Understanding Culture and Society
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Understanding Culture and Society

Test your knowledge on the concept of culture, its characteristics, components, and its diversity in the Caribbean. This quiz also explores the relationship between culture and society, and the theoretical perspectives on the topic.

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What is the primary reason a newborn human baby must learn the culture of its society?

To survive and thrive in the society

According to Ralph Linton, what is culture?

The way of life of a society's members

Why must the guidelines of a society's culture be shared by its members?

To facilitate communication and cooperation

What is the outcome if a society lacks a shared culture?

<p>Confusion and disorder</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of culture in shaping an individual's thoughts and feelings?

<p>It determines how members of a society feel and think</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the definition of culture according to Clyde Kluckhohn?

<p>The design for living held by members of a particular society</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the dominant culture in a society?

<p>The lifestyle of the elite or the most influential</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the ideal culture in a society?

<p>The values and standards of behaviour that people profess to hold</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the difference between ideal culture and real culture?

<p>Ideal culture is what people profess to hold, while real culture is what people actually do</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is culture shock?

<p>The disorientation that people experience when they come into contact with a fundamentally different culture</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the cause of culture shock?

<p>The loss of familiar signs and symbols of social intercourse</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of real culture in the context of marriage?

<p>People separating or divorcing if things do not work out</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a major source of frustration and anxiety when entering a strange culture?

<p>The elimination of familiar cultural cues</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary reason why people tend to reject the environment that causes discomfort when entering a new culture?

<p>They are frustrated and anxious due to the removal of familiar cultural cues</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a characteristic of the regression phase of culture shock?

<p>The home environment suddenly becomes extremely important and is irrationally glorified</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does ethnocentrism refer to?

<p>The tendency to view one's own culture as superior to others</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is a little ethnocentrism considered beneficial?

<p>It has a bonding effect</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is NOT a characteristic of culture?

<p>It is universal and represents absolute truth</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why were many people converted to Christianity?

<p>Because African religions were viewed as pagan</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which group of immigrants was allowed to practice their culture?

<p>East Indians</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was a result of the plantation system in the Caribbean?

<p>A complex system of social stratification</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a characteristic of culture in the Caribbean?

<p>It is multifaceted and dynamic</p> Signup and view all the answers

What led to rebellions among the slaves?

<p>Their search for their African culture</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many major theories attempted to explain Caribbean society?

<p>Three</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a major factor contributing to the stereotypical images of the Caribbean in the minds of outsiders?

<p>The governments' proliferation of tourism campaigns</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a result of the change from plantation slavery to industrialization in the Caribbean?

<p>The introduction of new cultural practices</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a factor that has contributed to the cultural diversity of the Caribbean?

<p>The migration of people of different cultural backgrounds</p> Signup and view all the answers

How has globalization impacted the Caribbean?

<p>It has made foreign cultural products widely available</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a result of the improvement in the level of education in the Caribbean?

<p>A contribution to the cultural diversity of the region</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a characteristic of the cultural products that have been introduced to the Caribbean through globalization?

<p>They are mostly from the USA</p> Signup and view all the answers

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