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Anthropology 1102-012 Quiz 3

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Antropology Quiz 3

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  • 1. 
    In the field, ethnographers strive to establish rapport, which is a good, friendly working relationship based on personal contact
    • A. 

      That is necessary to conduct any valuable research in the social sciences, not just anthropology

    • B. 

      Which, if done properly, ensures the ethnographer's ability to conduct detached and unbiased research

    • C. 

      Achieved in large part by engaging in participant observation

    • D. 

      And if that fails, the next option is to pay people so they will talk about their culture

    • E. 

      And on payment, based on local standards, for people's time spent with the researcher

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic field technique of the ethnographer?
    • A. 

      The genealogical method

    • B. 

      Participant observation

    • C. 

      Conversation

    • D. 

      Telephone questionnaires

    • E. 

      Interview schedules

  • 3. 
    What is the term for an expert on a particular aspect of native life?
    • A. 

      Representative sample

    • B. 

      Etic informant

    • C. 

      Key cultural consultant

    • D. 

      Biased informant

    • E. 

      Example of the life-history approach

  • 4. 
    The term epic refers to what?
    • A. 

      A focus on the use of life histories

    • B. 

      A research strategy that requires the use of questionnaires

    • C. 

      An approach that utilizes universal categories

    • D. 

      Attention to local beliefs

    • E. 

      An objective, scientific viewpoint

  • 5. 
    Repeated stints of fieldwork in the same location are part of
    • A. 

      Longitudinal research

    • B. 

      Collaborative research

    • C. 

      Ethnographic research

    • D. 

      Ethnological research

    • E. 

      Genealogical research

  • 6. 
    How is survey research different from ethnography?
    • A. 

      It studies whole functioning communities

    • B. 

      It is based on firsthand fieldwork

    • C. 

      It is more personal

    • D. 

      It tends to focus on the behavior of fewer issues within a sample population

    • E. 

      It has been traditionally conducted in non-industrial, small-scale societies

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not an example of participant observation?
    • A. 

      Administering interviews according to an interview schedule

    • B. 

      Helping out at harvest time

    • C. 

      Dancing at a ceremony

    • D. 

      Buying a shroud for a village ancestor

    • E. 

      Engaging in informal chit-chat

  • 8. 
    Which of the following techniques was developed specifically because of the importance of kinship and marriage relationships in non-industrial societies?
    • A. 

      The life history

    • B. 

      Participant observation

    • C. 

      The genealogical method

    • D. 

      The interview schedule

    • E. 

      Network analysis

  • 9. 
    In research, what term is used to refer to the attributes that vary among members of a population?
    • A. 

      Unknowns

    • B. 

      Questionnaires

    • C. 

      Interviews

    • D. 

      Variables

    • E. 

      Random samples

  • 10. 
    Despite the differences among theoretical paradigms of practitioners as varied as Harris (cultural materalism), White (neoevolutionism), Stewart (cultural ecology), and Mead (configurationalism), all of them have what in common?
    • A. 

      A strong sense of determinism, leaving very little (if any) room for the exercise of individual human agency

    • B. 

      A well-founded suspicion in the claims of science

    • C. 

      An embrace of reflexive anthropology

    • D. 

      A sense of moral duty to help the people they studied to accelerate their path to civilization

    • E. 

      A strong concern for the future of anthropological education

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