Anth Hist & Theory Exams Prep Quiz!

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Anthropology Quizzes & Trivia

Are you familiar with Anth Hist & Theory? This quiz can help you prepare for the exam. Anthropology is a discipline that is extremely aware of its history. You must understand the difference between inductive reasoning and deductive reasoning. The major influencers of this subject include John Locke and Charles Darwin. If you need to know about anthropology and theory, look no further than this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Falsifiability is: 
    • A. 

      Created by Darwin, the shift from divine thinking to scientific.

    • B. 

      How we gain knowledge

    • C. 

      Created by Popper, if something was false it would be proven false in experimentation.

    • D. 

      Created by Plato, stating that if something was false all related theories would be false too.

  • 2. 
    Inductive reasoning is:
    • A. 

      Specific to general

    • B. 

      General to specific

    • C. 

      Only used in biology

    • D. 

      Only used in philosophy

  • 3. 
    Deductive reasoning is
    • A. 

      Specific to general

    • B. 

      Used to limit options

    • C. 

      Only used in sociology

    • D. 

      General to specific

  • 4. 
    Internal constraints could include the biases of the professor, donors to a school, and what books are selected for a class.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    An example of external constraints would be political and religious, such as the Bush administration defunding federal stem cell research
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Going from divine thought to studying evolution is seen as _________ shift in science.
  • 7. 
    __________ is how we gain knowledge, a philosophy stemming from John Locke.
  • 8. 
    An evidence based way to look at problems is 
    • A. 

      Epistemology

    • B. 

      Replicability

    • C. 

      Empriricism

    • D. 

      Philosophy

  • 9. 
    __________ is replicating a past action or activity
  • 10. 
    John Locke's theories developed before the enlightenment
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    QUIZ TWO Who wrote Principles of Geology:
    • A. 

      Darwin

    • B. 

      Lyell

    • C. 

      LaMark

    • D. 

      Morgan

  • 12. 
    Author of Theory of the Earth:
    • A. 

      Darwin

    • B. 

      Morgan

    • C. 

      Marx

    • D. 

      Hutton

  • 13. 
    Louis Henry Morgan was an American evolutionist
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Skull measuring has roots in racial science
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Who associated skin color with disease resistance (ex: sickle cell anemia and malaria)
    • A. 

      William Chamber Wells

    • B. 

      Charles Darwin

    • C. 

      Sir James Frazer

    • D. 

      Clark Wissler

  • 16. 
    QUIZ THREE Who wrote Antiquity of Man:
    • A. 

      Hutton

    • B. 

      LaMark

    • C. 

      Lyell

    • D. 

      Wissler

  • 17. 
    Author of Prehistoric times:
    • A. 

      Darwin

    • B. 

      Kroeber

    • C. 

      Boas

    • D. 

      Lubbock

  • 18. 
    "Superorganic" was coined by:
    • A. 

      Spencer, but Darwin was given credit

    • B. 

      Boas, but Kroeber was given credit

    • C. 

      Kroeber

    • D. 

      Hutton

  • 19. 
    The Golden Bough by Sir James Frazer was the first comprehensive study on religious science
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Kroeber is associated with the "mismanagement of resources"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The first person to coin the term "culture area" was O.T. Mason
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Ancient Society was written by:
    • A. 

      Clark Wissler

    • B. 

      Betty Meggers

    • C. 

      Louis Henry Morgan

    • D. 

      Margaret Meade

  • 23. 
    Dr. Plew LOVES Boas
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Culture and Natural Areas of North America was written by:
    • A. 

      Kroeber

    • B. 

      Lowie

    • C. 

      Wissler

    • D. 

      Meade

  • 25. 
    19th Century use of "ethnographic analogy" was pioneered by:
    • A. 

      Boas

    • B. 

      Sir James Frazer

    • C. 

      Sir Ian McKellan

    • D. 

      Pitt-Rivers