Is Anthropology Your Forte? Find Out With This Quiz! 1102-012 Quiz 3

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Anthropology Quizzes & Trivia

There are the captivating and curious careers of anthropology and to help you on this journey we have prepared a series of quizzes. The test below is the third in this the series of tests on anthropology and is aimed at keeping your memory fresh and ensuring you pass your finals.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the field, ethnographers strive to establish rapport, which is a good, friendly working relationship based on personal contact
    • A. 

      That is necessary to conduct any valuable research in the social sciences, not just anthropology

    • B. 

      Which, if done properly, ensures the ethnographer's ability to conduct detached and unbiased research

    • C. 

      Achieved in large part by engaging in participant observation

    • D. 

      And if that fails, the next option is to pay people so they will talk about their culture

    • E. 

      And on payment, based on local standards, for people's time spent with the researcher

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic field technique of the ethnographer?
    • A. 

      The genealogical method

    • B. 

      Participant observation

    • C. 

      Conversation

    • D. 

      Telephone questionnaires

    • E. 

      Interview schedules

  • 3. 
    What is the term for an expert on a particular aspect of native life?
    • A. 

      Representative sample

    • B. 

      Etic informant

    • C. 

      Key cultural consultant

    • D. 

      Biased informant

    • E. 

      Example of the life-history approach

  • 4. 
    The term epic refers to what?
    • A. 

      A focus on the use of life histories

    • B. 

      A research strategy that requires the use of questionnaires

    • C. 

      An approach that utilizes universal categories

    • D. 

      Attention to local beliefs

    • E. 

      An objective, scientific viewpoint

  • 5. 
    Repeated stints of fieldwork in the same location are part of
    • A. 

      Longitudinal research

    • B. 

      Collaborative research

    • C. 

      Ethnographic research

    • D. 

      Ethnological research

    • E. 

      Genealogical research

  • 6. 
    How is survey research different from ethnography?
    • A. 

      It studies whole functioning communities

    • B. 

      It is based on firsthand fieldwork

    • C. 

      It is more personal

    • D. 

      It tends to focus on the behavior of fewer issues within a sample population

    • E. 

      It has been traditionally conducted in non-industrial, small-scale societies

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not an example of participant observation?
    • A. 

      Administering interviews according to an interview schedule

    • B. 

      Helping out at harvest time

    • C. 

      Dancing at a ceremony

    • D. 

      Buying a shroud for a village ancestor

    • E. 

      Engaging in informal chit-chat

  • 8. 
    Which of the following techniques was developed specifically because of the importance of kinship and marriage relationships in non-industrial societies?
    • A. 

      The life history

    • B. 

      Participant observation

    • C. 

      The genealogical method

    • D. 

      The interview schedule

    • E. 

      Network analysis

  • 9. 
    In research, what term is used to refer to the attributes that vary among members of a population?
    • A. 

      Unknowns

    • B. 

      Questionnaires

    • C. 

      Interviews

    • D. 

      Variables

    • E. 

      Random samples

  • 10. 
    Despite the differences among theoretical paradigms of practitioners as varied as Harris (cultural materalism), White (neoevolutionism), Stewart (cultural ecology), and Mead (configurationalism), all of them have what in common?
    • A. 

      A strong sense of determinism, leaving very little (if any) room for the exercise of individual human agency

    • B. 

      A well-founded suspicion in the claims of science

    • C. 

      An embrace of reflexive anthropology

    • D. 

      A sense of moral duty to help the people they studied to accelerate their path to civilization

    • E. 

      A strong concern for the future of anthropological education