George Murdock's Sociology Theories on Family & Culture


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The branch of anthropology that uses empirical data to study societies is called:

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1. George Murdock's first major work, which detailed 18 different societies, was:

2. George Murdock is most recognized for his landmark work on:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

George Murdock was an influential ethnographer, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of his theories. You'll be assessed on Murdock's theories and works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of George Murdock's:

  • Published work
  • Theories
  • Cross cultural studies

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Murdock's theories and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Murdock's hypothesis on the family
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions on Murdock's cross-cultural studies

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson called, George Murdock's Sociology Theories on Family & Culture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Comprehend the influence of Murdock's theories
  • Learn about Murdock's youth and studies
  • Explain and give examples of cultural universals
  • Understand the four significant functions of families according to Murdock