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. Whose brother does Basso overhear became ill while visiting Lola?
(a) Sophie's.
(b) Lola's.
(c) Martha's.
(d) Louise's.

2. 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 created from national concepts."
(c) "External realities are destroyed by cultural concepts."
(d) "Internal realities are created from cultural concepts."

3. What does Nick say Apache stories were made for?
(a) To humiliate.
(b) To put to sleep.
(c) To make an impression on the individual.
(d) To entertain.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What did Lola provide Basso that allowed him to understand the conversation about the ill brother?

4. What did Basso's theoretical discoveries help him make a legal case for?

5. Why can't the Apache be too specific when telling a story, according to Basso?

Short Essay Questions

1. What must ethnographers be cautious of, in "Chapter 3, Speaking With Names?"

2. What do younger Apache feel about village life, according to Basso?

3. Where is the Cibecue settlement located?

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

5. What happened at the end of the summer of 1981?

6. Why has Basso used Apache conceptions of land?

7. What does Basso claim about the Apache understanding of communication?

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

9. What looks after the Western Apache, according to Basso?

10. What difficulty do linguists have with Western Apache?

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