This Quiz On Anthropology Is Only For Geniuses 1102-012 Quiz 12

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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 twelfth and final one in the series of tests and is aimed at keeping your memory fresh and ensuring you pass your finals. Give it a try and good luck in the finals!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Among foragers
    • A. 

      Men hunt, and therefore accrue vastly more prestige than women

    • B. 

      Warfare makes men dominant over women

    • C. 

      The status of women falls when they provide most of the food

    • D. 

      Men and women are completely equal; there is no gender inequality

    • E. 

      The lack of a clear public-domestic dichotomy seems to be related to relatively mild gender inequality

  • 2. 
    Among patrillineal-patrilocal cultivators
    • A. 

      Women are the primary producers of subsistence crops

    • B. 

      Women govern the extradomestic distribution of prestige items

    • C. 

      Women fear contacts, including sexual intercourse, with men

    • D. 

      Polygyny decreases household productivity because a man must provide for more than one wife

    • E. 

      Population pressure on strategic resources is relaxed

  • 3. 
    What term refers to the tasks and activities that a culture assigns to the sexes?
    • A. 

      Sex roles

    • B. 

      Sex stereotypes

    • C. 

      Gender stereotypes

    • D. 

      Gender roles

    • E. 

      Gender duties

  • 4. 
    In comparing gender roles in different societies, which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Equality between the genders is common among horticulturalists

    • B. 

      There are some societies in which women control all the strategic resources and carry out the most prestigious activities

    • C. 

      Patriachies are strongest in societies in which men control significant goods that are exchanged with people outside the family

    • D. 

      The more women contribute to the domestic sphere, the more publicly recognized power they achieve

    • E. 

      The less women contribute to the public sphere, the more publicly recognized power they achieve

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements about patrilineal, patrilocal horticulturalists is true?
    • A. 

      Men control the distribution of goods outside the domestic sphere

    • B. 

      Men work harder at food production and manufacturing than women do

    • C. 

      Men are in short supply owing to the practice of male infanticide

    • D. 

      Men are approximately equal in status to women

    • E. 

      Men trade subsistence goods but not prestige items

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements about gender differences among tropical and semitropical foragers is true?
    • A. 

      The prestige of women is much lower than it is among northern foragers like the inuit (eskimo)

    • B. 

      Women's work usually contributes more to the diet than does men's work; consequently, there is less gender stratification

    • C. 

      The distinction between public and domestic spheres of activity is much sharper than it is most horticultural societies

    • D. 

      There is no sex-based division of labor

    • E. 

      Women never take part in hunting

  • 7. 
    To what does the domestic-public dichotomy refer?
    • A. 

      The separation of spheres of exchange

    • B. 

      The separation of secular and scared

    • C. 

      The separation of elite and commoners

    • D. 

      The separation of home and outside world

    • E. 

      The separation of cooking and sleeping spaces in residential areas

  • 8. 
    Recent cross-cultural studies of gender roles demonstrate that
    • A. 

      Gender roles of mena nd women are largely determined by their biological capabilities-relative strength, endurance, intelligence, etc

    • B. 

      Women are subservient in nearly all societies because their subsistence activities contribute much less to the total diet than do those of men

    • C. 

      Foraging, horticultural, pastoral, and industrial societies all have similar attitudes toward sex but different attitudes toward gender

    • D. 

      Changes in gender roles of mena nd women are usually associated with social decay and anarchy

    • E. 

      The relative prestige of women is variable, depending on factors such as subsistence strategy, the importance of warfare, and the prevalence of a domestic-public dichotomy

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of the patrilineal-patrilocal complex?
    • A. 

      Patrilineality

    • B. 

      Patrilocality

    • C. 

      Warfare

    • D. 

      Reduced gender stratification

    • E. 

      Male supremacy

  • 10. 
    All of the following are key ideas to take away form kottak's discussion of sexual orientation except:
    • A. 

      Different types of sexual desires and experiences hold different meanings for individuals and groups

    • B. 

      There is conclusive scientific evidence that sexual orientation is genetically determined

    • C. 

      In a society, individuals will differ in the nature, range, and intensity of sexual interests and urges

    • D. 

      Culture always plays a role in molding individual sexual urges toward a collective norm and these norms vary from culture to culture

    • E. 

      Asexuality, indifference toward, or lack of attraction to either sex, is also sexual orientation

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