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I need your help again- a questionnaire!

Posted by Ste on August 19, 2003

Hello everybody!
I'm doing my degree thesis about proverbs, both Italian and English, and I prepared a questionnaire to know what people think about proverbs and which are the most common sayings.Since I am Italian I have some problems to find the 50 English speaking people required for this questionnaire: could you spend 10 minutes of your time to fill in this questionnaire? I will be very grateful to those who will help me!
Kisses,
STE.

QUESTIONNAIRE:
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE A PROVERB?

Put the following adjectives to define proverbs in descending order of preference, numbering them.

1) In your opinion proverbs are…

A- short and concise
B- known
C- traditional
D- metaphorical
E- false
F- old-fashioned
G- not universally valid
(H-other:……………………………………………………...)

2) A proverb contains…

A- some wisdom
B- a truth
C- a moral
D- an experience of life
E- a useful advice
F- a false belief
G- a relative truth, that is valid only in some situations
H- an old-fashioned vision of life
(I-other:……………………………………………………….)

Please write down the first 5 proverbs that come into your head.

1)……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

2)……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

3)……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

4)……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

5)……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Please make a cross on your age bracket:
_ under 30
_ from 30 to 70
_ over 70

Thank you very much for your contribution!