Why do most societies not have a word for art?
A) Art is often an integral part of religious, social, and political life.
B) Art is such a broad concept, including music, visual arts, and folklore, that there is no need for a general term.
C) Most societies consider art to be in the domain of only the very elite, and therefore do not need a common word for it.
D) Art is a relatively unique phenomenon, found only in Western civilization.
Anthropologists maintain that there is more to art than an attempt to express oneself. What other feature is characteristic of art?
A) It holds cultural meaning.
B) It marks the social status of the maker.
C) It is expensive to own and display.
D) It shows mastery of a skill.
Which of the following is a common cultural idea about art in our own society?
A) Anything useful is not art.
B) Art has monetary value.
C) Only trained individuals can be artists.
D) Men are more talented artists than women.
Which of the following is found by anthropologists to be a common reason for body decoration?
A) marker of social position
B) economic gain
C) to remember important items