Understanding the Field of Anthropology


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Anthropology is the study of

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1. The Comparative Method seeks to explain

2. Who wrote On The Origin of Species?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of anthropology's characteristics. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include influential anthropologists and anthropological methods.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Anthropology's field of study
  • Definition of the comparative method
  • Author of 'On the Origin of Species'
  • The Father of American Anthropology
  • Views of Franz Boas

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of anthropology
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of the comparative method
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the author of 'On the Origin of Species'

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Understanding the Field of Anthropology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define anthropology
  • Understand the function of the comparative method
  • Recognize the contributions of several anthropologists
  • Identify the various disciplines in anthropology