Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Keith H. Basso
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, Speaking With Names.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why can't the Apache be too specific when telling a story, according to Basso?
(a) The story needs to change to stay entertaining.
(b) They usually don't remember.
(c) It crowds the hearer's ability to cooperate.
(d) Each person has its own story.

2. What was Snakes' Water?
(a) A boot factory.
(b) An inactive spring.
(c) A large snake pit.
(d) A small stream.

3. What happened to people that commit immoral deeds in Cibecue's tales?
(a) They won.
(b) They were humiliated, exiled, or killed.
(c) They lost respect in themselves.
(d) They learned from their mistakes.

4. What does Basso say ethnographers immersed in a foreign culture with a foreign language must be cautious and understanding of, in "Chapter 3, Speaking With Names"?
(a) "External realities are created from cultural concepts."
(b) "External realities are destroyed by cultural concepts."
(c) "External realities are created from national concepts."
(d) "Internal realities are created from cultural concepts."

5. What does Charles Henry think was disrespectful in Keith Basso?
(a) He wanted to see secret places.
(b) He thought he was better than him.
(c) He wanted to learn Apache quickly.
(d) He didn't speak Apache.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Keith Basso say must be lived as well?

2. What does Basso say the place-names were used for by the woman whose brother was ill?

3. What did the woman think of her ill brother, according to Basso?

4. What did the people talking about the ill brother use the place-names for?

5. What does Basso say the maps looked like in mid-July?

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