Do You Know Anthropology? Play This Quiz 1102-012 Quiz 2

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Anthropology Quizzes & Trivia

One of the best ways to know if you have understood your course work is taking review questions or continuous quizzes. The test below is the second in the series of tests on anthropology and is aimed at keeping your memory fresh and ensuring you pass your finals. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Culture
    • A. 

      Is the exclusive domain of the elite

    • B. 

      Is acquired by humans as members of society

    • C. 

      Is being destroyed by popular culture

    • D. 

      Developed around 10,000 years ago

    • E. 

      Is more developed in the United States than among hunters and gatherers

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not one of the ways in which an individual acquires the culture by which they live?
    • A. 

      Genetic transmission

    • B. 

      Unconscious acquisition

    • C. 

      Through observation

    • D. 

      Through direct instruction

    • E. 

      Conscious acquisition

  • 3. 
    According to Kottak, what is cultural relativism?
    • A. 

      It is a cultural universal, based upon the human capacity to use symbols

    • B. 

      It is the argument that behavior in a particular culture should not be judged by the standards of another culture

    • C. 

      It is a cultural particular, based upon the interrelatedness of humans

    • D. 

      It is the opposite of participant observation

    • E. 

      It is the same thing as ethnocentrism, but it applies only to family structures

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not one of the characteristics of culture?
    • A. 

      Culture is nature

    • B. 

      Culture is learned

    • C. 

      Culture is shared

    • D. 

      Culture is symbolic

    • E. 

      Culture can be adaptive or maladaptive

  • 5. 
    What are cultural particulars?
    • A. 

      Traits isolated from other traits in the same culture

    • B. 

      Traits unique to a given culture, not shared with any others

    • C. 

      Different levels of culture

    • D. 

      The most general aspect of culture patterns

    • E. 

      Cultural traits of individuals, rather than groups

  • 6. 
    What are exogamy and the incest taboo examples of?
    • A. 

      Cultural particulars

    • B. 

      Cultural relativisms

    • C. 

      Cultural universals

    • D. 

      Primitive superstitions

    • E. 

      Modern superstitions

  • 7. 
    Which of the following least explains the existence of cultural generalities?
    • A. 

      Cultural borrowing

    • B. 

      Globalization

    • C. 

      Colonialism

    • D. 

      The arbitariness of the sign

    • E. 

      Trade

  • 8. 
    How are cultural rights different from human rights?
    • A. 

      Human rights are real, while cultural rights are just perceived

    • B. 

      The United Nations protects human rights, but not cultural rights

    • C. 

      Cultural rights are vested in groups, not in individuals

    • D. 

      Cultural rights are more clear-cut than human rights

    • E. 

      Term "cultural rights" is a political correct synonym for human rights

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is an example of independent invention, the process by which people in different societies have innovated and changed in similar but independent ways?
    • A. 

      The invention of acculturation

    • B. 

      The invention of culture

    • C. 

      The invention of globalization

    • D. 

      The invention of agriculture

    • E. 

      The invention of language

  • 10. 
    Hip-hop music is popular all over the world, but it started in the United States. Which of the following mechanisms of cultural change is responsible for its popularity?
    • A. 

      Acculturation

    • B. 

      Enculturation

    • C. 

      Independent invention

    • D. 

      Colonization

    • E. 

      Diffusion

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