Answer the two essay questions in one file then upload and submit it.
Essay #1 Why is it so difficult to translate precisely from one language to another? Read the text box
entitled “Cross-Cultural Miscue” on page 143 of Chapter 6, “Language and Communications”. Then identify
and define at least one concept or term from Chapter 6 and show how it can help the three businesses in
the story understand what they did wrong and avoid the mistakes in the future. You may want to consider
the following questions: What wrong assumptions were made about languages and the translation of the
slogans? How do social situations in daily life change the way people communicate even between people
who speak the same language? What are different cultural aspects are involved in speech? You can use
examples from the textbook, the class lecture or the activity.
Essay #2 Using examples from the film “Guns, Germs and Steel” describe how Jared Diamond use each of
the five food production strategies to make his point. Do you agree with him? Your answer must include
definitions of each of the food strategies, the descriptions of the scenes from the film and how each
changed the lives of humans.
Each essay must be at least 200 words. (Total minimum words = 400) The exam is open book.
Each essay will be scored as follows: knowledge of the subject, answer completely all aspects of the
question. (5 pts.), personal reactions and a thoughtful organization of ideas (5 pts), the quality of the
composition, including the proper use of grammar and punctuation, (1 pt.) and originality and creativity (1