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Ged210 Unit 2 Exam Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

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GED210 Unit 2 Exam Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

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Multiple Choice Questions (Enter your answers on the enclosed answer sheet)

1. One goal of anthropological linguistics is to determine the number of phonemes (phoneticstructure) that exist in different languages. This goal is accomplished by employing the use of:
a. minimal pairs
b. phone taps
c. maximal differences
d. syntax units

2. The word “lower” contains:
a. two bound morphemes
b. two bound phonemes
c. two free morphemes
d. one bound morpheme and one free morpheme

3. The words “boy” and “girl” are:
a. bound phonemes
b. bound morphemes
c. free morphemes
d. bound phones

4. An example of a bound morpheme in English is:
a. the phrase “boys will be boys”
b. the word “boys”
c. the word “boy”
d. the “s” in the word “boys”

5. How many morphemes are there in the English word “antidisestablishmentarianism”?
a. 1
b. 6
c. 28
d. 0

6. The goal of ethnosemantics is to understand:
a. that reality is inherently unorganized and can be perceived in any way; thus, color
naming, plant classification, and time categories are completely arbitrary
b. the meanings of words, phrases, and sentences and how members of other societies use
language to organize things, events, and behaviors
c. that languages and behavior are the same
d. that classification systems in all societies are random

7. Linguistic anthropologists find that people who are forced to abandon their native language and culture:
a. begin to lose their self-esteem
b. all speak English
c. are better off socially and economically
d. easily regain both in 100 years

8. The concept of ____________ maintains that societal change occurs when societies borrow cultural traits from one another.
a. functionalism
b. structuralism
c. evolutionary dispersal
d. diffusionism

9. The body of anthropological theory concerned with the spread...


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