Window on Humanity Study Set 1

Anthropology

Quiz 12 :

Political Systems

Quiz 12 :

Political Systems

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Tribal societies, which are typically organized by village life or membership in descent groups, tend to be egalitarian. However, egalitarianism diminishes
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Which of the following kinds of societies is most likely to have stratum endogamy (marriage within one's own group)?
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B

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A big man's position depends on all of the following EXCEPT
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E

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In the context of tribal societies, what is a "big man"?
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Modern foragers are not Stone Age relics, living fossils, lost tribes, or noble savages. Still, to the extent that foraging has been the basis of their subsistence, contemporary and recent hunter-gatherers
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How does a big man increase his status?
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As an example of how virtually no one is immune from larger political and economic forces, the Yanomami tribal society of Brazil has suffered recent changes as a result of
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Noting that chiefdoms created the megalithic cultures of Europe, such as the one that built Stonehenge, Kottak reminds us that
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A comparison between the Basseri and Qashqai, two Iranian nomadic tribes, illustrates how as regulatory problems increase,
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In which of the following forms of political organization is it most likely that the most important leaders will acquire their positions based on personal background or ability, rather than heredity?
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Kottak prefers the term sociopolitical organization to Morton Fried's term political organization in discussing the regulation or management of interrelations among groups and their representatives. This is because
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What is an age set?
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Foraging economies are usually associated with which type of sociopolitical organization?
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Why is it important to remember that the chiefdom and the state, like many categories used by social scientists, are ideal types?
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Which of the following was NOT used by traditional Inuit to handle disputes?
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Which of the following statements about political leaders in foraging bands is true?
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The status systems of chiefdoms and states are similar in that both are based on differential access to resources. Nevertheless, a key distinction is that
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Despite the analytical usefulness of learning about anthropologist Elman Service's typology of political organization into bands, tribes, chiefdoms, and states, it is important to remember that
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The Yanomami of Venezuela and Brazil have descent groups, which span more than one village and are
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The Inuit song battle is
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