Practice Quiz for
Kin Naming Systems: Part I

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1 What percent of the world's societies have standard kinship names for specific categories of relatives, such as "uncle" and "aunt"?
a) 0 %
b) 65 %
c) 100 %
2 The most common kin naming system in North America and Europe today is:
a) Eskimo
b) Hawaiian
c) Sudanese
3 Which of the following is true of kinship naming systems?
a) Kin terms give valuable clues to the nature of the descent pattern and family structure of a society.
b) There are three basic types of kinship naming systems in the world.
c) There are six basic types of kinship naming systems in the world.
d) A and B
e) A and C
4 The kinship naming system illustrated in the diagram below is referred to as:
     
A kinship diagram
a) Sudanese
b) Eskimo
c) Hawaiian
5 The kinship naming system illustrated below is referred to as:
     
A kinship diagram
a) Sudanese
b) Eskimo
c) Hawaiian
6 In societies that use the Hawaiian kin naming system, which of the following relatives would likely be possible marriage partners?
     
a) siblings (i.e., brothers and sisters)
b) cousins (i.e., father's or mother's sibling's children"
c) both of the above
d) none of the above
7 The kinship naming system illustrated below is referred to as:
A kinship diagram
a) Sudanese
b) Eskimo
c) Hawaiian
8 The least complex kin naming system is:
a) Eskimo
b) Hawaiian
c) Sudanese

 


 

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