Prologue, The Failure of Syntax, Fables 1 - 2
1. What challenge did Edwin H. Friedman face in writing his fables?
(a) He was lazy.
(b) He was sued by his ex-wife.
(c) He could not find the source of his fables.
(d) The editors wanted to revise them.
2. Who does the author claim he feels protective over in the Prologue?
(a) The characters.
(b) His wife.
(c) His agent.
(d) His mother.
3. In "The Failure of Syntax", what does Edwin H. Friedman claim communication does not depend on?
(b) Two people.
(c) Hand gestures.
4. What does communication depend on in "The Failure of Syntax"?
(a) Emotional context.
(b) Hand gestures.
(d) Sign language.
5. What does Edwin H. Friedman claim "real figures of speech" are based on?
6. In "The Bridge" what must the man do so he won't lose a long awaited opportunity?
(b) Act immediately.
(c) Fight a caged lion.
(d) Bribe the mayor.
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