Anthropology 1102-012 Quiz 1

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Study guide for the first 5 exams in Anthropology Exams 1-5QUIZ #1


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is anthropology unique among disciplines that study humans?
    • A. 

      It studies foreign places

    • B. 

      It includes biology

    • C. 

      It uses personal interviews of the study population

    • D. 

      It is holistic and comparative

    • E. 

      It studies only groups that are thought to be "dying"

  • 2. 
    Anthropological linguistics
    • A. 

      Is a research strategy peculiar to the biological anthropology

    • B. 

      Relies heavily on the methods of phrenology

    • C. 

      Includes sociolinguistics, descriptive linguistics, and the study of the biological basis for speech

    • D. 

      Includes cultural antrhopology and paleoecology

    • E. 

      Has securely dated the origin of hominid language

  • 3. 
    An anthropologist who is consulting for a development project is
    • A. 

      Doing paleoethnography

    • B. 

      An applied anthropologist

    • C. 

      A biological anthropologist

    • D. 

      An ethnomarketer

    • E. 

      Doing glottochornology

  • 4. 
    The study of nonhuman primates is of special interest to which subdiscipline of anthropology?
    • A. 

      Cultural anthropology

    • B. 

      Archaeological anthropology

    • C. 

      Linguistic anthropology

    • D. 

      Developmental anthropology

    • E. 

      Biological anthropology

  • 5. 
    According to the course syllabus, you will receive a two-point penalty (i.e., a "late fee") if you:
    • A. 

      Take a quiz at any other time than the specified class time

    • B. 

      Are late to class but still complete a quiz in a reduced time period

    • C. 

      Miss a class

    • D. 

      Arrive late to class

    • E. 

      Complete a quiz after the rest of the class has turned in their quizzes

  • 6. 
    Kottak defines anthropology as a science, yet he suggests it is among the most humanistic of all academic fields. This is because
    • A. 

      Its main object of study is the human

    • B. 

      Of its fundamental respect for human diversity

    • C. 

      Its findings are best expressed with the tools of the humanities

    • D. 

      The field, particularly in the United States, traces its origins to philosophy and literature

    • E. 

      It puts so much emphasis on the study of culture that cannot be studied scientifically

  • 7. 
    A biocultural perspective recognizes that
    • A. 

      The relation between culture and biology is a weak one

    • B. 

      Culture is not part of the environment

    • C. 

      Genes are fundamental to understanding the relation between culture and biology

    • D. 

      Cultural forces constantly mold human biology

    • E. 

      The developmental phase of a human individual is the only one affected by culture

  • 8. 
    According to Kottak, anthropology may improve psychological studies of human behavior by contributing
    • A. 

      Examples of primitive thinking from tribal societies

    • B. 

      Nothing, since anthropology focuses on culture and psychology focuses on personality

    • C. 

      Prehistoric analysis

    • D. 

      A humanistic approach to psychology

    • E. 

      Cross-cultural perspective on models of "human" psychology

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is available through the Current Courses page on my website?
    • A. 

      Old quizzes

    • B. 

      Old exams

    • C. 

      A link to AnthroScope

    • D. 

      A list of places found in the Kottak text

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    According to the syllabus,
    • A. 

      Extra credit opportunities are unavailable until after the 8th week

    • B. 

      Extra credit projects must be approved by me first

    • C. 

      Extra credit can never be more than 10% of your final course grade

    • D. 

      Extra credit assignments can be done in the event of a missed exam

    • E. 

      I do not give extra credit

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