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  1. Napoleon Chagnon's visit to the Yanomamö tribe, where he observed tribe members appearing naked in public, using hallucinogenic drugs, and letting mucus hang from their noses, is a good example of ________.
  2. Americans usually recognize hard work, education, and material comfort as desired qualities. Where one of these qualities is found, the other two also apply. This is an example of ________.
  3. The ________ theory developed by Robert Merton is based on the idea that most people want to attain cultural goals, but not everyone has the legitimate means of achieving them.
  4. True or false: Cultural lag refers to a situation in which elements of nonmaterial culture (such as norms and values) change, but elements of material culture (such as technology) do not.
  5. Jane is a 49-year-old woman of Irish-German descent. What do these characteristics have in common?
  1. a value cluster
  2. b These are examples of her ascribed statuses.
  3. c strain
  4. d False
  5. e the cultural relativity of deviance

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. patriarchy
  2. It is his family of orientation.
  3. intimate early social interaction
  4. charisma
  5. Both the bride and groom are older than at any other time.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Milo, a highly successful attorney, just received a $200 ticket for speeding. Jim, an unemployed father of six, received a $50 fine for parking in a restricted area. Milo considers his $200 ticket an inconvenience, but Jim sees his $50 fine as a financial disaster. Why do Milo and Jim feel so differently about their fines, even though Milo's is four times greater than Jim's?Their location in the social structure has created the difference between Milo's and Jim's reactions.


  2. True or false: Status provides the guidelines for how we are to act and feel.False


  3. True or false: By definition, subcultures are a threat to the mainstream culture.True


  4. True or false: The theory of differential association suggests that people who associate with certain groups receive an "excess of definitions" about either deviance or conformity.False


  5. True or false: In Piaget's model for children's development of reasoning skills, the term "reasoning skills" is synonymous with the term "operational" as it is used in the theory.False


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