The Unbeatable Quiz On Anthropology 1102-012 Quiz 11

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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 eleventh in the series of tests is aimed at keeping your memory fresh and ensuring you pass your finals. Give it a try and keep an eye out for the twelfth one.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the term for marginal or in-between phase of a rite of passage?
    • A. 

      Voodoo

    • B. 

      Mana

    • C. 

      Taboo

    • D. 

      Liminality

    • E. 

      Animism

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements about state religions is true?
    • A. 

      They function to maintain socioeconomic stratification

    • B. 

      They focus on the worship of natural phenomena

    • C. 

      They are superfluous features of state-level organizations

    • D. 

      They are characterized by rituals, such as the potlatch, which serve to level differences in wealth between people

    • E. 

      They are based mainly on animistic belief systems

  • 3. 
    Which of the following kinds of religion involves full-time religious specialists?
    • A. 

      Communal religion

    • B. 

      Shamanic religion

    • C. 

      Olympian religion

    • D. 

      Individualistic cults

    • E. 

      Idiosyncratic belief systems

  • 4. 
    What term refers to the manipulation of the supernatural to accomplish specific goals?
    • A. 

      Animism

    • B. 

      Magic

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      A rite of passage

    • E. 

      Pantheism

  • 5. 
    What are the induction into the U.S. Marine Corps and the vision quest of certain North American Indian societies examples of?
    • A. 

      Binary opposition

    • B. 

      Generalized exchange

    • C. 

      Applied anthropology

    • D. 

      Rites of passage

    • E. 

      Genetic programming

  • 6. 
    Religion and magic don't just explain things and help people accomplish goals. They also enter the realm of human feelings. In other words, they
    • A. 

      Serve emotional needs as well as cognitive (e.g., explanatory) ones

    • B. 

      Help reduce differences by promoting brotherly love

    • C. 

      Determine the emotional well-being of all of their practitioners

    • D. 

      Often lead to extreme psychological disruption and even mental illness

    • E. 

      Are psychologically and cognitively relevant, but these realms are well contained and have no effect beyond the mental well-being (or despair) of the practitioner

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements concerning religion and states is true?
    • A. 

      State organization precludes folk religions

    • B. 

      All state religions are monotheistic

    • C. 

      State religions follow the introduction of writing system

    • D. 

      State religions often serve to make social stratification more acceptable

    • E. 

      Although industrial states do not always have state religion, they are invariant features of archaic states

  • 8. 
    What is communitas?
    • A. 

      A social inequality that is accepted even by those who are less privileged

    • B. 

      Collective liminality

    • C. 

      Anxiety

    • D. 

      The latin word for mana

    • E. 

      The supernatural

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements about religion is NOT true?
    • A. 

      It is a cultural construction, therefore not a reality

    • B. 

      It creates and maintains divisions within society

    • C. 

      It is sometimes a source of conflict

    • D. 

      It is, in some cases, ecologically adaptive

    • E. 

      It creates and maintains social solidarity

  • 10. 
    What kind of religion is most frequently found in foraging bands?
    • A. 

      Communal

    • B. 

      Shamanic

    • C. 

      Cargo cult

    • D. 

      Monotheistic

    • E. 

      Polytheistic