Cultural Anthropology, Third Edition: Chapter 08

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Question 1:


a) all species play, but humans play the most throughout their lives
b) joking behaviour in adults is best understood as the defiance of social order and not as play
c) the establishment of play boundaries between the real and the imaginary occurs unconsciously
d) play may have the social function of acting to hide one’s motives from others

Question 2:


a) how sport was used to control and assimilate people into the colonizing society
b) the stages by which sport becomes professionalized in society
c) the positive effects of sport on community health
d) how sports can reflect cultural values

Question 3:


a) art is not bound by rules
b) the Haisla Nation’s G’psgolox totem pole is an example of art by intention
c) an artist’s technical skills are an important part of the transformation-representation process
d) all cultures recognize art as a distinct form and/or activity, defined by certain aesthetic rules

Question 4:


a) validated by their ability to relate to the social world in which they exist
b) the products of high verbal art
c) codified as orthodoxy
d) all of the above

Question 5:


a) orthodoxy
b) orthography
c) orthopraxy
d) orthology

Question 6:


a) its commercial value
b) the shared sensory experience it provides to its audience
c) its aesthetic qualities
d) the knowledge of an expert

Question 7:


a) contains an element of physical activity or exertion
b) is part of everyday life routines
c) consists of a sequence of symbolic activities
d) is performed by the people that created it

Question 8:


a) art
b) play
c) ritual
d) communitas

Question 9:


a) how the interpretation of mass media is dependent on the audience’s environment and life experiences
b) the powerful role that mass media can have in influencing societal values and promoting national unity
c) how mass media can be used as a space to experiment with what can be rather than what should be
d) the ability of mass media to shape significant events and changes in society

Question 10:


a) a positive response to a work of art can signify aesthetic success
b) a negative response to a work of art can signify aesthetic success
c) aesthetic response is shaped by culture
d) a negative response to a work of art can signify aesthetic failure

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