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Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology

Quiz 14 :

The Arts

Quiz 14 :

The Arts

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Many tales convey the same story situation-for example,the "numbskull" tale in which a father and son try to please everyone.Despite variations in detail,these tales have the same structure or story situation,called a _______________.
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Anthropologists interpret myth as the _______________ of cultures that do not use scientific methods;myths explain the world and a people's place in it.
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Whether beneficial or unbeneficial,all art is an expression of _______________.
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The type of verbal arts that has received the most study and attention is _______________,because it is the easiest to collect.
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_______________ are semi-historical narratives that account for the deeds of heroes,the movements of peoples,and the establishment of local customs.
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Long legends called epics are usually found in preliterate societies with a form of _______________ political organization.
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Anthropologists prefer to use the term verbal arts rather than the term folklore because _______________.
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The observation that all cultures include activities that provide aesthetic pleasure suggests that _______________.
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The myth of the Abenaki concerning Tabaldak and Odziozo _______________.
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To study and analyze art,anthropologists use a combination of which three approaches?
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Which of the following composers of so-called serious music have been influenced by African American music?
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In North America,_______________ is thought of as a specialized activity done for play,recreation,or aesthetic appreciation.
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Although the desire for imaginative play may be a human universal crossing all cultural boundaries,the form that it takes is determined by _______________.
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In the myth of Tabaldak and Odziozo,Tabaldak first created the Abenakis from stone,and then from living wood.What does this tell us about the functions of myths?
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Because legends contain details of a people's past,they are a form of history;because they often give a picture of a people's view of the world and humanity's place in it,they are like _______________.
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Most of the situation comedies,soap operas and adventure series shown on television are non-religious,non-historical,and appreciated primarily as a source of entertainment.Thus they may be classified as what kind of verbal arts?
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When an anthropologist uses the term _______________,s/he is referring to a category of verbal narratives that are secular,non-historical,and seen primarily as a source of entertainment.
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The function of legends has been taken over by _______________.
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Which of the following represent legitimate subjects of anthropological study of the verbal arts?
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The term _______________ was developed in the 19th century to refer to traditional oral stories and sayings of the European peasant.
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