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. How long does Basso say he had known Nick Thompson?
(a) 22 years.
(b) 20 years.
(c) 25 years.
(d) 30 years.

2. 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 casino rights.
(d) Western Apache election rights.

3. What does Basso say of the conversation about the ill brother?
(a) It was uncomfortable for everyone.
(b) It was short.
(c) It lasted all night.
(d) It was joyful.

4. How does Basso say the Apache understand communication?
(a) Cooperatively.
(b) As a way to pass judgements.
(c) As a way to tell stories.
(d) As a language.

5. What problem does Basso say using place-names in the conversation about the brother solve?
(a) The need to speak the truth.
(b) The need to lie.
(c) The need to judge him.
(d) The need to be nice to his sister.

6. What does Basso say cannot give a full explanation of the connection between American Indian communities and their ecological settings?
(a) American models.
(b) Anthropomorphic models.
(c) City dwelling models.
(d) Materialist models.

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

8. 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 best friend.
(d) Her father.

9. 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."

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

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

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

13. Why couldn't Lola say that the brother did nothing wrong or openly censure him, according to Basso?
(a) The sister of the ill man was candid about her pain.
(b) She didn't know the man well enough.
(c) She didn't want to get involved.
(d) The sister of the ill man was her friend.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Basso say ecological studies cannot fully account for?

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

3. Whose brother does Basso overhear became ill while visiting Lola?

4. What does Basso say the story might have been?

5. How does Basso describe the discussion between the group and the woman whose brother was sick?

(see the answer keys)

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