Friday, October 10, 2008

October Quiz

Korea and Iran

1. What continent does Iran lie in?


2. What is the capital city of Iran?


3. What is the population of Iran?


4. True or False-Iran is slightly larger than the state of Alaska.

5. What is Iran's official name?

Islamic Republic of Iran
                  State of Iran
                  Republic of Iran

Democratic Republic of Iran

6. True or False-The form of government that Iran has, would be best described as a military regime.

7. What is the official language of Iran?


8. True or False-The monetary unit used in Iran is the Iranian dinar.

9. True or False-The Azeri make up the biggest ethnic group in Iran with 24% of the ethnic composition.

10. True or False-The population density for Iran is 1140.3 persons per sq km.

11. What is the most popular sport in Korea?


12.What is the name of the traditional Korean costume?

         dragon robe

13.True or False-The invention of the world's first movable metal type came from Korea.

14. What is a 'National Living Treasure'?

an occupant of the Korean National Zoo

a rare type of conifer in the north-west of Korea

a performer or craftsman

a black-billed magpie

15. Rice is the traditional main dish in Korea. Next to rice comes kimchi. What is kimchi?

pieces of chicken with herbs

a spicy vegetable dish

a soup with seafood in it

a curried lamb dish.

16.True or False- Korean custom forbids people marrying within their own clan.

17. There are many festivals and rituals in Korea, including the infant celebration of 'Tol'. What is its significance?

it will be the last ceremony before the child turns ten years old

to ward off spirits that may cause blindness in infancy

it is a time of sadness because the infant will soon be put up for adoption

it is a celebration that the baby has reached one year old without dying

18.True or False-Shamanism in Korea is practiced mostly by men.

19. When do Koreans celebrate their birthdays?

Taeborum - First full moon

Ch'usok - Harvest Moon

Ch'ilsok - Seventh day of the seventh month

Lunar New Year's Day

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Personal Safety Seminar


The Gwinnett County Police Department Crime Prevention Unit will be at HMUMC on Monday, Oct. 27 from 7-9 PM to present a Rape Prevention Seminar for women.  The seminar is for women 18 and older, but girls 16-17 are welcome to attend if accompanied by a parent.  Learn how to be aware of your surroundings and about common mistakes women make.  Learn how not to become a victim.  There is no cost, but reservations are requested. Is anyone interested in this? Leave it in the comments...

Monday, October 6, 2008

Don't forget!

Book club is this Thursday night, October 9 at 6:45.  It will be at Andrea's house (not Danielle's).  We will be discussing Digging to America by Anne Tyler.  Bring your book and an appetizer to share.  See you there!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Christmas Canteen

In December, in lieu of a book discussion,  our book club will be attending the Christmas Canteen at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.  The show we will attend is December 11 (our normal book club night) and starts at 8:00 PM.  Tickets are $24.00 (plus tax)  unless we have a group of 10 or more.  The group rate is $20 per ticket (including tax.)  

If you would like to go, please RSVP in the comments and BRING YOUR MONEY TO BOOK CLUB Thursday night.  The show is filling up fast so we need to make our reservation.  

If you have any questions, let me know.  Thanks!