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Anthropology Politics and Culture MCQ Multiple Choices Questions Quiz Test Bank

In this assignment you will learn about the four basic systems that human beings have used for organizing controlling their social life.

You will learn about specific mechanisms that are used for encouraging conformity to cultural rules for living in society.

You will examine the nature of law and learn about how societies attempt to maintain order and cope with conflict.

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Chapter 11: Anthropology Politics and Culture
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Sample Questions from the Chapter 11: Anthropology Politics and Culture Assignment

Question: Which of the following is characteristic of a chiefdom?

Choices:

Its government cannot legitimately use force.

The authority of its government is based on kin relationships with the governed.

It lacks a monopoly over legal authority.

Its officials may exercise authority only over their own kin.

Question: Which of the following is NOT a major factor in crime in the United States according to the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence?

Choices:

age

education

unemployment

religion

Question: In tribes, military defense is usually the responsibility of which of the following?

Choices:

families

the local group

military associations

individual volunteers

Question: Which of the following is a typical legal authority of families in tribal societies?

Choices:

the punishment of family members

he defense of the community

the policing of the community

the conduct of all trials

Question: local groups whose members are drawn from several tribal families and that perform special functions, including political functions, within communities

Choices:

politics

authority

government

laws

band

tribe

sodalities

chiefdom

state

matrifocal societies

law

legal authority

sanction

negative sanctions

negotiation

mediation

court

oaths

ordeals

retribution

feuds

raids

war

internal warfare

crime

rebellion

Question: The defining characteristic of a state is which of the following?

Choices:

the presence of agriculture

the presence of markets

the monopoly by government of the right to use legal force

the presence of governing authorities with power outside their own kinship group

Question: Feuds are most common as a means for legally redressing wrongs where:

Choices:

fraternal groups work together and share obligations.

work is shared by in-laws.

courts are powerful.

work is highly individualized.

Question: Which of the following is the typical seat of legal authority in bands?

Choices:

the kinship group

the local community

legal associations

governing specialists

Question: Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the Nuer “Leopard Skin Chief”?

Choices:

Ritual responsibilities.

The ability to offer sanctuary.

Prestige.

Authority to impose fines.

Question: According to Otterbein, what was NOT a purpose of warfare in bands and tribes?

Choices:

individual motivation

defense

plunder

economic control of neighboring communities

Question: According to Nancy Turner, which of the following is the basis of a matrifocal society?

Choices:

women’s control of political offices

a social structure in which the primary solidarity relations involve women

a social structure in which women dominate men

women’s control of the top political office of their society

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Source:  Prof. Richley Crapo, Cultural Anthropology. (Utah State University), http://ocw.usu.edu/Anthropology/Cultural_Anthropology/ (Accessed 28 Mar, 2014). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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