Body Modification: Definition, History & Types


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Body modifications often align with standards of beauty or status, which are broadly referred to as which of the following?

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1. Which of the following was a way that Western women would alter the shape of their body?

2. Foot binding is a type of body modification that is specific to which of the following regions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tattooing and piercing are common practices in our culture and many others, but that has not always been the case. This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of these practices, including knowing which are taboo and which are not.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assets will cover the following topics:

  • Another word for the broad standards of beauty and status
  • What method Western women used to shape their body
  • Where foot binding is a practice
  • The process of making small cuts to the skin to form a pattern
  • What body modifications are considered taboo

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on body modification
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of very extreme modifications
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about practices of altering the body in different cultures

Additional Learning

Body modification, or the practice of changing the body, is sometimes very drastic. To learn more, review the lesson called Body Modification: Definition, History & Types, which covers the following objectives:

  • Explaining the relationship between body modification and beauty
  • Describing the process of neck stretching, and identifying where it is a common practice
  • Discussing how one process can vary greatly, even in one culture