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In East Asian and Southeast Asian culture, saving face means...
a) preserving someone's dignity or avoiding embarrassing someone. b) the ability to grasp the unspoken word or reading the intentions of others. c) guarding cultural traditions from Western influence. d) painting the bride's face white with red circles on the cheeks to bring good luck.
Voudou (voodoo) and Santeria are...
a) religions that combine African religious beliefs + Roman Catholic symbols, saints' picture, prayers. b) the ways to say c) liquid herbal remedies used in Haitian folk medicine. d) governmental programs to control the population growth in Haiti.
Which of the following is NOT a value in Latino culture?
a) independence b) respecting the tradition of conforming to expected roles c) formalities of etiquette d) love and importance of children
What does Semitic mean?
a) all cultures, religions, and languages of the Middle East b) Jewish c) harmony d) the study of meaning, words, and phrases
A traditional Native American classroom ...
a) has a fire pit. b) does not include computers. c) only focuses on helping students adjust to life outside the reservation. d) looks exactly like a US public school classroom.
When a Native American adult talks to a Native American child, ...
a) the child looks down at the ground to show respect. b) the child looks directly in the eyes of the adult to show respect. c) the child looks at the forehead or neck of the adult to show respect. d) the child holds a stick and passes it to the adult when the child wants to speak.
The two factors that TESOLs need to understand because they greatly influence East Asian cultures are...
a) Buddhism and Confucianism. b) Islam and the Qu'ran. c) Judaism and the Torah. d) Christianity and the Bible.
Which is one of the biggest problems immigrant families suffer when they come to the United States?
a) the hierarchical imbalance caused by the children learning English faster than their parents b) economic and financial problems c) culture shock d) lack of knowledge regarding US social customs
Which of the following statements about schooling in Middle Eastern countries is FALSE?
a) None of these statements is false; they are all true. b) Schooling in the Middle East is often authoritative. c) Middle Eastern students are expected to imitate the teacher, memorize, and study by rote. d) Respect for the teacher is as prominent as respect for the parents.
Which of these statements about Haiti is TRUE?
a) There is no age limit on returning to school after dropping out. Adults may be in a K-12 class. b) Haiti has a long history of written culture, not an oral tradition. c) Schooling is free in Haiti (free tuition, free uniforms, free textbooks), just like in the US. d) Both the US and Haitian school systems are modeled after the traditional French system.
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