Anthropological Terms Practice Exercises

Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Anthropological Terms Study Guide

Activity 1: PICK-A-WORD

Circle the vocabulary word that best completes the sentence.

  1. When one culture affects the attitudes and behavior of another one, it's called
    1. acculturation.
    2. domestication.
    3. assimilation.
    4. multiculturalism.
  2. Domestication is when humans interfere with the
    1. class system of a culture.
    2. reproduction of animals.
    3. design of communities.
    4. division of properties.
  3. Another word for socialization is
    1. deviance.
    2. subsistence.
    3. enculturation.
    4. urbanization.
  4. The study of humanity is known as
    1. matriarchy.
    2. genealogy.
    3. diffusion.
    4. anthropology.
  5. The migration of people into the city is called
    1. anthropocentric.
    2. urbanization.
    3. kinesics.
    4. gentrification.

Activity 2: TRUE OR FALSE?

Read each statement and mark it T if it's true or F if it's false. If it is false, change it so that it becomes true.

  1. People who enjoy exploring their family heritage often go into ethnography.
  2. Those interested in gentrification often purchase the worst house and make drastic improvements.
  3. Women have a great deal of power in a matriarchy.
  4. Choosing not to follow your society's general rules of behavior is commonly referred to as kinesics.
  5. Stereotypes are commonly based on completely accurate beliefs about a type of person or group.

Activity 3: WHAT AM I?

Read the question and then write the appropriate answer from this lesson's vocabulary words.

  1. I'm the way people have learned to grow and find food. What am I?
  2. I'm related to you but only through a marriage. What am I?
  3. I'm positive that humans are the most important living creatures in the universe. What am I?
  4. I'm all the different ways to lend meaning to words, including the accent and tone of voice. What am I?
  5. I study the way a culture lives by becoming part of it and watching closely. What am I?

Activity 4: CROSS-A-WORD

Read each clue, then write the correct vocabulary word in the puzzle.

People Watching Anthropological Terms


Activity 1: PICK-A-WORD

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. b

Activity 2: TRUE OR FALSE?

  1. False; genealogy, not ethnography
  2. True
  3. True
  4. False; deviance, not kinesics
  5. False; inaccurate, not accurate

Activity 3: WHAT AM I?

  1. subsistence
  2. affinal
  3. anthropocentric
  4. kinesics
  5. ethnography

Activity 4: CROSS-A-WORD

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