Cultural Anthropology, Third Edition: Chapter 12

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Question 1:


a) class status is directly correlated to jati status
b) middle-ranking jatis are fiercely competitive with each other when economic opportunities arise
c) dietary rules are significant in determining the rank of each jati
d) Muslims exist at the fringes of Gopalpur society because they are not born into the jati system

Question 2:


a) Race, class, and nationality
b) Ethnicity, nationality, and race
c) Caste, ethnicity, and varna
d) Class, nationality, and caste

Question 3:


a) industrial
b) colonial
c) medieval
d) post-modern

Question 4:


a) ethnicity is used to distinguish groups while race is used to stigmatize
b) ethnicity is a culturally constructed concept while race is biologically based
c) ethnicity can be achieved while race cannot be achieved
d) ethnicity is defined from within the group while race is defined from outside the group

Question 5:


a) devalue non-dominant groups
b) are based on the characteristics of the dominant group
c) are built through nationalism
d) all of the above

Question 6:


a) can be changed through educational and economic achievement
b) can be changed through intermarriage and cultural adoption
c) no longer holds any positive or negative social value and exists in name only
d) can be changed by moving to a different community

Question 7:


a) race and intermarriage
b) birthplace
c) cultural practices
d) all of the above

Question 8:


a) The definition of Australia as terra nullius by European colonizers
b) The ethnicization of the Irish when they immigrated to the United States
c) The ability of non-Muslim Cameroonians to become Fulbeized Pages by adopting Fulbe language, religion, and culture
d) The varying use of the terms blanco, moreno, and negro to describe skin colour in Nicaraguan society

Question 9:


a) refers to people of African ancestry or of a purely Indigenous appearance
b) is used as an insult against darker-skinned persons
c) can be used as a term of affection among family members
d) all of the above

Question 10:


a) transformist hegemony
b) strategic essentialism
c) objectification
d) reification

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