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The Pilgrim’s Puzzle: Number 1

The Pilgrim's Puzzle

How well do you know John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress? Here is a puzzle to test your knowledge. If you can answer less than 10, you should definitely add the book to your reading list soon. If you can answer more than 10, you get a passing score for familiarity with the story. If you can answer more than 20, well done; you get high marks for attention to detail. And if you can answer all 25, you most certainly earn the title of aficionado. Take note: a few answers are from Part 2 of the book.

Crossword Puzzle 1

ACROSS

1.  Apollyon threw this at Christian.
2.  Christian was seeking to be rid of this.
6.  The path to Mount Zion.
7.  The Damsel’s name at the House of the Interpreter. [Part 2]
9.  This Giant lived in a cave at the end of the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
11. This caused Christian to fall into the Slough.
12. The town of Vanity ____.
13. Number of Lions that stand before House Beautiful.
14. Christian’s original name.
17. Mistrust and Timorous were running from these.
18. Mr. ___–Ends
19. Pulled Christian from the Slough of Despond.
20. Stands at the entrance to By-Path Meadow.
21. Mr. Great-Heart finds this Old Pilgrim asleep under an oak tree. [Part 2]

DOWN

1. The place where Bunyan slept and dreamed.
2. Stands in the Garden at the House of the Interpreter. [Part 2]
3. One of the Shepherds.
4. Stands at the entrance to the Way.
5. This good man from the town of Sincere was beaten and robbed.
8. This man pointed Christian to the Wicket Gate.
9. The Chamber where Christian slept at House Beautiful.
10. Where Christian was prepared for Battle.
15. Represents Illumination.
16. Placed through the midst of the Slough.
18. What Christian held in his hand that caused him distress.

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The Pilgrim’s Puzzle Number 1 from kenpulsmusic.com 2014

 

 

Take a Theory Break: Take One

This is for my musical friends and students. Set aside your word search, Suduku and crossword puzzles. No words or numbers to find here. This is a puzzle to brush up on your music theory skills . . .

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Follow the steps to discover the remaining chord:

  1. Circle all the tonic chords.
  2. Circle the dominant seventh chord.
  3. Circle all the subdominant chords.
  4. Circle all the inverted chords.
  5. Circle the syncopated chord.
  6. Circle the b minor chord.
  7. The notes that remain spell a ____  ______________________ chord!

Bonus:  The title of the song is _______________________________________

Double Bonus: If you can play the song with your eyes and guess the title before singing it aloud or playing it on an instrument.

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Take a Theory Break—Puzzle #1 from kenpulsmusic.com 2014