ANTH411 Final Exam Sample Questions
1. Anthropology aimed very purposefully at practical results is referred to as:
a. modernization anthropology.
b. applied anthropology.
c. theoretical anthropology.
d. new age anthropology.
e. globalization anthropology.
2. All of the following describe applied anthropology except that it:
a. uses rapid ethnographic assessment.
b. helps solve societal problems.
c. is usually collaborative.
d. involves the most intensive participant observation.
e. involves fieldwork of several weeks to several months.
3. Which statement about applied anthropology is false?
a. Applied and pure anthropology are sometimes hard to distinguish.
b. Applied anthropology played an important role in WWII.
c. Applied anthropology is a rapidly growing specialty within the discipline in recent
d. All applied anthropologists play the role of advocate in their field site.
e. Both applied and pure anthropologists use much of the same type of methodology.
4. All of the following are products that result from an applied anthropology project except:
a. solid sociocultural information that is useful beyond the project itself.
b. policy recommendations and implications.
c. the development of permanent employment opportunities at the research site.
d. a plan of action designed to correct the problem.
e. research findings that may be useful beyond the time period of the project itself.
5. Understanding of the multiple variables involved in human problems is fostered primarily by
which special feature of anthropology?
a. the holistic perspective-
Taking almost every action or communication of the whole
phenomenon of a certain community or culture into account in research.
b. the emic approach-
data concerning human behavior. In particular, they are used in
cultural anthropology to refer to kinds of fieldwork done and viewpoints obtained.
belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group
d. area expertise-
knowledgeable in an
or topic due to his or her study, training, or
e. topical expertise- basically same thing as above, I would assume.
6. Barker’s applied anthropological research on the Marshall Islands is significant for all of the
following reasons except:
a. it served as an instructional project to help other applied anthropologists best use
scientific date to influence contemporary social problems.
b. it served as research to support compensation claims for those who suffered while living
in the Marshall Islands.
c. it served a political model for all citizens in the United States on how best to confront
corporations who exploit indigenous peoples.
d. it demonstrated the enormous impact that nuclear testing can have on the environment
and local lives.
e. it modeled how applied anthropologists and advocates can help survivors seek their
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