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Old 02-28-2006, 05:45 AM   #1
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I was taking an exam in my cultural anthropology course, and this gem of a question popped up:

What is the name of the extended family unit among Muslims of western Bosnia?
a) tarawad
b) zadruga
c) lambic
d) weiss
e) urquell

I thought it was very funny.

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Old 02-28-2006, 05:50 AM   #2
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The answer is B.

(I know the last 3 are beer terms!)

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Old 02-28-2006, 05:16 PM   #3
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Isn't urquell the nerd from Family Matters?

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LOL. That instructor is definitely into beer, huh?

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Old 02-28-2006, 05:39 PM   #5
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LOL. That instructor is definitely into beer, huh?
LOL...I was thinking the same thing....depending on how he did on the exam, maybe some homebrew is in order for the instructor around "grading" time.....

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a) Are you sure that's what was on the exam, or is that just what you saw?

b) What did you answer...lambic, or f)

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Yeah, that's word-for-word taken from my exam. (the answer is actually A). My instructor did not know about the beer terms, as she gets her tests from another source. I believe, but am not sure, that the exams are from the same guy who wrote the textbook we use in the class.

Urquell is the czech city where pilsner was 'invented', right?

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i thought i recognized that question. had the same one four years ago in my first anthropology class. unfortanately 80 anthropology credits later and a couple months away from recieving my degree in it i haven't seen another question like that.

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Yeah, that's word-for-word taken from my exam. (the answer is actually A). Urquell is the czech city where pilsner was 'invented', right?
No, actually, "Ur" means "original" and "quell" or "quelle" means spring. So it's a recipe that uses the original spring water in their brew. Urquell is not a city in the Czech Republic.

As for "tarawad", it represents an (eastern) Indian matriarchal society, NOT an extended Slavic (Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Kosovars, etc.) family as is "zadruga".

"Zadruga" is further discussed here: http://www.univie.ac.at/spacesofiden...ittorelli.html

I recommend you check the definition in an encyclopedia and bring it up to your instructor. I've challenged several professors along the way and won. No, it did not affect my grade.
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that's cleared up - thanks bill!

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