Social Studies Review Sheet
Exam on Culture
Materials in your binder:
Your Culture Web and the elements listed
Your Inspiration Culture Web
The reading packets:
What is Culture?
How Does Culture Work?
Your Cornell notes from each packet
My vocabulary sheets with all 17 culture words defined (from the reading)
The American Slurp and the homework questions
The Araboolies and the class review sheet (to be completed next week)
Cultural Borrowing reading and homework questions.
Review sheet questions and answers
Your index cards for each vocabulary word with definitions and pictures
Vocabulary Words and Concepts:
2. Culture Traits
14. Cultural Diffusion
16. Non-material culture
17. Material Culture
19. Culture Puzzle
How to Prepare for the Test:
1. Organize all your notes in your binder making certain that you have all the
materials you need. Check with me if there is something missing.
2. Study the 17 vocabulary words – make sure that you can give examples for
each. (Your examples may be from real life experiences or reading
3. Use your index cards to test yourself on the vocabulary. Let your pictures
help you to understand the words, not memorize them.
4. Use the A-Z worksheets to test yourself on the different concepts (I have
extra copies on the back table – all the time!)
5. Test yourself using the Cornell Notes format.
Concepts to focus on:
1. Review the culture web and understand (not memorized) the various traits
that fall under each one.
2. Be able to give examples of each trait and how it might be different from
one culture to another.
3. Understand how culture is like a ‘puzzle’ and what happens if one of the
pieces falls apart or gets weak.
4. Understand how the geography of any place affects parts of the culture and
be able to give examples.
5. Understand ALL the vocabulary words and be prepared to give real life
1. How is culture like a puzzle? Explain and give and example of what
happens when a government becomes weak. What other elements are
2. What is a folkway and give an example of a folkway in this culture.
3. Cultures are dynamic. Give three ways a culture might change.
4. What does the story of the blue jeans tell us about cultural diffusion?
5. How is a mores different from a folkway?
6. Describe the teenage culture and why it is a sub-culture of the American
7. What is the difference between an invention and an innovation? Give an
example of each.
8. What culture word(s) can best be used to describe the story of the All
American Slurp? Of Cultural Borrowing? Of The Aaraboolies?