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1

Current knowledge of the earth and life on earth states

The earth and life on earth are billions of years old

2

Is Evolution a fact, a theory, or a hypothesis?

Evolution is a theory because it works to explain observed phenomena

3

The Hutterites were originally from

Europe

4

The exhumation of Henry Opukaha'ia is an example of what type of anthropology?

Applied anthropology

5

What was Dr. Park's main objective in studying the Hutterites?

To study gene flow and genetic drift

6

What made the Hutterites ideal for the author's study?

They were individual populations that resulted from the splitting of earlier populations

7

The anthropological approach of examining a subject by focusing on the interrelationships among its parts is called

Holistic

8

A subfield of anthropology that focuses on human cultural and behavioral systems and the variation in cultural expression among human groups is

Cultural anthropology

9

Biological anthropology is

A subfield of anthropology that studies humans as a biological species

10

Educated guesses to explain natural phenomena best describes the term

Hypothesis

11

Cultural knowledge and behavior

Is learned

12

Anthropology seeks to describe and explain the interactions between our nature as a biological species and the cultural behavior that is our species' most striking and important trait. This is the definition of

Biocultural anthropology

13

Science is

A method of inquiry

14

Which of the following is NOT a step in the scientific method?

Eliminating all preconceptions

15

Good science is

Skeptical

16

An idea that is taken on faith and cannot be scientifically tested is a

Belief

17

Fieldwork is where anthropologists make their observations and collect their data.

True

18

Henry Opukaha'ia was a Hawaiian kidnapped and sold into slavery in Connecticut

False

19

Hypotheses are proven scientific facts.

False

20

The author discovered the Hutterites through a library search on religiously isolated groups.

True

21

Anthropologists study the human species as any zoologist would study an animal species.

True

22

Cultural behavior is programmed into our genes.

False

23

A symbol is an agreed-upon representation of concepts and abstractions

True

24

Many anthropologists study things that cannot be directly observed in nature or re-created in the lab because they happened in the past but in spite of that they are still scientific.

True