Cultural Anthropology, Third Edition: Chapter 07

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Question 1:


a) the behaviour of people who work in economic institutions
b) the decisions people make with respect to daily life and making a living
c) human interactions within a capitalist economy
d) the impact of economic institutions on the daily lives of people

Question 2:


a) it assumes political powers are the main driving force behind consumption and production in society
b) it was preceded by the free-market economic system
c) it is focused on explaining the capitalist market
d) it arose in the nineteenth-century United States

Question 3:


a) the element of human agency
b) ecological factors
c) psychological factors
d) political factors

Question 4:


a) affluent relative to other foraging groups in the area
b) able to exploit all available food resources in their environment
c) affluent according to their own cultural definitions of affluence
d) able to make income by selling mongongo nuts to food manufacturing companies

Question 5:


a) is found mostly in industrial societies
b) places the means of production in the hands of the workers
c) is found mostly in egalitarian societies
d) is performed on the basis of kinship relationships

Question 6:


a) resource redistribution
b) institutionalized sharing
c) a ceremonial gift-giving festival
d) a ceremonial display of affluence

Question 7:


a) Social organization is naturally harmonious, and conflict and imbalance are harmful to society.
b) It uses the exchange theory to explain social and cultural life.
c) Ideologies are independent from the productive process.
d) None of the above are true.

Question 8:


a) banana leaves act as a form of currency
b) the value of the banana leaves lies in their usefulness as material for skirts
c) the exchange of banana leaves for yams is an example of irrational consumption
d) men have no role in the banana leaf exchange system

Question 9:


a) reward individuals for accumulating wealth
b) ensure that consumption goods are spread out and enjoyed by all
c) establish and maintain a hierarchal society
d) all of the above

Question 10:


a) locational movements
b) modes of reciprocity
c) cultural ecology
d) affluence

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

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