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1. Malinowski defined two areas "sacred" and "profane". What did he place in the area he called "the sacred"?

2. What term is used for images placed on the front of ships?

3. Magic and science share some aspects in common. What about their approach to the world did anthropologsts think linked them?

4. Who are the people constitute the untouchable caste in Japan?

5. In addition to water, what constitues something involved in ritual purification?

6. What does one call animals born in the ocean but live largely in fresh water?

7. What are rituals called which mark a person's change of status?

8. From what part of the world did tattooing come in post-Classical times (i.e. after the ancient Greek and Roman times)?

9. The crossing of what "line", is generally celebrated on ships?

10. Who from the ancient Greeks and Romans is the god of the ocean?


1. How far back do we have the oldest evidence for pelagic fishing?
Ans. 40,000 years

2. What is the simplest form of food gathering called?
Ans. hunting and gathering

3. What kind of relationship is there between a symbol and its referent?
Ans. arbitrary

4. How many cultures regard all things in their environment that are edible as "food"?
Ans. none

5. What kind of nets are dragged behind a vessel?
Ans. trawls

6. What term is used for overfishing when mature adult population (spawning biomass) is depleted to a level where it no longer has the reproductive capacity to replenish itself?
Ans. recruitment overfishing

7. To what do the terms "mariculture" and "aquaculture" refer?
Ans. fishing

8. What term is used for fish that are caught but are not the kind being fished for?
Ans. By catch

9. What term is used for fishing done with materials that are floating in the ocean with no one to claim them?
Ans. Ghost fishing

10. What term is used for the greatest catch of a species that will ensure the long term viability of the species?
Ans. maximum sustainable yield