The Tapestry of Culture
Rosman and Rubel
Chapter 10 Study Guide
- What do the Trobriand Islanders believe happens to a person
when he or she dies?
- What two categories do Western cultures split the world into?
- According to Rosman and Rubel, religion involves interaction
between what and what?
- How does magic differ from other aspects of religion?
- What three kinds of ghosts do people believe in?
- What sort of inanimate forces are sometimes seen as being
- What Polynesian term is used to describe an impersonal
supernatural force or power that is inherent in people or
- What term is applied to the idea that all things, animate or
inanimate, are living and form a spiritual aspect?
- What three categories of supernatural beings do the Wogeo of
New Guinea believe in?
- What was Durkheim's idea about the supernatural world and
- What is the difference between prayer and hortatory rituals?
- What was the vision quest of North American Indian societies?
- What happens to humans when they eat meat from sacrifices
- What are two broad categories of ritual? When do each occur?
- What kind of religious specialist is usually the only one in
small-scale societies? From what people does this term
- What sort of activities do diviners engage in?
- What is the difference between socery and witchcraft in
- How is magic different from socery and witchcraft?
- How do priests differ from other religious specialists?
- What is syncretism?
- What kind of religious groups have sought to mix religion and
- What are five of the six goals of religion? (Pay attention to
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