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Unformatted text preview: Reading Quiz One 1.The nobility in Spain owned ninety-five percent of the land, despite the fact that they only represented two percent of the entire population. (Page 15) 2.Columbus did not rise to his status as a gentlemen or make his money in his early days as a seamen. He traveled the sea as a merchants clerk. He first worked for others and then himself. (Page 22) 3.Florentine philosopher Paolo Toscanelli had in his possession a map of Marco Polos estimated distances in Asia. In the mid fifteenth century he approached King Alfonzo of Portugal and proposed a western route to the Indies. He was rejected and as he was coming close to death, Toscanelli sent the map in a letter to his friend encouraging him to go to the new king of Portugal. This letter and map somehow came to the attention of Christopher Columbus and reassured him that the shortest way to the Indies was the western route. (Page 31) 4.The Arawak Indians inhabited Hispaniola, the land and islands Columbus believed to be the Indies. The Arawak society was centered on jointly held property and village communes. Columbus and his men however exterminated or enslaved the Arawak population. (Page 55, 56) 5.Syphilis could be considered the aids of the 1400's.(Page 91) 6.De la Casa's writings were first published in 7.Though Sterk only meant to show her concern and apathy, the informant became offended because she believed that Sterk was judging her and implying that she was a failure. (Page 17) 8.Fieldwork is a very difficult job for many reasons. One reason is that when conducting fieldwork, it is a challenge to remain objective. A researcher may find themselves becoming very involved in their subjects' lives after spending so much time learning about and being with them. For example, Sterk stated that she had at one time become too involved with a prosititue and almost adopted her family. She also became angry when a woman was having unproteced sex with her HIV positive partner. It is also difficult to get accurate research results that have not been tainted with bias caused by the fieldworker. As Sterk wrote, a woman may not be completely honest with the interviewer and give her true opinion if she believes it contradicts the interviewer's opinion. A different socioeconomic and racial background probably effected the nature of the interview. ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ANTHRO 106 taught by Professor Greene during the Spring '08 term at Eastern CT.
- Spring '08
- Cultural Anthropology