The Unbeatable Quiz On Anthropology 1102-012 Quiz 8

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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 eighth 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 ninth one.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In which of the following forms of political organization is it most likely that the most important leaders will acquire their position based upon personal background or ability, rather than heredity?
    • A. 

      Tribal societies

    • B. 

      Feudal states

    • C. 

      Imagined communities

    • D. 

      Chiefdoms

    • E. 

      Agrarian, preindustrial states

  • 2. 
    What is a "big man"?
    • A. 

      A person who holds a permanent political office

    • B. 

      A heredity ruler

    • C. 

      A person who creates his reputation through entrepreneurship and generosity to others

    • D. 

      A leader who avoids excessive displays of generosity

    • E. 

      A leader who has tremendous power because he is regarded as divine

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements about non-state societies is true?
    • A. 

      Warfare is conducted by professional armies

    • B. 

      Political institutions are maintained totally separate from economic institutions

    • C. 

      Social control is maintained mostly through physical coercion

    • D. 

      Economic, political, and religious activities are often embedded in one another

    • E. 

      All political power is based on religion

  • 4. 
    In band-level societies, what does the amount of respect or prestige attached to an individual depend on?
    • A. 

      Rank ascribed at birth

    • B. 

      Culturally valued personal attributes

    • C. 

      The number of possessions and their monetary value

    • D. 

      The amount of labor one can extract from spouse and children

    • E. 

      Genealogical closeness to apical ancestors

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements about political leaders in foraging bands is true?
    • A. 

      They maintain power by maintaining strong ties with the commoner class

    • B. 

      They have inherited special access to strategic resources

    • C. 

      They maintain control by conquering foreign territories

    • D. 

      They have no means of forcing people to follow their decisions

    • E. 

      They are the most dominant males in the largest, most powerful descent group

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is an example of an age set?
    • A. 

      A village council

    • B. 

      The baby-boomers

    • C. 

      High school freshmen

    • D. 

      The chicago white sox

    • E. 

      The poeple in this anthropology class

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an example of an age grade?
    • A. 

      A village council

    • B. 

      The baby-boomers

    • C. 

      High school freshmen

    • D. 

      The chicago white sox

    • E. 

      The pople in this anthropology class

  • 8. 
    The presence and acceptance of which of the following is one of the key distinguishing features of a state?
    • A. 

      Gender differences in terms of access to resources

    • B. 

      Generosity, even at the fiscal level

    • C. 

      Rapport between the elites and commoners

    • D. 

      Stratification

    • E. 

      The authority of charismatic leaders

  • 9. 
    Which of the following kinds of societies is most likely to have stratum endogamy (marriage within one's own group)?
    • A. 

      A band

    • B. 

      A state

    • C. 

      A clan

    • D. 

      A society with segmentary lineage organization

    • E. 

      A tribe

  • 10. 
    Broader than political control, the concept of ________ refers to those fields of the social system (beliefs, practices, and institutions) that are most actively involved in the maintenance of any norms and the regulation of any conflict
    • A. 

      Sociopolitical strategies

    • B. 

      Social controls

    • C. 

      Cultural capital

    • D. 

      Universal controls

    • E. 

      Sorcery