The cultural materialist perspective uses a three-level model of

Question 1

The cultural materialist perspective uses a three-level model of culture that includes:

infrastructure, structure, and superstructure.

class, “race,” and gender.

ethnicity, age, and class.

structure, agency, and change.

Question 2

 People who have a longstanding connection with their home territory predating colonialism are referred to as:

ethnic groups.

indigenous people.

local groups.

racial groups.

Question 3

Compared to Malinowski’s research in the Trobriand Islands, Weiner’s restudy addressed:

women’s lives.

changing leadership patterns.

the decline of the Kula trade.

the high rate of suicide.

Question 4

A major catalyst to the adoption of a code of ethics by the American Anthropological Association was:

the decline of small, isolated populations and increase in research in “modern” cultures.

the increasing proportion of anthropologists from non-Western cultures who supported a code of ethics.

World War II.

the Vietnam-American War.

Question 5

Which of the following is an intra-household entitlement?

Inheritance law

Tax policy

Ownership of food-producing land

Access to energy as a paid public utility

Question 6

In northern Thailand, many people believe that sudden death of men is caused by:


nagging of their wives.

stress related to poverty.

attack of widow ghosts.

Question 7

The Guna people, known for their matrilineal descent and colorful molas, live mainly in:

Costa Rica.




Question 8

In Japan, what element of personal appearance, dress, or accessory communicates facts about age, gender, formality, and marital status?

Hair style

Hair accessories

Kimono pattern and color

Kimono sleeve length

Question 9

Gers, or yerts, are associated with which mode of livelihood?

Industrial/digital economy




Question 10

In Beatriz Manz’s case study of a Maya group who relocated to the jungle to start a new life, the major threat they experienced in the new location was from:

political violence.

lack of clean water.

lack of electricity and communications.

lack of schools and teachers.

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