Friday

Curtain Up Quiz!



The words here come from the lyrics
of some popular
musicals. Do you know
their meanings?



1. heinous (adj.) - A: following behind. B: final. C: abomin-
able. D: unusual.

2. accrue (v.) - A: to accentuate. B: accelerate. C: acclim-
ate. D: accumulate.

3. iniquity (n.) - A: wickedness. B: uneasiness.
C: unhelpfulness. D: rudeness.

4. sanatorium (n.) - A: sacred place. B: rehabilitation
facility. C: hideout. D: trash-hauler's garage.

5. impetuous (adj.) - A: impatient. B: impulsively passionate.
C: unable to be moved. D: immature.

6. finagle (v.) - A: to obtain by trickery. B: adjust care-
fully. C: finalize. D: scrutinize.

7. beguile (v.) - A: to restart. B: befriend. C: charm.
D: leave back.

8. flaunt (v.) - A: to whip mercilessly. B: flatten.
C: promote above all others. D: show off.




9. palazzo (n.) - A: open-air market. B: large building.
C: castle entrance. D: enclosed terrace.

10. inquisition (n.) - A: harsh questioning. B: excessive
penalty. C: sudden acquisition. D: formal invitation.

11. gaudy (adj.) - A: clumsy. B: windy. C: self-centered,
egotistical. D: flashy.

12. fop (n.) - A: vain man. B: spectacular failure.
C: cleaning utensil. D: rare shellfish.

13. ennui (n.) - A: high-heeled slipper. B: excitement.
C: boredom. D: lone exit.

14. ken (n.) - A: member of the immediate family. B: range
of knowledge. C: geographic surroundings. D: ancient
percussion instrument.

15. equipoise (n.) - state of A: equality. B: readiness.
C: equilibrium. D: fluid movement.

16. virago (n.) - A: passenger. B: loud woman. C: sign
of
the zodiac. D: mirage.

Answers are in "comments"

7 comments:

Professor Howdy said...

Here are the answers:

1. heinous (adj.) - A: following behind. B: final. C: abomin-
able. D: unusual.
C: Abominable; reprehensible. "If she says your behavior is
heinous/Kick her right in the Coriolanus" - "Brush Up Your
Shakespeare"

2. accrue (v.) - A: to accentuate. B: accelerate. C: acclim-
ate. D: accumulate.
D: To accumulate or be added periodically; to come as a result
of some state or action. "The hobbies you pursue together
/Savings you accrue together" - "Little Things"

3. iniquity (n.) - A: wickedness. B: uneasiness.
C: unhelpfulness. D: rudeness.
A: Wickedness; gross injustice. "In our little den of
iniquity/Our arrangement is good" - "Den of Iniquity"

4. sanatorium (n.) - A: sacred place. B: rehabilitation
facility. C: hideout. D: trash-hauler's garage.
B: An institution for resting, recuperating, "Sir Charles
came from a sanitorium/And yelled for drinks in my emporium"
- "To Keep My Love Alive"

5. impetuous (adj.) - A: impatient. B: impulsively passionate.
C: unable to be moved. D: immature.
B: Marked by impulsive passion or force. "Yet there's that
upturned chin/And the grin of impetuous youth" - "I Believe
In You"

6. finagle (v.) - A: to obtain by trickery. B: adjust care-
fully. C: finalize. D: scrutinize.
A: To obtain by trickery, indirect means. "Throw 'em a fake
and a finagle/They'll never know you're just a bagel" -
"Razzle Dazzle"

7. beguile (v.) - A: to restart. B: befriend. C: charm.
D: leave back.
C: To charm or divert; pass time pleasantly. "I'm wild
again/Beguiled again/A simpering, whimpering child again" -
"Bewitched"

8. flaunt (v.) - A: to whip mercilessly. B: flatten.
C: promote above all others. D: show off.
D: To display ostentatiously. "Ven you got it, flaunt it" -
"When You Got It, Flaunt It"

9. palazzo (n.) - A: open-air market. B: large building.
C: castle entrance. D: enclosed terrace.
B: Large building, especially in Italy. "Could still she be
drinkin' in her stinkin' pink palazzo?" - "Where is The Life
That Late I Led?"

10. inquisition (n.) - A: harsh questioning. B: excessive
penalty. C: sudden acquisition. D: formal invitation.
A: Harsh or severe questioning, "I'd prefer a new edition of
the Spanish Inquisition" - "I'm An Ordinary Man"

11. gaudy (adj.) - A: clumsy. B: windy. C: self-centered,
egotistical. D: flashy.
D: Flashy; marked by extravagance. "Naughty, bawdy, gaudy,
sporty/Forty-Second Street" - "42nd Street"

12. fop (n.) - A: vain man. B: spectacular failure.
C: cleaning utensil. D: rare shellfish.
A: Vain man; silly person. "It's fop/Finest in the shop/And
we have some shepherd's pie/With actual shepherd on top" -
"A Little Priest"

13. ennui (n.) - A: high-heeled slipper. B: excitement.
C: boredom. D: lone exit.
C: Boredom; feeling of weariness. "When I'm out on a quiet
spree/Fighting vainly the old ennui" - "I Get A Kick Out Of
You"

14. ken (n.) - A: member of the immediate family. B: range
of knowledge. C: geographic surroundings. D: ancient
percussion instrument.
B: Range of knowledge. "Timid and shy and scared are you/Of
things beyond your ken" - "Sixteen Going On Seventeen"

15. equipoise (n.) - state of A: equality. B: readiness.
C: equilibrium. D: fluid movement.
C: State of equilibrium. "And just a minute boys/I got the
feed box noise/It says the great-grandfather was Equipoise"
- "Fugue For Tinhorns"

16. virago (n.) - A: passenger. B: loud woman. C: sign of
the zodiac. D: mirage.
B: Loud, overbearing woman; woman of strength. "Where is
Fedora, the wild virago?" - "Where Is The Life That Late I
Led?"

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Anonymous said...

Hey
Tell your smart Test Management to give us an email address to sent our questions to the test committee !!!!

Or

Tell him to be quite and forget about the test that he want to test us if we can pass this test !! and consider us withdrawn from this test !!!!

By the way , Howdy ! , have you test this test BEFORE !!

Professor Howdy said...

Yes and flunked...

Anonymous said...

Hey Kermit ,
Is that true , those tow things are from the same being , belong to the same species ?!!!
Do you know what that means?
Look in the dictionary
Species ->Genus->Family ->Order ->
Class-> Phylum ->Kingdom->Domain ->
LIFE
So, I want to believe what you are saying ,
BUT...

Professor Howdy said...


If you stop believing what your professor told you had to be true
and if you start thinking for yourself you may come to some
conclusions you hadn't expected. You may find the Bible makes
more sense than you thought or were told to think. Allow yourself
to be ruined, ruined with regard to what you always thought could
be true. Can you believe what you don't understand? You and I
believe everyday what we don't understand unless it comes to
the issue of salvation. - - - Dr. Woodrow Kroll


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There is simply no historic foundation for the position that the
Framers intended to build the 'wall of separation' that was
constitutionalized in Everson. The 'wall of separation be-
tween church and state' is a metaphor based on bad history,
a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging.
It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned.
- - - Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, William Rehnquist


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In 1796 the US Supreme Court issued this ruling, "By our form
of government, the Christian religion is the established religion,
and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed on
equal footing." Some 57 years later, after Congress was
petitioned to separate Christian principles from government,
in 1853 the House Judiciary Committee issued their formal
report, including these words: "In this age there is no substitute
for Christianity. This was the religion of the founders of the republic,
and they expected it to be the religion of their dependents. The
great vital, conservative elements in our system is the belief of
our people in the pure doctrines and divine truths of the gospel
of Jesus Christ." - - - Dr. Gerald Beavan


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"It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own
their dependence upon the overruling power of God
and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the
Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those
nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord."
-- President Abraham Lincoln

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Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment;
trust in money and you may have it taken from you;
but trust in God, and you are never to be confounded in
time or eternity. - D.L. Moody


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Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic in the best of minds.
Men and women live on the brink of mysteries and harmonies
into which they never enter and with their hand on the door latch
they die outside. GK Chesterton

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I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying
the really foolish thing that people often say
about Him [Jesus Christ]: "I'm ready to accept
Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't
accept His claim to be God."

That is the one thing we must not say. A man
who was merely a man and said the sort of
things Jesus said would not be a great moral
teacher. He would either be a lunatic -- on a
level with a man who says he is a poached
egg -- or else he would be the Devil of Hell.

You must make your choice. Either this Man
was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman
or something worse ....

You can shut Him up for fool, you can spit
at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can
fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God.
But let us not come up with any patronizing
nonsense about His being a great human
teacher. He has not left that option open
to us. He did not intend to.


-- From C.S. Lewis
(Author of The Chronicles of Narnia)


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"Let every student be plainly instructed
and earnestly pressed to consider well
the main end of his life and studies is
to know God and Jesus Christ which is
eternal life (John 17:3)."

The Laws and Statutes of Harvard College in 1643

"All scholars shall live religious, godly,
and blameless lives according to the rules
of God's Word, diligently reading the Holy
Scriptures, the fountain of light and truth;
and constantly attend upon all the duties
of religion, both in public and secret."

Two central requirements in Yale College 1745 charter


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