Cultural Anthropology, Third Edition: Chapter 09

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the “Submit my answers” button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) assigning responsibility for an illness
b) determining the perceived severity of an illness
c) causing people with certain illnesses to be stereotyped and/or stigmatized
d) all of the above

Question 2:


a) the sources of bioaccumulation
b) culturally appropriate methods for preventing the spread of disease
c) ways to improve the patient–practitioner experience
d) how cultural constructions of disease affect the patient

Question 3:


a) is an example of an externalizing medical system
b) is incompatible with traditional or “folk” medicine
c) can be considered as a form of traditional medicine
d) focuses on the cultural construction of disease

Question 4:


a) etiology
b) epidemiology
c) pathology
d) defensive research

Question 5:


a) illnesses are rooted in the physical world
b) responsibility for illness lies with the patient
c) illnesses are prevented through positive action
d) illnesses are unrelated to misfortune

Question 6:


a) provided new medical technology to poor, rural clinics
b) replaced folk medicine with culturally adapted, modern medical techniques
c) integrated folk medicine with modern medical techniques
d) increased the presence of institutionally trained physicians in poor, rural areas

Question 7:


a) the management of illness through labelling and explaining
b) the performance of healing activities
c) the cultural construction of illnesses
d) all of the above

Question 8:


a) biotic
b) abiotic
c) cultural
d) interrelated

Question 9:


a) emphasis on biotic versus abiotic factors on overall health and well-being
b) presence or lack of consultation with—or consideration for—the affected community
c) emphasis on the prevention of illness versus the treatment of illness
d) focus on the biological factors of illness versus the social or cultural constructs of illness

Question 10:


a) placebos are folk cures that are found to have legitimate scientific properties
b) home remedies or folk cures are often the first choice of treatment, regardless of culture
c) traditional medical practices may involve performance activities such as singing, chanting, and clowning
d) access to treatment is often determined by socioeconomic status

Question 11:


a) government funding
b) individual expectations
c) cultural contexts
d) urban proximity

Question 12:


a) reflexive
b) obstinate
c) subjective
d) bilateral

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

Question 24:


a) True
b) False