Practice Quiz 3: Humanities 1

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Practice Quiz 3: Humanities 1

Greetings! This is a practice quiz. You may take it as many times as you like in preparation for the Final Quiz. You can receive +2 extra-credit points for attempting each Quiz (up to a maximum of +10 Points, don't forget to include your name). You may bring your personal notes to the Final Quiz, but no copies of these questions are allowed. There are several questions in the test bank that randomizes the order of the questions, so that you can take the quiz several times and still get different questions. We have not covered all of the material yet in this quiz, but it is worth trying for practice.  Good luck.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a numinous experience?
    • A. 

      Tremendous mystery in the face of the Other

    • B. 

      a sense of shock and awe

    • C. 

      Common sense

    • D. 

      The utterly strange

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What is immanence?
    • A. 

      Intense urgency of thought

    • B. 

      Pervasive presence of the divine

    • C. 

      Radical authority of the divine

    • D. 

      All divine thought

    • E. 

      Sacred understanding

  • 3. 
    What is the Great Chain of Being?
    • A. 

      Matter, body, mind, soul, spirit

    • B. 

      Reality is made up of interacting units

    • C. 

      Each senior level transcends its junior level

    • D. 

      A widespread cultural belief system

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What is a paradigm shift?
    • A. 

      The process by which an object of value is moved beyond its point of origin

    • B. 

      the process by which scientists convince other colleagues of the value of their studies

    • C. 

      The process by which new ideas change the worldview of a particular community

    • D. 

      The process by which new ideas come in old wine bottles

    • E. 

      The process by which new ideas enter a particular domain

  • 5. 
    Which of the following group activities could be considered rites of passage?
    • A. 

      Births, weddings, waking up every morning

    • B. 

      Going to the bathroom, graduation ceremonies, brushing your teeth

    • C. 

      Funerals, graduation ceremonies, getting your driver's license

    • D. 

      Getting your driver's license, going to school, eating at home

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What is an example of an underground ritual where individuals largely gather in secret to participate in a meaningful activity outside the norms of dominant culture?
    • A. 

      Job interview

    • B. 

      Baptism

    • C. 

      Marriage

    • D. 

      Funeral

    • E. 

      Sorority initiation

  • 7. 
    Victor Turner uses the idea of "liminality" to describe the ambiguous and uncertain states of mind and body that one experiences during key cultural rituals. Which "stage" of Arthur van Gennep's model of "rites of passage" does this most resemble?
    • A. 

      Separation

    • B. 

      Transition

    • C. 

      Metamorphosis

    • D. 

      Reincorporation

    • E. 

      Emergence

  • 8. 
    Arthur van Gennep viewed world religions or notions of the sacred as absolute entities.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Yoga practice

    • B. 

      Graduation ceremony

    • C. 

      Military initiation

    • D. 

      Fraternity initiation

    • E. 

      Gang initiation

  • 10. 
    Rumspringa is a rite of passage among Amish teens that highlights a cultural tension between traditional religion and consumer society at large.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Bah Mitvah

    • B. 

      Quinceañera

    • C. 

      Senior Prom

    • D. 

      Wedding

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Fulbe boys in northern Cameroon are asked to do the following practice to test themselves as they symbolically transition into manhood.
    • A. 

      Tattoo each other

    • B. 

      Have sex with women

    • C. 

      Eat rotten meat

    • D. 

      Strip naked

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Choreometrics is the measurement of dance steps (a field initiated by Alan Lomax).
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 14. 
    Proxemics is the study of intimate relationships among people.
    • A. 

      FALSE

    • B. 

      TRUE

  • 15. 
    The Shakers, a religious group that settled in the U.S. during the 18th century, created a circular sacred dance ritual that most resembled the following group dance:
    • A. 

      Voguing among black gay men

    • B. 

      Krumping among Los Angeles teens

    • C. 

      Tango among Argentinians

    • D. 

      Traditional dancing among the Acholi tribe

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Madonna performs this well-known tango move - a figure-eight walk - in the movie Evita.
    • A. 

      Corrida

    • B. 

      Lustrada

    • C. 

      Media luna

    • D. 

      Ocho

    • E. 

      Quebrada

  • 17. 
    The cakewalk evolved from a dance that parodied whites to minstrel shows where black identity was exaggerated and stereotyped.
    • A. 

      FALSE

    • B. 

      TRUE

  • 18. 
    Who was responsible for generating popular interest in modern dance?
    • A. 

      Alvin Ailey

    • B. 

      Martha Graham

    • C. 

      Bert Wilson

    • D. 

      Madonna

    • E. 

      Gregory Hines

  • 19. 
    Voguing is a dance that emphasized model poses, generating pride among black gay men in New York, but adopting styles of this historical time period or decades.
    • A. 

      The 1950s and 1960s

    • B. 

      The 1960s and 1970s

    • C. 

      The 1970s and 1980s

    • D. 

      The 1980s and 1990s

    • E. 

      The 1990s and 2000s

  • 20. 
    The "Numa Numa Dance" is a song lipsynched by Gary Brolsma. It was originally sung by this Moldovian boy band.
    • A. 

      O-Zone

    • B. 

      Justin Timberlake

    • C. 

      New Kids on the Block

    • D. 

      Rage Against the Machine

    • E. 

      The Beastie Boys

  • 21. 
    When dance is used to generate a feeling of national pride on a large scale, such as the Opening Ceremonies during the Olympics, which of the following functions does it mainly follow?
    • A. 

      An expression of gender-specific behavior

    • B. 

      An expression of religious worship

    • C. 

      An expression of classical art

    • D. 

      The creation of individual artists

    • E. 

      An expression of social order

  • 22. 
    Dancing is a transient mode of expression that allows bodies to travel through space.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 23. 
    Tourism, according to Dennis O-Rourke, can be considered a modern-day form of:
    • A. 

      Migration

    • B. 

      Colonization

    • C. 

      Ecstacy

    • D. 

      Rite of passage

    • E. 

      Right of passage

  • 24. 
    In Cannibal Tours, O'Rourke seems to argue that the following groups of people act more "primitive" and "cannibalistic" through their purchase of artistic objects.
    • A. 

      Natives

    • B. 

      Ship operators

    • C. 

      Tour guides

    • D. 

      Tourists

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    What is the phrase that tourists use to negotiate a lower value for an art piece in Cannibal Tours?
    • A. 

      First price

    • B. 

      Second price

    • C. 

      Last price

    • D. 

      Best price

    • E. 

      Best buy

  • 26. 
    What museum was recently involved in a controversy where art-objects from Papua New Guinea were given away (but may have to be returned to other family members)?
    • A. 

      The Museum of Modern Art

    • B. 

      The De Young Museum

    • C. 

      The Asian Art Museum

    • D. 

      The Academy of Sciences

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 27. 
    Which art-collector was recently involved in a controversy where art-objects from Papua New Guinea were given away (but may have to be returned to other family members)?
    • A. 

      Pierre Bourdieu

    • B. 

      Mary Shelley

    • C. 

      Gary Brolsma

    • D. 

      John Friede

  • 28. 
    What animal spirit did the Iatmul believe that tourists represented in Cannibal Tours?
    • A. 

      Bat

    • B. 

      Cougar

    • C. 

      Crocodile

    • D. 

      Alligator

    • E. 

      Hippopotamus

  • 29. 
    Foodways can be understood as the process of making, preparing, packaging, and distributing toys among groups.
    • A. 

      FALSE

    • B. 

      TRUE

  • 30. 
    Black Friday is an example of:
    • A. 

      Foodways

    • B. 

      Buying the Nintendo Wii

    • C. 

      Fordism

    • D. 

      Racism

    • E. 

      Comsumerism