A Quiz On Anthropology For Pros 1102-012 Quiz 6

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Anthropology Quizzes & Trivia

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 sixth 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 seventh one.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the term for the identification with, and feeling part of, a cultural tradition and exclusion from other cultural traditions?
    • A. 

      Culture shock

    • B. 

      Ethnicity

    • C. 

      Cultural relativism

    • D. 

      Assimilation

    • E. 

      Ethnocentrism

  • 2. 
    An anthropological understanding of ethnicity and race requires exploring how people define, negotiate, and even challenge identities in society. One way anthropologists (and social scientists in general) do this is by studying status, which refers to
    • A. 

      Mutually exclusive social identity that is set by others, and has little to do with individual agency

    • B. 

      Any position, regardless of prestige, that someone occupies in society

    • C. 

      Biologically determined

    • D. 

      Socially negotiated amount of prestige that always changes throughout a person's lifetime

    • E. 

      Identity determined by the state through census practices

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is an example of an achieved status?
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Race

    • C. 

      Minority group

    • D. 

      Gender

    • E. 

      Father

  • 4. 
    Race, like ethnicity in general, is
    • A. 

      A cultural category rather than a biological reality

    • B. 

      A biological reality as much as a cultural one

    • C. 

      Used by social scientists to classify humans based on genes and shared blood

    • D. 

      Poorly understood by geneticists and therefore considered a cultural category

    • E. 

      A meaningless concept to people living day-to-day

  • 5. 
    Given the lack of distinction between race and ethnicity, Kottak suggests the following term instead of "race" to describe any such social group:
    • A. 

      Ethnic group

    • B. 

      Nation

    • C. 

      Cline

    • D. 

      Society

    • E. 

      Clan

  • 6. 
    What term refers to an organism's evident traits, its "manifest biology"?
    • A. 

      Manifest destiny

    • B. 

      Genotype

    • C. 

      Biological circumscription

    • D. 

      Phenotype

    • E. 

      Hereditary inequality

  • 7. 
    What is the term for the arbitrary rule that automatically places the children of a union between members of different socioeconomic groups in the less-privileged group?
    • A. 

      Hypervitaminosis

    • B. 

      Polygyny

    • C. 

      Polyandry

    • D. 

      Hypodescent

    • E. 

      Hypogamy

  • 8. 
    What is the term for ethnic groups that once had, or wish to have or regain, autonomous political status?
    • A. 

      Ethnicities

    • B. 

      Captive nations

    • C. 

      Nations

    • D. 

      Nationalities

    • E. 

      Ethnic avengers

  • 9. 
    The presence of ethnic neighborhoods indicates what kind of coexistence?
    • A. 

      Assimilation

    • B. 

      Acculturation

    • C. 

      Enculturation

    • D. 

      Colonialism

    • E. 

      Multiculturalism

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements about nation-states is true?
    • A. 

      Nation-states are ethnically homogeneous

    • B. 

      Nation-states are defined by their lack of ethnic identity

    • C. 

      Nation-states sometimes encourage divisions for political economic ends

    • D. 

      Nation-state is a synonym for tribe and ethnic group

    • E. 

      Nation-states are parts of other states