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Schadenfreude: Quiz


Question 1: Completing the quartet is "unhappiness at another's misfortune", which may be termed empathy, pity or ________.

Question 2: In the Nicomachean Ethics, ________ used the term epikhairekakia (alternatively epikairekakia; ἐπιχαιρεκακία in Greek) as part of a triad of terms, in which epikhairekakia stands as the opposite of phthonos, and nemesis occupies the mean.
AristotleEmpiricismBertrand RussellPlato

Question 3: The word derives from Schaden, "adversity, harm", and Freude, "joy"; Schaden derives from the ________ schade, from the Old High German scado, and is a cognate with English "scathe".
Gothic languageOld EnglishProto-GermanicMiddle High German

Question 4: In ________'s episode "When Flanders Failed", Lisa explains to Homer what schadenfreude means, because he is feeling this with respect to Ned's failing business.
The Simpsons (franchise)The SimpsonsThe Simpsons MovieBart Simpson

Question 5: [30] On January 12, 2010, Maureen Dowd coined "baldenfreude" for ________ of NBC.
CNBCUSA NetworkNBC NewsJeff Zucker

Question 6: [9][10] French writer ________ maintained that the appeal of sadism is morose delectation.
Pierre KlossowskiGilles DeleuzeMartin HeideggerMichel Foucault

Question 7: Another is "Spitzenfreude", coined by ________ to refer to the fall of Eliot Spitzer.
The EconomistThe Big IssuePrivate EyeProspect (magazine)

Question 8: [1] This German word is used as a loanword in English and some other languages, and has been ________ in Danish and Norwegian as skadefryd.
Chinese languageCalqueUnited StatesGerman language

Question 9: ________ and sociologist Theodor Adorno defined schadenfreude as “largely unanticipated delight in the suffering of another which is cognized as trivial and/or appropriate”.
David HumePolitical philosophyAristotlePhilosophy

Question 10: The study was designed to measure empathy, by watching which brain centers are stimulated when subjects inside an fMRI observe someone having a ________ experience.
NociceptorChronic painPain managementPain


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