Cultural Anthropology, Third Edition: Chapter 05

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Question 1:


a) different cultures possess different elementary cognitive processes
b) it is difficult to translate an intelligence test from one language to another
c) different cultures possess different functional cognitive systems
d) intelligence tests cannot be properly administered outside of a laboratory setting

Question 2:


a) Subjects only displayed their ability to use informal math strategies once they were outside the classroom setting
b) Subjects effectively applied context-free cognitive strategies to their shopping calculations
c) The informal calculations preferred in shopping situations remained the most important factor when buying groceries
d) Subjects approached grocery shopping as a problem that needed to be solved

Question 3:


a) were capable of solving syllogisms once they were trained in context-free reasoning
b) understood the syllogism, but were simply refusing to cooperate with the anthropologists
c) could not solve the syllogism because in Kpelle culture, “rightness” is typically generated through individualism.
d) could answer the syllogism at the same rate as individuals from Western countries

Question 4:


a) actions are initiated by culturally determined motives
b) occupying more than one subject position results in psychological detachment
c) individual agency is not absolute
d) all of the above

Question 5:


a) anatomy
b) sociocultural beliefs and practices
c) the way sexual desire is experienced
d) all of the above

Question 6:


a) it involves psychic, social, political, economic, and cultural factors
b) of the way violence aims to destroy the mind, the body, and the social order
c) healing and coping requires the integration of both individual and cultural factors
d) all of the above

Question 7:


a) emotional interpretations
b) schemas and prototypes
c) cognitive styles
d) logical reasoning styles

Question 8:


a) importance of social interaction in growth and learning
b) link between physical development and culture
c) similarities in cognition both among cultures and within cultures
d) all of the above

Question 9:


a) A soldier injured in combat
b) A victim of a random mugging
c) An individual forced to take on dangerous employment due to a lack of other opportunities
d) A person injured by a drunk driver

Question 10:


a) Roger Lancaster
b) Paul Farmer
c) Abram Kardiner
d) Robert Hayden

Question 11:


a) field independent
b) field dependent
c) field coerced
d) field reliant

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False

Question 16:


a) True
b) False

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False

Question 19:


a) True
b) False

Question 20:


a) True
b) False

Question 21:


a) True
b) False