Anthropology 1102-012 Quiz 10

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  • 1. 
    Kottak refers to the incest taboo as a cultural universal. What does he say is characteristic of the incest taboo?
    • A. 

      Not all societies have one

    • B. 

      Not all societies define incest the same way

    • C. 

      Not all societies know about incest

    • D. 

      Some societies have replaced it with the levirate

    • E. 

      Some societies practice gerontology anyway


  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements about unilineal descent is typically true?
    • A. 

      Marriage between parallel cousins is preferred, while marriage between cross cousins is considered incest

    • B. 

      Marriage between cross cousins is preferred, while marriage between parallel cousins is considered incest

    • C. 

      Marriage between first cousins is preffered, while marriage between second cousins is considered incest

    • D. 

      Marriage between sororal cousins is preffered, while mariage between levirate cousins is considered incest

    • E. 

      Marriage between crow cousins is preffered, while marriage between omaha cousins is considered incest


  • 3. 
    What term refers to resources provided by a husband's kin to a bride's kin
    • A. 

      Bride theft

    • B. 

      Elopement

    • C. 

      Dowry

    • D. 

      Bridewealth

    • E. 

      Cross-cousin marriage


  • 4. 
    What term is a different name for bridewealth?
    • A. 

      Dowry

    • B. 

      Prestation

    • C. 

      Tribute

    • D. 

      Bride bribe

    • E. 

      Progeny price


  • 5. 
    What is ego's socially recognized father?
    • A. 

      Pater

    • B. 

      Genitor

    • C. 

      Creator

    • D. 

      Father

    • E. 

      Mater


  • 6. 
    Which of the following is ego's cross-cousin?
    • A. 

      MBS

    • B. 

      FBS

    • C. 

      MZD

    • D. 

      FBD

    • E. 

      MZS


  • 7. 
    What term refers to one of two descent groups in a given population?
    • A. 

      A levirate

    • B. 

      A sororate

    • C. 

      A moiety

    • D. 

      A patriline

    • E. 

      A matriline


  • 8. 
    In general, what happens as the value of bridewealth increases?
    • A. 

      Marriages becomes more volatile

    • B. 

      Marriages becomes more frequent

    • C. 

      Marriages becomes more stable

    • D. 

      Marriages become less frequent

    • E. 

      Marriages become more symbolic


  • 9. 
    Which of the following best defines polygyny?
    • A. 

      The type of marriage in which there is more than one husband

    • B. 

      The custom whereby a wife marries the brother of her dead husband

    • C. 

      The type of marriage involving only two spouses

    • D. 

      The custom whereby a widower marries the sister of his dead wife

    • E. 

      The type of marriage in which there is more than one wife


  • 10. 
    How is exogamy adaptive (i.e., good for gorups and/or individuals)?
    • A. 

      It increases the number of individuals on whom one can rely in time of need

    • B. 

      It increases the likelihood that disadvantageous alleles will find phenotypic expression and thus be eliminated from the population

    • C. 

      It impedes peaceful relations among social groups and therefore promotes population expansion

    • D. 

      It was an important causal factor in the origin of the state

    • E. 

      It is not adaptive; it is just a cultural construction


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