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If you are on the lookout for a series quizzes to help you in your anthropology finals look no further. The test below is the tenth in the series of tests and is aimed at keeping your memory fresh and ensuring you pass your finals. Give it a try and keep an eye out for the eleventh one.


Questions and Answers
  • 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