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Rural Community Newspaper! Outdoor Quiz for Those Who Deliberately Avoided Last Lecture

This is quiz is for those who decided to stay away from the last lecture. Well, the online and off line course reps have pleaded that we accommodate you in the next quiz which comes up this Wednesday. We then decided to provide a warm-up quiz for those of you who did not attend the first lecture.

Find out what we discussed in class especially regarding the concept of community. Find out the features of a rural community and what it means to have a sense of place. Watch the video below about the food culture in a particular community and explain how food plays a role in community identification.

The video shows the culture of Eating Scorpions and Cockroaches in Bangkok Street Food, Thailand.

Question:

Define rural community using any of places around COOU to buttress your answer.

Then tell us what you think about the video and the experience those tourists had by buying and eating the scorpions and cockroaches. Also tell us whether you feel like having the experience, then talk about the community aspect of the question.

Your response should be very brief. Write only your reg. number. If you want to be part of the mid term quiz but you missed the last quiz, then respond to this question.

Deadline is 9pm today.

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The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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  1. 2015054129,,
    Rular community can be define as a place that a person is familiar with, the person sit the way they sit, the knows their culture, example the Achala community people, in their community people that steal are been caught…
    The video is some how irritating,, and I think its not healthy for human consumption,,,, God forbid I can’t eat such ..its like the people of that community are known for eating scorpions and cockroaches…

  2. Emenanjo onyinyechi. m.

    1. Rural community development encompasses a range of approaches and activities that aim to improve the welfare and livelihoods of people living in rural areas. As a branch of community development, like in igbariam campus these approaches pay attention to social issues particularly studnet organizing.

    2. I don’t think that is their first Experience because I can see in that video,they know what they are buying and they enjoyeating it.
    3.
    For me I don’t dream of having such Experience.

    Reg no. 2015054109

  3. community can be defined as a geographical area of people who share the same culture and ideology.
    An example of a community is Achala.
    The experience is terrible and irritating,i wouldn’t wish to have such experience.
    The people of this community sees it as normal as part of their culture but someone outside that community will see it as madness.

  4. 2015054067
    Rural area can be defined as a less populated or geographical area that is located outside towns or cities. For example, Ukwulu, is a rural community.
    My reasons are that Ukwulu is not fully developed as it still lack some basic amenities like water, electricity etc. Also, most of the villagers still do farm work and they don’t joke with their market especially the popular ‘Afor Ukwulu’ which all and sundry do come to buy things cause of its cheaper rate. Ukwulu is an agro-community cause they still involve in farm work and most times depend on their farm produce to earn a living.
    The tourists really feel eating cockroaches is a good thing and it is healthy, but to me HELL NO! Not only that it’s unhealthy but the mere sight of it irritates me. So in my own perspective, I think the restaurant should be confiscated for encouraging unhealthy foods among people.

  5. Ezeogidi Chisom Janefraces

    2015054077

    No 1 question

    What is a rural community?
    A rural community is set outside of the city and towns. Rural communities are often farm lands. However, a rural community can also be woodland forests, plains, deserts, and prairies.  There are few buildings, businesses, and people in rural communities. In these communities people live far apart from one another. Rural area is also called country side

    Example is Igbariam because many people who live there are poor.
    There’s no facilities like hospitals, water, electricity.
    Many people who live there depends on resources in urban area.
    They have low population density.
    They are predominantly poor.

    No 2 question
    Community name.
    Bangkok street.

    Based on the video, maybe those fried meat are giving them protein or nourishing their body. So they may like it and enjoy eating that as well.

    On my own view the video is nice even though I cannot eat such things mostly the fried cockroaches and scorpions. But others over there enjoy eating that. But I may love to try others apart from cockroaches and scorpions.

    No 3 question.

    Bangkok is a community following that community is a group of people living together or bound with common interests. So therefore, eating those things are common in there community owing to the fact that all of them agreed and equally enjoy eating that.

    Therefore, that is their common interests. And that’s what made it a community. But other features are not dictated.

  6. A rural area can be simply defined as an open swath of land,that have a low population density,with few homes and business are located very close to one another.Coou being located at igbariam anambra state, as rural area has villages and few residents.Achalla,ukwulu and other as a village around Coou can be clearly seen as a rural area because asides from the student residing there.There population is low and few other places too.

    Firstly,the video is a unique one because seeing a full buffet of scorpion and cockroaches as a snacks is quite surprising. And also about the tourists,they were astonished and them buying the scorpions shows there interest but nevertheless i don’t wish on having such experience.

  7. 2015054049
    1_ rural community can be defined as undeveloped, less populated areas, and achala is a major example of rural community, due to it major set back in development.
    2_ I think the video is an eye sore , the tourists seem to be having fun based on their willingness to patronize such, I dont wish to ever experience such horror,
    3 _ rural community is simply explained as a less populated ,under developed , local area which lacks a lot of amenities and infrastructure .

  8. 1,A rural community is a geographic area that is located outside town and cities. Their population density is very low and usually under development. Achalla is a rural community as it is located outside town and with a low population density.
    2,It was disgusting to me seeing people eating scorpions and cockroaches. I would never like to have such experience.
    3,Every community have a particular characteristics it is known for. Bangkok is known for eating scorpions and cockroaches.

  9. Reg num : 2015054085

    Rural communities are set outside the city or outside town. Rural communities are often farm landed. There are few people and businesses going on in the rural communities. In the rural communities there are mostly farms and crops growing and sometimes there maybe no electricity, good schools or even clean water. For example Achala village in igbariam Anambra state.

    I most say this video is bizarre. People buying and eating cockroaches and scorpions is something I have never seen before it is out of the ordinary. As for me I can’t imagine eating such but one mans food is another mans poison.

  10. Rural community is a geographical area that is not developed. Example of a Rural community in COOU is Achala and also village 1 where mostly villagers live, farming is the main source of livelihood. The video is an eyesore, I cant imagine myself eating that, the tourists enjoy eating scropions and locusts. I won’t like to have the experience.They enjoy it due to the community they live in who sees it as a normal thing to eat but in Nigeria, anyone seen eating that is called a mad person. 2015054053

  11. 1..Rural community is set outside oof the city or towns often of farmlands,forests,plains with few buildings,businesses and people.
    Using UKWULU COMMUNITY of the OYI LGA it could be seen that it is a small community with few people and business full of farmlands and forests it is a typical example of a rural community.

    2..The video showing people and tourists eating scorpions and cockroaches in Thailand is indeed bizarre. it is a typical example of culture Relativism.it could be seen from the video that the tourists were enjoying themselves with the new found delicacy in thailand.As a Nigerian, i wouldn’t want to try such delicacy because both insects are viewed as infectious and dangerous.

    3.The community aspect of the question deals with the cultures of some communities since communities have their features,characteristics and rules governing them it could be seen from the question that every community be it rural or urban have certain features/characteristics.

    2015054119…

  12. Rural community is an undeveloped geographical area which houses villagers with no basic amenities. Eg village 1

  13. Rural community is an undeveloped geographical area which houses villagers with no basic amenities. Eg village 1 where farming and planting is there main source of livelihood the video is irritating and the tourist there enjoy eating the locusts and scorpions because of the environment they dwell they see it as normal but in our modern day Nigeria it’s seen as disgusting 2015054011

  14. Eze Priscillia Obianuju

    2015054105
    Rural community is a group of people who are likely to be predominantly poor,For you to say it is rural that means it has low population density,they are been detached from the centre.
    Eg The school Hostel and the students staying off campus
    What I think about d video is that it is absurd, the experience the tourists had was strange and I will definitely not like to partake in the experience.

  15. Rural community is an area which is under development and not civilized, based on geographical conditions eg like igbariam
    The experience they have was that those insects were seen as food to them and those insect are created by god and it maybe their own culture
    I will never like to experience because to me is seen as an insect and not food and it can also cause sickness to men health

  16. Muotolum Victoria

    REG NO- 2015054020

    Question 1

    Rural community can be said to be an area which is under development and not civilized, based on geographical conditions.
    Such conditions might include lack of automobile facilities , factories and industries
    For instance, places in Coou (Chukwuemeka odumegwu ojukwu university)like Achalla is affected with such situation as it is mostly occupied by older people and villagers

    Question 2
    Well for me, it doesn’t seem so strange nor awful trying out new delicacies in a strange community..
    It’s a way of uniting the people, showing acceptance and bringing them together to a common goal/interest..

  17. 1:rural community is a geographical community located outside town which can be made of people living together in the same place,they also have characteristics they share together
    example:village one they are small community that is located inside igbariam school.
    2:Those tourists buying the scorpions and cockroaches shows that they have b eaten that before or they decide to try it for the first time.
    3:I will never try such or have such experience also bangkok street Thailand
    is a tourist community known for eating cockroaches and scorpions.
    2015054039

  18. Food plays a role in community identification in a way that the type of food people eat can be used to identify them eg the tourist people are known for eating scorpions and cockroaches.

    A rural community is a group of people living together in a particular place that is located outside towns or cities, eg ukwulu community are marked out because of the lack of facilities.

    The video is really scary and I think the buyers and eaters are happy because they see it as a healthy food they enjoy, the experience is written on their faces.
    I would not like to have an experience of this.
    2015054102

  19. Ndubuisi Miracle queen

    1. A rural community is a geographic area outside the cities or towns. For example, umudioka.
    2.The video perfectly expresses the culture of the community. The tourist got to have a first hand experience.

  20. Ndubuisi Miracle queen

    1. A rural community is a geographic area outside the cities or towns. For example, umudioka.
    2. The video expresses perfectly the culture of a community. No I would not like to through that experience.
    2015054046

  21. Odike Stella Amaka

    A. a rural community is a geographic entity outside cities surrounded by other geographical factors. For example, Achalla.
    B. It tells about the culture of the community which is a feature of every community.
    2015054126

  22. umeh blessing chinelo

    1)concept of community
    1)community is a social group
    2)social ties
    3)religious ties
    4)they live in the same place
    5)they share a sense of place
    Questions 2)features of a community
    1)basic facility are lacking
    2)low population density
    3)they are inhabited by poor people
    4)distance from centres
    5)people who live there depends on people in urban areas
    Questions 3)explain how food plays a in community identification
    Food plays an important roll in community identification,food sometimes is used to Identify a certain kind of community
    Questions 4)define rural community
    Rural community is also know as country side,it is kind of community that are inhabited by poor people with low population density for example in oyi local government of anambra some community there lack basic facilities like hospitals etc
    Questions 5)they video is irritating,they experience those tourists had by buying and eating the scorpion and cockroaches they agree that its not harmful, I don’t want that kind of experience in my life
    Umeh blessing chinelo
    2015054106

  23. Anwuka chetachi assumpta

    Reg No: 2016064027 D/E

    Rural community can defined as outside towns and cities that has a low population density, detached from the centre, inhabited predominantly poor and lacks basic amenities.. Using ukwulu as an example it can be seen that ukwulu is community with a very low population density where the community is not wild and few humans predominantly poor people who strives to survive lives. ukwulu lack so many basic amenities like good schools, hospital, water, electricity etc.. they always depend on urban community like Awka to get solution.

    2. the video is indeed a great one! it has a very compelling qualities with just a sight. the tourists derives so much joy in selling and buying scorpions and cockroaches to consume.. it seems to appear so enjoyable to them as them buying it..

    3. never! I had rather eat scorpions and cockroaches than starve to death.. I can’t o.. it’s so irritating and barbaric o.

    4. the community aspect of the video is that in that community Bangkok in Thailand, the community still seems to be undeveloped and still adopts the olden days barbaric lifestyle of eating cockroaches and scorpions..

  24. Reg No: 2015054118

    Rural community can defined as outside towns and cities that has a low population density, detached from the centre, inhabited predominantly poor and lacks basic amenities.. Using ukwulu as an example it can be seen that ukwulu is community with a very low population density where the community is not wild and few humans predominantly poor people who strives to survive lives. ukwulu lack so many basic amenities like good schools, hospital, water, electricity etc.. they always depend on urban community like Awka to get solution.

    2. the video is indeed a great one! it has a very compelling qualities with just a sight. the tourists derives so much joy in selling and buying scorpions and cockroaches to consume.. it seems to appear so enjoyable to them as them buying it..

    3. never! I had rather eat scorpions and cockroaches than starve to death.. I can’t o.. it’s so irritating and barbaric o.

    4. the community aspect of the video is that in that community Bangkok in Thailand, the community still seems to be undeveloped and still adopts the olden days barbaric lifestyle of eating cockroaches and scorpions..

  25. Rural community is a geographical area that consist of few people and businesses,it has low population density eg Achalla,otoko.
    The tourist had the opportunity of trying something new .
    Its absurd,its an experience i would never wish to have.
    This particular community has adapted and gotten used to to eating cockroaches and scorpions,it is now what they are known for.
    2015054033

  26. 1)Rural community is a geographical area located outside towns. It is usually made up of few people,buildings and businesses.examples are achalla, umudioka, otoko.
    The video shows the way of life of that particular community, to me i feel its weird having to eat cockroaches and scorpions, but as a torrist you should be able to explore and try out new things inorder to have an experience of that thing, the experience here is getting to taste the cockroaches which you’ve never done before.
    Well i would like to have a similar experience even though i might not want to have a taste of it.
    The community is obviously small having different businesses and torrism centers with people from different communities coming to explore. The lady(seller) is also seen eating the cockroaches
    2015054088

  27. Reg 2015054110 -food plays a role in community identification in a way that a particular community can be identified by the kind of food the eat, just like the bangkok community are known for Scorpions and cockroaches
    -Video is really disgusting but i think the buyers enjoy eating it.
    – NO. I really dont want to have such experience
    – Rural community is a group of people living together in some place and the have characteristics the share but does not mean that the are same for example achala community

  28. 1.Rural community is an area outside the towns and cities of a particular state. Igbariam community is an example because it is outside Awka town.
    2. At first it seems awkward because I can’t imagine myself eating scorpion and cockroach and for the tourists it seems like a whole new experience.

  29. 2015054111 Rural communities have low population densities relative to urban areas. Rural communities are geographical areas located outside towns and cities. For example Otoko is a rural community around COOU.
    The video shows tourists buying cockroaches and scorpions which were already spiced up and they obviously enjoyed eating it. From the look of things it does not seem like their first time of eating such cos they did not look disgusted at the sight of the insects. Personally I would not be found eating such cod I would puke at the sight of it alone. Sense of place of a community is the way we perceive places, how it influences our well being, how we describe and interact with a place, what we value in a place and how we perceive the affordances of a place. Sense of place is basically the characteristic that some geographic places have and some do not have.
    The characteristics of a rural community are: size of the community, density of population, agriculture as the main occupation, close contact with nature, homogeneity of population, social stratification, social interaction, social mobility, social solidarity and joint family.

  30. 1..Rural community is set outside oof the city or towns often of farmlands,forests,plains with few buildings,businesses and people.
    Using UKWULU COMMUNITY of the OYI LGA it could be seen that it is a small community with few people and business full of farmlands and forests it is a typical example of a rural community.

    2..The video showing people and tourists eating scorpions and cockroaches in Thailand is indeed bizarre. it is a typical example of culture Relativism.it could be seen from the video that the tourists were enjoying themselves with the new found delicacy in thailand.As a Nigerian, i wouldn’t want to try such delicacy because both insects are viewed as infectious and dangerous.

    3.The community aspect of the question deals with the cultures of some communities since communities have their features,characteristics and rules governing them it could be seen from the question that every community be it rural or urban have certain features/characteristics.

    2015054119…

  31. A community consist of a group of people with common ties that gives them a sense of place.it is a less populated area outside towns or cities, for example, Ukwulu is a rural community that is not fully developed as it lacks basic amenities yet people settle down there comfortably as they carry out their normal daily activities.
    (B)
    Nothing seems wrong with the video.the food actually looks colourful when you don’t have the contents of the food in mind..tourists are very adventurous and like to try out new things which could be the reason why they are not irritated or felt some type of way in trying out the scorpion and cockroaches even though they were just taking pictures which if I was in their position I would do the same by buying and snapping or probably make story out of it.But in a case where i’m settled in this community longer than expected,i could find myself sharing this food basket with them because the woman who is selling the food looks alive and normal.and it’s probably a well acceptably dish within the community

    2016054062/DE

  32. Rural community consist of group of people who live together in the same place and have characteristic they share together.
    From the video we got an insight that community has divert characteristic that makes them different. Eating scorpions they believe is a good food to them because it has been a like a culture right form their father’s.
    They feel it is something the at is part of them bigger than themselves.
    2015054131 Ezeolisah Justino

  33. 2015054028

    Question 1
    Rural community In general is a geographic area that is located outside towns and cities. Typical rural areas have a low population density and small settlements. Agricultural areas are commonly rural.
    Places from Awkuzu to Achalla along COOU University is a typical example of rural community they are way out of the towns and cities in the state bringing it to the down part of Anambra Nigeria. Thus they live in a small house then with an agricultural area or farm where the farm or crop rice and other foods and fruit for their family and for sale.

    Question 2
    Though its irritating and disgusting to eat such, but as a tourist you band on having some unwanted experience. An goes when u get to Roman you act and behave like Romance. They would had a hard time having a taste of that but I’m quit sure its as tasty as eating our local ‘Aku’. Though wouldn’t love to have such an experience.

    Question 3
    Talking about community aspect of obviously in most cities in Bangkok, Streets Food Thailand might not been seen there because selling on street might not be allowed and they believe visitors might find them irritating so had better sell those in local area. Rural community inhabitants have a different life style far lower than those living in the big cities and town and quit a huge different between there environment.

  34. Community can be defined as a place where people who share the same beliefs norms and values in a geographical location.
    From the video you find out that people who live in the same place or region they share the same thing together that’s why they eat the same thing.
    I don’t wish to have the experience of such but those things they are eating are actually pure protein.

  35. 1.Rural community can simply be referred to as less developed people in terms of infrastructure, who share same culture and tradition in a particular geographical location. Example is the Uli community who are known for having a great respect for python.Such is a example of a rural community.

    2. The video above is what they are known for. I think it’s nice.

    3. Once they eat those things and stay alive, I don’t mind having such experience.

  36. 1.Rural community can be referred to as a less developed people in terms of infrastructure who share same culture and tradition in a particular geographical location.
    2. The above video shows what they are known for. It’s nice.
    3. Since they eat it and stay alive, I don’t mind.

  37. Nnadozie Chikodiri

    2015054002

    1) Rural community is set outside of the city and towns.the rural community are often made up of farmland,forest woodland and few business and people living inside it example of rural community in coou is Achala because they have more farmland and forest

    2) after watching the video.it is really horrible and disgusting seeing people eating this scorpions and cockroach all in the name of food but I won’t judge them because it may be their culture and it is good to respect every culture in this world but i will not like to have such experience talk more of eating them so i feel this community share something in common

  38. Rular community can be define as a place that a person is familiar with, the person sit the way they sit, the knows their culture, example the Achala community people, in their community people that steal are been caught…
    The video is some how irritating,, and I think its not healthy for human consumption,,,, God forbid I can’t eat such ..its like the people of that community are known for eating scorpions and cockroaches… Ebeagwu chinonye J.

  39. Udemba Chikodili
    2015054016
    Community journalist is ajournalist who writes about his community while other journalist like the sun doesn’t write much about community. They on any artic of their choice.
    2.Rural community journalism is a journalist that covers story in communities or rural area.
    3.size of community,density of population ,social solidarity, social interaction and joint family.
    4. I will better their road, provide borne holes, provide electricity.

  40. 2015054094

    Question no. 1
    What is a rural community?
    A rural community is set outside of the city and towns. Rural communities are often farm lands. However, a rural community can also be woodland forests, plains, deserts, and prairies. There are few buildings, businesses, and people in rural communities. In these communities people live far apart from one another. Rural area is also called country side
    Example is Igbariam because many people who live there are poor.
    There’s no facilities like hospitals, water, electricity.
    Many people who live there depends on resources in urban area.
    They have low population density.
    They are predominantly poor.
    No 2 question
    Community name.
    Bangkok street.
    Based on the video, maybe those fried meat are giving them protein or nourishing their body. So they may like it and enjoy eating that as well.
    On my own view the video is nice even though I cannot eat such things mostly the fried cockroaches and scorpions. But others over there enjoy eating that. But I may love to try others apart from cockroaches and scorpions.
    No 3 question.
    Bangkok is a community following that community is a group of people living together or bound with common interests. So therefore, eating those things are common in there community owing to the fact that all of them agreed and equally enjoy eating that.
    Therefore, that is their common interests. And that’s what made it a community. But other features are not dictated.

  41. Obaze Marycynthia.

    Rural community consist of group of people who live together in the same place and have characteristic they share together.
    From the video we got an insight that community has divert characteristic that makes them different. Eating scorpions they believe is a good food to them because it has been a like a culture right form their father’s.
    They feel it is something the at is part of them bigger than themselves.
    2015054084

  42. Rural community can be defined as a geographic area located outside the cities, it is undeveloped example village one Igbariam have no good road,water, light or even hospitals

    The people in the community are use to this type of food eating of scorpions and cockroaches, they are enjoying it as if it is not there first time
    Never, will I experience it.

  43. 1.Rural community can be referred to as a less developed people in terms of infrastructure who share same culture and tradition in a particular geographical location.
    2. The above video shows what they are known for. It’s nice.
    3. Since they eat it and stay alive, I don’t mind.
    2015054100.

  44. 2015054073

    Rural community can defined as outside towns and cities that has a low population density, detached from the centre, inhabited predominantly poor and lacks basic amenities.. Using ukwulu as an example it can be seen that ukwulu is community with a very low population density where the community is not wild and few humans predominantly poor people who strives to survive lives. ukwulu lack so many basic amenities like good schools, hospital, water, electricity etc.. they always depend on urban community like Awka to get solution.
    2. the video is indeed a great one! it has a very compelling qualities with just a sight. the tourists derives so much joy in selling and buying scorpions and cockroaches to consume.. it seems to appear so enjoyable to them as them buying it..
    3. never! I had rather eat scorpions and cockroaches than starve to death.. I can’t o.. it’s so irritating and barbaric o.
    4. the community aspect of the video is that in that community Bangkok in Thailand, the community still seems to be undeveloped and still adopts the olden days barbaric lifestyle of eating cockroaches and scorpions..

  45. Ndife Uchechukwu Lilian

    2015054056. Rural area can be defined as a less populated or geographical area that is located outside towns or cities. For example, Ukwulu, is a rural community.
    My reasons are that Ukwulu is not fully developed as it still lack some basic amenities like water, electricity etc. Also, most of the villagers still do farm work and they don’t joke with their market especially the popular ‘Afor Ukwulu’ which all and sundry do come to buy things cause of its cheaper rate. Ukwulu is an agro-community cause they still involve in farm work and most times depend on their farm produce to earn a living.
    The tourists really feel eating cockroaches is a good thing and it is healthy, but to me HELL NO! Not only that it’s unhealthy but the mere sight of it irritates me. So in my own perspective, I think the restaurant should be confiscated for encouraging unhealthy foods among people.

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