Anthropology (Cultural and Global View) MCQs

Anthropology (Cultural and Global View) MCQs

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1: The conservation of the archaeological record is a fundamental principal of ____________

A.   Beringia.

B.   Chiefdom.

C.   Archaeologists from the US and Britain met with government officials before the war to warn them of potential looting at museums and sites in Iraq

D.   Radioactive clocks

2: Cultural transmission refers to the process of ________

A.   Cultural patterns moving from one society to another.

B.   Using the oral tradition.

C.   Passing cultural patterns from one generation to another.

D.   Using writing to enshrine cultural patterns

3: The most common type of family for children in the united states is the _____.

A.   Extended family

B.   Single-parent family

C.   Nuclear family

D.   Blended family

4: Today, hunting and gathering societies ________

A.   Are quickly spreading around the world.

B.   Represent about half the world's population.

C.   Are few in number, but are found on every continent.

D.   Are close to disappearing from the world.

5: The __________ are nomadic hunter-gatherers who inhabit the kalahari desert.

A.   San Bushmen

B.   Maasai

C.   Zulu

D.   Arabic

6: According to your book, the normative amount of emotional expression shown by americans is _____.

A.   Similar in dispositions and preferences

B.   Both broad and deep

C.   Harmonious personal relationships with others

D.   Using facial expressions to show emotion

E.   Behavior falls in the middle of most other cultures

7: Two broad ideas presented an obstacle to evolution as a concept: young earth and ___________.

A.   Natural Selection

B.   Phenotype, genotype

C.   Fixed species

D.   Science

8: During the middle pleistocene, premodern homo sapiens invented the _____ technique.

A.   Acheulean

B.   Levallois

C.   Mousterian

D.   Chatelperronean

9: Paleoanthropologists would have a greater interest in ____

A.   The origin of human ancestors.

B.   Clearing trees through the jungle

C.   Improving the nutritional yield of many foods

D.   Thawing out frozen carcasses scavenged from the snow

10: According to tylor, ________ is the idea that a person's body is inhabited by two entities.

A.   Olympianism

B.   Totemism

C.   Animism

D.   Mana

E.   Polytheism

11: The ________ society has village heads.

A.   Yanomami

B.   Tribal society

C.   Person of influence and prestige

D.   State

12: The term alienation describes ________ in industrial economies.

A.   In psychologically stressful situations, such as sailing

B.   The separation of workers from the things they produce

C.   The inclusion of both biological and cultural approaches

D.   To develop strategies with little input from local communities

13: The words cowardly and vile are examples of words with negative __________ meaning.

A.   Denotative

B.   Figurative

C.   Hidden

D.   Connotative

14: The _______is the best area to look when assessing ancestry.

A.   Pelvis

B.   Skull

C.   Mandible

D.   Thorax Humerus

15: Archaeological sites in australia have been dated to __________ years ago.

A.   25,000

B.   30,000

C.   75,000

D.   55,000

16: The discoveries of what we now refer to as homo erectus go back to the _____ century.

A.   17th

B.   16th

C.   19th

D.   20th

E.   .21st

17: In band societies, ________ determine the amount of respect or status individuals enjoy.

A.   Ranks ascribed at birth

B.   Culturally valued personal attributes

C.   Possessions and their monetary value

D.   Labor amounts extracted spouses and children

E.   Genealogical relationships to apical ancestors

18: Thomas hobbes belongs to the __________ school of thought.

A.   Realist

B.   Neo-conservative

C.   Objectivist

D.   Marxist

19: Government under william the conqueror was _______.

A.   Centralized

B.   Strong

C.   Both centralized and strong

D.   None of the above

20: A silverpoint drawing is ____.

A.   Made by using metallic-colored chalks or pastels

B.   A drawing of an exotic bird found largely in Indonesia

C.   A preliminary sketch for a relief print

D.   Made by using a thin stylus made of silver

21: The traditional composition of tempera, rarely used today, consisted of __________.

A.   Wax and pigment

B.   Oil, pigment, and turpentine

C.   Egg, pigment, and water

D.   Gum Arabic, pigment, and water

E.   Lime plaster, pigment, and water

22: Sensory perceptions that are not directly attributable to environmental stimuli are called ____.

A.   Ideas of reference

B.   Hallucinations

C.   Delusions

D.   Loose associations

A.   Basal

B.   Motor

C.   Somatosensory

D.   Association

24: A fantastic creature, the lamassu had the head of a ____.

A.   Human

B.   Kachinas

C.   Gender

D.   Guilds

25: A female statue column used as an architectural support was known as a ____.

A.   Caryatid

B.   Gorgon

C.   Kore

D.   Kouros

26: At higher latitudes, natural selection favored a reduction in skin pigmentation because _____.

A.   Use of skin for gas exchange and external fertilization

B.   The risk of UV damage to folate was reduced

C.   Lived at a time when modern humans had already evolved

D.   Use of the tail to hang from a tree limb