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Homework Help: Cultural Anthropology 101

Posted by mandy on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9:08pm.

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Civilization, as defined by anthropologists, means:
how “cultured” a population is.
any successful society.
a self-contained group with no necessity for trade.
(D)***a society with advanced agriculture, craft specialization, and urbanism.

2. If a society has only one type of religious practitioner, this is most likely to be a:
(A)*** priest.
shaman.
sorcerer.
witch.

3. A “hope chest” is a form of:
brideprice.
bridewealth.
(C)***dowry.
brideservice.

4. Class stratification is most characteristic of:
states.
chiefdoms.
tribes.
(D)*** ranked societies.

5. A dowry is:
when, upon marriage, the bride works for the groom’s family
when, upon marriage, the groom gives wealth to the bride’s family
when, upon marriage, the groom works for the bride’s family
(D)***when, upon marriage, the bride’s family gives the bride wealth

6. The responses of indigenous peoples to Western colonization included:
happiness that they would be cared for.
cultural disintegration.
feeling of security.
(d)***relief that their culture would become developed like the West.

7. The American class system:
is a closed system.
(b)*** is an open system.
is mostly endogamous.
is an illusion, because there are no classes.

8. In chiefdoms, the bureaucracy is integral to its political workings.
True
(b)***False

9. Caste systems are most common in societies:
that were previously ranked.
that have a tradition of slavery.
(c)*** that have a great deal of occupational specialization.
that have monetary systems.

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

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