Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache Test | Final 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. What does Basso say infiltrated Western Apache society?
(a) Coal fired power plants.
(b) IRS agents.
(c) Casinos.
(d) American culture.

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

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

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

5. What do tales force individuals to do?
(a) Exile themselves.
(b) Have fun.
(c) Kill themselves.
(d) Admit social failings.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to people that commit immoral deeds in Cibecue's tales?

2. What do children become that do not not learn to tie places and names with historical tales?

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

4. What does Basso say of the conversation about the ill brother?

5. What are sagas meant for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Basso think the Western Apache emphasize the importance of the land?

2. What happens to children who do not learn to tie places and names?

3. Why has Basso used Apache conceptions of land?

4. What do place-names generate?

5. How can one understand the landscape according to Basso?

6. Who was Lola Machuse?

7. What was the story of the Line of White Rocks Extends Up and Out?

8. What happened to Louise's brother, and what did the Apaches say?

9. What can't materialist models not give an explanation of?

10. What is a distinct characteristic of the Western Apache, according to Basso?

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