American Deaf Culture

  1. What is American Sign Language (ASL)? 

    • A. a language capable of expressing abstract ideas
    • E. a language utilizing space and movement to convey meaning
  2. Historically, American Sing Language is related to:

    D. French Sign Language
  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
    • A. Canada
    • B. United States
  4. Approximately what percent of Deaf people who marry are married to to other Deaf people?

    B. 90%
  5. American Sign language is traditionally handed down from generation to generation through:

    • D. Deaf family members
    • C. Residential schools for the Deaf
  6. The role of facial expressions, head movements, and eye gaze in American Sign Language is primarily:

    A. grammatical
  7. While watching another person sign, it is appropriate to focus on the signer's:

    B. face
  8. Among ASL signers, finger-spelling is mainly used in what ways?

    • A. to specify brand names
    • D. to give names to people and places
  9. American Sign Language makes use of the space in front of a signer's body to:
    A. Convey distance
    B contrast tow people, places, things, or ideas
    C. express time concepts
    D. indicate sentence types
    • A. Convey distance
    • B contrast tow people, places, things, or ideas
    • C. express time concepts
  10. To get the attention of a Deaf person who is looking the other way, you should:

    B. tap him/her on the shoulder
  11. If your path is blocked by two signers  conversing with each other, you should:

    A. go ahead and walk through
  12. Which of the following are considered rude by Deaf people?

    • A. watching a signed conversation
    • D. talking (using voice) in the presence of Deaf people
  13. In general, the least effective communication strategy between Deaf and hearing people is:

    C. speech and lipreading
  14. Which of the following are valued in the Deaf community?

    • B. being kept informed about the community and it's members
    • D. ability to speak well
    • E. to have a sense of social obligation and duty to the group
  15. Other than the word "Deaf," a culturally appropriate way to identify Deaf people would be to say they are:

    F. none of the above
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American Deaf Culture