Practice Quiz for Overview: Part II

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1 In traditional Spanish and Latin American culture, "machismo" refers to:
a) an ideal of manhood
b) an ideal of womanhood
c) an androgynous man
2 Women are more likely than men to be punished when a sexual affair is made public in a ________________________ .
a) female dominated society
b) male dominated society
c) both are equally likely
3 In the United States, social constraints that limit and narrow the range of potential marital partners to a particular ethnic or religious group are:
a) implicit expectations of family members and friends
b) explicit formal laws
c) both of the above
d) none of the above
4 In which of the following types of societies would the pressure to get married likely be the highest?
a) villages in small-scale societies
b) cities in large-scale societies
5 Marriage in all societies involves acceptance of an agreement concerning privileges, rights, and obligations of the marrying couple. These include:
a) agreeing to exclusive sexual access
b) accepting a division of labor based on gender
c) agreeing to extend kinship bonds to your spouse's relatives
d) all of the above
6 Which of the following statements about marriage agreements is true?
a) Agreeing to exclusive sexual access and agreeing to have and care for children are essentially the same thing.
b) In some traditional societies, exclusive sexual access in effect means that the sexual aspects of women's lives are controlled by men.
c) both of the above
d) neither of the above
7 The major reason that marriage agreements in small-scale societies include the extension of kinship bonds to one's spouses relatives is that it is:
a) usually the best means of securing and assuring alliances between unrelated families
b) usually immediately increases the number of possible sexual partners
c) to keep them from marrying your spouse
8 Which of the following statements is true?
a) Abortion is a relatively new medical procedure, developed in large-scale industrial societies.
b) Post partum sex taboos are essentially methods of preventing child birth by magical means.
c) In very few societies do people try to limit or space births.
d) none of the above
9 The major purpose of post partum sex taboos is to:
a) space births farther apart
b) allow husbands to have sex with women other than their own wives
c) increase the number of male children born
10 The killing of children is called:
a) Inuit
b) infanticide
c) spontaneous abortion
11 Which of the following were consequences of female infanticide among the Inuit?
a) It ultimately reduced the number of marriageable women.
b) It resulted in decreased competition among men for mates.
c) It was a cause of the relatively low murder rates for Inuit men in earlier times.
12 Which of the following would be most likely encountered in New Guinea
a) machismo and marianismo
b) Dani
c) Inuit
d) A and B
e) A and C

 


 

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