To Be Or Not To Be...Are You A Storyteller?

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I have taken several ideas from our reading in class and composed a quiz out of them. Just another fun way to see what we have learned from this class!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Storytelling requires only ones imagination, discipline is not necessary.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Discipline is necessary in storytelling. "In relation to creative storytelling it means that ability to hold the mind steadily upon a story, and for long enough time, until everything about the story is known, felt, made actual." -Ruth Sawyer

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  • 2. 

    Storytelling is a sharing of our ____________.

    Correct Answer
    heart and spirit
    heart
    spirit
    spirit and heart
    Explanation
    Storytelling is a powerful way to connect with others and express our deepest emotions and beliefs. It allows us to share the essence of who we are, our passions, and our values. By sharing our heart and spirit through storytelling, we can create a meaningful connection with our audience and evoke emotions that resonate with them. This connection goes beyond words and reaches the core of our being, making storytelling a truly transformative experience.

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  • 3. 

    The art of storytelling lies within ______.

    • A.

      The first person to ever tell a story.

    • B.

      The storyteller

    • C.

      The people listening to the story.

    • D.

      Professionals

    Correct Answer
    B. The storyteller
    Explanation
    "The art of storytelling lies within the storyteller, to be searched for, drawn out, made to grow".

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  • 4. 

    I believe it is the easiest thing in the world to tell a story – and the hardest to be a fine

    Correct Answer
    Storyteller
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that telling a story is a simple task, but being a skilled storyteller is challenging. This implies that anyone can narrate a story, but it takes great skill and talent to captivate an audience and deliver a compelling narrative. Therefore, the answer "Storyteller" aligns with the idea that being a proficient storyteller is more difficult than simply telling a story.

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  • 5. 

    It is the easiest thing in the world to tell a _____...and the hardest to be a fine storyteller

    Correct Answer
    story
    Explanation
    The sentence states that it is easy to tell a story but difficult to be a fine storyteller. This suggests that anyone can simply narrate a sequence of events, but it takes skill and talent to captivate an audience and effectively convey a story. Therefore, the word "story" fits logically in the blank as it sets up the contrasting idea of being a skilled storyteller.

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  • 6. 

    Creative ______ Ruth Sawyer believes is the common factor for all mankind.

    Correct Answer
    Imagination
    Explanation
    Ruth Sawyer believes that imagination is the common factor for all mankind. Imagination allows individuals to think creatively, to envision new possibilities, and to explore different perspectives. It is a fundamental human trait that enables us to innovate, problem-solve, and create art. Through imagination, we can transcend boundaries and connect with others on a deeper level. It is the driving force behind progress and the catalyst for change. Imagination is what makes us uniquely human and binds us together as a species.

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  • 7. 

    To be a good storyteller one must begloriously _______.

    Correct Answer
    Alive
    Explanation
    To be a good storyteller, one must be alive. This means that the storyteller must possess energy, passion, and enthusiasm in order to captivate their audience. Being alive also suggests being present and engaged in the storytelling process, allowing the storyteller to effectively convey emotions and create a connection with the listeners. Without being alive, a storyteller may lack the necessary charisma and vitality to bring their stories to life and engage their audience effectively.

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  • 8. 

    It is the easiest thing in the world to tell a _____...and the hardest to be a fine storyteller.

    Correct Answer
    story
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that it is easy for someone to tell a story, but it is much more difficult to be a skilled and captivating storyteller. This implies that anyone can narrate an event or incident, but it takes a certain level of talent and expertise to engage and captivate an audience with a well-crafted and compelling story.

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  • 9. 

    Storytelling is nothing more than a "parlor trick".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement claims that storytelling is merely a "parlor trick". However, this is not true. Storytelling is a powerful form of communication that has been used for centuries to convey important messages, entertain, and connect with others. It allows individuals to share experiences, emotions, and ideas in a compelling and relatable way. Storytelling has the ability to inspire, educate, and influence people, making it far more than just a trivial trick. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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