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Homework Help: Anthropology Quiz

Posted by Rabia on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 8:26pm.

1. The hydraulic theory of state formation is: (Points : 1)
polities conquer societies which have irrigation.
polities with irrigation systems conquer smaller political units.
centralized government is necessary to organize and maintain irrigation systems.
state authorities are needed to develop a calendar for irrigation times.

2. Colonizers successfully changed the colonized from subsistence activities to wage labor with: (Points : 1)
rewards and incentives.
taxes that had to be paid in cash.
persuasion and education.
mutual trust and affection.

3. Systems of slavery: (Points : 1)
have a lot in common with class and caste systems.
are rare among modern civilizations.
is an achieved social status.
is an ascribed social status.

4. One push factor in rural to urban migration is: (Points : 1)
wanting to visit family in the cities.
boredom with country living.
lack of employment opportunities.
environmental degradation.

5. Anthropologists do ethnographic research in only preindustrial societies. (Points : 1)
True
False

6. The American class system: (Points : 1)
is a closed system.
is an open system.
is mostly endogamous.
is an illusion, because there are no classes.

7. Decisions made by colonial powers were generally made on the basis of: (Points : 1)
the needs of the colonized.
the ecological balance.
what worked best for both the colonizer and the colonized.
the needs of the colonizers.

8. One element generally not found in caste systems is: (Points : 1)
the association of one’s social position with one’s occupation.
inheritance of one’s status.
equal access to wealth.
prohibitions on marrying those outside one’s class.

9. Both reciprocal and redistributive exchanges exist in modern industrial society. (Points : 1)
True
False

10. Popular sovereignty is the idea that the people are the source of all governmental power. (Points : 1)
True
False

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