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  • 1. 
    In the United States, most people believe that every child is entitled to an education. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Subculture

    • B. 

      Value

    • C. 

      Instinct

    • D. 

      Taboo

  • 2. 
    Pulling away upon touching a hot stove is an example of a
    • A. 

      Cultural belief

    • B. 

      Reflex

    • C. 

      Drive

    • D. 

      Norm

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      A wedding ring on the left hand

    • B. 

      A bell ringing at lunchtime

    • C. 

      Eating when you are hungry

    • D. 

      Your school mascot

  • 4. 
    Sociobiologists believe that
    • A. 

      Our behavior is largely based on genetics

    • B. 

      Our behavior is largely based on our environment

    • C. 

      Our language determines the way in which we view the world

    • D. 

      There are no cultural universals

  • 5. 
    The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis states that
    • A. 

      There are no cultural universals

    • B. 

      Symbols always have the same meaning to all people regardless of their society

    • C. 

      Informal sanctions have virtually no control over people's behavior

    • D. 

      The language that we use controls our perception of the world

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Rules of etiquette

    • B. 

      Women having primary responsibility for child care

    • C. 

      Rules of inheritance

    • D. 

      Religious rituals

  • 7. 
    In the United States it is common for guests at weddings to throw rice at the couple as they leave the ceremony. This is an example of a
    • A. 

      More

    • B. 

      Drive

    • C. 

      Taboo

    • D. 

      Folkway

  • 8. 
    In Sara's culture, the women are expected to serve the men when the men eat and then have their own meal when the men are done eating. This is an example of a
    • A. 

      Drive

    • B. 

      Violation of a norm

    • C. 

      Cultural particular

    • D. 

      Cultural universal

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Family relationships

    • B. 

      Pizza parlors

    • C. 

      Houses

    • D. 

      Computers

  • 10. 
    Carlo's first-grade teacher is teaching him that he should speak in class only after raising his hand and being acknowledged. This rule is an example of a
    • A. 

      Norm

    • B. 

      Taboo

    • C. 

      Subculture

    • D. 

      Drive

  • 11. 
    Assume that Michael's teacher has a rule that if a student talks out of turn three times in one day, that student must stay in for recess for the rest of the week. Which of the following methods is she using to control student behavior?
    • A. 

      Folkway

    • B. 

      Sociobiology

    • C. 

      Formal sanction

    • D. 

      Taboo

  • 12. 
    Lisa cheats when playing checkers. Therefore, her friends have stopped playing this game with her. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Taboo

    • B. 

      Informal sanction

    • C. 

      Formal sanction

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      All of the people in the world who follow the Jewish religion

    • B. 

      Fans of the Grateful Dead

    • C. 

      The inhabitants of Isreal

  • 14. 
    Humans have more instincts than other animals because they are more intelligent
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Culturale behavior must be learned
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    In most societies, the real culture is identical to the ideal culture
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Another name for a subculture is a counterculture
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Each person can only belong to a single social category
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Many cultures throughout the world feel that marrying a close relative is a cultural taboo
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The desire to sleep when you are tired
    • A. 

      Reflex

    • B. 

      Value

    • C. 

      Drive

  • 21. 
    Marriage rituals
    • A. 

      Counterculture

    • B. 

      Cultural universal

    • C. 

      Natural selection

  • 22. 
    Hippies in the 1960's
    • A. 

      Counterculture

    • B. 

      Cultural universal

    • C. 

      Value

  • 23. 
    A society's belief that the use of addictive drugs should be highly restricted
    • A. 

      Cultural universal

    • B. 

      Counterculture

    • C. 

      Value

  • 24. 
    Quickly ducking when a baseball comes towards your head
    • A. 

      Drive

    • B. 

      Reflex

    • C. 

      Value

  • 25. 
    Plants and animals best suited to an environment survive and reproduce
    • A. 

      Natural selection

    • B. 

      Cultural universal

    • C. 

      Value