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Introduction to Sociology 2e

Section Quiz

Introduction to Sociology 2eSection Quiz

11.1 Racial, Ethnic, and Minority Groups


The racial term “African American” can refer to:

  1. a black person living in the United States
  2. people whose ancestors came to the United States through the slave trade
  3. a white person who originated in Africa and now lives in the United States
  4. any of the above

What is the one defining feature of a minority group?

  1. Self-definition
  2. Numerical minority
  3. Lack of power
  4. Strong cultural identity

Ethnicity describes shared:

  1. beliefs
  2. language
  3. religion
  4. any of the above

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

  1. Jewish people in Germany
  2. Creoles in New Orleans
  3. White people in Brazil
  4. Blacks under apartheid in South Africa

Scapegoat theory shows that:

  1. subordinate groups blame dominant groups for their problems
  2. dominant groups blame subordinate groups for their problems
  3. some people are predisposed to prejudice
  4. all of the above

11.2 Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination


Stereotypes can be based on:

  1. race
  2. ethnicity
  3. gender
  4. all of the above

What is discrimination?

  1. Biased thoughts against an individual or group
  2. Biased actions against an individual or group
  3. Belief that a race different from yours is inferior
  4. Another word for stereotyping

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

  1. It needs to be eradicated by laws.
  2. It is like a magic pill.
  3. It does not need the actions of individuals to continue.
  4. None of the above

11.3 Theories of Race and Ethnicity


As a White person 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:

  1. intersection theory
  2. conflict theory
  3. white privilege
  4. scapegoating theory

Speedy Gonzalez is an example of:

  1. intersection theory
  2. stereotyping
  3. interactionist view
  4. culture of prejudice

11.4 Intergroup Relationships


Which intergroup relation displays the least tolerance?

  1. Segregation
  2. Assimilation
  3. Genocide
  4. Expulsion

What doctrine justified legal segregation in the South?

  1. Jim Crow
  2. Plessy v. Ferguson
  3. De jure
  4. Separate but equal

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

  1. Assimilation
  2. Pluralism
  3. Amalgamation
  4. Segregation

Amalgamation is represented by the _____________ metaphor.

  1. melting pot
  2. Statue of Liberty
  3. salad bowl
  4. separate but equal

11.5 Race and Ethnicity in the United States


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

  1. They are the only group that experienced expulsion.
  2. They are the only group that was segregated.
  3. They are the only group that was enslaved.
  4. They are the only group that is indigenous to the United States.

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

  1. African Americans
  2. Asian Americans
  3. White ethnic Americans
  4. Native Americans

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

  1. The Bracero Program
  2. Immigration Reform and Control Act
  3. Operation Wetback
  4. SB 1070

Many Arab Americans face _______________, especially after 9/11.

  1. racism
  2. segregation
  3. Islamophobia
  4. prejudice

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

  1. For a better life
  2. To escape oppression
  3. Because they were forced out of their own countries
  4. a and b only
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