Dr. Leanna Wolfe Summer 2006
How many exams will there be?
2. Is it possible to pass the class without doing any written assignments?
3. How long should the field observations be?
4. How is participation assessed for this class?
5. What are the five fields of anthropology?
6. T/F Culture shock is a rare experience among anthropologists.
7. T/F An arm’s length is the proper social distance for all humans.
8. Contrast Ethnocentricism and Cultural Relativism.
9. Contrast emic and etic research strategies.
10. T/F The U.S. is an example of a low context culture.
12. What is participant observation?
13. T/F All cultural behaviors are learned.
14. T/F All humans have culture.
15. What is a human universal?
16. What is an ethnography? Who is likely to produce one?
17. What is meant by the “ethnographic present?”
18. T/F Non-verbal communication is pretty much the same in all cultures.
19. Describe three ethnographic research techniques.
20. How is the genealogical method applied to contemporary urban cultures?
21. T/F Religion is found in all human societies.
22. The theory of religion that states that each person has a double or soul is:
a. animatism b. Tylorism c. animism d. polytheism e. reincarnation
23. What is the earliest evidence of human religious practice?
24. T/F Religious believers can take their beliefs to be absolutely true, while scientifically proven theories and law are never irrefutably correct.
25. T/F Anthropologists contend that human cultures create religions.
26. T/F People get religion from God.
27. Do you believe there is an all-knowing god? Why? Why not?
28. Why might we say that the human brain is hard-wired for religion?
29. What sorts of things has religion been called upon to explain?
30. T/F Religion is a cognitive illusion.
31. T/F Salvation is a central concern of all religions.
32. Why do you think humans have such passion for the idea that there are invisible persons who have a great interest in our behavior?
33. Do we need religion to support morality?
34. T/F The human mind is very selective in what supernatural claims it finds plausible.
35. What are the characteristics of today’s modern religions?
(select those that apply)
a. charismatic leader b. tolerance for other faiths c. zoomorphic gods
d. rigid ethical code e. communal ceremonies f. professional clergy
36. Match the level of social development with the religious practice
State Society Communal
37. The holistic perspective is:
a. seldom used by anthropologists today b. used principally by linguistic anthropologists c. one of the fundamental principles of anthropology d. gained by working with holy men or shamans e. c and d
38. What is a syncretic religion? Give an example.
39. How is magic different from prayer?
40. How do Americans practice divination?
41. Where do the Fore live?
42. What was found to be the epidemiological cause of the disease, kuru amongst the Fore?
43. What do the Fore believe causes kuru?
Match the Concept with the definition
44. Revitalization response to rapid social change a. Mana
45. Belief in souls and doubles b. Totem
46. A Supernatural force that may inhabit people/objects c. Taboo
47. Sacred emblem that symbolizes common social identity d. Cargo Cult
48. Prohibition backed by supernatural sanctions e. Animism