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Anthropology Quizzes & Trivia

There is a wide variety of words that are common in anthropology class, if one is not keen they may get confused by some of them. The quiz below has a list of terms commonly used in anthropology and if you have been attentive in class you should be able to get the highest score. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Chapter one- What are the four sub-fields of anthropology?
    • A. 

      Cultural, linguistics, archeology and physical

    • B. 

      Cat, dog, bird, stone

    • C. 

      Watching, observing, seeing, looking

    • D. 

      Are you serious

  • 2. 
    The in-depth study of a culture, which can take years. what is ___
  • 3. 
    ____ research is for the sake of science. ____ research is going out into the field and doing problem solving.
  • 4. 
    ____ is studying the entirety of a culture and how it works and how it is interrelated. No one person can be __(same word).
  • 5. 
    EVERYTHING WE HAVE THINK AND DO AS MEMBERS OF A SOCIETY is
  • 6. 
    Judging a culture by the standards of your own. What is
  • 7. 
    Two ways cultures change are: ____, spreading of one cultural trait to another. [baseball going international] ______ changes brought about by the recombination of already existing items of a culture. [ariel the little mermaid combing her hair with a fork]
  • 8. 
    The opposite of ethnocentrism, having cultural context within a culture that is not your own [being open-minded]. What is
  • 9. 
    The opposite of ethnocentrism, having cultural context within a culture that is not your own [being open-minded]. What is
  • 10. 
    ____ is what is understood about a culture without naming it. ____ is what we can name in our culture, with rules.
  • 11. 
    Chapter 2-E.B. Tyler's [b.s.] theory about upper/middle/lower savagery, barbarism and civilization based off of technology. Complete crap, he was an armchair anthropologist. What is...
  • 12. 
    _____ is a form of psychological distress that can result in depression, overeating and irritability.
  • 13. 
    THE FATHER OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY with the theory: fieldwork proceeds theory/thesis. Who is ____
  • 14. 
    What was the Postmodern take on anthropology?
  • 15. 
    What are some activities an anthropologist may partake in?
  • 16. 
    In order to do fieldwork an anthropologist must have what two things?
  • 17. 
    What are some activities an anthropologist may partake in?
  • 18. 
    Going into a cultural experience while observing what is going on around you. Ad: good way to immerse self in a culture. Dis: being an outsider, taking fieldnotes.What is ____
  • 19. 
    Ethnographic mapping, asking unbiased questions, census-taking, common systems of kinship (geneology), photography, document analysis.What is ____
  • 20. 
    Chapter 3-_____ is a system of sounds or symbols that convey meaning to its users.
  • 21. 
    ____ is regional or class variations of a language.
  • 22. 
    _____ is systematic rules by which sounds are combined in a language.
  • 23. 
    ____ is linguistic rules.
  • 24. 
    ___ does indeed influence _____, look at word frequencies in a _____ to see what is important to them (americans have words for sex/money). Also ___ influences ____ by bringing important parts of ____ to ____. (in america, we use baseball).fill in the two words missing.
  • 25. 
    ____ is the study of how people talk to each other and their influences in social situations.
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