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The Seven Causes of Laughter

Quiz by Maurice Harris

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  • Q1
    Whenever the audience knows that something funny is going to happen, such as a character slipping on a banana peel or falling in a hole
    Anticipation
    Ambiguity
    Protection
    Exaggeration
    30s
  • Q2
    When the audience realizes what is happening or what is funny; the "aha' moment
    Exaggeration
    Recognition
    Anticipaiton
    Relief
    30s
  • Q3
    Making something larger and bigger than life, or larger and bigger than it really is
    Relief
    Recognition
    Exaggeration
    Anticipation
    30s
  • Q4
    Laughter caused by the fact that the audience knows what is happening is not real and that characters are not really in danger
    Protection
    Ambiguity
    Exaggeration
    Anticipation
    30s
  • Q5
    This is the "double meaning" or hidden or confused meaning, much of it is verbal humor, such as puns and wordplay
    Exaggeration
    Recognition
    Ambiguity
    Anticipation
    30s
  • Q6
    Laughter caused something that happens in a tense, serious, frightening, or dangerous situation
    Anticipation
    Exaggeration
    Ambiguity
    Relief
    30s
  • Q7
    This is cause of laughter literally means "does not fit" and occurs when something is out of place, time, or character; something unexpected or very unusual
    Relief
    Anticipation
    Incongruity
    Exaggeration
    30s

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