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Virginia SOL - World Geography: Cultural Identity Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How do buildings and agriculture exemplify a culture?

Question 2 2. How do customs develop?

Question 3 3. An anthropologist studies a group of cultures from Central America and concludes that they're all essentially the same due to their common climate and ecosystem. Which of the following likely guided this anthropologist's thinking?

Question 4 4. An area where several cultures have traits in common is called a culture _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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Question 6 6. What do we call the set of learned behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs that characterize a society or a people group?

Question 7 7. The idea that people from different cultures will observe and make decisions about the environment differently is known as _____.

Question 8 8. What do we call the study of how people use culture to adapt to their environment?

Question 9 9. Mentifacts are _____.

Question 10 10. Culture is BEST defined as:

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Question 11 11. A _____ always entails some type of act, while a _____ may include an act, idea or thing.

Question 12 12. The center of a culture, where the traditions are strongest and often develop, is called a culture _____.

Question 13 13. What do we call the study of the interaction between environment and human traditions?

Question 14 14. Which group of traits is an example of a culture complex?

Question 15 15. The way a culture structures itself into social units is referred to as its _____.

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Question 16 16. Khalid and Mirza are from different cultures that are very similar. Their shared culture region is likely a result of similar _____.

Question 17 17. What do we call the beliefs, ideas, and traditions of a group of people?

Question 18 18. In one large desert, there are two distinct cultural groups that share no identifiable cultural traits. Does this desert constitute a culture region? Why or why not?

Question 19 19. Although Jamaica has a national bobsleigh team that competed in the Winter Olympics, why isn't bobsledding considered part of its culture?

Question 20 20. What do we call shared cultural practices and perspectives that set a people group apart from others?

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Question 21 21. The people from a small village in a remote area of Arizona have produced a new, distinctive genre of music. How would this music be described from a cultural perspective?

Question 22 22. What do we call the idea that the environment places limits on people?

Question 23 23. Khadija has noticed that cultures that live in deserts often wear loose clothing. If she marks on a map cultures that favor loose clothing and places with high temperatures, she'll likely notice that those two maps overlap. This is an example of _____.

Question 24 24. An area where several culture regions make up a larger area is called a culture _____.

Question 25 25. What do we call the beliefs and traditions of a group of people?

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Question 26 26. Julia's culture places a premium on late life: older adults are revered and grandparents have much power in the society. In fact, they often arrange the marriages of younger adults. The reverence of older adults is a characteristic of Julia's culture, making it a culture _____.

Question 27 27. Are people of the same race always of the same culture? Why or why not?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is an example of taboo?

Question 29 29. What do we call the study of the way humans and the environment interact?

Question 30 30. What do we call an area where a culture is not at its most concentrated, but still has an impact?

Virginia SOL - World Geography: Cultural Identity Chapter Exam Instructions

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