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MULTIPLE CHOICE: Pick the answer that BEST completes the sentence. 1. The theory of evolution, as outlined by Charles Darwin, involves: A. natural selection. B. change in form over generations. C. variety in a population. D. competition for resources. E. all of the above. 2. The four subfields of anthropology are all concerned with A. the determination of racial bases of behavior. B. the study of human diversity in time and space. C. the ranking of cultures in terms of which is most Aethical.@ D. developing ways to reduce cultural and biological diversity among humans in order to minimize conflict that arises on that basis. E. all of the above. 3. Going from saying "the Japanese are a submissive people" to saying " every Japanese person is submissive" is an example of A. reification, the tendency to make abstractions concrete. B. essentialization, the tendency to over-generalize. C. Social Darwinist argument. D. cultural relativism. E. hypodescent. 4. Racial categories as commonly used in the United States A are biologically and socially valid categories. B. are the best way to explain human biological variation. C. have neither biological nor social significance. D. are meaningful concepts in social and cultural life, but have no biological validity. E. clearly explain differences in intelligence. 5. Gene flow A refers to the reassortment of genetic material in mitosis. B. is highest between isolated populations with no contact. C. helps to maintain genetic similarities between different local populations of the same species. D. leads to random loss of genetic traits. E. usually occurs as a result of oxygen deprivation in the movement to higher altitudes. 1
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6. The pattern of steadily increasing reliance on domesticated plants for subsistence in the Teohuacan Valley of Mexico is a dramatic indication A. that permanent irrigation systems preceded the development of agriculture. B. experiments with grain domestication followed the invention of the plow. C. domestic plants were much preferred to wild plants in the diet. D. that the move from foraging to agriculture was sudden wherever its occurrence. E. of the incremental way in which production systems tended to shift to agriculture. 7.
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course ANTHRO 101 taught by Professor Peters during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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