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Reading Comprehension: Inference Questions

What may be inferred about Navajo culture and beliefs?

Incorrect.

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Although this example of Navajo jokes involves animals, we cannot infer that animals always play an important role in Navajo humor.

Incorrect.

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We can infer from the passage that men and women have specific gender roles in Navajo society, but we do not know if they are patriarchal (i.e., male dominated) not.

Incorrect.

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This joke makes fun of ideas that do not make sense with Navajo cultural assumptions. Therefore, the joke reinforces, not questions, those assumptions.

Incorrect.

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The passage states that the notion of a human acting like a bird contradicts a basic idea of Navajo culture.

Good job!

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We know that the Navajo find concepts that contradict the natural order funny, so we can infer that their culture believes in a well-defined natural order.

The Navajo have a patriarchal conception of gender roles.
Animals have an important role in Navajo humor.
The Navajo use humor to question their cultural assumptions.
The Navajo believe in a clear-cut and well-defined natural order.
The Navajo believe that humans and animals sometimes behave in a similar manner.