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Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology

Quiz 10 :

Class and Inequality

Quiz 10 :

Class and Inequality

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The advent of agriculture as a primary means of subsistence signaled a change in what aspect of human social structures?
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B

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In a ranked society,one distinguishing characteristic of high-prestige positions,such as a chief,is that they are
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C

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Countries such as Norway,Sweden,and Denmark are among those that have offered increasingly generous social benefits to their populations.What is the most likely result of this kind of action by the state?
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Which of the following members of a ranked society do NOT accumulate great wealth,despite their high prestige?
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The unequal distribution of a society's resources within a class system typically
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The text tells us that in areas with populous market towns where a small number of merchants and landholders managed to accumulate wealth,extreme stratification arose.This is likely because
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Systems of class stratify individuals' life chances and affect their possibilities for upward social
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Archaeological evidence suggests that hierarchy,violence,and aggression
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Egalitarian societies depend on sharing which of the following in order to ensure group success?
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Which of the following is a system of power based on wealth,income,and status that creates an unequal distribution of a society's resources?
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The text tells us that a few modern societies such as the Amish have successfully forged an egalitarian society.Based on the information in the text-both the discussion and the photograph-what aspect of human interaction can we attribute to this success?
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The text tells us that stratification exists in every culture that anthropology has studied today.We are also told that systems of stratification and power such as class are not intrinsic to human culture.This seemingly contradictory set of statements might be resolved through archaeological evidence that itself suggests that what aspect of human social behavior leant itself to a non-stratified society?
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Categories found within a class system serve as a basis for unequal access to which of the following?
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When the social rank of each member of the society is determined by who the parents were,we can probably say that such a society is
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Of all the systems of stratification and power in a society,which of the following is commonly the most difficult to see clearly and to discuss openly?
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What is the characteristic of the Hutterite society that runs counter to present day social structures?
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The increasing concentration of wealth into the hands of a smaller number of persons is in part due to globalization and is part of the accelerating process of
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Systems of class and inequality
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Which of the following is a type of society that is based on the sharing of resources to ensure group success with a relative absence of hierarchy and violence within or among groups?
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Why might we NOT consider the United States a form of ranked society?
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