This Quiz On Anthropology Will Overwhelm You! 1102-012 Quiz 4

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If you are on the lookout for a series quizzes to help you in your anthropology finals look no further. The test below is the fourth in the series of tests and is aimed at keeping your memory fresh and ensuring you pass your finals. Give it a try and keep an eye out for the fifth one.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are phonemes?
    • A. 

      The rules by which deep structures is translated into surface structure

    • B. 

      Regional differences in dialect

    • C. 

      Syntactical structures that distinguish passive constructions from active ones

    • D. 

      The minimal contrasts or differences that distinguish the meaning of sounds in a language

    • E. 

      Electromagnetic signals that carry messages between speakers in a telephone conversation

  • 2. 
    How many morphemes are in the sentence "They walked to both houses"?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      8

    • E. 

      9

  • 3. 
    When Washoe and Lucy tried to teach sign language to other chimpanzees, this was a kind of
    • A. 

      Cultural transmission

    • B. 

      Displacement

    • C. 

      Call systems

    • D. 

      Productivity

    • E. 

      Estrus

  • 4. 
    What is the term for the ability to create new expressions by combining other expressions?
    • A. 

      Displacement

    • B. 

      Diglossia

    • C. 

      Productivity

    • D. 

      Morphemic utility

    • E. 

      Phonemic utility

  • 5. 
    What is the term for the ability to refer to things not physically present?
    • A. 

      Displacement

    • B. 

      Diglossia

    • C. 

      Productivity

    • D. 

      Morphemic utility

    • E. 

      Phonemic utility

  • 6. 
    What term refers to the specialized set of terms and distinctions that are particularly important to certain groups?
    • A. 

      Syntactical vocabulary

    • B. 

      Spatial vocabulary

    • C. 

      Focal vocabulary

    • D. 

      Vernacular vocabulary

    • E. 

      Temporal vocabulary

  • 7. 
    What does the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis state?
    • A. 

      The degree of cultural complexity is associated with the effectiveness of languages as systems of communication

    • B. 

      The language people speak influences the way their cultural understandings are structured

    • C. 

      The hopi do not use three verb tenses; they have no concept of time

    • D. 

      Our culture determines what our language is able to refer to

    • E. 

      Dialect variation is the result of toilet-training practices

  • 8. 
    Honorifics are terms used with people, often being added to their names, to "honor" them. Why would sociolinguists be interested in studying the use of honorifics?
    • A. 

      They may convey or imply a prestige difference between the speaker and the person being referred to or addressed

    • B. 

      They enable sociolinguists to study language and culture outside of its context because the same honorifics are used everywhere and they mean the same thing

    • C. 

      Since honorifics always honor the person they are addressed to, socioliinguists can study the positive side of language and culture

    • D. 

      They provide data about how different languages are related to one another, which is what sociolinguists are primarily interested in

    • E. 

      There is no reason for contemporary sociolinguists to be interested in honorifics because people don't use these terms anymore

  • 9. 
    What does copula deletion occur in BEV?
    • A. 

      It occurs where SE has contracitons

    • B. 

      It occurs randomly

    • C. 

      It occurs in the past tense

    • D. 

      It occurs in the future tense

    • E. 

      Copula deletion occurs in SE, not in BEV

  • 10. 
    What term refers to the languages that have descended from the same ancestral language?
    • A. 

      F2 languages

    • B. 

      Sibling languages

    • C. 

      Daughter languages

    • D. 

      Brother languages

    • E. 

      Protolanguages

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