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Assignment 7 If you are using a quote from the reading to support your answer or are copying definitions, please make sure you are using quotation marks and citing where your quote came from. For this type of assignment in class, if you are taking a quote from the reading or text, last name/page number will suffice. Chapter 18: Polyandry: When Brothers Take A Wife 1. a. What is the difference between polyandry and fraternal polyandry? - The difference between polyandry and fraternal polyandry is polyandry is the marriage of one woman with more than one man, while fraternal polyandry is two, three, four, or more brothers jointly take a wife, who leaves her home to come and live with them. b. Why does this type of marriage make sense to the Tibetans, according to the reading? - It makes sense because they practice infanticide of females and therefore reduces the amount of females needed in they were to take on one for every male and reduces population growth. They are also able to keep the heirs as one set in the family and reduces division of the family.

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