Understanding Cultural Determination in Anthropology


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What is the term given to the set of learned behaviors and ideas that characterize a people group?

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1. Who is known as the father of American Anthropology?

2. Cultural determination asserts that

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the history and key concepts of cultural determinism. You will be asked questions about American Anthropology and behavior related to cultural determinism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The term for learned behaviors in a people group
  • Father of American Anthropology
  • Characteristics and assertion of cultural anthropology
  • Early anthropology

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related cultural determinism lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the history of American anthropology and early determinism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding cultural determinism and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about determinism, review the accompanying lesson titled Understanding Cultural Determination in Anthropology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the origins of cultural determinism
  • Define and identify characteristics of cultural determination
  • Understand the theories of early anthropologists and when the theories shifted