Volume 5 Issue 7
February 1999

PRE-OPENING ACTIVITY

Oriental Proverbs
Chris

Pick the right (missing) word/s in the proverb

He who will not economize will have to

a) agonize
b) sweat bullets
c) harmonize

When a friend arrives from afar, isn't it ?

a) Wearisome
b) Meaningless
c) Wonderful

I will not grieve that men do not know me; I will grieve that I do not know

a) Professional Wrestling
b) Men
c) Sienfeld

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single

a) car key
b) suitcase
c) step

Study the past if you would divine the

a) future
b) water
c) serenity

When a leopard dies, he leaves his skin; a man, his

a) will
b) reputation
c) Nike tennis shoes

If you suspect a man, don't employ him; if you employ a man, don't

a) hire him
b) pay him overtime
c) suspect him

Better to light a candle than to curse the

a)darkness
b) neighbors
c) electric company

Forget injuries, never forget .

a) Your insurance card
b) To yell "Ouch
c) Kindness

When someone said, "What do you think of repaying evil with kindness?" Confucius replied, "Then what are you going to repaying kindness with? Repay kindness with kindness , but repay evil with ."

a) justice
b) evil
c) yen

Answers

"He who will not economize will have to agonize."

"When a friend arrives from afar, isn't it wonderful?"

"I will not grieve that men do not know me; I will grieve that I do not know men."

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."

"Study the past if you would divine the future"

"When a leopard dies, he leaves his skin; a man, his reputation."

"If you suspect a man, don't employ him; if you employ a man, don't suspect him."

"
Better to light a candle than to curse the Darkness."

"Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses."

"When someone said, "What do you think of repaying evil with kindness?" Confucius replied, "Then what are you going to repaying kindness with? Repay kindness with kindness , but repay evil with justice."

Pre-Opening Activity-Guess the Spices

As we study the Gateway to the Orient, we can recall the influence that the Orient had on Europeans, and even American development. In the 13th century, Marco Polo made his journey to the East, returning with many new and exciting stories, foods, and cloths. This, of course, eventually led to Columbus' exploration to the west (in search of a better route to the East), where he found the Americas and brought back news of the new lands to Europe. But back to Marco Polo, one of the great discoveries he brought back to the Mediterranean was the many spices of the Orient.

As a pre-opening activity, set up a series of blind boxes that have different spices in them. Label the boxes with letters or numbers and list out the letters/numbers on blank pieces of paper. Have everyone go to each box to smell the spice and try to guess what it is. Some spices to include are pepper, cloves, mace and nutmeg, cinnamon, thyme, anise seed, bay, coriander, and marjoram.

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