Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache Test | Final Test - Easy

Keith H. Basso
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did Basso use to explain the effect of symbolism on individuals?
(a) Apache conceptions of water.
(b) Apache conceptions of land.
(c) Apache conceptions of people.
(d) Apache conceptions of history.

3. When did Basso leave Cibecue in 1981?
(a) In the winter.
(b) In the spring.
(c) In the fall.
(d) In the summer.

4. What does Basso say is difficult for linguists to explain?
(a) How to translate Apache.
(b) The sequentiality of utterances.
(c) How Apache language evolved.
(d) The relation between Navajo and Apache languages.

5. 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 national concepts."
(b) "Internal realities are created from cultural concepts."
(c) "External realities are created from cultural concepts."
(d) "External realities are destroyed by cultural concepts."

6. What type of events does Basso say the Apaches did not have?
(a) Placeless.
(b) Good memory.
(c) Rights to their own land.
(d) Roads.

7. What did Basso's theoretical discoveries help him make a legal case for?
(a) Western Apache land claims.
(b) Western Apache land rights.
(c) Western Apache election rights.
(d) Western Apache casino rights.

8. Where did the brother fall ill?
(a) His home.
(b) Line of Trees Where You Fell Ill.
(c) The hospital.
(d) Line of White Rocks Extends Up And Out.

9. What does Basso say generated a wide range of cognitive associations?
(a) Stories.
(b) History.
(c) Place-names.
(d) Sagas.

10. What did the people talking about the ill brother use the place-names for?
(a) Make conversation.
(b) Make fun of him.
(c) Comment on his moral conduct.
(d) Try to teach him a lesson.

11. What does Basso say Lola did when she revealed where the brother fell ill?
(a) She made fun of the man.
(b) She lied.
(c) She betrayed her friend's trust.
(d) She took a risk.

12. What do sagas focus on?
(a) Ancient times.
(b) Fun stories.
(c) Long stories.
(d) Modern times.

13. What was Nick's comment as Basso left Cibecue?
(a) "I cannot work for you next season."
(b) "Your work is invaluable."
(c) "Goodness is all around Cibecue."
(d) "You are a good friend."

14. What did Lola provide Basso that allowed him to understand the conversation about the ill brother?
(a) A picture of the brother.
(b) Access to the hospital.
(c) Some background references.
(d) Police reports.

15. What does Basso say the Western Apache discourse is a product of?
(a) Utterance and inaction.
(b) Stories.
(c) Inative syllables.
(d) Interlocking utterances and actions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Basso say historical tales are often about?

2. What does Nick say Apache stories were made for?

3. When does "Chapter 2, Stalking with Stories" start?

4. How did the brother became ill?

5. How long does Basso say he had known Nick Thompson?

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