Chapter 8 Individual And Society Quiz

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Chapter 8 Individual And Society Quiz

This quiz is designed to help prepare for a test involving Chapter 8.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Benevolent sexism is best described as:
    • A. 

      Sexism involving positive beliefs

    • B. 

      Sexism toward men named Ben

    • C. 

      Sexism with harmful results

    • D. 

      Sexism which leads to conflict

  • 2. 
    Negative actions toward the objects of racial, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic, or religious prejudice are also known as what?
    • A. 

      Bias

    • B. 

      Violence

    • C. 

      Discrimination

    • D. 

      Danger

  • 3. 
    The idea that prejudice can be reduced by increasing contact between different groups is_________________.
  • 4. 
    Rules within a given group suggesting what actions or attitudes are appropriate are what?
    • A. 

      Regular behaviors

    • B. 

      Social norms

    • C. 

      Biases

    • D. 

      Mores

  • 5. 
    The tendency to make more favorable and flattering attributions about one's own group than about another is:
    • A. 

      Silliness

    • B. 

      Ultimate attribution error

    • C. 

      In-groups bias

    • D. 

      Self-prejudice

  • 6. 
    Which theory suggests that individuals seek to feel positively about the groups to which they belong?
    • A. 

      Discrimination theory

    • B. 

      Bona fide pipeline theory

    • C. 

      Contact theory

    • D. 

      Social identity theory

  • 7. 
    Superordinate goals are:
    • A. 

      Goals that are unreachable

    • B. 

      Goals with harmful results

    • C. 

      Goals that multiple groups want which cannot be accomplished alone

    • D. 

      Extremely positive goals

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are beliefs and explanations we have concerning what members of another group are like?
    • A. 

      Biases

    • B. 

      Stereotypes

    • C. 

      Mores

    • D. 

      Racist behaviors

  • 9. 
    Which of the following best describes a glass ceiling?
    • A. 

      A literal ceiling confining workers

    • B. 

      A barrier preventing men from advancing in female-dominated professions

    • C. 

      A barrier preventing women from reaching top positions in a workplace

    • D. 

      A metaphorical ceiling providing a view to the outside world of the workings in an offie

  • 10. 
    Hiring persons as token members of their group is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Benevolent sexism

    • B. 

      Benevolent racism

    • C. 

      Tokenism

    • D. 

      Hostile sexism