Anthropology 1102-012 Quiz 5

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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 fifth 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 sixth one.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What best describes the breadth of applied anthropology?
    • A. 

      Any use of the knowledge and/or techniques of the four subfields, with a special emphasis on forensics and biological anthropology given the rise of deaths due to international, state-sponsored terrorism

    • B. 

      The use of anthropological knowledge to increase the size of anthropology departments nation-wide

    • C. 

      The hiring on anthropologists by the armed forces interested in improving secret intelligence

    • D. 

      The hiring practices of nongovernmental organizations interested in culture

    • E. 

      Any use of the knowledge and/or techniques of the four subfields to identify, assess, and solve practical problems

  • 2. 
    All of the following are proper roles for applied anthropologists except
    • A. 

      Identifying needs for change that local people perceive

    • B. 

      Working with people to design culturally appropriate and socially sensitive change

    • C. 

      Placing the cultural values of the local people above everybody else's cultural values

    • D. 

      Protecting local people from harmful policies and projects that may threaten them

    • E. 

      Working at participant observers, taking part in the events they study in order to understand local thought and behavior

  • 3. 
    What is the commonly stated goal for most developement projects?
    • A. 

      Greater socioeconomic stratification

    • B. 

      Ethnocide

    • C. 

      Cultural assimilation

    • D. 

      Decreased local autonomy

    • E. 

      Increased equity

  • 4. 
    In a comparative study of 68 development projects, Kottak determined that
    • A. 

      Overinnovation was the most productive development model

    • B. 

      Culturally compatible development projects were twice as successful as incompatible ones

    • C. 

      The socialist bloc model was the msot successful

    • D. 

      The capitalist bloc model was the most financially sucessful

    • E. 

      The underdifferentiated model led to the most equity

  • 5. 
    Robert Redfield's research recognized that a city is a social context that is very different from a tribal or peasant village. What did he study?
    • A. 

      Differences in urban life between more and less developed countries

    • B. 

      Differences between healthcare systems among foragers and agriculturaalists

    • C. 

      Differences between urban and rural communities

    • D. 

      Differences between the consequences of overinnovation and underdifferentiation

    • E. 

      Differences between illnesses and diseases

  • 6. 
    What term refers to the tendency to view less developed countries as more alike than they are?
    • A. 

      Cultural relativism

    • B. 

      Ethnobias

    • C. 

      Overinnocation

    • D. 

      Underdifferentiation

    • E. 

      Intervention philosophy

  • 7. 
    Which of the following best illustrates urban applied anthropologists' ability to help social groups deal with urban institutions?
    • A. 

      "culture at a distance" studies among Japanese and Germans in an attempt to predict the behavior of the enemies of the United States

    • B. 

      Kottak's comparative study of development projects from around the world

    • C. 

      Vigil's study of gang violence in the context of large-scale immigrant adaptation to American cities

    • D. 

      Anthropological analysis of the relation between Malagasy descent groups and the state

    • E. 

      Analysis of differences between personalistic and naturalistic disease theories among the United State's rural poor

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is true about medical anthropology?
    • A. 

      It is the field that has proved that people from rural areas only suffer from illnesses and not diseases

    • B. 

      It applies non-Western health knowledge to a troubled industrialized medical system

    • C. 

      Typically in cooperation with pharmaceutical ompanies, this field does market research on the use of health products around the world

    • D. 

      It applies Western medicine to solve the health problems of the world

    • E. 

      This growing field considers the biocultural context and implications of disease and illness

  • 9. 
    What is the world's oldest profession besides forager?
    • A. 

      Big man

    • B. 

      Soldier

    • C. 

      Prostitute

    • D. 

      Curer

    • E. 

      Chief

  • 10. 
    Shamans and other magico-religious specialists are effective curers with regard to what kind of disease theory
    • A. 

      Exotic

    • B. 

      Ritualistic

    • C. 

      Naturalistic

    • D. 

      Personalistic

    • E. 

      Scientific

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