Cultural Anthropology Short Answer Quiz
- In your own words, define social stratification. What functions does social stratification serve? How do those in higher ranks use their status?
- What roles do myths, metaphors, parables, etc., play in describing the human condition? How do these compliment or contradict other explanations (e.g., science)?
- Briefly describe the main differences between non-state political systems and nation-state systems. Ideally, can one be conceived as better than the other? Why?
- Choose a religion or other ideology (including atheism) with which you are familiar. How does this ideology fulfill the 4 functions of religion?