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 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) "Internal realities are created from cultural concepts."
(d) "External realities are created from national concepts."

2. What does Basso say almost ceased to exist in anthropology?
(a) Studies of places.
(b) Field studies.
(c) Good professors.
(d) Study of the American Indian place-name systems.

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

4. In what state is the Cibecue settlement?
(a) Colorado.
(b) New Mexico.
(c) Arizona.
(d) Montana.

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

6. What did the people speaking of the ill brother construct, according to Basso?
(a) A mild form of envy.
(b) A strong form of reprimand.
(c) A mild form of praise.
(d) A mild form of reprimand.

7. Where does Basso say the strength of the Apache language comes from?
(a) The women sotires.
(b) The absance of vowels.
(c) Its utterances.
(d) Interlocking of many levels of abstract.

8. What do children become that do not not learn to tie places and names with historical tales?
(a) More moral.
(b) Intellectualy limited.
(c) Less moral.
(d) Bankers.

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

10. At what elevation can the Cibecue settlement be found?
(a) 4,900 feet.
(b) 5,900 feet.
(c) 3,900 feet.
(d) 1,900 feet.

11. What does Basso say the enforcement of norms occurs through for the Cibecue?
(a) Stories.
(b) Discipline.
(c) Language.
(d) Parents.

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

13. When does "Chapter 2, Stalking with Stories" start?
(a) June 1981.
(b) June 1984.
(c) June 1980.
(d) June 1982.

14. Where did the story told by Emily happen?
(a) Utha.
(b) Green Pasture Where Horses Drink.
(c) Whiteness Spreads Out Descending To Water.
(d) Where the Trees Grow.

15. What must ethnographers become familiar with, according to Basso?
(a) Local dialect.
(b) Local symbolism.
(c) Local culture.
(d) National symbolism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Basso say is difficult for linguists to explain?

2. What type of events does Basso say the Apaches did not have?

3. How old was Lola Machuse in the book?

4. What did the sister of the ill man say after Robert's intervention?

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

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