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Culture Test Review

Study Guide for the Culture Test

Culture The set of beliefs, values, practices, and beliefs that a group of people have in common.
Ethnic Group A group of people who share a common culture, ancestry, origin, language, and/or identity.
Minority Group Group of people whose culture, race, or ethnic origin is different from most of the people in the region.
Cultural Borrowing The adoption of one group's culture traits by another group.
Culture Traits The activity or behavior in which people often take part.
Cultural Diffusion The spread of culture traits from one area or region to another.
Limited Government A type of government that has legal limits on its power, usually in the form of a constitution. Even the people who make the laws must obey them.
Democracy A form of government in which the people elect leaders and rulers by majority. Giving people the supreme power.
Unlimited Government A type of government in which power is concentrated into the hands of a single leader or small group. No rules or laws exist to limit what the ruler can or cannot do.
Interdependence A relationship between countries in which they rely on one another for resources, goods, or services.
Globalization The process in which countries are increasingly linked to each other through culture and trade.
Ethnocentrism The belief that one's own ethnic group is superior than others.
Rights Benefits and protections guaranteed to you by law.
Majority Group A group in the region that controls: 1. more than half of the total region or 2. the group that controls the wealth and power of the region.
LEGS REACTS RSM The parts of culture
LEGS REACTS RSM: Language The spoken or written form of communication for a people.
LEGS REACTS RSM: Economics Things that have value and how goods and services are distributed in a culture.
LEGS REACTS RSM: Government The way in which a culture makes rules and laws and carries them out.
LEGS REACTS RSM: Science Knowledge of the world and the way things work.
LEGS REACTS RSM: Religion A people’s belief in a god or gods and their method of worship
LEGS REACTS RSM: Education How and what a culture teaches its’ people to survive and contribute to their civilization.
LEGS REACTS RSM: Art The way a culture creatively expresses itself.
LEGS REACTS RSM: Customs The way things are generally done and the traditions of a culture.
LEGS REACTS RSM: Technology The use of science and knowledge to solve problems, make tools or create a process.
LEGS REACTS RSM: Social Beliefs culture’s beliefs about what is right or wrong and how people should relate to one another.
LEGS REACTS RSM: Recreation The entertainment and leisure pursuits of a culture.
LEGS REACTS RSM: Security The way a culture defends itself against threats and conducts warfare. (Law enforcement and military)
LEGS REACTS RSM: Media The sources and methods of communication for information and entertainment in a culture.
Created by: Mrs. O'Donovan