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. What does Basso say is used to expand the imagination?
(a) History.
(b) Landscape.
(c) Pow Wows.
(d) Smoke tents.

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

3. When did Nick Thompson claim to have been born?
(a) 1918.
(b) 1908.
(c) 1912.
(d) 1917.

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

5. Who told the story, to the girl on her birthday, of the Apache policeman that acted like a white man?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Her grandmother.
(c) Her father.
(d) Her best friend.

6. What are sagas meant for?
(a) Teaching.
(b) Discipline.
(c) Relaxation.
(d) Humiliation.

7. What does Basso say the story might have been?
(a) A lie.
(b) The truth.
(c) An elaborate insurance scam.
(d) Misinterpreted.

8. How did the brother became ill?
(a) He touched a snake skin.
(b) He was stung by bees.
(c) He was bitten by a rat.
(d) He ate mushrooms.

9. What does Basso say nearly all the place-names are in the Western Apache Language?
(a) Long.
(b) Without meaning.
(c) Cryptic.
(d) Complete sentences.

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

11. What does Basso say Chapter 2 focuses on?
(a) Spoken text of the Cibecue.
(b) Charles Henry's nephew.
(c) Place-names meaning.
(d) Long names.

12. How many major genres did Cibecue narratives have?
(a) 7 major genres.
(b) 4 major genres.
(c) 5 major genres.
(d) 2 major genres.

13. What does Basso say ecological studies cannot fully account for?
(a) How individuals make and act on cultural meanings.
(b) How people interacted with nature.
(c) How Apache did not kill all the rattlesnakes.
(d) How animals reproduce.

14. What are the major narrative genres divided by?
(a) Time and purpose.
(b) Purpose and people.
(c) Time and place.
(d) People and place.

15. What was Nick just recovering from in 1981, according to Basso?
(a) The flu.
(b) A broken arm.
(c) Back surgery.
(d) Paralysis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Basso say all human cultures have beliefs about?

2. What does Basso say can only be studied through the property names and place-naming?

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

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

5. What does Basso say to pay attention to, in "Chapter 2, Stalking with Stories"?

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