Cultural Variation: Universalities, Generalities & Particularities


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Which of these statements would anthropologists DISAGREE with?

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1. A cultural trait that exists across all cultures is referred to as

2. A cultural trait that is found in many societies but not all is often referred to as a

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you want to pass this quiz, make sure you understand generality and particularity in cultural traits. The multiple-choice questions on this quiz/worksheet combo cover these and other topics related to the characteristics of cultural variation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to test yourself on the following:

  • Statements that anthropologists agree and disagree with
  • The term for a cultural trait that is present in all cultures
  • The term for a cultural trait found in many - but not all - societies
  • The term for a cultural trait found in one society or place
  • An example of a particularity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of cultural variation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as categories of cultural traits
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the terms used to describe the three categories of cultural traits

Additional Learning

Continue your studies by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled Cultural Variation: Universalities, Generalities & Particularities. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define culture
  • Examine examples of the categories of cultural traits
  • Understand how anthropologists describe cultural traits