Deaf Culture Quiz - ANSWERS

Deaf Culture Quiz- - SHS-101 SPRING 2011 HINT Several of these questions will appear on your test almost exactly as they appear herein They will be

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SHS-101 SPRING 2011 HINT: Several of these questions will appear on your test almost exactly as they appear herein. They will be multiple choice just as they are in this document but the answers may vary slightly. Don’t just memorize the letters.
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American Deaf Culture QUIZ This presentation will go through some of the answers to the quiz questions. Check your answers and take GENERAL notes on the ones you got wrong. At the end, you will be asked to reflect on what you learned. (this is mostly just reading)
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1. What is American Sign Language (ASL)? (circle 2 answers) a. a visual form of English b. a language that relies on mime c. a language capable of expressing abstract ideas d. a language using picture-like gestures to express ideas and concepts e . a language utilizing space and movement to convey meaning
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1. What is American Sign Language (ASL)? c. a language capable of expressing abstract ideas e . a language utilizing space and movement to convey meaning ASL, like any other language, is fully capable of expressing any ideas, abstract or concrete. ASL couldn’t flourish if it were not capable of meeting all the needs of Deaf people to communicate their ideas, needs, and thoughts. ASL uses space and movement to convey ideas. ASL is a visual/spatial language and three-dimensional.
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a. a visual form of English b. a language that relies on mime d. a language using picture-like gestures to express ideas and concepts ASL is not a visual form of English. Rather it is a language with a grammar and structure different than English. This is a common misconception about ASL. Some signs in ASL may have features that seem like the actual things or actions. However, on a closer look, ASL and mime use different approaches to depict what happened. (Example: biking) The reason this is incorrect is similar to (b) above.
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2. Historically, American Sign Language is related to: a. British Sign Language b. Swedish Sign Language c. French Sign Language d. German Sign language
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2. Historically, American Sign Language is related to: c. French Sign Language ASL is historically related to French Sign Language. Laurent Clerc who was Deaf himself came from France in the early 1800’s to help establish the first school for deaf children in America in Hartford, Connecticut. The school was instrumental in standardizing ASL with many signs borrowed from Langue des Signes Francais (LSF).
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3. American Sign Language is used by most Deaf people in which of the following countries? a. Canada b. United States c. Mexico d. Brazil e. England
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people in which of the following countries? a. Canada b. United States ASL is used mainly by people living in the United States and Canada. However, in the Canadian province of Quebec, the signers use a different
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course SHS 101 taught by Professor Quinn during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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Deaf Culture Quiz- - SHS-101 SPRING 2011 HINT Several of these questions will appear on your test almost exactly as they appear herein They will be

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