The First Semester Anthropology Quiz.

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The First Semester Anthropology Quiz.

There are now four major fields of anthropology: biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and archaeology. Each focus on a different set of research interests and generally uses different research techniques. We had an overview of all these types in the first semester. Refresh your memory by taking the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Study of humankind viewed from the perspective of all people and all times.
    • A. 

      Scientific Method

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Anthropology

    • D. 

      Holism

  • 2. 
    Learned behavior that is transmitted from person to person
    • A. 

      Applied Anthropology

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Physical Method

    • D. 

      Biological Anthropology

  • 3. 
    An empirical research method in which data is gathered from observations of phenomena, hypotheses are formulated and tested, and conclusions are drawn that validate or modify the original hypothesis.
    • A. 

      Scientific Method

    • B. 

      Cultural Anthropology

    • C. 

      Anthropology

    • D. 

      Biological Anthropology

  • 4. 
    The study of modern human societies through the analysis of the orgins, evolution, and variation of culture
    • A. 

      Biological Anthropology

    • B. 

      Applied Anthropology

    • C. 

      Holism

    • D. 

      Cultural Anthropology

  • 5. 
    The study of historic or prehistoric human populations through analysis and material remains.
    • A. 

      Anthropology

    • B. 

      Linguistic Anthropology

    • C. 

      Archaeology

    • D. 

      Theory

  • 6. 
    The study of the construction use and form of language in human populations.
    • A. 

      Linguistic Anthropology

    • B. 

      Bipedalism

    • C. 

      Extinction

    • D. 

      Catastrophism

  • 7. 
    A set of hypotheses that have been rigorously tested and validated, leading to their establishment as a generally accepted explanation of specific phenomena.
    • A. 

      Hypothesis

    • B. 

      Taxonomy

    • C. 

      Uniformitarianism

    • D. 

      Theory

  • 8. 
    When Specific Species Die Out
    • A. 

      Catastrophism

    • B. 

      Death

    • C. 

      Extinction

    • D. 

      Phenotypic Variation

  • 9. 
    A non-harped upper tooth
    • A. 

      Theory

    • B. 

      Bipedalism

    • C. 

      Taxonomy

    • D. 

      Non-Honing Canine

  • 10. 
    Isolated evolution caused by Earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, etc...
    • A. 

      Catostrophism

    • B. 

      Natural Selection

    • C. 

      Genetic Drift

    • D. 

      Law of Segregation

  • 11. 
    The theory of evolution through inheritance of acquired characteristics in which an organism can pass on features acquired during its life time.
    • A. 

      Adaptive Radiation

    • B. 

      Genetic Drift

    • C. 

      Gene Flow

    • D. 

      Lamarckism

  • 12. 
    A group of related species that can interbreed and produce fertile and viable offspring.
    • A. 

      Species

    • B. 

      Eukaryotic Cells

    • C. 

      Animals

    • D. 

      Antigens

  • 13. 
    The diversification of an ancestral group of organisms into new forms that are adapted to specific environmental niches.
    • A. 

      Evolution

    • B. 

      Mutation

    • C. 

      Adaptive Radiation

    • D. 

      Genetic Drift

  • 14. 
    A random change in a gene or chromosome that maybe advantageous, deleterious, or neutral in  its effects on organisms.
    • A. 

      Evolution

    • B. 

      Mutation

    • C. 

      Gene Flow

    • D. 

      Law of Segregation

  • 15. 
    The random change in allele frequency from one generation to the next, with greater effect in small populations.
    • A. 

      Mutation

    • B. 

      Species

    • C. 

      Genetic Drift

    • D. 

      Gene Flow

  • 16. 
    The exchange of alleles between two different populations
    • A. 

      Genetic Drift

    • B. 

      Mutation

    • C. 

      Species

    • D. 

      Gene Flow