A Unique Quiz On Arabs! How Much Do You Know?

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A Unique Quiz On Arabs! How Much Do You Know?

It’s important to learn about people of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and various other backgrounds in life, and today we’ll be learning all about the population of people who inhabit or descend from the Arab world. What do you know about these people and their interesting culture? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What percent of Arab Americans are Christians?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      0

    • D. 

      25

  • 2. 
    The decade with the largest Arab American population was:
    • A. 

      1880

    • B. 

      1980

    • C. 

      1920

    • D. 

      2000

  • 3. 
    In 2000, 70 percent of Arab Americans traced their ancestral roots to three countries:
    • A. 

      Mauirtania, Morocco, Oman

    • B. 

      Lebanon, Syria, Egypt

    • C. 

      Bahrain, Djibouti, United Arab Emirates

    • D. 

      Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan

  • 4. 
    Since the early 1900s Arab immigrants to American have been portrayed as:
    • A. 

      Different and exotic

    • B. 

      Swaggering men and docile, mistreated women

    • C. 

      Sheiks and belly dancers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Arab Americans are officially classified as:
    • A. 

      Non-white

    • B. 

      White

    • C. 

      Black

    • D. 

      Asian

  • 6. 
    During the 20th century, Arab Americans were:
    • A. 

      Prohibited from eating in 'white only' restaurants in Birmingham

    • B. 

      Called 'niggers' in St. Louis

    • C. 

      The target of anti-immigration prejudice and discrimination

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Shaheen (1984) calls Arab American communities:
    • A. 

      "hostile and unsafe"

    • B. 

      "centers for ethnic sharing"

    • C. 

      "Islamic enclaves."

    • D. 

      Breeding grounds for terrorists."

  • 8. 
    When unable to find work in the U.S. arab immigrants became:
    • A. 

      Domestics

    • B. 

      Day laborers

    • C. 

      Peddlers

    • D. 

      Fruit pickers

  • 9. 
    Anti-Arab sentiment following Reagan's 'war on international terrorism' in 1985 resulted in:
    • A. 

      A woman being raped in Tucson and having a Star of David carved on her chest

    • B. 

      Twelve attacks in L.A. country against Islamic mosques, centers and people

    • C. 

      Firebombing of the Dar-as-Salaam Mosque in Houston

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    After the 9/11 attacks, almost _____of Americans said they were more suspicious of people of Arab descent.
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      100

  • 11. 
    Virtually all third stream Arab immigrants:
    • A. 

      Are Muslim

    • B. 

      Have totally assimilated

    • C. 

      Live in urban areas

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Nearly 1/3 of Arab American women
    • A. 

      Hold a bachelors degree

    • B. 

      Are U.S. citizens

    • C. 

      Are proficient in English

    • D. 

      Are native born

  • 13. 
    This city is populated by more recent Arab American immigrants than most others in the U.S.
    • A. 

      Arab, AL

    • B. 

      Detroit, MI

    • C. 

      Miami, FL

    • D. 

      Albany,Ny

  • 14. 
     Among Arab Christians, ________are the largest group.
    • A. 

      Protestants

    • B. 

      Orthodox

    • C. 

      Mormons

    • D. 

      Catholics

  • 15. 
    The average Arab American household is _______the average US household.
    • A. 

      Identical to

    • B. 

      Larger than

    • C. 

      The same size as

    • D. 

      Smaller than

  • 16. 
    Arab Americans are ______the average U.S. to hold a university degree
    • A. 

      More likely than

    • B. 

      Less likely than

    • C. 

      Substantially less likely than

    • D. 

      About as likely as

  • 17. 
    While the majority of Arab Americans voted for the _____candidate in 1996, the majority voted for the _____candidate in 2000.
    • A. 

      Dem/Ind

    • B. 

      Rep/Ind

    • C. 

      Rep/Dem

    • D. 

      Dem/Rep

  • 18. 
    Arab Americans are more likely to work in ____than Americans overall
    • A. 

      Business and finance

    • B. 

      Service industries

    • C. 

      Sales, office and administrative positions

    • D. 

      State and local govt

  • 19. 
    Arab Americans born in the U.S. are more likely to marry
    • A. 

      Outside their group

    • B. 

      Persons from their family's countries of origin

    • C. 

      Spouses their parents select

    • D. 

      Other Arab Americans

  • 20. 
    The author of the text calls the Arab American indentiy:
    • A. 

      Reactive

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Non-existent

    • D. 

      Interactive

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