Chapter 2 How Anthropology Works: Methods Of Inquiry

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Anthropology Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Science is?
    • A. 

      A way of collecting facts

    • B. 

      The methodology used in laboratory research

    • C. 

      A method of inquiry

    • D. 

      Only concerned with concrete things like gravity and chemicals

  • 2. 
    In science, a proposed explanation for some natural phenomenon is called a(n)?
    • A. 

      Hypothesis

    • B. 

      Observation

    • C. 

      Experiment

    • D. 

      Theory

  • 3. 
    The process that generates hypotheses is?
    • A. 

      Guessing

    • B. 

      Induction

    • C. 

      Experimentation

    • D. 

      Deduction

  • 4. 
    The process of testing hypotheses by looking for specific results that should follow if the hypothesis is supported is called?
    • A. 

      Induction

    • B. 

      Deduction

    • C. 

      Theorizing

    • D. 

      Prediction

  • 5. 
    To refer to something as a theory means that it?
    • A. 

      Is just a guess

    • B. 

      Has yet to be proved

    • C. 

      Has been well supported by scientific testing

    • D. 

      Is probably not scientific

  • 6. 
    A belief is an idea that?
    • A. 

      Is in conflict with scientific ideas

    • B. 

      Has yet to be proved

    • C. 

      Has no real social value

    • D. 

      Cannot be subjected to scientific inquiry

  • 7. 
    Which of the following would NOT be considered a scientific idea?
    • A. 

      The earth is round

    • B. 

      Life on earth has undergone evolution

    • C. 

      All men are created equal

    • D. 

      The nuclei of atoms are made of protons and neutrons

  • 8. 
    Science and belief systems?
    • A. 

      Are always in conflict with one another

    • B. 

      Ideally, both contribute to any human society

    • C. 

      Are separate areas of knowledge with no interaction

    • D. 

      Have been in conflict but now science is winning

  • 9. 
    Anthropology is all of the following EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Scientific

    • B. 

      Based on a belief system

    • C. 

      Humanistic

    • D. 

      Holistic

  • 10. 
    Past events in evolution, history, or phenomena that cannot be seen...
    • A. 

      Are not open to scientific investigation

    • B. 

      Can be scientifically investigated only to a limited degree

    • C. 

      Can best be understood through belief systems

    • D. 

      Can be investigated by science just like visible, current phenomena