Cultural Universals in Sociology: Definition & Examples

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A Kenyan woman might offer up her young daughter for the ritual of female circumcision because:

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1. Different civilizations around the world have been known to practice human sacrifice. This is because:

2. The following is an example of a cultural universal:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Topics that this quiz cover include cultural anthropology and the concept of a cultural universal, as well as specific examples of cultural universals noted in history. All of the questions are multiple-choice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll need to answer questions about the following to pass this quiz:

  • How culture motivates a person's decisions
  • Practice of human sacrifice in world cultures
  • Ideas similar to the concept of cultural universals
  • Role of a cultural anthropologist

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on cultural universals
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the role and purpose of cultural traditions in various civilizations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the field of cultural anthropology

Additional Learning

To delve further into the study of culture, review the accompanying lesson titled Cultural Universals in Sociology: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cultural universals
  • Identify the role of a higher power in the development of cultural universals
  • Understand the purpose of cultural anthropology
  • Recognize the influence human proliferation has on cultural universals
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