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What Is Cultural Syncretism? - Definition & Examples

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What is cultural syncretism?

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1. Cultural syncretism is a phenomenon that occurs in which area?

2. Which of these is an example of cultural syncretism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will gauge your knowledge of cultural syncretism through questions on key topics such as the definition of cultural syncretism and where cultural syncretism might occur.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of cultural syncretism
  • Areas in which cultural syncretism may occur
  • Examples of cultural syncretism
  • How Rastafarianism displays cultural syncretism
  • Parts of cultural syncretism

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the definition of cultural syncretism
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding the areas where cultural syncretism may occur and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anthropology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about this facet in our everyday lives, review the corresponding lesson titled What is Cultural Syncretism? - Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Define syncretism and cultural syncretism
  • Identify examples of cultural syncretism in Europe
  • Describe how Buddhism has incorporated the tenets of cultural syncretism
  • Understand how cultural syncretism has influenced the Caribbean
  • Appreciate the role the Ghost Dance played in synchronizing Native American and Christian traditions
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