What Is Culture? - Material and Nonmaterial Culture


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Which of the following is an example of material culture?

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1. Carlos' family goes to the Catholic church every Sunday; this is part of their _____ culture.

2. A population in which people interact and share common interests is called a _____.

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Culture is generally defined as the values, norms, beliefs, language, etc. that are inherent to a certain group of people. Culture can be material and nonmaterial, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the differences. You'll be assessed on related vocabulary as well as your ability to recognize true/false statements and examples of each kind of culture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to identify:

  • Examples of material culture
  • False examples of nonmaterial culture
  • The term for a population in which people share culture and interact
  • What a culture is made up of
  • True statements about culture

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding material and nonmaterial culture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the differences between material and nonmaterial culture, and identify examples of each
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on culture and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different types of culture, review the accompanying lesson with the the title What is Culture - Material and Nonmaterial Culture. This lesson will cover the following topics:

  • What is culture?
  • Material vs. nonmaterial culture
  • Culture vs. nation vs. society