Multiple Choice: Select the letter identifying the "best' answer on your answer sheet (2 pts each).
Swahili (Jambo) is a ___________ used in ___________.
A. pidgin/East Africa
B. lingua franca/West Africa
C. Bantu language/South Africa
D. lingua franca/East Africa
For most of the past 2000 years, most Jews have been:
A. highly clustered in present day Israel
B. dispersed around the world
C. concentrated in the U.S.
D. forced to live in ghettos
Some think the most important cultural variable is:
B. skin color
Which language family is associated with Chinese?
A. Sino Tibetan
B. Indo European
C. Afro Asiatic
D. Niger Congo (Bantu subgroup)
Which of the following is NOT one of the three components of technology talked about in class.
A. plow/Swiss army knife
B. steel making/beer brewing
C. pencils/stock car racing
D. biological engineering/sailing
Jerusalem is a sacred place for all EXCEPT:
Buddhism is based on:
A. the "Five Pillars"
B. the Euphrates River
C. the "Four Noble Truths"
Adherents of which religion are also likely to believe in other religions simultaneously?
A. borders dividing ethnic groups
B. imaginary borders separating languages
C. one color lipstick
D. buildings depicting states
Globalism can be distinguished by:
A. dominance of the capitalistic system
B. a widening gulf between rich and poor
C. supranational corporations
D. all of the above
____________ is of first importance in the Jewish religion:
C. Prince Siddhartha
Which of the following is a Romance language:
A. has its roots in the Middle East
B. appears primitive, but can be complex
C. always worships trees
D. always worships animals
In the Taoist view of nature, nature is:
A. to be used/dominated by humans
B. valued for its own sake
C. as one with God
D. always good
The two major religions originating in India are:
A. Christianity and Animism
B. Hinduism and Taoism
C. Islam and Buddhism
D. Buddhism and Hinduism
Ellen Semple believed that people in Kentucky were long, lean, and not too bright because she was a/an:
A. environmental determinist
Of the great polytheistic faiths, _______________ is the oldest.
The religion with the greatest number of adherents is:
"Laker Country" is a type of ____________________ region:
B. tall person's
All of the following are proselytizing religions EXCEPT:
The last part of the Wolof greeting in West Africa is:
B. in Arabic
D. what's up
Cultural ecology is how people:
A. adapt to environmental challenges through technology
B. eat only health foods
C. live only where it is safe environmentally
D. are one with nature
Catholic churches can be identified by their:
A. domes and minarets
B. large gothic structures
C. wailing walls
Religion is credited for all EXCEPT:
A. being a set of beliefs and practices
B. providing a code of ethics
C. explaining nature
D. bringing all people together
Which is NOT one of the five pillars of Islam:
A. life is suffering
B. give alms to the poor
C. pray 5 times per day
D. go on the Hajj
A cultural landscape is:
A. defined in books
B. a painting of the Grand Canyon
C. the material expression of culture on the landscape created by humans
D. can be cleaned up with a leaf blower
U.S. English differs from that of Ebonies in:
D. all of the above
A lingua franca is:
A. an English word that has entered the French language.
B. an extinct language that has been revived
C. a language that is mutually understood by people who have different native languages
D. a language that differs from the native language
Globalization includes all BUT:
A. increased migration
B. cultural hybridization
C. celebration of traditional ceremonies
D. supranational organizations
Approximately __________ percent of the world's scientific computer programmmg is in English.
True-False: Place an 'A' on your answer sheet for statements that are true and a 'B' on your answer sheet for answers
that are false.
'A' - True
'B' - False
Pidgin is a small vocabulary created from one language to permit limited communication.
Dialects may have different pronunciation and vocabulary, but ARE mutually intelligible.
Islam was founded by Muhammad and uses the Koran as its holy book.
Graffiti is considered a part of the linguistic landscape.
The way nature is perceived changes over time.
Race is a problematic classification of human beings based on skin color and other physical characteristics.
The Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) is not Christian religion.
The once in a lifetime trip to Mecca for Muslims is called the pilgrimage.
The Islamic religion originated near the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
The combination of traits characteristic of a particular group is called a cultural complex.
Geolinguistics is the geographic study of language.
There are over 800 million Chinese speakers.
The former ceremonial only language revived for use in the twentieth century is Hebrew.
Everyone agrees that English and Ebonies are the same language.
Traditional Sikh buildings are pagodas.
The spatial dispersion of a group outside their traditional homeland is called a diaspora.
There are no more than 3000 languages worldwide.
The Bible Belt is a well defined region with clear cut borders.