What Do You Know About Race And Ethnicity? Trivia Quiz

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A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities whereas ethnicity is the state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition. How well do you understand and differentiate the two? Take this quick quiz on chapter 8 covering race and ethnicity.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Discrimination

    • A.

      Is an expression of prejudice against minority groups of people

    • B.

      Happens at every level of society

    • C.

      Is the result of racism

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because discrimination can be an expression of prejudice against minority groups of people, it can happen at every level of society, and it can be the result of racism. This means that discrimination is not limited to a specific context or cause, but rather encompasses various forms and manifestations.

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  • 2. 

    Slavery has existed

    • A.

      Since the colonization of the Americas

    • B.

      As long as there has been recorded history

    • C.

      When kingdoms formed in Europe

    • D.

      Since the Renaissance

    Correct Answer
    B. As long as there has been recorded history
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "As long as there has been recorded history." This answer suggests that slavery has been present throughout human history, as long as it has been documented. It implies that slavery is not a recent phenomenon and has been practiced in various forms across different civilizations and time periods.

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  • 3. 

    Racism is a set of beliefs that:

    • A.

      Justifies the unfair treatment of members of a racial minority group

    • B.

      Promotes the idea of supposed inferiority of a minority group based on physical characteristics

    • C.

      Promotes the idea of supposed inferiority of a minority group based on cultural characteristics

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." Racism encompasses a set of beliefs that justify unfair treatment towards members of a racial minority group. It includes promoting the idea of the supposed inferiority of a minority group based on both physical and cultural characteristics.

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  • 4. 

    Stereotyping results in prejudice.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Stereotyping is the act of making assumptions or generalizations about a group of people based on limited information or preconceived notions. These stereotypes can lead to prejudice, which is a negative or hostile attitude towards a particular group. When individuals stereotype others, they often make judgments without considering individual differences or unique characteristics. This can create a biased perspective and contribute to discriminatory behavior. Therefore, it is accurate to say that stereotyping can result in prejudice.

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  • 5. 

    By teaching tolerance we can fight hate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Teaching tolerance is an effective way to combat hate because it promotes understanding, acceptance, and respect for people who are different from us. When we teach tolerance, we encourage empathy and discourage prejudice, discrimination, and violence. By fostering a culture of tolerance, we create a safer and more inclusive society where hate has no place to thrive. Therefore, the statement that by teaching tolerance we can fight hate is true.

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  • 6. 

    “White privilege” is the fact that:

    • A.

      People typically get the most service when they wear a white shirt

    • B.

      Our society has been structured to support and protect white people and those of us who are white benefit from this automatically

    • C.

      Our society is privileged to have so many white people in it

    • D.

      People who are white are privileged to have the chance to interact with other groups of people

    Correct Answer
    B. Our society has been structured to support and protect white people and those of us who are white benefit from this automatically
    Explanation
    The answer explains that "white privilege" refers to the fact that our society has been intentionally organized to favor and safeguard white individuals, and as a result, those who are white automatically enjoy advantages and benefits that others do not. This concept acknowledges the systemic advantages that white people have in various aspects of life, such as education, employment, and law enforcement, due to historical and ongoing racial inequalities.

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  • 7. 

    Conflict theory

    • A.

      Explains the constant struggle for power and control in society

    • B.

      Is the best theory to use to explain racism

    • C.

      Explains the ongoing tension between the dominant and subordinate groups

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Conflict theory is a sociological perspective that focuses on the constant struggle for power and control in society. It suggests that social order is maintained through the dominance of certain groups over others, leading to ongoing tension between the dominant and subordinate groups. This theory can be applied to explain various social issues, including racism, as it highlights the power dynamics and inequalities present in society. Therefore, the statement "All of the above" is correct as conflict theory can explain the constant struggle for power and control, the ongoing tension between dominant and subordinate groups, and racism.

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  • 8. 

      With the Brown v Board of Education of Topeka decision in 1954, the United States Supreme Court ended

    • A.

      Racism

    • B.

      Stereotyping

    • C.

      Legal discrimination

    • D.

      Prejudice

    Correct Answer
    C. Legal discrimination
    Explanation
    The correct answer is legal discrimination. The Brown v Board of Education of Topeka decision in 1954 was a landmark Supreme Court case that declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional. This decision effectively ended the legal practice of discriminating against individuals based on their race or ethnicity in the education system.

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  • 9. 

    Race is defined as:

    • A.

      A group of people who live together in the same culture

    • B.

      A group of people defined by obvious physical characteristics

    • C.

      A group of people who live the same way no matter where they are

    • D.

      A group of people defined by profiling

    Correct Answer
    B. A group of people defined by obvious physical characteristics
    Explanation
    Race is defined as a group of people defined by obvious physical characteristics. This means that race is determined by visible traits such as skin color, hair texture, and facial features. It is important to note that race is a social construct and not a biological fact. Different societies may have different ways of categorizing races based on their own cultural norms and historical contexts.

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  • 10. 

    Johann Blumenbach wrote On the Natural Varieties of Mankind to demonstrate

    • A.

      How people were categorized based on superiority

    • B.

      The justification for slavery

    • C.

      The natural differences and similarities in the humans around the world

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. The natural differences and similarities in the humans around the world
    Explanation
    Johann Blumenbach wrote On the Natural Varieties of Mankind to explore and explain the natural differences and similarities among humans around the world. He aimed to study the various physical characteristics and traits of different human populations and understand their origins. Blumenbach's work was significant in laying the foundation for modern anthropology and challenging the prevailing notion of racial superiority.

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