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A repetitive act performed by a group is a
Question 1 Explanation:
Habits are repetitive acts performed by individuals; customs are repetitive acts performed by groups. A culture is the sum total of all customs that have been performed over many years.
Jeans originated in the United States but are now popular all over the world. Jeans are an example of
Question 2 Explanation:
Jeans are part of material culture because they are physical and can be bought and sold.
The origins of folk culture are
Usually tied to religion
Rooted in popular culture
Found only in less-developed countries
Question 3 Explanation:
The origins of folk culture go back so far into the past that their origins are often lost. Folk culture is sometimes tied to religion but often not. It is never rooted in popular culture. It is found in countries of various levels of economic development.
Most popular culture originates in
Countries in the Eastern Hemisphere
Question 4 Explanation:
Popular culture, including food, clothes, and entertainment, is expensive by global standards and therefore usually originates in more-developed countries.
Compared to popular culture, folk culture
Changes rapidly over time
Diffuses rapidly across space
Is quickly adopted by young people
Represents traditional values
Question 5 Explanation:
Popular culture changes and diffuses rapidly. Young people adopt popular culture over traditional values.
Compared to folk culture, popular culture
Is less likely to change than folk culture
Diffuses trough relocation
Encourages linguistic diversity
Promotes uniform consumption of material goods
Question 6 Explanation:
People all over the world increasingly eat the same food, wear the same clothes, and are entertained by the same media.
Spectator sports, such as baseball or soccer,
Have consistently been tied to folk culture
Have consistently been part of popular culture
Began as folk culture but are now part of national popular cultures
Began as folk culture but are now part of international popular cultures
Question 7 Explanation:
Baseball and soccer evolved from folk games in the United States and England and are now popular all over the world.
People’s preference for pasta in Italy or rice in southeast Asia represents
Question 8 Explanation:
Wheat grows well in Italy. Italy also has few trees compared to northern Europe. Pasta is made from wheat and requires little cooking/firewood. Rice grows well in southeast Asia because of frequent rain.
Folk songs are more likely than popular songs to be
Transmitted via the internet
Performed on Western instruments
About food, natural disasters, or seasonal events
Played in dance clubs in less-developed countries
Question 9 Explanation:
Folk music is typically about naturally-occurring phenomena. All other choices relate to popular culture.
Which of the following pairs is incorrect as it relates to traditional Native American housing?
Great Plains—grass huts
Question 10 Explanation:
Native Americans used what was around them to construct their homes. Great Plains Native Americans made teepees out of buffalo hides.
The cape cod style of homes originates in
The Great Lakes
Question 11 Explanation:
As the name implies, cape cods originate in New England near Cape Cod. They are now very popular in the Great Lakes region but did not originate there.
Which of the following best describes a people bound together by common ancestry and cultural traditions?
Question 12 Explanation:
Ethnicity, race, and nationality are often confused. Race is biological and sociological. Ethnicity is cultural.
Which of the following best describes a people bound together by common citizenship?
Question 13 Explanation:
Nationality is often confused with ethnicity. “American” is a nationality. German-American, African American, and Mexican American are examples of American ethnicities.
Someone who values ethnicity more than nationality reflects
Question 14 Explanation:
People can show their ethnic pride without putting their ethnicity ahead of their nationality and without being racist. Patriotism is a synonym for nationalism.
Bring people together
Can lead to Balkanization
Are common in shatter belts
Question 15 Explanation:
Centripetal forces bring people together and may involve elements of nationalism. All the other choices are centrifugal forces.
Which of the following is a centrifugal force?
Question 16 Explanation:
Uneven development can create economic differences that weaken the bonds of a society.
The largest minority group in the United States is
Question 17 Explanation:
Latinos make up nearly 18 percent of the American population. African Americans make up slightly more than 13 percent of the population. About 61 percent of the American population is white.
Asian Americans tend to cluster
On the east coast
On the west coast
In the Deep South
Around the Great Lakes
Question 18 Explanation:
Asian Americans cluster on the west coast because of distance decay—the west coast is closest to Asia.
The rigid separation of the races in South Africa was called
Question 19 Explanation:
South Africa’s race laws went beyond discrimination and segregation. It existed in South Africa from 1948 until 1991.
What is the significance of the Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka?
It ended racial segregation in the United States
It ended racial segregation in the South
It declared racial segregation in schools unconstitutional
It mandated racial integration in schools across the United States
Question 20 Explanation:
Brown declared racial segregation in schools unconstitutional, but racial segregation in schools and elsewhere continued after the Brown decision. It took several more court decisions and changes in law to induce racial integration.
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