Rituals & Rites of Passage in Society


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Which of the following best describes a wedding ceremony?

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1. Which of the following describes a period of time in which a person has left their original location or identity but is not yet at their destination?

2. Which of the following is typical of rituals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will help test your understanding of rites of passage, which are a special type of ritual. You will need to know the characteristics of both in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will ask you specifically about the following topics:

  • Wedding ceremonies
  • How rites of passage affect a community
  • Elements of various rites of passage, including vision quests
  • Typical characteristics of rituals

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anthropology lesson on rituals
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of a rite of passage to determine how one would impact a community
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what category a wedding ceremony fits in

Additional Learning

To learn more about rites of passage and other cultural rituals, review the corresponding lesson titled Rituals and Rites of Passage in Society. That lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Defines rituals and rites of passage
  • Uses a common cultural ritual to illustrate this concept
  • Provides a list of other rites of passage, including First Communion for Catholics
  • Explores the three stages of a rite of passage