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Monday, February 18

Captain Obvious and the pop quiz


A pop quiz for all of the “Captain Obvious" out there….

Directions: Read each question and write your answer down on a piece of scrap paper. Answers are below. Grade your paper (10 questions… 10 points each). Grading scale is as follows:
A: 93-100
B: 84-92
C: 77-83
D: 70-76
F: 0-69

Good Luck!Please answer all questions before scrolling down for the answers. You cannot use outside sources to obtain answers. Good luck. Besides, how had could this possibly be? :)

1. How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
2. Which country makes Panama hats?
3. From which animal do we get catgut?
4. In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
5. What is a camel's hair brush made of?
6. The Canary Islands in the Atlantic are named after what animal?
7. What was King George VI's first name?
8. What color is a purple finch?
9. Where are Chinese Gooseberries from?
10. What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?

All done? Easy, right? Now, remember, you need 7 just to pass to pass the quiz (D). Miss 2 and you make a C, miss 1 and you make a B. 10 for 10 means an A. Let’s see how you did. No cheating!!! You cannot change your answers!!!

ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ


1. How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 years
2. Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador
3. From which animal do we get catgut? Sheep and Horses
4. In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? November

5. What is a camel's hair brush made of? Squirrel fur
6. The Canary Islands in the Atlantic are named after what animal? Dogs
7. What was King George VI's first name? Albert
8. What color is a purple finch? Crimson red
9. Where are Chinese gooseberries from? New Zealand.
10. What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane? Orange of course.

So, how did you do? A?.. B?…. C?…… D? ………… F??? Now, throw your paper away and pretend that never happened. OK? Good. You are the only one that knows what you made on that quiz. And the good news is you now have some questions to use on all of your know it all friends!

Isn’t it amazing what we know and what we don’t know? And the one thing that we know for sure, some things is not what they seem! Sometimes the obvious answer is not the right answer at all. And when we guess? You got it, we can guess incorrectly.

This past weekend I was in Gatlinburg for the Winterfest youth rally. I know that there is a 1000 different opinion about Winterfest, and mine holds about as much weight as the others, maybe less. But I have been going to Winterfest since it began, and always find good things to take away from it to add to my Christian walk. This year was no exception. Jeff Walling had 4 excellent lessons about “The Mission,” becoming real missionaries for Christ. If you were not there the 4 main points were:
Know Christ
Be Christ
See Christ
Share Christ

One lesson in particular really stood out and made me think. It challenged me to think about things I thought I knew, things that Captain Obvious would see. It was the Saturday night lesson… “See Christ.” Jeff’s main point was that we as Christians must be Christ (look like Christ, act like Christ, talk like Christ….) and that
we should look at other people as if they were Christ.

That really hit me hard. I have to admit I do not always look at other people as if they were Christ. I see them for who they are physically. I see people as rich; poor; homeless; cool; jerks; smart; white; black; athletic; goofy; drama queens; tree huggers; Democrats; closed minded; drug users; “Christian;” lost; cashiers; janitors; and the list goes on and on and on. And, because I do not see them as Christ, I do not always treat them the way I would treat Christ. That smacked me right across the head. Maybe right now you are pondering the same thing.

If you are like me, you have been taught the golden rule: treat others as you would want to be treated. If you are like me, you have been taught that we are all sinners in need of a Savior. If you are like me, you have been taught to seek and save the lost. And, if you are like me, you have done “your part” of going on mission trips and doing service projects to serve others. And, if you are like me, once you have been challenged to think about this, you realize you have not seen others as Christ. You have fallen short. Way short.

So, I challenge you, like I have been challenged, to look at everyone as if they were Christ. See if it does not change the way you act. The way you think. The way you talk. The way you behave. When you think about it, this challenge is not an easy one. You will really have to work on it. And here is the kicker… the more you look at others as if THEY were Christ, the more YOU will look like Christ. If you take this challenge, get ready for a spiritual workout. We have a lot of work to do.

Be a blessing!

TR

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ouch! I failed the test (really failed the test)and now I have been challenged to do something I am not sure I want to do....... this was a HARD test. No bonus questions? I am going to have to think about this one for a while.....

Anonymous said...

i was there too and that same lesson really got to me too it made me realize that we shouldnt look at people by their status but the way christ would see them i wish i had seen you there!
emily holton
sc

Pamela Heywood said...

The Canary Islands are in the Atlantic.

Terry Reeves said...

Pamela,

You are correct, 10 bonus points for you! When I recieved this quiz I did not know anything about the Canary Islands, obviously the one who sent it to me didn't either. It has been corrected for all our future trivia experts.

TR

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a failure I am for sure. I have never been to winterfest, wrong generation and wrong geographics I guess of when and where I grew up. It sounds awesome and what a powerful lesson. Thanks for the challange. I missed all of the questions of course.

Anonymous said...

first of all, I missed every one of the questions. Second, the Canary Islands could be in the Gulf of Mexico and I would not have known it. And third, I wish I could have been at Winterfest this year. Sounds like it was really good. I will have to work on this challenge. And I do mean challenge.