How Culturally Literate Are You?

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How Culturally Literate Are You? - Quiz

This quiz is not graded; don't waste your time looking up the answers on wiki or whatever to get a great grade/score. Just choose the answer that you think is correct and an explanation of every answer will be provided (if you want to learn about these types of things - and you should). Scroll down at the end of the quiz to review your answers and learn more!Thanks for participating!This quiz is from the text "Turning on Learning: Five Approaches for Multicultural Teaching Plans for Race, Class, Gender and Disability" by Carl A. Grant and Christine E. Sleeter.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The first clock in the United States was made by an African American mathematician.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Charles Drew was an African American surgeon who performed the first successful heart operation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Just over one hundred years ago, during the decade of the 1890s, the U.S. government took over Puerto Rico and the Philippines through war, legalized racial segregation in the United States, overthrew the government of Hawaii, consolidated the subjugation of Native American nations, and opened its gates to European immigrants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The forced migration of the Sioux people from their homeland in Georgia to Oklahoma, during which 1/4 of them died of starvation, disease, and exposure is known as the "Trail of Tears."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    During WWII, the United States placed many innocent citizens in concentrations camps and confiscated their property.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    There was no federal ruling protecting U.S. citizens' rights to marry a person of another race until 1970.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Mong people began to immigrate to the United States after their Southeast Asian country was destroyed in their defeat by the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    During the Renaissance, the status of women (especially creative and independent women) in Europe rose fairly significantly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Mexican women have never been involved in political or labor struggles because traditionally their place has been in the home.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Timbuktu, in the African kingdom of Songhay, was one of the world's greatest cities, renowned as an intellectual and cultural center.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The song "Yellow Rose of Texas" was written to refer to:
    • A. 

      A flower

    • B. 

      A poor African American women

    • C. 

      A European American Southern Belle

    • D. 

      A cow

  • 12. 
    LULAC is a:
    • A. 

      Name of a song

    • B. 

      Type of American Indian poetry

    • C. 

      Filipino club

    • D. 

      Latino American political organization

  • 13. 
    The National Women's Party first introduced the Equal Rights Amendment in Congress in:
    • A. 

      1923

    • B. 

      1949

    • C. 

      1963

    • D. 

      1972

  • 14. 
    America was discovered by:
    • A. 

      African explorers in CE 1252

    • B. 

      Hwui Shan, a Chinese Buddhist priest in CE 458

    • C. 

      Christopher Columbus in CE 1492

    • D. 

      Leif Ericson in the eleventh century

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    "I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races; I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor qualifying them to hold office...I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between white and black races which I believe will ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality." This statement was made by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Herbert Spencer, a leading exponent of Social Darwinism in the late 1800s

    • B. 

      Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States

    • D. 

      The Know-Nothing Party's presidential candidate in 1852

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Akwesanse Notes is currently the national newspaper of:
    • A. 

      The Mohawk Nation

    • B. 

      Puerto Rico

    • C. 

      Japanese Americans in California

    • D. 

      Bolivia

  • 17. 
    The eleven persons who were murdered in a mass lynching in New Orleans in 1891 were members of which of the following ethnic groups?
    • A. 

      Chinese

    • B. 

      African Americans

    • C. 

      Italians

    • D. 

      French Indians

  • 18. 
    A man and his son were involved in a car accident in which the father was killed instantly and the son seriously injured. The son was rushed to the hospital and taken immediately into surgery. The surgeon entered the operating room, looked at the patient, and exclaimed, "Oh my god! I can't operate. That's my son!" The explanation for this situation is that:
    • A. 

      It was a case of mistaken identity

    • B. 

      The surgeon was the boy's stepfather

    • C. 

      The surgeon was the ghost of the boy's father

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    If you are a sansei, you are:
    • A. 

      A master in Karate

    • B. 

      A respected grandparent

    • C. 

      A third-generation Japanese American

    • D. 

      A foreigner in an Asian American community

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