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Kottak: Cultural Anthropology 9e
Cultural Anthropology, 9/e
Conrad P. Kottak, University of Michigan

What is Anthropology?

Multiple Choice Quiz

Please answer all questions



1

Ethnology:
A)provides an account of a particular community, society, or culture
B)reconstructs, describes, and interprets past human behaviors
C)examines, interprets, analyzes, and compares the results of other anthropological studies
D)is a systematic field of study or body of knowledge that aims, through experiment, observation, and deduction, to produce reliable explanations of phenomena
E)refers to the application of anthropological data, perspectives, theory, and methods to identify, assess, and solve contemporary social problems
2

Biological anthropology:
A)is related to zoology
B)studies bones
C)studies monkeys
D)considers the environment
E)all of the above
3

The Kottak text suggests that there are proportionally more black football and basketball players in the U.S. and proportionally more white tennis, golf, and hockey players because of all the reasons, except:
A)differential access to equipment and facilities
B)cultural traditions of excellence in those sports
C)race-based physical differences
D)different patterns of play among children
E)traditional career opportunities
4

Which is not an example of applied anthropology?
A)forensics
B)medical anthropology
C)development anthropology
D)sociolinguisitcs
E)Cultural Resource Management
5

Development anthropologists can help:
A)development projects avoid embarrassing cultural gaffes
B)to inform project developers of important cultural norms
C)to communicate development project goals to people
D)to understand the human dimension of environmental degradation
E)all of the above
6

Anthropology has strong links to all of following academic fields, except:
A)history
B)zoology
C)economics
D)physics
E)sociology
7

Intelligence tests:
A)are accurate measurements of intelligence
B)are culturally un-biased
C)favor bi-lingual students
D)demonstrate genetically based racial differences in intelligence
E)reflect the experience of the people who write them
8

Anthropology is traditionally composed of _______ subfields.
A)One
B)Two
C)Three
D)Four
E)Five
9

When the text says that anthropology is holistic, it means that:
A)anthropology studies all living examples of human culture
B)anthropology studies all cultures
C)anthropology studies all means of human production
D)anthropology studies all human languages
E)all of the above
10

A biological anthropologist might be interested in:
A)studying an orangutan
B)studying human D.N.A.
C)determining the age and sex of a murder victim
D)determining why some humans have darker skin than others
E)all of the above
11

Archaeological anthropologists traditionally study all of the following, except:
A)trash
B)fragments of pottery
C)plant remains
D)human tissue
E)stone tools
12

Anthropology is not:
A)a field of science
B)a field of the humanities
C)a field of social science
D)a field with a narrow set of research questions
E)related to sociology
13

Margaret Mead:
A)studied physical anthropology
B)worked in the Trobriand Islands
C)was an advisor of Franz Boas
D)often appeared on The Tonight Show
E)was a psychologist
14

Psychological anthropology:
A)studies the change in psychology over time
B)relates human psychology to social and cultural variation
C)focuses on the "norms" in every society
D)was developed during the early years of anthropology
E)all of the above
15

Traditionally, anthropologists would be least interested in:
A)cultural change over time
B)Third World subsistence strategies
C)art consumption by the elite in modern societies
D)diversity among cultures
E)the link between nature and nurture
16

Linguistic anthropologists study:
A)language in a social context
B)comparisons between language
C)universal features of language
D)ancient languages
E)all of the above