Practice Quiz for Introduction
to Patterns of Subsistence

No. of Questions= 4

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1 Which of the following were characteristic of anthropologists during the 19th century?
a) They usually classified different cultures on the basis of subsistence patterns.
b) They totally rejected the approach of classifying cultures based on whether they were "civilized" or "primitive".
c) They did not yet have a system for classifying different cultures.
d) none of the above
2 The term "subsistence pattern" refers to the sources and methods a society uses to ______________________________ .
a) obtain food and other necessities
b) construct houses and other dwellings
c) educate its children
d) none of the above
3 Which of the following would be examples of pastoralism?
a) hunting and gathering wild plants and animals
b) planting, tending, and harvesting domesticated plants
c) herding large animals
d) none of the above
4 If you know what the subsistence base is for a society, it is usually possible to predict ______________________________ .
a) the kinds of social and political systems that it can create
b) the complexity of its science, mathematics, and technology
c) the scale of warfare that it can sustain
d) all of the above



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