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American Sign Language: Deaf Culture (quiz)

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Culture Quiz

1. When referring to the audiological condition of not being able to hear, we use lowercase "deaf."

TRUE or FALSE?

2. When referring to the group of people who share a the language of ASL and its related culture we use the uppercase Deaf.

TRUE or FALSE?

3. You become a member of the Deaf Community simply by losing your hearing.

TRUE or FALSE?

4. The majority of ASL users reside in the United States and Canada.

TRUE or FALSE?

5. The knowledge, beliefs, and practices that make up the culture of Deaf people are actively transmitted from generation to generation.

TRUE or FALSE?

Answers:
1. True.  In general.
2. True.  In general. 
3. False.  You become a member of the community by embracing the language and culture. However it could be argued that if you lose your hearing you instantly join the outermost edge of the various rings of the Deaf Community.  But the point is that the Deaf Community is a "community" of people bound not by their "hearing" (or lack of it) but rather by their culture and language.
4. True, but it is also true that the use of ASL is used in various other places throughout the world.
5. True. Traditionally this has occurred via state residential schools for the Deaf.

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