Genealogical Kin Types & Terminology


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Which of these is defined as a set of kin who identify themselves as being descended from the same ancestor, however the links to this common ancestor are unclear?

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1. Which of these is defined as a clan in which lineage is traced through the men?

2. What is defined as an animal or a part of nature used as a means of group identification?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can be used together to review vocabulary related to genealogical kin. You'll need to know terms related to ancestors, descendants, and lineage in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to recall the terms for:

  • Descent group with a number of different clans
  • Clan in which lineage is traced through men
  • Set of kin who have unclear common ancestors
  • Animal or nature group identification
  • Two groups divided from a descent group

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anthropology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding categories of kin and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding terms and phrases related to kinship lineage

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Genealogical Kin Types & Terminology. This lesson explains the following topics:

  • The use of clans in the non-industrialized world
  • How the lines between differing kin groups can be blurred
  • Examples of kin types