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  • 1. 
    FIRST QUIZ Falsifiablility  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. 
    • 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

  • 26. 
     Who wrote History of Civil Society and looked at materialism as part of the transition to state level society?
    • A. 

      Adam Ferguson

    • B. 

      LaMark

    • C. 

      Charles Lyell

    • D. 

      Karl Marx

  • 27. 
    Principle of Population was written by Malthus
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Some of E.B Tylor's contributions were:
    • A. 

      First to use evolution in social terms

    • B. 

      Coining "language centers" and using language chronology

    • C. 

      First to use survey on Native Americans

    • D. 

      Coined "survivals" on why some traits manage to survive even when they are no longer necessary for survival

    • E. 

      Adolescent studies on Samoans

  • 29. 
    "Superorganic" puts an individual before the culture
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    For Graebner's "under inventiveness" and "over inventiveness", the "over inventive" people he was referring to was:
    • A. 

      Canadians

    • B. 

      Ethiopians

    • C. 

      The Dutch

    • D. 

      Germans

  • 31. 
    Clark Wissler wrote:
    • A. 

      Mind of Primitive Man

    • B. 

      American Indian

    • C. 

      Fighting and Property

    • D. 

      The Prisoner of Azkaban

  • 32. 
    Culture areas "dilute" the father they get from the original source
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    The Comparative Method is the basic operation in the comparative method is an arrangement of social or cultural conditions observed among existing peoples into a series that is then taken to represent a process of evolution,what else is true of the Comparative Method?
    • A. 

      A standardized way of compare two or more things to understand historical relatedness

    • B. 

      Operationalizes evolution

    • C. 

      Defines culture areas

    • D. 

      Using ethnographic and current emic studies to compare extinct societies to modern cultures

    • E. 

      Separated methods from methodology

  • 34. 
    Paul Radin wrote which of the following:
    • A. 

      The Primitive Man

    • B. 

      The Return of the King

    • C. 

      Crashing Thunder: The Autobiography of an American Indian

    • D. 

      The antiquity of Man

  • 35. 
    Kroeber wrote "The Superorganic"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      Kroeber

    • C. 

      Lowie

    • D. 

      Durkheim

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      First to use seriation

    • B. 

      First to define kinship groups

    • C. 

      First to use social evolution

  • 38. 
    Helen Codere critiqued Boas' work with what group?
    • A. 

      Iroquois

    • B. 

      Samoans

    • C. 

      Kwakiutal

    • D. 

      Winnebago

  • 39. 
    QUIZ TWO What are true of Adam Ferguson?
    • A. 

      He influenced Marx

    • B. 

      Believed people become who they are (think traits, like bravery, etc) based on what is accepted within that specific society

    • C. 

      Used phrenology to define race

    • D. 

      Used historical evolutionism and philosophical anthropology

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      Blumenbach

    • B. 

      Samuel Morton

    • C. 

      Adam Ferguson

    • D. 

      Millars

  • 41. 
    _________ divided races into "active" and "passive"  
  • 42. 
    Lyell synthesized the work of the geologist _______.
  • 43. 
    Uniformitarianism and super position are associated with James Hutton
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    __________ is associated with being one of the first to adaptation, acquired traits, and the transmission of traits....though he was incorrect in thinking organisms evolved over a lifetime (think giraffes having long necks)
  • 45. 
    • A. 

      Functionalism, nonlinear evolution

    • B. 

      Structure and religion is influenced by things like food systems and demographics

    • C. 

      Used by Stalin for ethnographic studies

    • D. 

      Addresses how technology effects economics

    • E. 

      Explained why some races are not as successful as others

  • 46. 
    Monogenesis means multiple creations
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    Buffon and Blumenbach believed in monogenesis
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    Polygenesis believes in Pre-Adamic races
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    QUIZ ONE Epistemology is how we know what we know, no two minds will interpret data the same way or put it into context the same way
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    Epistemology is associated with _______ (hint: he wrote one of our required books)
  • 51. 
    • A. 

      A product of logical positivism

    • B. 

      Knowledge acquired from sensory experience

    • C. 

      Synthesized by Lyell

    • D. 

      John Locke's "empty cabinet" and Aristotle

    • E. 

      . In the philosophy of science emphasizes evidence, especially as discovered in experiments, hypotheses and theories must be tested against observations

    • F. 

      Supported polygenesis

  • 52. 
    • A. 

      Focus is on the knowledge being verifiable through science, math, or pure logic

    • B. 

      Popper

    • C. 

      Objection to logical positivism

  • 53. 
    Inductive/Interpretive is a kind of reasoning that constructs or evaluates general propositions that are derived from specific examples, conclusions based on observations, and an absence of experimentation, hypothesis testing, or replication 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    Deductive/Experimental is the process of reasoning from one or more general statements regarding what is known to reach a logically certain conclusion, are explained via analogy, experimentation, hypothesis testing, and replicability is key 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    ___________ is part of the scientific method the idea that an isolated independent study will come to the same conclusion as the original one.
    • A. 

      Verifiability

    • B. 

      Replicability

    • C. 

      Epsitemology

    • D. 

      Empericism

  • 56. 
    ___________ is an accepted model or pattern, it is like an accepted judicial ruling in the common law. 
    • A. 

      Evolution

    • B. 

      Pre-enlightenment thinking

    • C. 

      Philosophy of Science

    • D. 

      Paradigm

  • 57. 
    A materialist concept of history is associated with Karl Marx
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    You're done! You're so smart! Yes?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 59. 
    Wait...we added more questions. You're almost done though. So who was the author of General Systems Theory-1968?
    • A. 

      Bertalanfy and Flannery

    • B. 

      Darwin and Spencer

    • C. 

      Hutton and Lyell

    • D. 

      Lowie and Kroeber

  • 60. 
    An emic view is  of the outside scientific observer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 61. 
    V. Gordon Childe did what?
    • A. 

      Used social science in anthro studies

    • B. 

      Coined the term adapatation

    • C. 

      Elaborated the three age system

    • D. 

      Wrote elaborate ethnological papers about the Winnebago

  • 62. 
    Who wrote Methods and Aims in Archaeology?
    • A. 

      Tolkein

    • B. 

      Kroeber

    • C. 

      Blemenbach

    • D. 

      Petrie

  • 63. 
    Who is the “Father of Modern Anthropology”  and is associated with dualism and alliance theory?
    • A. 

      Darwin

    • B. 

      Lowie

    • C. 

      Levi-Strauss

    • D. 

      Meade

  • 64. 
    Social Structure was written by Murdoch in 1949  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 65. 
    The new ethnography did what?
    • A. 

      Combined natural and social sciences used variability in environmetal settings

    • B. 

      Dismissed women's roles in HG societies

    • C. 

      Included gender roles in HG groups

    • D. 

      Dismissed "man the hunter"

    • E. 

      Post-depostional changes to the site settlement pattern archaeology activity based archaeology

    • F. 

      Rejected archaeology as an anthro disipline

  • 66. 
    • A. 

      Identified "band"

    • B. 

      Wrote Economic and social basis of the primitive band 1936

    • C. 

      Samoan adolsecents

    • D. 

      Cultural ecology, human-environment relationship

    • E. 

      Theory of "multilinear" cultural evolution

    • F. 

      Material Culture

    • G. 

      Selection and evolution

  • 67. 
     Author of Sociobiology-1975?
    • A. 

      E.O. Willson

    • B. 

      O.T Mason

    • C. 

      Steward

    • D. 

      Childe

  • 68. 
    All that are associated with Marvin Harris
    • A. 

      Author of Communist Manifesto

    • B. 

      Author of Cannibals and Kings 1977

    • C. 

      Materialism

    • D. 

      "food and sex"

    • E. 

      Coined survival of the fittest

    • F. 

      Author of Cultural Materialism 1979

  • 69. 
     The New Archaeology was associated with/middle range theory?
    • A. 

      Strauss

    • B. 

      Steward

    • C. 

      Childe

    • D. 

      Lewis Binford

  • 70. 
     Who wrote The Evolution of Culture 1949?
    • A. 

      Robin Fox

    • B. 

      Leslie White

    • C. 

      Robert Lowie

    • D. 

      Alfred Kroeber

  • 71. 
    "Biosocial anthropology" is associated with who Robin Fox.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 72. 
     Theory of Catastrophism is done by?
    • A. 

      Blumenbach

    • B. 

      Strauss

    • C. 

      Couvier

    • D. 

      Wallace