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Multiple Choice

1 .       Select the one that is not of much concern to anthropologists when they study stratification. [Hint]

2 .       A class is a category of persons who all have about the ____________ to obtain economic resources, power, and prestige. [Hint]

3 .       The Mbuti pygmy of Zaire practices a(n) ___________ form of social stratification. [Hint]

4 .       Anthropologists call a society _______________ if all social groups in that society have equal access to wealth, prestige, and power. [Hint]

5 .       Slaves are persons who do not own their own labor and as such they represent a ___________. [Hint]

6 .       Performance gain is not a major advantage of the upper castes in the _________ caste system. [Hint]

7 .       In ranked societies, chiefs are ___________ than commoners. [Hint]

8 .       Research shows that social mobility is less in Japan than in ___________. [Hint]

9 .       In ____________, slaves were viewed as people who suffered at the hand of fate. [Hint]

10 .       In _________ societies, people differ in prestige, but these differences are not related to the economic status of their parents. [Hint]

11 .       A society is termed as __________ when equal access to wealth and power exists but with unequal access to prestige. [Hint]

12 .       Perpetuation of the caste system is ensured by ___________. [Hint]

13 .       In Rwanda, a country in east-central Africa, the caste system was associated with ____________. [Hint]

14 .       Slave societies vary in the degree to which it is possible __________. [Hint]

15 .       Which reflects the tendency to divide "us" from "them," except that the divisions are supposedly based on biological differences? [Hint]

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