Geertz On The Balinese Cockfight

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Geertz On The Balinese Cockfight - Quiz

Reading quiz on Geertz's essay "Deep Play. . . " Some demographic questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Cockfighting is illegal in Bali; however, the Balinese continue to do it all the time. What can happen to someone who is caught engaging in cockfighting?
    • A. 

      He can be fined

    • B. 

      He can be beaten

    • C. 

      He can be killed

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Regarding the previous question, what can you infer about the place and role of cockfighting in Balinese culture and society?
    • A. 

      Cockfighting is very important to the Balinese

    • B. 

      Cockfighting is not important to the Balinese

  • 3. 
    What role do women have in the Balinese practice of cockfighting?
    • A. 

      They host cockfighting events

    • B. 

      They sell hotdogs at cockfighting events

    • C. 

      They clean, feed, coach, and prepare the cocks for their fights

    • D. 

      None. Women are excluded from cockfighting

  • 4. 
    When Geertz (p. 60) begins to discuss the varied metaphorical uses of sabung,the Balinese word for cock, what does it imply about the idea of cock in Bali?
    • A. 

      It is not a very common idea

    • B. 

      It is an idea that one finds all over the place

    • C. 

      It is an idea that tends to appear wherever their are issues of masculinity, manhood, male potency, etc.

    • D. 

      The idea only relates to a male chicken

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      Only two of the above

  • 5. 
    Suppose you were going to try to compare the relationship between Balinese men and their cocks to relationships between American men and some object or types of objects they are interested in. Which of the following might be good comparisons?
    • A. 

      A man and his pit bull

    • B. 

      A man and his "muscle car" or Ferrari

    • C. 

      A man and his fast motorcycle ("crotch rocket")

    • D. 

      A man and his "trophy wife"

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Balinese society is stratified into social classes and social prestige is unequally distributed. How easily does this change? That is, how easily does someone “move up” in Balinese society?
    • A. 

      Very easily. One just works hard to get ahead.

    • B. 

      Not very easily at all. One usually has to settle where he or she is at

    • C. 

      One can move down in status by gambling too much on cockfights

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Only two of the above

  • 7. 
    Social status relations among people in Bali are always amicable and pleasant. People never "look down their noses" at one another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which best reflects your age?
    • A. 

      Under 19 years of age

    • B. 

      Between 20 and 25

    • C. 

      Between 26 and 30

    • D. 

      Between 31 and 36

    • E. 

      Over 36

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