Anthropology Mid Exam -Arba Minch University

Part I: Choose the correct answer from the given alternatives

1. The image of the mobile on the cover page of this exam implies that

A. Culture is maladaptive
B. Culture is patterned
C. Culture is symbolic
D. Culture is changing

2. The practice of pulling a circular piece of pottery material by incising the lower edges of lip among Mursi woman is an example of _____

A. Universal culture
B. Mainstream Culture
C. General culture
D. Particular culture

3. Change in one aspect will likely to generate changes in other aspects. This statement characterize:

A. Culture is dynamic
B. Culture is integrated
C. Culture is all encompassing
D. Culture is maladaptive

4. Which one is wrong about the fundamental functions of marriage and the family

A. Meet economic need of the family members
B. Perpetuating the population through the birth of off-springs
C. Disqualifying and prohibiting sexual freedom of the spouses
D. Linking different kin-groups together

5. Which of the following is not a benefit of cultural relativism?

A. The reduction of prejudice, negative stereotypes, and discrimination
B. Enforcement of the beliefs and behaviors of the dominant ethnic group
C. Encourage multiculturalism
D. Accept and respect cultural diversity

6. In a society divided into numerous clans, if clan “A” wants to marry a woman from clan “B” and clan “B” does not allow making marriage relationships with clan “A”,  the rule of marriage practicing in clan B is known as _____ ?

A. Endogamy marriage
B. Exogamy marriage
C. Polygyny marriage
D. Polyandry marriage

Part II: Match items listed under column “A” with items listed under column “B”

Column A

1. Extended family

2. Family of orientation

3. Polyandry

4. Mores

5. Folkway

6. Values

7. Levirate marriage

8. Cross-cousin marriage

9. Consanguineal kinship

10. Affinal kinship

Column B

A. When a women has multiple husbands at a time

B. A kin-like relation but neither based upon blood nor marriage

C. Shared assumption by the members of society as to what is important or unimportant

D. Kin group consisting three and more generations in one compound

E. Marriage between one man and one woman for life long

F. Marriage between children of one’s mother’s sister and one’s father brother

G. Relationship/bondage between husband’s kin and wife’s kin

H. When a person is related to another through blood

I. The norm that is essential to core values

J. Marriage between one’s mother’s brothers’ children and one’s father’s sisters’ children

K. The family into which people are born and in which they receive basic enculturation

L. When a widow is expected to marry the brother of her deceased husband

M. When a widow is expected to marry the sister of his deceased wife

N. Norms that are not strictly enforced

Part III: Fill in the blank space

1. _____ is when a descent is solely traced through the male line

2. _____ the rule which forbids sexual relation between close relatives

3. _____ is process by which an individual learns the rules and values of one’s culture

4. _____ is the use of universal standards superior to customs of particular groups to judge other’s way of life

5. _____ is the payment of goods from the bride’s side to the groom’s side upon marriage

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