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An anthropological question pack by Teri L. Tucker for Washington State Colleges.
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Social relationships that are prototypically derived from the universal human experiences of mating, birth, and nurturance are called
The institution that transforms the status of the participants, carries implications about permitted sexual access, the position of offspring in the society and establishes new kin connections is
Kinship relationships based primarily on nurturance are examples of
Which of the following terms do anthropologists use to refer to the cultural construction of beliefs and behaviors considered appropriate for males and females in a particular society?
The so-called berdache of many indigenous North American societies is an example of a supernumerary sex
Based on the presence of ambiguous genitals at birth
That was deliberately created by destroying or removing a male’s testicles before puberty
Based on the surgical removal of genitalia on adult males
That is a role that apparently had nothing to do with morphological sex anomalies
The principle that a descent group is formed by people who believe they are related to each other by connections made through their mothers and fathers equally is the principle of
A descent group formed by members who believe they have a common (sometimes mythical) ancestor is a
Which of the following would NOT belong to a man’s patrilineage?
His sister’s son
His father’s brother’s daughter
His father’s sister
The transfer of certain symbolically important goods from the family of the groom to the family of the bride on the occasion of their marriage is called
Kinship terminologies suggest
The boundaries of the significant groups in the society
Where cleavages within groups are likely to occur
The structure of rights and obligations assigned to different members of the society
All of the above
The social positions people may attain later in life, often as the result of their own effort are
“Daughter” and “son” are examples of
Marriage outside the boundaries of a defined social group is called
The postmarital residence rule requiring a couple to live with, or near, the wife’s mother is called
A form of marriage in which a person may have several spouses is called
A spousal pattern in which a woman may have multiple husbands is called
Reveal differences in the culturally shaped understanding of male and female sexuality
Are a function of the urgency of male sexual desire
Universally subordinate females to males
Are universally concerned with controlling men’s sexuality
Which spousal patterns control women’s sexuality more closely than they control men’s sexuality?
Exogamy and endogamy
Monogamy and polyandry
Monogamy and polygyny
Polygyny and polyandry
For anthropologists, a nuclear family is made up of
A married couple
A married couple and their children
The line of people who are directly related to one another: grandparents, parents, and children
A bilateral kindred
Which of the following observations about polygynous families is false?
Children with the same mother are not distinguished from children with different mothers.
Children of different wives are never jealous of one another, since they learn to think of all the wives as “mothers” who are equally concerned about their welfare.
Disputes about inheritance are rare, since only rich men capable of providing well for all his children can become polygynous in the first place.
All of the above statements are false.
The relatively “unofficial” bonds that people construct with one another that tend to be personal, affective, and often a matter of choice are collectively referred to as
Families by choice