Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Keith H. Basso
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who founded the project that the chairman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe suggested to Keith Basso?
(a) The National Ethnology Foundation.
(b) The National Science Foundation.
(c) The National Map Foundation.
(d) The National Sociology Foundation.

2. According to legend, why were the owners of Shades of Shit forced to stay home?
(a) They refused to share their toilet.
(b) It was raining.
(c) They refused to share their corn.
(d) It was snowing.

3. How long did Basso stay at Charles Henry's house on a break, in "Chapter 1, Quoting the Ancestors"?
(a) 7 days.
(b) 6 days.
(c) 3 days.
(d) 5 days.

4. How old was Keith Basso in 1959?
(a) 17 years old.
(b) 19 years old.
(c) 23 years old.
(d) 24 years old.

5. Who taught Charles Henry the story of Shades of Shit?
(a) His grandmother.
(b) His mother.
(c) His father.
(d) His grandfather.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Keith Basso say was easy even without a written history?

2. Who were the Apache hiding from, according to Keith?

3. What does Basso argue Spicer judges the Apache with?

4. What does Keith Basso say each chapter of the book would be centered on?

5. What does Keith Basso say the sense of place is a possession of?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the story behind Snakes' Water?

2. For the Western Apache, how is history a narrative art?

3. What did part of Basso's research involve?

4. What does each chapter of Wisdom Sits in Places focus on and why?

5. What did Chairman Lupe consider unwise?

6. What does sense of place involve?

7. What does Basso say must happen with locally imagined history, in "Chapter 1, Quoting the Ancestors"?

8. What happened to Basso on a Saturday in late June?

9. What does Basso say happens when we lose our place, in the "Preface"?

10. How was the book divided, according to the "Preface?"

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