Practice Quiz for
Non-kinship Based Social Groups

No. of Questions= 8

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1 All societies assign status to people based on ______________ .
a) age
b) kinship
c) gender
d) all of the above
2 Age-based categories are referred to by anthropologists as ______________ .
a) age clads
b) age groups
c) age grades
3 When a society has distinct identifiable groups of people of similar age and usually of the same gender who share a common identity and maintain close ties throughout their lives, the groups are referred to as _______________ .
a) age grades
b) age sets
c) age groups
4 While age sets are found throughout the world, they are most commonly emphasized in what part of the World?
a) North America and Europe
b) East Asia
c) sub-Saharan Africa
5 The Masai cattle herders of Kenya and Tanzania strongly differentiate three major age-based groups--boys, warriors, and elders. Moran is their name for which of these three age-groups?
a) boys
b) warriors
c) elders
6 The Girl Scouts is an example of ________________ .
a) a gender-based group
b) an age-based group
c) a voluntary association
d) all of the above
7 Which of the following are likely to be the focus of a voluntary association?
a) a shared vocation
b) shared religious beliefs
c) similar past experiences
d) all of the above
8 Voluntary associations are usually based on __________________ status.
a) achieved
b) ascribed
c) both achieved and ascribed


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