Practice Quiz for
Overview of Culture Change

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1 Which of the following statements is true of culture change?
a) The rate of global culture change has slowed down in the late 20th century.
b) Some cultures have stopped changing.
c) neither is true
2 The invention of tools, weapons, and other artifacts:
a) most often involves the creation of new principles, forms, and functions
b) does not occur in isolation--they are the product of particular cultural settings.
c) neither of the above
3 The doubling rate for the human population in the world is now:
a) less than half a century
b) just over a century
c) about four centuries
4 What is the French government's attitude about changes in the French language occurring as a result of the use of foreign words?
a) They actively encourage this sort of change because it keeps French vital.
b) They have taken no position on this issue at all because they believe in letting the French language evolve at its own course.
c) They actively discourage it.
5 Which of the following resulted from the introduction of new, effective birth control measures in North America beginning in the early 1960's?
a) It allowed people to easily limit the number of children they had and to space their births.
b) It resulted in an increased divorce rate.
c) It probably had no effect on the relationships of children with their parents and siblings.
d) All of the above
6 Which of the following have been suggested as consequences of the changing roles of North American women since the mid-20th century?
a) Men have begun to take on more child rearing and other domestic household responsibilities.
b) Divorce has become less of an economically viable alternative for women in unhappy marriages.
c) There has been an increase in the frequency of mother-child interaction.
7 Which of the following statements is true regarding culture and the environment?
a) When cultures change, they can have major impacts on the environment.
b) When the environment changes, there are likely to be impacts on culture.
c) both of the above
d) neither of the above
8 In order to get a full understanding of culture change researchers should:
a) focus on how artifacts change through time in their function and form
b) focus on the interaction of institutions within a culture undergoing change
c) take a holistic approach to studying cultures and the environments in which they exist



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