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Language, Ethnicity & Culture Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In one large desert, there are two distinct cultural groups that share no identifiable cultural traits. Does this desert constitute a culture region? Why or why not?

Question 2 2. Khalid and Mirza are from different cultures that are very similar. Their shared culture region is likely a result of similar _____.

Question 3 3. Julia's culture places a premium on late life: older adults are revered and grandparents have much power in the society. In fact, they often arrange the marriages of younger adults. The reverence of older adults is a characteristic of Julia's culture, making it a culture _____.

Question 4 4. What do we call the study of the way humans and the environment interact?

Question 5 5. Khadija has noticed that cultures that live in deserts often wear loose clothing. If she marks on a map cultures that favor loose clothing and places with high temperatures, she'll likely notice that those two maps overlap. This is an example of _____.

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Question 6 6. When a person migrates from their home to another place, their culture is being spread through which of the following?

Question 7 7. An American musician hears a new style of guitar playing in Argentina. When she returns home, she plays an adapted version of this style. What sort of diffusion is this?

Question 8 8. The way that viral videos spread through the Internet is best described by which of the following terms?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is the best example of mainstream, popular culture?

Question 10 10. What do we call it when a cultural trend is spread from one segment of society to another?

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Question 11 11. If I can understand you and you can understand me, this is called _____.

Question 12 12. Referring to an elevator as a lift is an example of what?

Question 13 13. Some people say the word 'wonder' with a distinct pronunciation of the 'r' at the end. Others, might say the same word and leave the 'r' sound off to end their pronunciation sounding more like 'ah'. These differences in pronunciation are called _____.

Question 14 14. All of the following statements about language are true, EXCEPT:

Question 15 15. What do we call a variation in a language that involves the use of different word choices, spellings, and pronunciations?

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Question 16 16. Why do languages fluctuate?

Question 17 17. What can a language family tell linguists about languages?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a factor in the spread of languages over time?

Question 19 19. Approximately how many languages exist in the world?

Question 20 20. Why are Mandarin and Hindi widely spoken languages?

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Question 21 21. What do we call as a force or attitude that unifies the people of a state?

Question 22 22. What do we call a state whose boundaries match the territory traditionally held by an ethnicity that has been transformed into a nationality?

Question 23 23. What is defined as shared cultural practices and perspectives that set a people group apart from others?

Question 24 24. What do we call the belief that ethnicities have the right to govern themselves?

Question 25 25. Why do nationalities depend on the existence of particular countries?

Language, Ethnicity & Culture Chapter Exam Instructions

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