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

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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

    Correct Answer
    A. 10
    Explanation
    The answer is 10 because it represents the percentage of Arab Americans who are Christians. This means that out of every 100 Arab Americans, 10 of them identify as Christians.

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  • 2. 

    The decade with the largest Arab American population was:

    • A.

      1880

    • B.

      1980

    • C.

      1920

    • D.

      2000

    Correct Answer
    D. 2000
    Explanation
    In the year 2000, the Arab American population reached its peak, making it the decade with the largest Arab American population. This could be attributed to various factors such as increased immigration from Arab countries, improved economic opportunities, and family reunification. The 2000s saw a significant growth in the Arab American community, contributing to the overall increase in population during that decade.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Lebanon, Syria, Egypt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lebanon, Syria, Egypt. This is because Arab Americans in 2000 mostly traced their ancestral roots to these three countries.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above." Since the early 1900s, Arab immigrants to America have been portrayed in various ways, including as different and exotic, swaggering men and docile, mistreated women, as well as sheiks and belly dancers. These portrayals have contributed to stereotypes and misconceptions about Arab immigrants and their culture.

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  • 5. 

    Arab Americans are officially classified as:

    • A.

      Non-white

    • B.

      White

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Asian

    Correct Answer
    B. White
    Explanation
    Arab Americans are officially classified as white because the U.S. Census Bureau considers them as such. The Census Bureau defines white as "a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa." Arab Americans have their origins in the Middle East, which is why they are classified as white. This classification is based on the racial categories used by the Census Bureau for demographic data collection and does not necessarily reflect social or cultural perceptions of race.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above". This is because the statements provided in the question indicate different forms of discrimination and prejudice faced by Arab Americans during the 20th century. They were not only prohibited from eating in certain restaurants due to racial segregation but also subjected to racial slurs in St. Louis. Additionally, they were targeted by anti-immigration prejudice and discrimination, highlighting the various forms of mistreatment experienced by Arab Americans during this time period.

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  • 7. 

    Shaheen (1984) calls Arab American communities:

    • A.

      "hostile and unsafe"

    • B.

      "centers for ethnic sharing"

    • C.

      "Islamic enclaves."

    • D.

      Breeding grounds for terrorists."

    Correct Answer
    B. "centers for ethnic sharing"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "centers for ethnic sharing". This term suggests that Arab American communities serve as hubs where individuals from different ethnic backgrounds come together to share their cultural traditions, experiences, and values. It implies that these communities foster a sense of inclusivity and promote the exchange of ideas and perspectives among diverse groups of people.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      Domestics

    • B.

      Day laborers

    • C.

      Peddlers

    • D.

      Fruit pickers

    Correct Answer
    C. Peddlers
    Explanation
    When unable to find work in the U.S., Arab immigrants became peddlers. This could be because peddling was a common occupation for immigrants during that time period. Peddlers would sell goods or merchandise door-to-door or on the streets, allowing immigrants to earn a living without needing a fixed location or specific skills. This occupation provided flexibility and independence for Arab immigrants who were struggling to find employment opportunities in the U.S.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above". The question states that anti-Arab sentiment following Reagan's 'war on international terrorism' in 1985 resulted in multiple incidents of violence and discrimination. These incidents include a woman being raped in Tucson and having a Star of David carved on her chest, twelve attacks in L.A. country against Islamic mosques, centers, and people, and the firebombing of the Dar-as-Salaam Mosque in Houston. Therefore, all of these incidents are a result of the anti-Arab sentiment during that time.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. 50
    Explanation
    After the 9/11 attacks, approximately 50% of Americans said they were more suspicious of people of Arab descent. This suggests that a significant portion of the population had increased suspicions towards individuals from this particular background following the tragic events of 9/11.

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  • 11. 

    Virtually all third stream Arab immigrants:

    • A.

      Are Muslim

    • B.

      Have totally assimilated

    • C.

      Live in urban areas

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Live in urban areas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "live in urban areas". This is because the statement "Virtually all third stream Arab immigrants" suggests that the majority of Arab immigrants belong to the third stream, and it is stated that they live in urban areas. The other options, such as being Muslim or having totally assimilated, are not mentioned in the given information.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Hold a bachelors degree
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hold a bachelors degree." This means that approximately one-third of Arab American women have completed a four-year undergraduate degree program. This indicates a relatively high level of education among this demographic group.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Detroit, MI
    Explanation
    Detroit, MI is the correct answer because it is known for having a large population of Arab American immigrants. The city has a long history of Arab immigration, particularly from Lebanon, and is home to one of the largest Arab American communities in the United States. The Arab American population in Detroit has been growing in recent years, with many immigrants and their families settling in the area for job opportunities and a sense of community.

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  • 14. 

     Among Arab Christians, ________are the largest group.

    • A.

      Protestants

    • B.

      Orthodox

    • C.

      Mormons

    • D.

      Catholics

    Correct Answer
    D. Catholics
    Explanation
    Among Arab Christians, Catholics are the largest group. This is because Catholicism has a long history in the Arab world, dating back to the early centuries of Christianity. The Catholic Church has a strong presence in countries such as Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq, where there are large populations of Arab Christians. Additionally, the Catholic Church has been actively involved in education, healthcare, and social services in these regions, further contributing to its popularity and influence among Arab Christians.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Larger than
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "larger than". This suggests that the average Arab American household is bigger in size or has more members compared to the average US household.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. More likely than
    Explanation
    Arab Americans are more likely than the average U.S. to hold a university degree. This means that a higher percentage of Arab Americans have completed a university education compared to the average population in the United States.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Dem/Rep
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the majority of Arab Americans voted for the Democratic candidate in 1996, but in 2000, they voted for the Republican candidate. This implies a shift in political preferences among Arab Americans during this period.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Sales, office and administrative positions
    Explanation
    Arab Americans are more likely to work in sales, office, and administrative positions than Americans overall. This suggests that Arab Americans may have a higher representation in these types of jobs compared to the general American population. It could be due to various factors such as cultural backgrounds, educational qualifications, or personal preferences. However, without further information, it is difficult to determine the exact reasons behind this trend.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Outside their group
    Explanation
    Arab Americans born in the U.S. are more likely to marry outside their group because they have been exposed to a diverse society and have more opportunities to meet and interact with individuals from different backgrounds. This exposure increases the likelihood of forming relationships with people who are not from their family's countries of origin or other Arab Americans.

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  • 20. 

    The author of the text calls the Arab American indentiy:

    • A.

      Reactive

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Non-existent

    • D.

      Interactive

    Correct Answer
    A. Reactive
    Explanation
    The author of the text refers to the Arab American identity as "reactive" because it suggests that this identity is formed as a response to external factors or events. This implies that Arab Americans may feel the need to assert their identity or defend themselves due to societal perceptions or stereotypes. The term "reactive" suggests a sense of resistance or opposition, indicating that the Arab American identity is shaped by external influences rather than being inherently false or non-existent.

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