The saying “chiefs are like hibiscus bushes in the wind” (Nest in the Wind) means that

QUESTION 1

  1. The saying “chiefs are like hibiscus bushes in the wind” (Nest in the Wind) means that
chiefs smell sweet like the hibiscus flower.
chiefs should be flexible and offer forgiveness for insults.
the position of the chief is highly valued, just like the hibiscus plant is.
the traditional role of the chief is fading in the face of modernization.

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QUESTION 2

  1. Traditional justice in Albania called for
the accused to be shamed by the community.
a trial by ordeal to resolve the conflict.
a murder to be revenged through murder.
a local chief to decide on the innocence or guilt of the accused.

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QUESTION 3

  1. Sutherland (The Case of the Gypsy Offender) argues that Gypsies hide their personal identity as a way to combat persecution by members of the societies in which they live.

 True

 False

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QUESTION 4

  1. Social control in small-scale societies is centered around
all of the above.
maintenance of social relationships.
informal enforcement.
norms.
the use of personalized mechanisms such as gossip or shunning.

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QUESTION 5

  1. While there are many examples of women leaders in states, anthropologists have found no examples of women leaders in other forms of political organization.

 True

 False

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QUESTION 6

  1. In reaction to hurling insults at some high ranking men of Wene, Martha Ward (Nest in the Wind) was
praised for behaving like a Pohnpeian woman.
scolded.
fired from the research project.
strongly sanctioned by the islanders and her research partners.

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QUESTION 7

  1. According to Sutherland (The Case of the Gypsy Offender), a young Gypsy man was indicted by the government for
stealing cars.
using a relative’s social security number.
hiding his identity from authorities.
refusing to eat jail food.

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QUESTION 8

  1. Formal taxation most characterizes which form of political organization?
band
tribe
all of the above: all forms of political organization must be able to raise resources from their people
state
chiefdom

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QUESTION 9

  1. The country of ________________ imprisons more people than any other country in the world.
Mexico
France
Japan
Russia
United States

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QUESTION 10

  1. The maintenance of a full-time, standing army is a characteristic of the form of political organization known as the __________ .

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QUESTION 11

  1. Describe trial by ordeal and compare it with the court system/trial by jury.  Provide examples of each type of system from the film and/or readings in your answer.
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QUESTION 12

  1. In contrast to laws that are formal and written, __________ are unwritten and informal understandings about proper behavior.

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QUESTION 13

  1. Sutherland (in “The Case of the Gypsy Offender”) reports that for Gypsies, going to jail
is an especially cruel punishment because it separates them from their kin.
often provides needed time to recover from alcoholism.
is welcomed because they finally get enough to eat there.
is hard on them because they are targeted by other inmates as easy prey.
helps them learn English and skills that facilitate getting real jobs in American society.

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QUESTION 14

  1. A band is a form of political organization associated with
foragers.
industrialists.
horticulturists.
agriculturalists.
pastoralists.

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QUESTION 15

  1. As described in Nest in the Wind, During Son Alpet’s funeral, the author
refuses to stay seated the entire time.
goes fishing.
must leave to finish an interview.
insulted elders and jeopardized her fieldwork.

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QUESTION 16

  1. In terms of traditional political organization, pastoralism is most associated with
band organization.
a tribal or chiefdom model of political organization.
a state-level form of government.
no formal leadership.
big-woman politics.

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QUESTION 17

  1. Moka is associated with which form of political organization?
chiefdoms
tribes
emerging nations
big-man/big-woman systems
bands

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QUESTION 18

  1. Influence refers to a way of gaining a desired end without the use of force.

 True

 False

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QUESTION 19

  1. A big man’s leadership position depends on, among other factors, the productivity of his wife or wives.

 True

 False

0.4 points   

QUESTION 20

  1. Cultural anthropologists who focus on revealing how legal systems discriminate against certain groups are referred to as
legal pluralists.
all of the above.
applied anthropologists.
critical legal anthropologists.
clinical legal anthropologists.

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QUESTION 21

  1. In large-scale societies, punishment is often legitimized through supernatural forces and their ability to affect people.

 True

 False

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