Bride Price, Dowry & Other Economic Marriage Customs

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What is defined as a transfer of goods or money from the bride's family to the bride, which she will then bring into the marriage?

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1. What form of economic transaction is occurring when the families of the bride and groom exchange gifts of equal value?

2. What form of transaction is occurring when a groom works for the family of bride in exchange for the right to marry her?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of economic marriage traditions. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include dowry, gift exchange and bride price .

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of the following terms:

  • Dowry
  • Gift exchange
  • Bride service
  • Bride price
  • Bride service

Skills Practiced

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

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as female exchange and bride price
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related economic marriage traditions lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding economic marriage traditions and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about economic marriage traditions

Additional Learning

To learn more about the economic marriage traditions prevalent today, review the corresponding lesson on Economic Marriage Traditions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the exact meaning of female exchange
  • Identify the term denoting a transfer of goods or money from the bride's family to the bride
  • Know the essential characteristics of a gift exchange
  • Learn the essential characteristics of a bride service
  • Appreciate the term denoting a gift of money from the groom to the bride's family
  • Understand the most common form of economic exchange in marriage
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