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  1. 1. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious Click here to StartClick here to Start
  2. 2. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS DEFINITIONDEFINITION “ The kind of belief and action a reasonable man in present-day Western society would regard as being ‘superstitious’ ”. −Gustav Jahoda, 1956 What is Superstition?What is Superstition?What is Superstition?What is Superstition? TYPESTYPES QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS
  3. 3. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS Types of SuperstitionTypes of SuperstitionTypes of SuperstitionTypes of Superstition Predictive superstitions:- These are when people believe that a particular superstition will predict an oncoming event, such as a black cat predicting bad luck or a woman who catches the bride's bouquet at a wedding being the next to get married. Causative superstitions:- These are based on someone actually doing something to make something bad happen. For example, breaking a mirror is said to bring you seven years of bad luck. Also, if you open an umbrella inside a house you will receive bad luck. In this case opening the umbrella isn't said to have predicted bad luck, but to have made the bad luck happen to the person who opened it. Conversion superstitions:- These generally combine predictive and causative superstitions. If you spill salt, you will receive bad luck (which is a causative superstition). However, if you throw some of the spilled salt over your left shoulder, you will avert the bad luck. You have converted or annulled the negative superstition! TYPESTYPES QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS
  4. 4. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS Here are some questions regarding superstitions which wereHere are some questions regarding superstitions which were asked to thinkquest members. To find out the answers go toasked to thinkquest members. To find out the answers go to the next slide.the next slide. Here are some questions regarding superstitions which wereHere are some questions regarding superstitions which were asked to thinkquest members. To find out the answers go toasked to thinkquest members. To find out the answers go to the next slide.the next slide. 1.Do you really believe in reincarnation?1.Do you really believe in reincarnation? 2.Do you believe in witch and wizard?2.Do you believe in witch and wizard? 3.What do you think of UFOs and Bermuda triangle? Are they superstition3.What do you think of UFOs and Bermuda triangle? Are they superstition or science?or science? 4.Do you think that Black Magic really exists? Have you ever seen anyone4.Do you think that Black Magic really exists? Have you ever seen anyone performing this?performing this? 5.What do you think of werewolf and vampires? Are they preying us?5.What do you think of werewolf and vampires? Are they preying us? 6.Do you think that ghosts really exist? Have you ever seen one?6.Do you think that ghosts really exist? Have you ever seen one? 7.What do you think of Friday, the 13th? Has any evil thing happened to7.What do you think of Friday, the 13th? Has any evil thing happened to you on this day?you on this day? 8.How about black cats? What do you do when you see it crossing your8.How about black cats? What do you do when you see it crossing your path?path? DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS
  5. 5. HOMEHOME QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS Here are the summarized answers given by thinkquest members.Here are the summarized answers given by thinkquest members. To find out the answers of the questions click at the roundTo find out the answers of the questions click at the round numeral buttons.numeral buttons. Here are the summarized answers given by thinkquest members.Here are the summarized answers given by thinkquest members. To find out the answers of the questions click at the roundTo find out the answers of the questions click at the round numeral buttons.numeral buttons. 11 22 33 6644 55 77 88 QuickQuick HyperlinksHyperlinks QuickQuick HyperlinksHyperlinks Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS
  6. 6. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS 1.Do you really believe in reincarnation?1.Do you really believe in reincarnation?1.Do you really believe in reincarnation?1.Do you really believe in reincarnation? Many people have read that many modern psychologists regress their patients to their past lives and many people of different religions believe this. So, there must be some truth in it. Some say that today’s science may not be well equipped to prove it, but they personally feel that reincarnation takes place. There are other people who say that they are not at all ready to believe in this.
  7. 7. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS 2.Do you believe in witch and wizard?2.Do you believe in witch and wizard?2.Do you believe in witch and wizard?2.Do you believe in witch and wizard? Very few people believe in witches and wizards. Some people do not believe in this. Some say that they will accept their existence if they see one.
  8. 8. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS 3.What do you think of UFOs and Bermuda triangle?3.What do you think of UFOs and Bermuda triangle? Are they superstition or science?Are they superstition or science? 3.What do you think of UFOs and Bermuda triangle?3.What do you think of UFOs and Bermuda triangle? Are they superstition or science?Are they superstition or science? A large number of people believe that these have scientific explanations. Some say that UFO is fake and Bermuda Triangle is a matter of science and vice versa.
  9. 9. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS 4.Do you think that Black Magic really exists? Have4.Do you think that Black Magic really exists? Have you ever seen anyone performing this?you ever seen anyone performing this? 4.Do you think that Black Magic really exists? Have4.Do you think that Black Magic really exists? Have you ever seen anyone performing this?you ever seen anyone performing this? Some people strongly believe in Black Magic but some doesn’t know anything about it. Some other people say that it doesn’t exist. It is just advertised to scare the weak souls.
  10. 10. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS 5.What do you think of werewolf and vampires? Are5.What do you think of werewolf and vampires? Are they preying us?they preying us? 5.What do you think of werewolf and vampires? Are5.What do you think of werewolf and vampires? Are they preying us?they preying us? A large number of people say that they have only read about these in story books or have seen movies about these. But they feel that they do not exist and they are not at all preying us. But some people are really afraid of these.
  11. 11. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS 6.Do you think that ghosts really exist? Have you ever6.Do you think that ghosts really exist? Have you ever seen one?seen one? 6.Do you think that ghosts really exist? Have you ever6.Do you think that ghosts really exist? Have you ever seen one?seen one? Some people think that it is just a joke. It is the creation of weak hearts. It is our fear within, nothing else. Some people say that they believe in ghosts. There different reasons for different people. Some say that they have seen ghosts, some say that they have books on true ghost stories, etc.
  12. 12. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS 7.What do you think of Friday, the 13th? Has any evil7.What do you think of Friday, the 13th? Has any evil thing happened to you on this day?thing happened to you on this day? 7.What do you think of Friday, the 13th? Has any evil7.What do you think of Friday, the 13th? Has any evil thing happened to you on this day?thing happened to you on this day? Some people do not bother about this day because they consider it just another day. There can be mishaps on other days too. They do not want to blame a particular day. Some say that this day have really proved to be an ill fated day.
  13. 13. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS 8.How about black cats? What do you do when you see8.How about black cats? What do you do when you see it crossing your path?it crossing your path? 8.How about black cats? What do you do when you see8.How about black cats? What do you do when you see it crossing your path?it crossing your path? A large number of people say that if this happens then they go their way and let the cat go its way. Some say that they will try to pet it. But some people say that they either stop their journey or change their path.
  14. 14. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS Superstition QuotationsSuperstition QuotationsSuperstition QuotationsSuperstition Quotations I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. -Thomas Jefferson Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. -Helen Keller Superstition is the poetry of life. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge. -Voltaire Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth. -Voltaire 1/3 TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS
  15. 15. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. -Pope John Paul II A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. -George Bernard Shaw Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. -Bertrand Russell Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain. -John Calvin Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. -Isaac Asimov 2/3 TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS
  16. 16. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS Superstition is the religion of weak minds -Edmund Burke Conscience without judgment is superstition. -Benjamin Whichcote It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions. -Thomas Henry Huxley Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science. -Henry David Thoreau No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man. -Harriet Beecher Stowe No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition than Paul boldly set it on it legs again in the name of Jesus. -George Bernard Shaw Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational −but how much does it cost you to knock on wood? -Judith Viorst The superstition of science scoffs at the superstition of faith. -James A. Froude There is a superstition in avoiding superstition. -Francis Bacon 3/3 TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS
  17. 17. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS TriviaTrivia Curse The Curse of the Bambino (1920–2004) was an urban myth cited as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series for 86 years after they sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees. The flip side of the curse was New York's success. After the sale, the once-lackluster Yankees became one of the most flourishing franchises in North American professional sports. While some fans took the superstition of the curse seriously, many others used the expression in a tongue-in-cheek manner.
  18. 18. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS Film Title: Friday the 13th (1980) Director: Sean S. Cunningham Starred by: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Harry Crosby Tagline: You'll wish it were only a nightmare... Plot Summary: Many years after two summer camp councilors are killed at Camp Crystal Lake, the owner decides to reopen, which sparks a series of grisly murders.
  19. 19. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS Fear of the number 13 More than 80 percent of high-rises lack a 13th floor. Many airports skip the 13th gate. Airplanes have no 13th aisle. Hospitals and hotels regularly have no room number 13. Italians omit the number 13 from their national lottery. The house between number 12 and 14 is addressed as 12 and a half on streets in Florence, Italy. Many cities do not have a 13th Street or a 13th Avenue. In France, socialites known as the quatorziens (fourteeners) once made themselves available as 14th guests to keep a dinner party from an unlucky fate. Many triskaidekaphobes, i.e. who fear the number 13, point to the ill-fated mission to the moon, Apollo 13. If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil's luck. Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Jack the Ripper, Albert De Salvo and Theodore Bundy all have 13 letters in their names.
  20. 20. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS The Stone People who believe in superstition say that by kissing the Blarney Stone, one receives the ‘Gift of the Gab’. The gift of the gab is best described in the context of "What Blarney!" - the term used by the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth I. This was in response to Cormac Teige McCarthy's attempt to sweet talk his way out of a sticky situation, during negotiations of the takeover of the Blarney Castle by the occupying English forces. Cormac Teige himself was the King of Munster, living in the Blarney Castle around the 14th century. The stone itself is believed to have been created by a witch way back in the middle ages.
  21. 21. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS Song ♫ Title: Superstition ♫ Singer: Stevie Wonder
  22. 22. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS Fictional character Gladstone Gander is a Walt Disney fictional character created by comic artist and writer Carl Barks for Western Publishing. Gladstone first appeared in the story ‘Wintertime Wager’ in January, 1948. Gladstone is shown as a lazy and infuriatingly lucky creature who never fails to upset his first cousin Donald Duck. Gladstone's luck defies probability and provides him with anything he desires, with hardly the need of effort. His philosophy in life is summarized in leaving everything to chance and taking advantage of opportunities as they come. Joe is a character in the comic strip Li'l Abner. He is well-meaning, but is the world's worst curse, bringing bad luck to all those around him. A small dark cloud hovers over his head, to symbolize his bad luck.
  23. 23. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS Literature Luckdragons (Glücksdrachen) are a fictional dragon species featured in Michael Ende's novel ‘The Never ending Story’ (Die unendliche Geschichte). Only one luckdragon by the name of Fuchur (translated as Falkor) appears in the book; nevertheless, it is described with meticulousness and detail.
  24. 24. Are You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You SuperstitiousAre You Superstitious HOMEHOME DEFINITIONDEFINITION TYPESTYPES QUESTIONSQUESTIONS ANSWERSANSWERS QUOTATIONSQUOTATIONS TRIVIATRIVIA COMIC STRIPSCOMIC STRIPS Laugh Out LoudLaugh Out LoudLaugh Out LoudLaugh Out Loud
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  28. 28. The EndThe End CreditsCredits SONG:SONG: ““SUPERSTITION” by BUCKY COVINGTONSUPERSTITION” by BUCKY COVINGTON AMERICAN IDOL 5: ENCORESAMERICAN IDOL 5: ENCORES Remixed by DEON OXIVARRemixed by DEON OXIVAR TEMPLATES:TEMPLATES: GOOGLE DOC AND MICROSOFT OFFICEGOOGLE DOC AND MICROSOFT OFFICE IMAGE OF BLACK CAT’S FACE:IMAGE OF BLACK CAT’S FACE: www.adinatheo.comwww.adinatheo.com IMAGE OF BLACK CAT (APPEAR IN THE HOMEIMAGE OF BLACK CAT (APPEAR IN THE HOME PAGE):PAGE): MICROSOFT OFFICE CLIPARTMICROSOFT OFFICE CLIPART CARTOON STRIPS:CARTOON STRIPS: www.offthemark.comwww.offthemark.com www.cartoonstock.comwww.cartoonstock.com

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