Cultural Anthropology
Grunlan and Mayers
Chapter 12

  1. What do myths deal with?

  2. What four major events in the life cycle are often marked by religious rites?

  3. What are the six basic cultural functions of religion listed by O'Dea?

  4. What do Navajos see nature as being in?  What causes problems?

  5. What do Hindus believe happens after death?

  6. What two terms describe the Hindu concept of God?

  7. Who do animists believe have souls?  How long do they exist?

  8. What does the term "mana" refer to?

  9. What is "totemism"?

  10. What is a "taboo"?

  11. What distinction do Grunlan and Mayers draw between religion and magic?

  12. What are two kinds of magic?

  13. What are three possible explanations of why magic sometimes works?  Thought question: What is a fourth explanation?

  14. What is magic that is used for antisocial or aggressive purposes called?

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