The main effect of modern communications on social customs has been to A

The main effect of modern communications on social

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11) The main effect of modern communications on social customs has been to A)B)C)D)E) preserve folk cultures, by increasing awareness of their uniqueness. stimulate the diffusion of folk cultures around the world. increase the similarity of social customs in different locations. have little effect on the diffusion of social customs. slow the rate of change. 12) Folk customs usually originate from A) the availability of more leisure time. B) the application of industrial technology. C) familiar events in daily life. 5
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D) a famous historical event. E) global economic exchange. 13) Hip Hop music originated in New York the late 1970s in A) Queens. B) Harlem. C) Brooklyn. D) the South Bronx. E) lower Manhattan. 14) Folk songs are distinguished from popular songs because they A) tell a story about daily activities. B) can be understood only by one group. C) are never changed from one generation to the next. D) are only transmitted orally. E) written by specialists for commercial distribution. 6
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15) Popular customs most frequently originate in A) more developed countries. B) less developed countries. C) former communist countries. D) countries with large rural populations. E) equally likely in all of the above 16) The current distribution of soccer demonstrates that A) a folk custom can become part of a popular culture. B) all sports are examples of folk culture. C) television has infused all sports into popular culture. D) American football is also an example of a folk culture. E) sport is more important in less developed countries. 17) The geographer Vidal de la Blache regarded food supply as A) the best available example of a folk custom. B) 7
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the folk custom most closely tied to a particular climate. C) less subject to modification than the clothing and weapons. D) all of the above E) both A and C 18) A restriction on behavior imposed by social custom is a A) folk culture. B) habit. C) popular culture. D) taboo. E) tariff. 19) A taboo against pork is a characteristic of A) Judaism and Islam. B) Judaism and Buddhism. C) Christianity and Buddhism. D) Christianity and Hinduism. 8
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E) Islam and Hinduism. 20) China produces a relatively large amount of pork compared to the countries of Southwestern Asia primarily because A) Muslims have a taboo against pork consumption. B) China's physical environment is less suitable to raising pigs. C) China has more people than the countries of Southwest Asia. D) Rice is the main cereal grain grown in China. E) all of the above
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