GED210 Unit 3 Exam Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

GED210 Unit 3 Exam Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

GED210 Unit 3 Exam Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
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Multiple Choice Questions (Enter your answers on the enclosed answer sheet)
1. The most important belief underlying the practice of having a widow marry one of her brothers-in-law is that:
a. her family should not have to return the bride price
b. the rights of the deceased husband must be preserved
c. all men should have more than one wife
d. widows should never have to live alone

2. The most common form of polyandry is ________, in which brothers share a wife.
a. risk taking
b. sibling polyandry
c. fraternal polyandry
d. levirate

3. When a married couple goes to live in the house of the brother of the husband’s mother, the post-marital residence pattern is referred to as:
a. avunculocal
b. matrilocal
c. patrilocal
d. fratrilocal

4. In most tribal societies, rules of descent, marriage, and residence are:
a. flexible and often subject to lengthy discussion and negotiations
b. strictly enforced and rarely changed
c. known only to village elders, who are consulted whenever a decision must be made
d. unconscious, and therefore defined mostly by outsiders (such as ethnographers)

5. In general, divorces are most common among societies that are:
a. patrilineal and patrilocal
b. matrilineal and matrilocal
c. organized into bilateral descent groups
d. polyandrous and avunculocal

6. Deborah Gewertz, who has re-examined Mead’s interpretations of the Tchambuli (Chambri), arrived at the conclusion that:
a. Chambri women are among the most aggressive in all human societies
b. Mead’s interpretations failed to take specific historical circumstances into account
c. Chambri men were submissive due to frequent defeats in warfare
d. cultural values do not influence gender roles

7. The Kula, described by Malinowski in Argonauts of the Pacific, refers to:
a. a type of outrigger canoe used for...

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