Cultural Determinism: Definition and Theory


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Which of the following BEST describes cultural determinism?

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1. Which of the following is a good example of the optimistic view of cultural determinism?

2. Which of the following would NOT be considered an element of cultural determinism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can test your understanding of cultural determinism with this online quiz. The questions will cover key points from the related lesson. Some things you'll be tested on include elements and examples of cultural determinism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Descriptions of cultural determinism
  • The optimistic view of cultural determinism
  • Elements of cultural determinism
  • The pessimistic view of cultural determinism
  • Examples of cultural determinism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure you can accurately recall information on the definition, precepts, and examples of cultural determinism
  • Distinguishing differences - draw from your understanding of the lesson to distinguish between the different views of cultural determinism, specifically the optimistic and pessimistic view
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of how cultural determinism works in real-world settings by analyzing examples and drawing conclusions based upon specific interpretations of the theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the corresponding lesson called Cultural Determinism: Definition & Theory. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition of cultural determinism
  • The theory in depth
  • Optimistic vs. pessimistic views
  • Examples of cultural determinism