Cs115 Academic Strategies Becoming A Master Student Ch 9

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 60

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  • 1. 
    Explain how cultural diversity enhances our lives.
  • 2. 
    Culture is different from race because
    • A. 

      Culture is one group’s solutions to perennial human problems.

    • B. 

      Race refers to a set of learned behaviors.

    • C. 

      Culture is the biological difference between people.

    • D. 

      Race defines how a person worships, thinks, and learns.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements best exemplifies a speaker who is avoiding group stereotypes?
    • A. 

      “When I need a new outfit, I ask my gay friends since they probably know a lot about fashion.”

    • B. 

      “If you want to learn how to speak Japanese, ask my friend Naoko. She’s taking Japanese this semester.”

    • C. 

      “If you want to learn how to play basketball, ask Greg. He’s African-American."

    • D. 

      “When the college hires the new president, it should pick a woman because she will be more sensitive to students.”

  • 4. 
    If you are speaking to someone who doesn’t understand English well
    • A. 

      Repeat the same words over and over again.

    • B. 

      Avoid using gestures.

    • C. 

      Speak faster and louder.

    • D. 

      Print what you are saying in block letters.

  • 5. 
    Diversity is a fact of life because
    • A. 

      The government is forcing us to live with other cultures.

    • B. 

      Foreign students are taking all the good jobs away from Americans.

    • C. 

      Our daily lives are a cultural tapestry on a shrinking globe.

    • D. 

      It causes us to lose the ability to function effectively on teams.

  • 6. 
    Getting inside another culture can best by accomplished by
    • A. 

      Giving up your own culture in order to discover the new one.

    • B. 

      Seeking out opportunities to speak with members of that culture.

    • C. 

      Finding a person who represents that culture and asking her a series of questions.

    • D. 

      Tape-recording conversations with people of that culture.

  • 7. 
    An example of sexism can be demonstrated by
    • A. 

      A company that recruits men to perform jobs traditionally held by women.

    • B. 

      A textbook that shows only men in leadership roles.

    • C. 

      A school with only a women’s volleyball team starting a men’s team.

    • D. 

      A counselor giving information to a female student who needs a brochure about teaching.

  • 8. 
    When we stereotype,
    • A. 

      We celebrate our own culture.

    • B. 

      We gloss over our individual differences.

    • C. 

      We are displaying self-justification.

    • D. 

      We speak of cultures that promote multiculturalism.

  • 9. 
    Keeping cultural difference in mind when in the workplace can help you
    • A. 

      Present and resolve conflict with co-workers on project teams if you acknowledge their differences.

    • B. 

      Enforce communication skills.

    • C. 

      Undo stereotypes through creative and critical thinking.

    • D. 

      Assume differences in meaning and divide teams according to their cultural orientation.

  • 10. 
    Leadership is the art of
    • A. 

      Being concerned with making major mistakes.

    • B. 

      Worrying about the smaller details of a plan.

    • C. 

      Doing things on your own and not asking for help.

    • D. 

      Reminding others of the long-term vision.

  • 11. 
    The difference between assertive and aggressive behavior is
    • A. 

      Assertive behavior shows confidence and respect.

    • B. 

      Aggressive behavior is generally more effective.

    • C. 

      Assertive behavior is the same thing as domineering behavior.

    • D. 

      Aggressive behavior treats all people fairly.

  • 12. 
    Time spent on conversations about the past is best spent
    • A. 

      Justifying decisions.

    • B. 

      Regretting choices.

    • C. 

      Learning from mistakes.

    • D. 

      Blaming the true causes.

  • 13. 
    The Power Process "Choose your conversations" suggests that
    • A. 

      We should participate in every conversation that we can.

    • B. 

      We can choose conversations that exhilarate and sustain us.

    • C. 

      Conversations with instructors are often frustrating.

    • D. 

      Often we do not have any control over whom we have a conversation with.

  • 14. 
    Most of our culture lies under our conscious behavior.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Throughout recent history, much of social change has been fueled by students.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Leadership is a skill that cannot be learned.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Academic freedom is the right of students to stereotype individuals within the confines of the classroom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Students with disabilities have resources available to them based on equal opportunity laws.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The 1972 educational act which bans discrimination against students and employees on the basis of _________________ is called Title IX.
  • 20. 
    The three characteristics of our conversations include time frame, _______, and attitude.
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