Cultural Anthropology, Third Edition: Chapter 04

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the “Submit my answers” button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) contain between 40–55 calls
b) are controlled by one part of the brain
c) do not map onto any of the elements of human language
d) all of the above

Question 2:


a) multilingualism
b) heteroglossia
c) structural ambiguity
d) linguistic relativity

Question 3:


a) has been historically ignored by researchers due to its perceived inferiority
b) has been accused of being “linguistically deprived”
c) has remained confined to certain communities
d) is limited in its communicative abilities

Question 4:


a) is often subject to linguistic ethnocentrism
b) is generally more complex than a creole language
c) typically takes several generations to develop
d) all of the above

Question 5:


a) Openness
b) Semanticity
c) Duality of patterning
d) Displacement

Question 6:


a) talk about absent or non-existent objects
b) talk about past or future events
c) tell lies
d) all of the above

Question 7:


a) semanticity
b) prevarication
c) lack of linguistic context
d) incorrect grammar

Question 8:


a) laughing and gesturing
b) sighing and whispering
c) sobbing and crying
d) shouting and crying

Question 9:


a) “Colourless green ideas sleep furiously”
b) “The man saw the boy with the binoculars”
c) “It’s déjà vu all over again”
d) “Fishy fish fishy fish fish fish fishy fish”

Question 10:


a) the use of ergative agents
b) the linguistic relativity principle
c) heteroglossia
d) speech prosody

Question 11:


a) Linguistic diversity
b) Language dimorphism
c) Oratory complacency
d) Language domination

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False

Question 16:


a) True
b) False

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False

Question 19:


a) True
b) False

Question 20:


a) True
b) False

Question 21:


a) True
b) False

Question 22:


a) True
b) False