As the probable time of the wedding approached, the bride and her sisters, cousins, and friends would wait together each evening in anticipation of the groom’s arrival. It was customary for the groom to arrive suddenly, often late at night. 13 The groom and his friends would carry the bride through the streets to her new home in a jubilant procession accompanied by music, torches, and well-wishers. 14 At the wedding house, the bride and groom would each be dressed in white wedding garments, the color denoting purity. 15 Then they would meet under the wedding canopy, which symbolized God’s presence blessing their union.
Cultural Literacy is about reading... in its widest sense. It is about understanding the
meaning of words based on a background of common knowledge that enables one to make sense of
what is read.
How does one become more culturally literate? By reading more, by reading about different subjects... when reading becomes a pleasure rather than a chore, one becomes more culturally literate... naturally. It's a simple fact that the more one reads, the more one can understand what is read, the more enjoyable reading becomes and... the more culturally literate one becomes.
To assist our users in assessing their cultural literacy, we have chosen to include cultural literacy tests created by Diane and Kathy Zahler, from their book Test Your Cultural Literacy . We think you'll enjoy these stimulating tests and will learn about yourself and the following subject areas.
Are you a professsional in a particular field and would like to work with us developing a cultural literacy test for your profession? If so, please Contact Us .