Anthropology 1102 Midterm Exam key

Anthropology 1102 Midterm Exam key - Midterm Exam ANTH 1102...

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Midterm Exam ANTH 1102: Introduction to Anthropology Instructor: Jason J. González Sem: Fall 2008 Class: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:05-9:55 Last Name First Name ID # 810_________ Multiple Choice (40 points) (Choose the best answer out of the five choices) 1. What are the four subdisciplines of anthropology? a. medical anthropology, ethnography, ethnology, and cultural anthropology. b. archaeology, biological anthropology, applied linguistics, and applied anthropology. c. biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, cultural anthropology, and archaeology. d. genetic anthropology, physical anthropology, psychological anthropology, anthropology and linguistics. e. primatology, ethnology, cultural anthropology, and paleoscatology. 2. What did Charles Darwin propose was the mechanism driving evolution? a. catastrophism b. culpability c. natural selection d. creationism e. lamarkianism 3. Which is not true about culture? a. Culture is a key aspect of human adaptability and success. b. Culture is transmitted through biology. c. Cultural forces consistently mold and shape human biology and behavior. d. Culture guides the beliefs and behavior of the people exposed to them. e. Culture is passed on from generation to generation. 4. An examination of racial taxonomies from around the world indicates that a. all cultures classify races similarly. b. the classification of racial types is an arbitrary and culturally specific process. c. classifying racial types can best be done by considering only phenotypic traits. d. classifying racial types can best be done by considering only genotype. e. the best classification of racial types considers genotype as well as phenotype. 5. What is the study of communication through body movements, stances, gestures, and facial expressions? a. ethnosemantics b. biosemantics c. protolanguagistics d. diglossia e. kinesics
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6. According to Kottak, what is anthropology? a. the art of ethnography b. the study of long-term physiological adaptation c. the study of the stages of social evolution d. the humanistic investigation of myths in nonindustrial societies e. the exploration of human diversity in time and space 7. When do the first hominoid (group includes all apes) fossils appear? a. during the Oligocene b. during the Miocene c. during the Pliocene d. during the Pleistocene e. during the Holocene 8. What are cultural particulars? a. traits isolated from other traits in the same culture b. traits unique to a given culture, not shared with any others c. different levels of culture d. the most general aspect of culture patterns e. cultural traits of individuals, rather than groups 9. Ethnographers typically combine emic and etic strategies in their fieldwork. This means they are interested in applying both a. internal local-oriented and external scientist-oriented research approaches. b.
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