Practice Quiz for
Descent Principles: Part I

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1 In the kinship diagram below, ego is shown as:
A kinship diagram
a) a male
b) a female
c) neither a male nor a female
2 In the kinship diagram below, the person labeled B is ego's:
     
A kinship diagram
a) father's mother
b) mother's father
c) father's father
3 In the kinship diagram below, the red people are related through ______________ descent.
A kinship diagram
a) patrilineal
b) matrilineal
c) none of the above
4 In the kinship diagram below, the person labeled K is L's:
     
A kinship diagram
a) aunt
b) sister
c) wife
5 In societies following matrilineal descent, which male relative is likely to be responsible like a father for O in the diagram below?
A kinship diagram
a) F
b) H
c) L
6 In which of the following descent patterns would all individuals inherit both a patrilineal and a matrilineal line of ancestors?
a) simple unilineal
b) bilineal
c) parallel
7 Which of the following statements fits an ambilineal descent pattern?
a) Descent from either males or females is recognized, but individuals may select only one line to trace descent.
b) All people who are biologically related recognize each other as members of the same family.
c) It is also known as double descent.
8 Unilineal descent systems are found most commonly in what kinds of societies?
a) large-scale industrial
b) materially rich hunting and gathering, small-scale farming, and nomadic pastoralist
c) materially poor hunting and gathering
9 In the diagram below, the green people are related through _______________ descent.
A kinship diagram
a) patrilineal
b) matrilineal
c) none of the above

 


 

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