Cultural Anthropology of Religion


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What branch of anthropology deals directly with the culture of living people?

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1. Why is the study of religion important in the overall study of culture?

2. Which of these is a better use of qualitative methods?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Given that anthropology is the study of human beings themselves, it's no surprise that anthropologists would want to explore any and all aspects of human lives and societies. One of these aspects of great interest is religion, and you can use these quiz questions to test your knowledge of how religion is studied in anthropology. When going through the questions, you will be tested on points such as relevant anthropological methods and what the study of religion can reveal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Relevant branches of anthropology
  • The importance of religion in the study of culture
  • Uses for qualitative methods
  • The study of large groups of people
  • The study of relationships and differences between people

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check to ensure that you accurately recall the ways in which religions are studied in anthropological fields and their significance
  • Reading comprehension - ensue that you have drawn from the associated lesson the main points on how and why anthropologists study religion in human culture
  • Knowledge application - utilize the knowledge you've gained on this subject by answer the assessment questions and identifying relevant fields of anthropology and how they study religions

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this subject by reviewing the associated lesson called Cultural Anthropology of Religion. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of cultural anthropology
  • The study of culture and religion
  • Research methods in anthropology
  • Examples of anthropological research