Ant 234 week 3 quiz (all correct)

ANT 234 Family, Kin & Groups

ANT 234  Week 3 Quiz (all Correct)


Question 1. 1. Which of these domains of experience is NOT a key source of metaphors in mainstream American society? (Points : 1)

        Economic actions






Question 2. 2. Unlike Trobriand women, which of these must a Chinese rural women possess in order to be a marriageable bride? (Points : 1)

        A wedding gown. 

        Her virginity.

        Evidence of sexual experience.

        A dowry.



Question 3. 3. One way to learn about family norms and cultural values in another society is to: (Points : 1)

        analyze demographic data.

        read articles.

        watch popular soap operas.

        listen and observe how people interact.



Question 4. 4. In rural China, how are kin networks usually structured? (Points : 1)

        Around patrilineal extended ties

        Around matrilineal nuclear ties

        According to age and social status

        Around bilateral nuclear ties



Question 5. 5. Shaker communities accepted which of these? (Points : 1)

        Second Coming of Christ was anticipated imminently.

        Private property was valued.

        People should “be fruitful and multiply.”


        Men and women were equal.



Question 6. 6. “The slow, often unacknowledged shift in someone’s manner of interpreting events as they become involved with a particular activity” is called: (Points : 1)

        interpretive drift.

        symbolic reaction.

        metaphorical change.

        belief shift.




Question 7. 7. The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis states that: (Points : 1)

        metaphors make language more efficient.

        the grammar of a language is linked to the culture of its native speakers.

        certain grammatical patterns are universal.

        grammar is neither logical nor efficient because it is not planned.




Question 8. 8. Members of Holiness Churches in the U.S. handle poisonous snakes: (Points : 1)

        as a test of their faith.

        as a sport.

        to create group cohesion.


        as a form of entertainment.



Question 9. 9. A traditional Chinese marriage is best described as a relationship between: (Points : 1)

        the bride and her in-laws’ ancestors.

        a young man and a young woman.

        the bride and groom’s families.

        the parents-in-law and the daughter-in-law.




Question 10. 10. In contrast to American soap operas, what is the common focus of Brazilian soap operas? (Points : 1)

        The individual family

        The family of orientation

        The family of procreation

        The nuclear family



Question 11. 11. What do metaphors do? (Points : 1)

        Illustrate the inherent limits of language.

        Provide similes to better describe human experience.


        Use language from one domain of experience to describe another domain.

        Provide a way to accurately describe reality.



Question 12. 12. According to Tanya Luhrmann, tarot cards provide: (Points : 1)

        a symbolic means of understanding themselves.

        an understanding of white magic.

        a means of predicting the future.

        a useful financial skill.



Question 13. 13. What does the “Cannibal Dance” show an audience about the Kwakwaka’wakw people’s view of reality? (Points : 1)

        Eating the flesh of one’s ancestors is a way of preserving their memory.


        People are born innocent and are later corrupted by society.

        All humans are cannibals that must be socialized and tamed.

        Life is dangerous and full of suffering.



Question 14. 14. What is one consequence of the Trobriand kin structure? (Points : 1)

        A man’s main interest is in his sister’s children.

        A man has increased concern for his own children.

        A man is not allowed to see his own children.     

        A man is responsible for his brother’s children.



Question 15. 15. According to Joseph Campbell, what is a very common scenario found in myths across cultural lines? (Points : 1)

        A hero who avenges unjust actions.


        A person who sets out on a journey or a quest.

        A poor man who becomes successful through hard work.

        People with spiritual insights shunned by their own communities.



Question 16. 16. In the creation myth of the Trobriand Islanders, each dala or lineage originated (Points : 1)

        with a brother and sister.

        with a son and father.

        with a mother and father.

        with a daughter and mother.




Question 17. 17. Which of these is NOT an example of symbolic action? (Points : 1)

        A college football game.

        New Year’s Eve in the United States.

        A family garden.

        An outdoor concert by the band U2.



Question 18. 18. A matrilineal society emphasizes kinship ties to an individual’s: (Points : 1)







Question 19. 19. What does a woman gain from having lovers in Ju/wasi society? (Points : 1)

        Equality in some situations

        More yams and pigs

        Increased social prestige




Question 20. 20. In Trobriand society, a man inherits property from whom? (Points : 1)

        His father’s brothers

        His own father


        His mother’s brothers

        His wife’s father




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