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Window on Humanity Study Set 1

Anthropology

Quiz 1 :

What Is Anthropology

Quiz 1 :

What Is Anthropology

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Anthropologists' early interest in Native North Americans
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A holistic and comparative perspective
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What is anthropology?
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Today's global economy and communications link all contemporary people, directly or indirectly, in the modern world system. People must now cope with forces generated by progressively larger systems-the region, the nation, and the world. For anthropologists studying contemporary forms of adaptation, why might this be a challenge?
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What is the process by which children learn a particular cultural tradition?
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This chapter's description of how humans cope with low oxygen pressure in high altitudes illustrates
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The presence of more efficient respiratory systems to extract oxygen from the air among human populations living at high elevations is an example of which form of adaptation?
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Cultural anthropologists carry out their fieldwork in
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Which of the following statements about culture is FALSE?
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What component of cultural anthropology is comparative and focused on building upon our understanding of how cultural systems work?
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Archaeologists studying sunken ships off the coast of Florida and analyzing the content of modern garbage are examples of how
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How are the four subfields of U.S. anthropology unified?
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As humans organize their lives and adapt to different environments, our abilities to learn, think symbolically, use language, and employ tools and other products
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Which of the following perspectives emphasizes how cultural forces constantly mold human biology?
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What are the four subdisciplines of anthropology?
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Ethnography is the
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Over time, humans have become increasingly dependent on which of the following in order to cope with the range of environments they have occupied in time and space?
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Which of the following best describes biological anthropology?
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Based on Franz Boas's observation that contact between neighboring tribes has existed since humanity's beginnings and covered enormous areas, it can be argued that
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What is one of the most fundamental key assumptions that anthropologists share?
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