The use of maggots in treating such ailments as open wounds is becoming more accepted as antibiotic-resistant bacteria is on the rise.

QUESTION 1

  1. The use of maggots in treating such ailments as open wounds is becoming more accepted as antibiotic-resistant bacteria is on the rise.

 True

 False

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QUESTION 2

  1. An increasing prevalence of the disease __________ is attributed to the construction of high dams and irrigation in many parts of the world.
schistosomiasis
influenza
high blood pressure
arthritis
measles

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QUESTION 3

  1. _______________ is a harmless medical treatment that should have no effect on a patient’s disease but actually improves his or her condition a s a result of the belief that it will help.
Cortisol
An endemic
Accupuncture
A placebo

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QUESTION 4

  1. According to Barrett (Leprosy on the Ganges), lepers travel to Varanasi because they believe the Ganges will cure their condition.

 True

 False

0.4 points   

QUESTION 5

  1. With which of the following statements about Christianity and women’s lives on Pohnpei would Martha Ward agree?
Women have found new positions of power within the Christian church, but otherwise Christianity has not affected their lives.
Pohnpeian women find most of the teachings of Christianity irrelevant to their lives.
Christianity had devalued Pohnpeian women.
Christianity has empowered Pohnpeian women in personal relationships and the public arena.

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QUESTION 6

  1. Medical anthropologists treat disease and illness as related but different concepts.

 True

 False

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QUESTION 7

  1. According to Barrett (Leprosy on the Ganges), a man named Ram Dev asked Barrett to
secure a place in a bathing ghat so he could wash his lesions in Ganges water.
cut him to make his leprosy-related lesions look worse.
help him find a place in a local ashram where there were other lepers.
none of the above
help him by securing the necessary drugs to cure him of leprosy.

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QUESTION 8

  1.  The “New World Syndrome” (as explained in Nest in the Wind)
 consists of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.
 includes cancer, alcoholism and domestic violence.
 is found only in the Americas.
 is curable only through biomedical intervention.

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QUESTION 9

  1. In a naturalistic medical system it is likely that illness would be attributed to spirit possession or bewitching.

 True

 False

0.4 points   

QUESTION 10

  1. In the New Guinea Highlands, funerary practices that involved cannibalism caused many of the Fore people, mostly women, to suffer from __________ .

0.4 points   

QUESTION 11

  1. Which of the following is NOT an example of an endemic disease?
high blood pressure
arthritis
influenza
malaria

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QUESTION 12

  1. Humoral healing systems are based on
a combination of Western biomedicine and the use of local herbs and minerals.
the use of joking and telling funny stories to the patient.
the frequent holding of community dances to restore public harmony.
the use of prayer as the crucial path to healing.
a philosophy that seeks balance among various bodily fluids and forces.

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QUESTION 13

  1. Windigo Psychosis and koro are examples of
eating disorders.
culture-specific mental disorders.
diseases of development.
diseases of contact.
globalized diseases.

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QUESTION 14

  1. As learned in Nest in the Wind, the theoretical “thrifty gene” is thought to
encourage people to reuse items in new contexts.
provide protection in times of famine.
assist people in making wise exchanges.
help control spending money needlessly.

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QUESTION 15

  1. In many areas of Latin America, people believe that a person suffers __________ when a nonmaterial essence from the body becomes detached during sleep or after suffering a fright.
influenza
bronchitis
anorexia nervosa
susto

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QUESTION 16

  1.  As learned in Nest in the Wind, in the past 30 years, the average life expectancy on Pohnpei has greatly declined.

 True

 False

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QUESTION 17

  1. Modern medical doctors typically spend more time with their patients than traditional folk curers.

 True

 False

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QUESTION 18

  1. According to Barrett (Leprosy on the Ganges), physical damage caused by leprosy
can be healed by the six to nine month course of a three drug treatment.
is the result of trauma to the body’s nerve destroyed extremities.
is the result of self inflicted trauma by pain racked victims of the disease.
is the result of a bacterium that kills the cells in the extremities of its victim thus causing lesions.
occurs in the internal organs such as the liver, pancreas, and kidneys.

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QUESTION 19

  1. Cross-culturally there are literally thousands of substances used for the purposes of treating health problems.  Using one of the ethnographic examples seen in the film “Taboo: Creature Cures,” explain the health problem, the cure, and the explanation for the cure’s efficacy.  
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QUESTION 20

  1. According to Barrett (Leprosy on the Ganges), because it is treatable, leprosy is no longer stigmatized in India.

 True

 False

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QUESTION 21

  1.  Martha Ward believes that she and her team missed an important conclusion from their study, specifically that
 blood pressure rates were actually dropping with the introduction of labor saving devices such as clothes dryers and cars.
 blood pressure rates had been steadily on the rise for years among men and women.
 Micronesia should be a model for universal health care services.
 Micronesia was at the brink of a massive health crisis.
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