Practice Quiz for Overview: Part I

No. of Questions= 9

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1 Which of the following statements is true concerning marriage?
a) It is a common method of regulating sexual access to others.
b) Socially disruptive sexual competition is usually increased by marriage, especially in male dominated societies.
c) The rules governing marriage partner selection are essentially the same around the world.
d) A and C
2 A _______________ is a socially recognized union of two or more people.
a) caste
b) marriage
c) family
3 Which of the following statements is true concerning marriage partner selection?
a) Love and sexual compatibility is the basis for marriage partner selection in all societies.
b) When romantic love is an important criterion, physical beauty is frequently a key factor.
c) The rules governing marriage partner selection vary little from society to society .
d) all of the above
4 Which of the following statements is true regarding concepts of physical beauty?
a) Slender people are usually thought to be the most attractive in all cultures.
b) All cultures share essentially the same standards and concepts of beauty.
c) Ethnocentrism universally plays an important part in our perceptions of beauty.
5 Some psychologists have suggested that in all societies the essence of beauty is:
a) a symmetrical face and body
b) a round "moon-shaped" face
c) long legs
6 The Western version of romantic love that has spread around the world by television and the cinema :
a) is supportive of both monogamy and polygamy
b) is an important factor for parents in traditional societies when parents arrange marriages for their children
c) fosters the desire for exclusive emotional attachments
7 Arranged marriages have been common around the world because:
a) they are the only way to avoid incest
b) mate selection is seen as being too important a decision to be left up to inexperienced young people
c) they assure that brides will be virgins before marriage.
8 Which of the following statements is true?
a) No society allows a person to have complete sexual access to everyone who might be a potential sexual partner.
b) Incest taboos are intended to encourage sexual intercourse with close relatives.
c) In Pakistan and other Islamic nations, parents usually encourage their children to sexually experiment with each other.
9 Societies that are restrictive in terms of sexual experimentation before marriage:
a) usually have hierarchies of political officials, cities, and class stratification
b) The Muria Tribe of Central India severely punishes children who have had sexual intercourse before marriage.
c) In all societies, incest taboos are limited to nuclear family members.



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