
*painted in the 20 century by American artist Grant Wood... *sho…
Aria: *piece of music for 1 or 2 voices in an opera, oratorio…
French "good bye" or "until we meet again"
German "good bye" or "until we meet again"
"American Gothic"
*painted in the 20 century by American artist Grant Wood... *sho…
aria / recitative
Aria: *piece of music for 1 or 2 voices in an opera, oratorio…
25 terms
English cultural literacy terms #5
Don juan
Don Quixote
Feodor Dostoevsky
Dualism
A legendary Spanish nobleman and chaser of women. First appea…
A novel written in the 17th century by Miguel de Cervantes. T…
Russian author of the 19th century. Books include crime and p…
In philosophy and theology, any system that explains phenomen…
Don juan
A legendary Spanish nobleman and chaser of women. First appea…
Don Quixote
A novel written in the 17th century by Miguel de Cervantes. T…
12 terms
AICE English Lang. Cultural Literacy
The Peter principle
Jim Jones
Bernie Madoff
Napoleon complex/ short man syndrome
A concept in management theory in which the selection of a ca…
An American religious leader that led a group of his follower…
Former investor and stockbroker that engineered arguably the…
A negative slang term describing a type of psychological phen…
The Peter principle
A concept in management theory in which the selection of a ca…
Jim Jones
An American religious leader that led a group of his follower…
221 terms
Cultural Literacy: Conventions of Written English
abbreviation
acronym
active voice
A.D.
a shortened form of an expression, usually followed by a period
a word formed by combining the beginning letters of a name or…
one of two "voices" of verbs; when the verb of a sentence is…
indicating how many years have passed since the birth of Christ
abbreviation
a shortened form of an expression, usually followed by a period
acronym
a word formed by combining the beginning letters of a name or…
53 terms
ENGLISH // MID-TERM CULTURAL LITERACY
Watershed
Thalidomide
Pyromania
Requiem
An area or ridge of land that separates water flowing to diff…
A drug formally used a sedative, but withdrawn in the early 1…
An obsessive desire to set things on fire
A musical composition setting parts of a requiem mass, or of…
Watershed
An area or ridge of land that separates water flowing to diff…
Thalidomide
A drug formally used a sedative, but withdrawn in the early 1…
65 terms
AP English Cultural Literacy Terms
Tableau
Guilds
Young Turk
Troubadours
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 poet 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…
25 terms
English 12 Cultural Literacy 6
Francis of Assisi
Franciscans
Anne Frank
free will
A saint of the Roman Catholic Church who lived in Italy in th…
A religious order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi, known l…
A teenaged German Jewish girl who hid from the persecuting Na…
The ability to choose, think, and act voluntarily ... To believe…
Francis of Assisi
A saint of the Roman Catholic Church who lived in Italy in th…
Franciscans
A religious order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi, known l…
20 terms
Cultural literacy Vocab 1 English
Lindsay Lohan/ Paris Hilton/ Stewie on…
Umpire calls generate this/ politician…
Medal do Honor, Medal of Freedom, hono…
1000 Ways to Die/ The National Inquire…
Jaded
Umbrage
Meritorious
Lurid
Lindsay Lohan/ Paris Hilton/ Stewie on…
Jaded
Umpire calls generate this/ politician…
Umbrage
82 terms
English Cultural Literacy Quotes McDonald
Alpha and Omega-
God-
Abraham and Isaac-
Mount Ararat-
Beginning and end Greek alphabet, first and last letters.
from the beginning to end of time.
test Abraham with sacrifice of Isaac, "Bosom of Abraham"-Peac…
Noah's ark comes to rest, located in Turkey
Alpha and Omega-
Beginning and end Greek alphabet, first and last letters.
God-
from the beginning to end of time.
54 terms
English Cultural Literacy Terms MIDTERM
Icarus
Gangrene
Inhibition
Kangaroo Court
A youth who attempted to escape from Crete with wings of wax…
necrosis or death of soft tissue due to obstructed circulatio…
A personal hindrance to an activity or expression. The blocki…
Court that ignores the principles of justice. (renders a fair…
Icarus
A youth who attempted to escape from Crete with wings of wax…
Gangrene
necrosis or death of soft tissue due to obstructed circulatio…
25 terms
English 12 Cultural literacy 5
Don Juan
Don Quixote
Feodor Dostoevsky
Dualism
A legendary Spanish nobleman and chaser of women... He first app…
A novel written in the 17th century by Miguel de Cervantes... Th…
A Russian author of the 19th century... His books include Crime…
In philosophy and theology, any system that explains phenomen…
Don Juan
A legendary Spanish nobleman and chaser of women... He first app…
Don Quixote
A novel written in the 17th century by Miguel de Cervantes... Th…
102 terms
English 11 Cultural Literacy (odd)
fresco
pork-barrel legislation
Pooh-Bah
post-mortem
a painting on a wet wall
appointments made by a legislating for projects, pumped with…
self-important person or high position
after death
fresco
a painting on a wet wall
pork-barrel legislation
appointments made by a legislating for projects, pumped with…
101 terms
English 11 Cultural Literacy (odd)
fresco
pork-barrel legislation
Pooh-Bah
pot calling the kettle black
a painting on a wet wall
appropriations made by a legislator for projects that are not…
self-important person with much power
criticizing others for a fault one has
fresco
a painting on a wet wall
pork-barrel legislation
appropriations made by a legislator for projects that are not…
101 terms
English 11 Cultural Literacy (odd)
fresco
pork-barrel legislation
Pooh-Bah
pot calling the kettle black
a painting on a wet wall
appropriations made by a legislator for projects that are not…
self-important person with much power
criticizing others for a fault one has
fresco
a painting on a wet wall
pork-barrel legislation
appropriations made by a legislator for projects that are not…
9 terms
English IV Honors Cultural Literacy
"tilting at windmills"
"abandon all hope, ye who enter here"
"the unkindest cut of all"
"all animals are equal..."
(don quixote) a foolishly idealistic or naive battle / agains…
(dante's inferno) a journey into hell
(julius caesar) marc anthony says this about a wound made by…
(animal farm)... but some animals are more equal than others / h…
"tilting at windmills"
(don quixote) a foolishly idealistic or naive battle / agains…
"abandon all hope, ye who enter here"
(dante's inferno) a journey into hell
16 terms
Cultural Literacy English Final prep
Utopia
White Whale
Murphy's law
Four score and seven years ago
Paradise
Obsession
The easiest way is the best way
Gettysburg Address
Utopia
Paradise
White Whale
Obsession
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
17 terms
Culture Literacy 2- English 2
Frigga
Loki
Balder
Hod
wife of Odin... goddess of marriage and motherhood... knows every…
one of the Aesir, but is sometimes their enemy... trickster... ca…
god of light, joy, purity, beauty... loved by all/considered th…
blind god of darkness and winter... unintentionally killed his…
Frigga
wife of Odin... goddess of marriage and motherhood... knows every…
Loki
one of the Aesir, but is sometimes their enemy... trickster... ca…
69 terms
English Cultural Literacy Quotes McDonald
Alpha and Omega-
God-
Abraham and Isaac-
Mount Ararat-
Beginning and end Greek alphabet, first and last letters.
from the beginning to end of time.
test Abraham with sacrifice of Isaac, "Bosom of Abraham"-Peac…
Noah's ark comes to rest, located in Turkey
Alpha and Omega-
Beginning and end Greek alphabet, first and last letters.
God-
from the beginning to end of time.
12 terms
AP English cultural literacy unit 3
Sophists
Jurisprudence
Heretic
Sanctum sanctorium
Ancient greek teachers who were accused by some of their cont…
The philosphy of law... It implies creating a body of law and me…
One who challenges the doctrines of an established church... One…
Latin for holy of hollies... The place in the jewish temple in j…
Sophists
Ancient greek teachers who were accused by some of their cont…
Jurisprudence
The philosphy of law... It implies creating a body of law and me…
82 terms
English Cultural Literacy Quotes McDonald
Alpha and Omega-
God-
Abraham and Isaac-
Mount Ararat-
Beginning and end Greek alphabet, first and last letters.
from the beginning to end of time.
test Abraham with sacrifice of Isaac, "Bosom of Abraham"-Peac…
Noah's ark comes to rest, located in Turkey
Alpha and Omega-
Beginning and end Greek alphabet, first and last letters.
God-
from the beginning to end of time.
13 terms
English Cultural Literacy Terms List 2
watershed
thalidomide
subpoena
pyromania
an area or ridge of high land that separates waters flowing i…
sedative developed and used in Europe in the 1960's, if taken…
a writ ordering a person to attend a court under penalty of j…
an obsessive desire to set fire to things
watershed
an area or ridge of high land that separates waters flowing i…
thalidomide
sedative developed and used in Europe in the 1960's, if taken…
12 terms
English Cultural Literacy Terms List 5
Achilles' heel
Captain Ahab
anti-Semitism
"Big Brother is watching you"
Greek warrior; as an infant, his mother dipped him in the Riv…
fictional character in Moby Dick by Herman Melville; monomani…
discrimination against or prejudice or hostility towards Jews
a warning that appears on posters throughout Oceania, the fic…
Achilles' heel
Greek warrior; as an infant, his mother dipped him in the Riv…
Captain Ahab
fictional character in Moby Dick by Herman Melville; monomani…
12 terms
English Cultural Literacy Terms List 4
"Something is rotten in the state of D…
Stoicism
Utopia
xenophobia
a line from Hamlet; used to describe corruption or a situatio…
a systematic philosophy that flourished in ancient Greece and…
an imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More's "Utopia";…
an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers, or…
"Something is rotten in the state of D…
a line from Hamlet; used to describe corruption or a situatio…
Stoicism
a systematic philosophy that flourished in ancient Greece and…
13 terms
English Cultural Literacy Terms List 1
Icarus
gangrene
inhibition
Kangaroo Court
a youth who attempted to escape Crete with wings of wax and f…
necrosis or death of soft tissue due to obstructed circulatio…
something that inhibits; constraint
any crudely or irregularly operated court, especially one so…
Icarus
a youth who attempted to escape Crete with wings of wax and f…
gangrene
necrosis or death of soft tissue due to obstructed circulatio…
15 terms
English Cultural Literacy Terms List 3
a capella
Affirmative Action
antebellum
catalyst
without instrumental accompaniment... Italian for in chapel style
the encouragement of increased representation of women and mi…
before or existing before a war, especially the American Civi…
a substance that causes or accelerates a chemical reaction wi…
a capella
without instrumental accompaniment... Italian for in chapel style
Affirmative Action
the encouragement of increased representation of women and mi…
12 terms
AICE English Lang Cultural Literacy 1A & 1B
The Peter Principle
Jim Jones
Bernie Madoff
Napoleon Complex
A concept that one's consideration for a different role is ba…
An American cult leader that had his followers commit suicide…
Former investor and stock broker that oversaw a Ponzii Scheme…
"Short Man Syndrome" is a negative term stating that short me…
The Peter Principle
A concept that one's consideration for a different role is ba…
Jim Jones
An American cult leader that had his followers commit suicide…
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
10 terms
AP English Cultural Literacy unit 10
Horace Mann
Gordian Knot
Quorum
Rubicon
The father of the American public school... He was a nineteenth…
A complex knot tied by Midas honoring his father,Netherlands…
The minimum number of members of a committee of legislative b…
A river in northern Italy that Julius Caesar crossed with his…
Horace Mann
The father of the American public school... He was a nineteenth…
Gordian Knot
A complex knot tied by Midas honoring his father,Netherlands…
8 terms
AP English cultural literacy unit 5
Seven deadly sins
Lethe
Esperanto
Bête noire
Widely known in the Middle Ages as sins that lead to damnatio…
In classical mythology, a river flowing through hates. The so…
An artificial speech constructed from roots of common to the…
The thing or person one views with particular dislike. For th…
Seven deadly sins
Widely known in the Middle Ages as sins that lead to damnatio…
Lethe
In classical mythology, a river flowing through hates. The so…
14 terms
AP English Cultural Literacy Unit 8
poet laureate
Falstaff
discretion is the better part of valor
double-entendre
the national poet of Britain... compose poetry for important eve…
an edearing, fat, aging rogue who appears in several Shakespe…
Caution is preferable to rash bravery... the line is delivered b…
a word or expression that has two different meanings, one of…
poet laureate
the national poet of Britain... compose poetry for important eve…
Falstaff
an edearing, fat, aging rogue who appears in several Shakespe…
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…
12 terms
AP English Cultural Literacy UNIT 2
Ancien Régime
Pandora's Box
Dark Ages
Bauhaus
The political and social systems of France before the Revolut…
In classical mythology, a box that Zeus gave to Pandora, the…
A term sometimes applied to the early Middle Ages, the first…
A German school of applied arts of the early 20th century; it…
Ancien Régime
The political and social systems of France before the Revolut…
Pandora's Box
In classical mythology, a box that Zeus gave to Pandora, the…
13 terms
AP English Cultural Literacy UNIT 4
Clockwork Universe
Luddites
Faust
Microcosm
An image of the universe as a clock would up by God and ticki…
Opponents of the introduction of labor saving machinery.... The…
A legendary 16th-century magician and practitioner of alchemy…
A representation of something on a much smaller scale.... The Gr…
Clockwork Universe
An image of the universe as a clock would up by God and ticki…
Luddites
Opponents of the introduction of labor saving machinery.... The…
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