Incest, Endogamy & Exogamy: Definition & Examples


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What is the prohibition of sexual intercourse or marriage between different categories of kin?

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1. Which rule of marriage dictates that one must marry outside his/her kin group?

2. Which rule of marriage dictates that a person must marry within a certain group?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test your knowledge of the characteristics of incest, endogamy and exogamy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review the following:

  • Prohibition of sexual relations between different categories of kin
  • Rule of marriage that dictates one must marry outside his/her kin group
  • True/false statements associated with incest, endogamy, and exogamy

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the rules of marriage and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to differentiate between endogamy and exogamy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the main points from the related anthropology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the difference between endogamy and exogamy, review the lesson titled Incest, Endogamy & Exogamy: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand how marriage is regulated in the world
  • Identify the three main rules governing marriage
  • Explain what the incest taboo forbids
  • Describe the role of exogamy in certain parts of the world
  • Appreciate the difference between exogamy and endogamy