Cultural Anthropology, Third Edition: Chapter 06

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Question 1:


a) a marriage pattern in which a person may be married to only one person at a time
b) often undertaken in order to manage and/or expand an individual’s resources
c) a form of polyandry
d) all of the above

Question 2:


a) biological father
b) social mother
c) biological mother
d) both b and c

Question 3:


a) are the most common descent pattern
b) are created through both sexes equally
c) are formed through matrilineal descents
d) provide clear rules for property ownership and inheritance

Question 4:


a) matrilineages are the most common form of lineage organization
b) lineages only exist for the lifetime of the Ego
c) lineages can be organized around a mythical ancestor
d) a lineage can act as a single legal entity

Question 5:


a) matriarchal societies
b) brother–sister relationships
c) mother–daughter relationships
d) both a and c

Question 6:


a) a joint family
b) a family of choice
c) a blended family
d) an extended family

Question 7:


a) ambilocal
b) duolocal
c) patrilocal
d) avunculocal

Question 8:


a) non-kin-based societies are oriented around the division of labour
b) individuals in non-kin-based societies are free to enter any role they choose`
c) non-kin-based societies are based on contracts
d) non-kin-based societies are held together by mechanical solidarity

Question 9:


a) women in patrilineal societies are cut off from their own patrilineages after marriage
b) the central relationship in a patrilineage is the one between father and son
c) women typically have lower status in patrilineal societies
d) women must leave their own patrilineages to produce the next generation of somebody else’s lineage

Question 10:


a) leader of a kin-based group
b) central linking person or persons in a kinship group
c) Ju/’hoansi term for an older, male relative
d) eldest male in a kinship group

Question 11:


a) Laws
b) Post-marital living arrangements
c) Prenuptial agreements
d) Societal hegemony

Question 12:


a) godparent and godchildren
b) church and the godparents
c) parents and the godparents
d) children and the church

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

Question 22:


a) True
b) False

Question 23:


a) True
b) False