Comparing Cultural Evolution & Cultural Relativism


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What is culture?

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1. What is cultural evolution?

2. Which of these is NOT an argument in cultural evolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Culture can be described as a system of beliefs, actions, and customs. This quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of cultural evolution and cultural relativism. You will be quizzed on specific definitions and theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your understanding of:

  • Culture
  • Cultural evolution
  • Arguments in cultural evolution
  • The core belief in cultural relativism
  • Franz Boas

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - demonstrate that you can pull out the most important information from the lesson on cultural evolution and cultural relativism
  • Critical thinking - apply what you have learned throughout the lesson to discuss culture in more depth and in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast cultural evolution and cultural relativism

Additional Learning

To learn more about culture, review the lesson Comparing Cultural Evolution and Cultural Relativism. This lesson has the following aims:

  • Examine cultural evolution
  • Discuss whether we make culture or if culture makes us
  • Explore Franz Boas and cultural relativism