Anthropology 205- Incorrect Ones

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  • 1. 
    In the United States, approximately what percentage of children under 18 years has been involved in incestuous relations?
    • A. 

      A. 2 to 3%

    • B. 

      B. 14 to 15%

    • C. 

      C. 4 to 10%

    • D. 

      D. 10 to 14%

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements about incest is most accurate?
    • A. 

      A. just as marriage in various forms is found in all cultures, so is the incest taboo

    • B. 

      B. there are essentially two incest taboos found in different cultures

    • C. 

      C. there is only one incest taboo found in all cultures

    • D. 

      D. every religion has only one incest taboo

  • 3. 
    Currently, first cousin marriage is illegal in how many states in the United States?
    • A. 

      A. none

    • B. 

      B. 19

    • C. 

      C. 31

    • D. 

      D. 50

  • 4. 
    Polygyny is favored by what percentage of the world’s cultures?
    • A. 

      A. 20%

    • B. 

      B. 40%

    • C. 

      C. 60%

    • D. 

      D. 80%

  • 5. 
    The simultaneous marriage of several brothers to a single wife is called:
    • A. 

      A. fraternal polyandry

    • B. 

      B. fraternal monogamy

    • C. 

      C. fraternal polygyny

    • D. 

      D. fraternal polygamy

  • 6. 
    What is the rationale for bridewealth in a patrilineal society?
    • A. 

      A. the wife is expensive to maintain and the groom must be compensated

    • B. 

      B. the wife’s family will lose her labor and reproductive capacity

    • C. 

      C. the wife’s family negotiates a better marriage with a high bridewealth

    • D. 

      D. the wife’s children will drain resources from her husband’s family over time

  • 7. 
    Among the Mundurucu, until the age of 13 all children live exclusively with their:
    • A. 

      A. grandparents

    • B. 

      B. both mothers and fathers

    • C. 

      C. fathers and older brothers

    • D. 

      D. mothers and younger siblings

  • 8. 
    According to a cross-cultural survey of 192 families, the most common family is:
    • A. 

      A. nuclear

    • B. 

      B. extended

    • C. 

      C. conjugal

    • D. 

      D. polygamous

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is considered primarily responsible for raising children among the Inuit?
    • A. 

      A. siblings only

    • B. 

      B. the extended family

    • C. 

      C. the wife in a nuclear family

    • D. 

      D. all adult members of the community

  • 10. 
    The most common family type in traditional farming and herding cultures is the:
    • A. 

      A. conjugal family

    • B. 

      B. nuclear family

    • C. 

      C. extended family

    • D. 

      D. blended family

  • 11. 
    In nonindustrial societies, the most common way of meeting needs such as resource allocation, law enforcement, and societal functions is through the:
    • A. 

      A. clan system

    • B. 

      B. religious system

    • C. 

      C. kinship system

    • D. 

      D. political system

  • 12. 
    In what country do we find the Maori?
    • A. 

      A. New Zealand

    • B. 

      B. Australia

    • C. 

      C. Trobriand Islands

    • D. 

      D. Papua New Guinea

  • 13. 
    In matrilineal descent groups, the children of a family belong to the descent group of their:
    • A. 

      A. father

    • B. 

      B. father’s brother

    • C. 

      C. father’s grandmother

    • D. 

      D. mother’s brother

  • 14. 
    The clan results from:
    • A. 

      A. extended family

    • B. 

      B. descent group formation

    • C. 

      C. lineage fission

    • D. 

      D. lineage fusion

  • 15. 
    An extended unilineal kinship group, often consisting of several lineages, whose members claim common descent from a remote ancestor is called a:
    • A. 

      A. phratry

    • B. 

      B. descent group

    • C. 

      C. clan

    • D. 

      D. lineage

  • 16. 
    When descent derives from both mother’s and father’s lines equally, it is called:
    • A. 

      Unilineal descent

    • B. 

      Ambilineal descent

    • C. 

      Double descent

    • D. 

      Bilateral descent

  • 17. 
    “Kindred” is frequently associated with what mode of subsistence?
    • A. 

      Industrialism

    • B. 

      Horticulture

    • C. 

      Pastoralism

    • D. 

      Foraging

  • 18. 
    With which type of descent is Eskimo terminology most associated?  
    • A. 

      Unilineal

    • B. 

      Double

    • C. 

      Ambilineal

    • D. 

      Bilateral

  • 19. 
    Which kinship terminology reflects the absence of strong unilineal descent?
    • A. 

      Eskimo

    • B. 

      Hawaiian

    • C. 

      Crow

    • D. 

      Omaha

  • 20. 
    Which of the following factors affect a person’s position in society all over the world (universally)?
    • A. 

      Age and sex

    • B. 

      Social class and occupation

    • C. 

      Sex and social class

    • D. 

      Age and occupation

  • 21. 
    The Jewish bar mitzvah is an example of an:
    • A. 

      Age group

    • B. 

      Age class

    • C. 

      Age grade

    • D. 

      Age set

  • 22. 
    The degree of mobility in a stratified society is related to the kind of:
    • A. 

      Family organization

    • B. 

      Class statuses

    • C. 

      Occupation classes

    • D. 

      Religious organization

  • 23. 
    Greater mobility is generally associated with a:
    • A. 

      Nontraditional family

    • B. 

      Polygamous family

    • C. 

      Extended family

    • D. 

      Nuclear family

  • 24. 
    Which of the following characteristics does not describe an uncentralized political system?
    • A. 

      Large population

    • B. 

      High levels of individual freedom

    • C. 

      Leaders with no formal political power

    • D. 

      Subsistence economy

  • 25. 
    What is the primary reason for lower incidences of warfare among food foragers?
    • A. 

      Frequent mobility

    • B. 

      Little occupational specialization

    • C. 

      Significant role of the family lineage

    • D. 

      Small amounts of food surplus

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