Quiz: Theories of Humour

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<quiz display=simple> {The following three conditions satisfy which theory?- something threatens one’s sense of how the world “ought to be,” - the threatening situation seems benign, and - a person sees both interpretations at the same time.


+ Benign Violation Theory. - Superiority Theory. - Misattribution theory.

{The Incongruity-resolution theory states that


- Humor is derived from the incongruity of what is said with what is meant. - Humor is the reaction to incongruous states of self-awareness. + Humor is perceived at the moment of realization of incongruity between a concept involved in a certain situation and the real objects thought to be in some relation to the concept.

{The belief that laughter is achieved through the misfortunes of others can be traced back to Plato and Aristotle (among others). This is called the


- Benign Violation Theory (BVT) + Superiority theory - Incongruity-resolution theory

{Computer Theory of Humor corresponds to the incongruity-resolution theory, but with what new element?


+ Timing - Context - Age

{The Punchline Theory of Humor states


+ The rise and fall of a joke can be measured topologically - The punchline is the most important component of a joke - The punchline integrates conflicting emotions and thoughts