Human Society: Definition & Explanation


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Which of the following is NOT one of the main classifications of societies used by anthropologists?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a major classification of societies by political scientists?

2. Which of the following is NOT a common categorization of societies by sociologists?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what different types of human societies there are and their structures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Main anthropological and political classifications of societies
  • Common sociological categorizations of societies
  • The Yanomami
  • Characteristics that bind people together in societies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human society lesson
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as categorizations and classifications of societies by anthropologists, political scientists and sociologists
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding The Yanomami

Additional Learning

The lesson, Human Society: Definition & Explanation, is available to teach you more about how we classify groups of people. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what a human society is
  • Learn about categories of societies, such as industrialized agriculturalists
  • Review societal structures, such as states
  • Recall the differences between pre-industrial and post-industrial societies