Colvin's Anthropological Theories Quiz

22 Questions | Total Attempts: 121

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This quiz is the application of knowledge from a high school Anthropology class. This is the Anthropological Theoies quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Please give me some feedback on what you thought of this quiz:  Was it too hard or was it not hard enough?  What could I do to make this quiz better? 
  • 2. 
    A sociological and economic theory that focuses on the dialectic of class struggle. 
    • A. 

      Marxism

    • B. 

      Functionalism

    • C. 

      Symbolic Interpretivism

    • D. 

      Femnist

  • 3. 
    This theorist created the participant observation methodology and leveraged functionalism.
    • A. 

      Marget Mead

    • B. 

      Ruth Benedict

    • C. 

      James Clifford

    • D. 

      Brianslaw Malinowski

  • 4. 
    This anthropologist is known for blending archaeology, llingusitcs and cultural anthropology that integrated culture areas and  cultural configuration.  Known as the "Dean of American Anthropologists."
    • A. 

      Karl Marx

    • B. 

      James Clifford

    • C. 

      Brianslaw Malinowski

    • D. 

      Alfred Kroeber

  • 5. 
    Ruth Benedict is known for...
    • A. 

      Studies of art, language, personality and culture with performance.

    • B. 

      Writing culture with surveys of other theories and indigenous people's perspective.

    • C. 

      The kula exchange wth social and cultural institiutions serving basic needs.

    • D. 

      The stateless and classless society with materialism and capitalism.

  • 6. 
    This theory uses symbols that are vehicles of culture that are insearch of meaning.  Using the combination of emic and etic descriptions, rituals reveal social conflict. 
  • 7. 
    This theory is an attempt to correct the "male" perspective of history with deconstructing the experinece of a particular indegenous gender. 
    • A. 

      Symbolic and Interpretive theory

    • B. 

      Functionalism

    • C. 

      Cultural Ecology

    • D. 

      Feminist theory

  • 8. 
    Functionalism is from two branches of Darwinism. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Customs unique to a society that meet the basic human needs is known as Culture and Personality. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    This theory has cultural transformation from the simple to the complex and could have either poly- genesis or a unilinear progression. 
  • 11. 
    This theory looks at patterns of behvior and how the environment affects other aspects of culture. 
    • A. 

      Cultural Ecology

    • B. 

      Feminist Theory

    • C. 

      Functionalism

    • D. 

      Structuralism

  • 12. 
    This theory was a reaction to evolution and diffusionism and how culture is causally explicable by social happenings. 
    • A. 

      Feminist Theory

    • B. 

      Cultual Evolutionism

    • C. 

      Cultural Ecology

    • D. 

      Culture and Personality

  • 13. 
    Karl Marx and James Clifford were pioneers in Feminist theory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    This theory has two branches of cultural transmission and human behavior ecology.
  • 15. 
    This theory describes binary opposites with a thesis, antithesis and synthesis. 
    • A. 

      Marxism

    • B. 

      Cultural Evolution

    • C. 

      Structualism

    • D. 

      Functionalism

  • 16. 
    Post- Modernism deals with the age of enlightement, positivism including  technology and  progress. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    This theory was born in the 1960's with language and literature anaylsis with critique of western reality and representation.  The main proponets include the native voice and deconstruction.   
  • 18. 
    This theory claims an existential dilemma where social relations are both necessary and threatening. 
    • A. 

      Sturcturalism

    • B. 

      Materialism

    • C. 

      Modernism

    • D. 

      Functionalism

  • 19. 
    This theory leverages technology with methods used to make a living and influenced processual archaeology.
  • 20. 
    Marx and Engels describe the wealthy as 1%  'percent' ers' and the working class as 99% 'tors.  What are these two words?
    • A. 

      Bourgeois and proletriat

    • B. 

      The raw and the cooked

    • C. 

      Personality and culture

    • D. 

      Cultural evolution

  • 21. 
    Type question here
    • A. 

      Answer option 1

    • B. 

      Answer option 2

    • C. 

      Answer option 3

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 22. 
    Type question here
    • A. 

      Answer option 1

    • B. 

      Answer option 2

    • C. 

      Answer option 3

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

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