Practice Quiz for
Acculturation: Part 1

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1 When alien culture traits diffuse into a society on a massive scale, _________________ frequently is the result.
a) acculturation
b) assimilation
c) the complete replacement of indigenous culture
2 Spanish colonial authorities forced Christianity upon the Maya Indians of Guatemala and Mexico. However, the Maya defined some of the Christian saints as also being their ancient Indian gods. This is an example of:
a) acculturation
b) a millenarian movement
c) syncretism
3 If a society is militarily dominant in a culture contact situation and they perceive their own culture as being superior in terms of technology and quality of life, it is ________________ that they will be acculturated by the other society.
a) not likely
b) very likely
4 If a society is militarily dominated but still perceives its culture to be superior, it is ________________ that they will be acculturated by the other society.
a) not likely
b) very likely
5 A likely candidate for acculturation is a society that is:
a) militarily dominated and perceives its culture to be inferior
b) militarily and culturally equal to the society with which it is in contact
c) neither is likely to be acculturated
6 Which of the following statements is true of millenarian movements?
a) They are conscious, organized attempts to revive or perpetuate selected aspects of a culture or to gain control of the direction and rate of culture change in a rapid acculturation situation.
b) They are usually opposed by prophets.
c) both of the above
7 The Cargo Cults occurred:
a) among the Indians of the North American Plains
b) in Mozambique
c) in New Guinea and some of the neighboring islands of Melanesia
8 Cargo Cult prophets predicted that:
a) a great flood would engulf all Europeans and then ships would arrive laden with European goods for the native population
b) all non-Indian Americans would be destroyed by a catastrophic earthquake and their wealth and power would then belong to the Indians
c) wearing ritual clothing would provide protection from bullets
9 Which of the following millenarian movements had a belief in the resurrection of the dead?
a) Cargo Cult
b) Ghost Dance
c) Naparama Spirit Army
d) all of the above
10 Which of the following is characteristic of millenarian movements?
a) They are most commonly found in large-scale societies in which high levels of technology result in personal alienation.
b) They are largely a response to the psychological stresses resulting from oppressive culture contact situations in which people are pressured to acculturate with little control over the changes.
c) They use good reasoning based on objective facts--i.e., the followers do not have to make a leap of faith.
11 Which of the following is true of millenarian movements?
a) They are deliberate, organized, conscious efforts to construct or reconstruct a satisfying culture.
b) They occur when there is little of the old culture left and anomie is common.
c) They are a phenomena of the past. The last recorded one was in the 19th century.
12 What most often happens to millenarian movements?
a) They lose their irrational beliefs and evolve into more traditional social, religious, or political movements.
b) When the cataclysmic predictions of such movements fail to occur, the followers most often abandon them.
c) When the cataclysmic predictions of such movements fail to occur, the followers almost always commit mass suicide.
13 Which of the following was characteristic of the Cargo Cults, the Ghost Dance Movements, and the Naparama Spirit Army?
a) They all had prophets.
b) They all occurred in Africa.
c) They all occurred during the 19th century.

 


 

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