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Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology

Quiz 13 :

Spirituality, religion, and the Supernatural

Quiz 13 :

Spirituality, religion, and the Supernatural

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The major difference between animism and animatism has to do with whether the supernatural force which occupies an entity is _______________.
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The initiation rites for male Australian aborigines include a stage when they are isolated from the rest of society and undergo a cram course in tribal lore;the trauma associated with their ordeal is part of a teaching method that ensures that they will remember what they are taught.This particular stage in the puberty ceremony would be referred to as the stage of _______________ by Arnold Van Gennep.
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D

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The belief that nature is animated with spirits is called _______________.
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D

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Three sacred mountains are shared by three religious traditions.The mountains are Mount Ararat,Mount Horeb,and Mount Moriah.The three religious traditions are _____________________________________________.
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A people's collection of gods and goddesses is called a _______________.
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Which of the following is least likely to be extensively involved in formal religious beliefs and activities?
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In acting as a healer,the shaman _______________.
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One of the functions of religion is control of those aspects of the universe which otherwise lie beyond the believer's control.A corollary of this statement is: the less control you have over your universe,the greater the role religion will play in your life.If we accept this assumption,we would expect to find more religious activity among which of the following?
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Ceremonies such as bar mitzvahs,elaborate wedding ceremonies,baby showers,and graduation parties that help individuals make major changes in their lives are referred to as rites of _______________.
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Belief in _______________ is found in societies in which women make a major contribution to the economy and are relatively equal to men in power and authority.
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The Inuit still preform rituals when killing animals for food to ________________________.
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Belief in a supreme being who controls the universe is usually associated with _______________.
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Which of the following is an example of animism?
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A rabbit's foot in Western culture;a warrior's strength in Melanesia,or Luke Skywalker telling Han Solo,"May the Force be with you"-all of these may be used as examples of _______________.
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_______________ may be defined as the beliefs and patterns of behavior by which people try to control those aspects of the universe that are otherwise beyond their control.
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If religious belief reflects the structure of society,in which types of society would you expect to find widespread belief in ancestral spirits?
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_______________ is viewed most simply as organized belief in the supernatural,and all fulfill numerous social and psychological needs.
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Which choice below best fills in the following blank? A good example of animism exists among Inuit of Artic Canada.They believe that nature is animated by supernatural beings separable from the ________________________ they inhabit.
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The anthropologist Arnold Van Gennep analyzed ceremonies that help individuals through crucial stages of their life cycles.He said that each ceremony may be analytically divided into three stages,_______________,transition,and incorporation.
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A rite of _______________ serves to help groups get through crises such as drought or some other external threat to the survival of the group.
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