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Gender Views: Margaret Mead, George Murdock and Global Views

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Which religious faith and tradition is associated with kibbutz communities?

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1. In a kibbutz community, what are the essential overarching principles that are supposed to guide the community members?

2. Murdock determined that pre-industrial societies typically assigned roles of warfare and childcare based on gender because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Topics you'll need to know to pass this quiz include kibbutz communities, George Murdock's research and a famous study of tribes in New Guinea. Each quiz question provides a multiple-choice list of answers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions on the following topics:

  • The faith associated with kibbutz communities
  • The principles guiding kibbutz members
  • Gender roles observed by George Murdock in pre-industrial societies
  • The social scientist who studied New Guinea tribal cultures
  • Characteristics of different New Guinea tribes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the influence of biology and culture on gender roles
  • Making connections - use understanding of gender roles in other cultures to understand the role of culture and society in your own perception of gender roles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding gender role expectations in New Guinea tribal societies

Additional Learning

The associated lesson, Gender Views: Margaret Mead, George Murdock and Global Views, will enhance your understanding of the factors that influence gender role expectations. The following objectives are covered by this lesson:

  • Understand the role that culture and society play in defining gender roles
  • Analyze anthropological studies of gender roles in other cultures
  • Differentiate between biological and cultural influences on the roles men and women occupy in different societies
  • Recognize the similarities and differences in gender roles among different cultures
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