# Race and Ethnicity

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This question pack looks at understanding the difference between race and ethnicity, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, and theories on race.

Race and Ethnicity 1

1. The racial term “African American” can refer to:

A

a black person living in America

B

people whose ancestors came to America through the slave trade

C

a white person who originated in Africa and now lives in the United States

D

any of the above

Race and Ethnicity 2

2. What is the one defining feature of a minority group?

A

Self-definition

B

Numerical minority

C

Lack of power

D

Strong cultural identity

Race and Ethnicity 3

3. Ethnicity describes shared:

A

beliefs

B

language

C

religion

D

any of the above

Race and Ethnicity 4

4. Which of the following is an example of a numerical majority being treated as a subordinate group?

A

Jewish people in Germany

B

Creoles in New Orleans

C

White people in Brazil

D

Blacks under Apartheid in South Africa

Race and Ethnicity 5

5. Scapegoat theory shows that:

A

subordinate groups blame dominant groups for their problems

B

dominant groups blame subordinate groups for their problems

C

some people are predisposed to prejudice

D

all of the above

Race and Ethnicity 6

6. Stereotypes can be based on:

A

race

B

ethnicity

C

gender

D

all of the above

Race and Ethnicity 7

7. What is discrimination?

A

Biased thoughts against an individual or group

B

Biased actions against an individual or group

C

Belief that a race different from yours is inferior

D

Another word for stereotyping

Race and Ethnicity 8

8. Which of the following is the best explanation of racism as a social fact?

A

It needs to be eradicated by laws.

B

It is like a magic pill.

C

It does not need the actions of individuals to continue.

D

None of the above

Race and Ethnicity 9

9. As a Caucasian in the United States, being reasonably sure that you will be dealing with authority figures of the same race as you is a result of:

A

intersection theory

B

conflict theory

C

white privilege

D

scapegoating theory

Race and Ethnicity 10

10. Speedy Gonzalez is an example of:

A

intersection theory

B

stereotyping

C

interactionist view

D

culture of prejudice

Race and Ethnicity 11

11. Which intergroup relation displays the least tolerance?

A

Segregation

B

Assimilation

C

Genocide

D

Expulsion

Race and Ethnicity 12

12. What doctrine justified legal segregation in the South?

A

Jim Crow

B

Plessey v. Ferguson

C

De jure

D

Separate but equal

Race and Ethnicity 13

13. What intergroup relationship is represented by the “salad bowl” metaphor?

A

Assimilation

B

Pluralism

C

Amalgamation

D

Segregation

Race and Ethnicity 14

14. Amalgamation is represented by the $\text{_________}$ metaphor.

A

melting pot

B

Statue of Liberty

C

D

separate but equal

Race and Ethnicity 15

15. What makes Native Americans unique as a subordinate group in the United States?

A

They are the only group that experienced expulsion.

B

They are the only group that was segregated.

C

They are the only group that was enslaved.

D

They are the only group that did not come here as immigrants.

Race and Ethnicity 16

16. Which subordinate group is often referred to as the “model minority?”

A

African Americans

B

Asian Americans

C

White ethnic Americans

D

Native Americans

Race and Ethnicity 17

17. Which federal act or program was designed to allow more Hispanic American immigration, not block it?

A

The Bracero Program

B

Immigration Reform and Control Act

C

Operation Wetback

D

SB 1070

Race and Ethnicity 18

18. Many Arab Americans face $\text{_________}$, especially after 9/11.

A

racism

B

segregation

C

Islamophobia

D

prejudice

Race and Ethnicity 19

19. Why did most white ethnic Americans come to the United States?

A

For a better life

B

To escape oppression

C

Because they were forced out of their own countries

D

a and b only

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