Practice Quiz for
Acculturation: Part 2

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1 The Purari Delta tribes live in:
a) Papua New Guinea
b) Australia
c) neither of the above areas
2 The Purari Delta tribes shared an elaborate religious belief system in which all adult males participated. At the core of this belief system were rituals intended to:
a) increase crop yields and the number of pigs
b) initiate boys into manhood
c) help defeat their enemies in their frequent wars
3 Which of the following statements is true of Purari Delta cannibalism?
a) Only males were cannibals.
b) Cannibal victims had to be men.
c) Cannibalism was a major source of food.
4 Which of the following were consequences of the colonial authorities stopping cannibalism among the Purari Delta tribes?
a) There was a dramatic increase in incest, murder, and suicide.
b) The small Purari Delta villages combined into a very large settlements.
c) Traditional marriage practices were strengthened because the kinship system and codes of conduct were reinforced.
5 An implication of the Purari Delta case is that:
a) no matter what the colonial administrators did, it was inevitable that they would destroy the Purari Delta peoples
b) widespread anomie, and even depopulation are inevitable consequences of culture contact
c) when culture contact is so overwhelming as to change important institutions that are cultural focal points, it should be expected that it will set in motion far ranging impacts resulting in the rapid destruction of the old way of life
6 The dramatic culture change experienced by the Purari Delta peoples during this century is an example of:
a) what an applied anthropology can achieve
b) ethnocide
c) the development of a millenarian movement
7 A principle job of an applied cultural anthropologist is to:
a) study endangered indigenous cultures in order to gain information needed to prevent disastrous culture change
b) stop the acculturation of indigenous peoples
c) neither of the above


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