Cultural Anthropology Quiz

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GED210 Unit 3 Exam Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Click Link Below To Buy: Multiple Choice Questions (Enter your answers on the enclosed answer sheet) 1. The most important belief underlying the practice of having a widow marry one of her brothers-in-law is that: a. her family should not have to return the bride price b. the rights of the deceased husband must be preserved c. all men should have more than one wife d. widows should never have to live alone 2. The most common form of polyandry is ________, in which brothers share a wife. a. risk taking b. sibling polyandry c. fraternal polyandry d. levirate 3. When a married couple goes to live in the house of the brother…show more content…
flexible and often subject to lengthy discussion and negotiations b. strictly enforced and rarely changed c. known only to village elders, who are consulted whenever a decision must be made d. unconscious, and therefore defined mostly by outsiders (such as ethnographers) 5. In general, divorces are most common among societies that are: a. patrilineal and patrilocal b. matrilineal and matrilocal c. organized into bilateral descent groups d. polyandrous and avunculocal 6. Deborah Gewertz, who has re-examined Mead’s interpretations of the Tchambuli (Chambri), arrived at the conclusion that: a. Chambri women are among the most aggressive in all human societies b. Mead’s interpretations failed to take specific historical circumstances into account c. Chambri men were submissive due to frequent defeats in warfare d. cultural values do not influence gender roles 7. The Kula, described by Malinowski in Argonauts of the Pacific, refers to: a. a type of outrigger canoe used for long-distance travel by island chiefs b. a ceremonial dance performed by the indigenous Hawaiians c. a ritual in which red shell necklaces were traded for white armbands d. a sacred beverage whose use was restricted to Tahitian…show more content…
As nuclear families replace extended families in industrial societies, older people no longer reside with their adult children. The role of the elderly in retaining and disseminating information has diminished in industrial societies. The elderly have lost much of their economic power. Sociologist Donald O. Cowgill has hypothesized that: a. The status and role of the elderly in the future will increase because the birthrate has dropped to an all-time low. b. There will be an elderly revolution, termed the “silver-haired rebellion,” which will place much of the lost power and status back into the hands of the older segment of society. c. As the rate of technological change accelerates, knowledge quickly becomes obsolete, and this decreases the status and role of the elderly (they are no longer the storage houses of technological knowledge; libraries and databanks have taken over this role). d. In the future, there will be a major reorganization of kinship and the family, which will restore power to the elderly. 23. Chiefdoms and agricultural states are classified as __________ because they provide little opportunity for social mobility. Industrial states, on the other hand, are considered ___________ because social status can be achieved through individual

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