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In the Allen book "The Hold Life Has", which of the following is FALSE about Runa and Misti cultural identities?

In the Allen book "The Hold Life Has", which of the following is FALSE about Runa and Misti cultural identities? 



Misti have more economic and political power than Runa, consider themselves superior to the Runa, and they call them "hijito" ("boy") while the Runa call the Misti "patron" or "señor" ("sir").


The Runa consider the Misti to be unsociable, withdrawn, dirty, impervious to pain and physical discomfort, hesitant and timid - but in mass rebellion to be ferocious and bloodthirsty, and loving "nothing so intensely as his bit of earth."


Misti seldom visit the Runa, but the Runa frequently visit the Misti to purchase or exchange goods with them and ask for assistance with things such as loans, legal problems, and bureaucratic dealings with the government.


Runa speak Quechua and most are illiterate; Misti speak Spanish and can read and write.


Runa live in dispersed communities called ayllus and chew coca; Misti live in nucleated settlements called towns and sell but do not chew coca.

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