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1. One lesson learned by Whyte during his field work in Cornerville was that
(a) It is as important to be a tourist as it is to be a rigorous field researcher
(b) It is not necessary to be a rigorous field researcher because one can be a tourist
(c) It is important not to adopt the perspective of a tourist while doing field work
(d) It is important to study all available literature on slums before starting field work.
2. Whytes Saturday night participation in the bowling alley helped him see
(a) The impact of group structure on individual performance
(b) The relationship between bowling skills and gambling skills
(c) How bowling was far superior to both gambling and racketeering
(d) The impact of individual performance on group structure.
3. Whyte suggests that gender relations in Cornerville were
(a) As interesting and pleasant for the girls as it was for the men
(b) More interesting and pleasant for the girls than it was for the men
(c) Neither more nor less interesting and pleasant for the girls and for the men
(d) Less interesting and pleasant for the girls than it was for the men.
4. Whytes experience as a repeater
(a) Helped Whyte perform his field research carefully and repeatedly
(b) Helped Whyte understand the limits of immersion in the field
(c) Did not help Whyte repeat his field research in Cornerville
(d) Did not help Whyte understand how to relate with himself.
5. The Chief is without power in the Amerindian Societies discussed by Clastres
(a) Because Power has been internalized by these societies
(b) Because Power has been externalized by these societies
(c) Because Power has been identified with Culture in these societies
(d) Because Power is never meant to be exercised in these societies.
6. Clastres argues that Archaic Societies are societies of the mark because
(a) Everyone marked by torture bears the laws of Society on their bodies
(b) Everyone is tortured if they desire to leave society
(c) Everyone is marked by torture as a sign of the power of Nature
(d) Anyone marked by torture becomes superior in endurance to everyone else.
7. In Skolniks film the viewers may see clearly that
(a) Issues of Poverty and Inequality are never raised by anyone in Swaziland
(b) Issues of Poverty and Inequality are depoliticized in Swaziland
(c) Issues of Poverty and Inequality do not exist in Swaziland
(d) Issues of Poverty and Inequality are strongly politicized in Swaziland.
8. Lesotho and Swaziland have this in common. Both were
(a) Absolute Monarchies after they became independent States
(b) Poor provinces within Apartheid South Africa
(c) Former British Protectorates which became independent in the 1960s
(d) Places where culture had no importance in society.
9. Ferguson argues that
(a) All nation-states are the same in terms of political power
(b) All nation-states are pseudo-states
(c) All nation-states are either democracies or monarchies
(d) All nation-states are not the same in terms of political power.
10. Ferguson starts his essay with a joke told in Tijuana in order that those who read it
(a) Get a better understanding of the historical relations that bind US and Mexico
(b) Laugh when they hear it; and laugh again on being unable to understand it
(c) Get to know Tijuanas location in relation to the US border
(d) Get a better understanding of why building a wall with Mexico lies in US interests.
11. Ferguson points out the following:
(a) Lesotho is a real nation-state; but it does not have a currency of its own
(b) Lesotho is a real nation-state with its own currency called the maloti
(c) Lesotho is not a real nation-state in the political sense
(d) Lesotho and Transkei are both real nation-states.
12. Ferguson notes this about the Apartheid State in South Africa:
(a) Apartheid was hugely popular only when it was first introduced
(b) Apartheid was strongly contested by the White settlers in South Africa
(c) Apartheid was strongly contested by Black Africans in South Africa
(d) Apartheid came to an end at the same time as Bantustans were created.
13. Ferguson notes that Transkei was like Lesotho in that
(a) Both were part of South Africas migrant labor system
(b) Both were Bantustans
(c) Both were created by an Apartheid-State
(d) Both were economically independent of South Africa.
14. Ferguson argues that in Transkei
(a) Poverty was depoliticized, unlike in Lesotho
(b) Poverty was politicized, unlike in Lesotho
(c) A real nation-state was constructed, unlike in Lesotho
(d) Apartheid was abolished, unlike in Lesotho.
15. Ferguson is critical about this claim made by anthropologists:
(a) All cultures are the same; hence it is hard to choose a field to study
(b) All cultures are unique; hence it is easy to compare cultures
(c) All cultures are unique; hence it is hard to compare different cultures
(d) All cultures are either the same or different; hence it is hard to compare cultures.
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