Lexicon Quiz 1: Names

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Lexicon Quiz 1: Names - Quiz


This quiz is designed to test the Names section of the Diversity & Inclusion Lexicon.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A speaker of the Arabic language; not synonymous with Muslim is a(n)

    • A.

      Alien

    • B.

      Arab

    • C.

      Canuck

    • D.

      Inuit

    Correct Answer
    B. Arab
    Explanation
    An Arab is a speaker of the Arabic language. It is important to note that being an Arab does not necessarily mean that the person is a Muslim. Arab refers to a person belonging to the Arab ethnic group, which can include individuals of different religions, including Christianity, Judaism, and others. Therefore, Arab is the correct answer as it specifically refers to a speaker of the Arabic language without implying any religious affiliation.

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  • 2. 

    Asian refers to one of the ___ categories used by the US Census to collect demographic information about people in the US.

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 5
    Explanation
    Asian refers to one of the categories used by the US Census to collect demographic information about people in the US.

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  • 3. 

    A Chicano(a) refers to a man/women from  ______ ancestry, born in the US.

    • A.

      Canadian

    • B.

      European

    • C.

      Mexican

    • D.

      Asian

    Correct Answer
    C. Mexican
    Explanation
    A Chicano(a) refers to a man/woman from Mexican ancestry, born in the US. The term Chicano was originally used to describe Mexican-Americans who were born in the United States or who had migrated to the US. It is a term that emerged during the civil rights movement in the 1960s and is used to assert a sense of cultural pride and identity among Mexican-Americans. Therefore, the correct answer is Mexican.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following terms refers to the group at the top of the societal hierarchy because it has th most power and privilege?

    • A.

      Dominant Group

    • B.

      Ethnic Group

    • C.

      Diaspora Group

    • D.

      Domestic Group

    Correct Answer
    A. Dominant Group
    Explanation
    The term "Dominant Group" refers to the group at the top of the societal hierarchy because it has the most power and privilege. This group typically holds the majority of political, economic, and social power within a society, and their values and norms often shape the overall culture and structure of that society. They may have advantages and privileges that are not afforded to other groups, which can contribute to social inequality and disparities.

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  • 5. 

    An individual who works abroad in a culture different from his or her own is referred to as what?

    • A.

      Eurasian

    • B.

      Expatriate

    • C.

      Immigrant

    • D.

      Citizen

    Correct Answer
    B. Expatriate
    Explanation
    An individual who works abroad in a culture different from his or her own is referred to as an expatriate. This term is commonly used to describe someone who temporarily or permanently lives and works in a foreign country. Expatriates typically maintain their citizenship and are often employed by multinational companies or organizations. They may face challenges related to language, customs, and adapting to a new environment while working abroad.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following terms refer to a person who resides in a country other than that of their origin. They may or may not be a citizen of the host country?

    • A.

      Immigrant

    • B.

      Emigrant

    • C.

      Indigenous

    • D.

      Gay

    Correct Answer
    A. Immigrant
    Explanation
    An immigrant is a person who resides in a country other than their country of origin, whether or not they are a citizen of the host country. This term specifically refers to individuals who have chosen to permanently settle in a foreign country. Emigrant, on the other hand, refers to a person who has left their country of origin to reside in another country. Indigenous refers to people who are native or original inhabitants of a particular region or country. Gay refers to a person's sexual orientation and is not related to the question.

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  • 7. 

    Indigenous People are people that have been living in an area generally since prehistoric times.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because indigenous people are those who have inhabited a specific area for a long period of time, often since prehistoric times. They have a deep connection to the land, culture, and traditions of their ancestors. Their presence in an area can be traced back to the earliest known history, making them the original inhabitants of that region.

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  • 8. 

    Mountain English is mainly found in what region?

    • A.

      The Rocky Mountain Region

    • B.

      The Adirondack Mountain Region

    • C.

      The Appalachian Mountain Region

    Correct Answer
    C. The Appalachian Mountain Region
    Explanation
    Mountain English is mainly found in the Appalachian Mountain Region. This region spans from the northeastern United States down to the southeastern United States, including states such as Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. The dialect of English spoken in this region is distinct and influenced by the historical settlement patterns and isolation of the mountainous terrain. It is characterized by unique vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammatical features that set it apart from other regional dialects.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following terms refer to a disabled veteran who is capable of performing a particular job with or without accommodation to the disability?

    • A.

      Refugee

    • B.

      Qualified Disable Veteran

    • C.

      Qualified employee

    • D.

      Other Eligible Veteran

    Correct Answer
    B. Qualified Disable Veteran
    Explanation
    A disabled veteran who is capable of performing a particular job with or without accommodation to the disability is referred to as a "Qualified Disabled Veteran". This term highlights that the individual has the necessary qualifications and skills for the job, despite their disability, and may require reasonable accommodations to perform their duties effectively.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following terms refers to one’s sense of identification or association with a particular racial group?

    • A.

      Oriental

    • B.

      Protected Class

    • C.

      Racial Identity

    • D.

      Racialization

    Correct Answer
    C. Racial Identity
    Explanation
    Racial Identity refers to one's sense of identification or association with a particular racial group. It involves how an individual perceives themselves in relation to their race and how they identify with the cultural, social, and historical aspects of their racial group. Racial Identity can influence a person's self-esteem, behavior, and sense of belonging within their racial community.

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  • 11. 

    Metis is a term that refers to a person of mixed Native American and English ancestry.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Metis is not a term that refers to a person of mixed Native American and English ancestry. The term "Metis" actually refers to a distinct cultural group in Canada that is descended from Indigenous peoples and European settlers, particularly French and Scottish. They have their own unique culture, language (Michif), and history.

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  • 12. 

    ______ is a statistical term meaning less than one-half.

    • A.

      Minority

    • B.

      Lesbian

    • C.

      Islam

    • D.

      Native

    Correct Answer
    A. Minority
    Explanation
    The term "minority" refers to a group or category of people that makes up less than half of a population or a specific group. It is a statistical term used to describe a smaller portion or fraction of a whole.

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  • 13. 

    Residents of a country who are not citizens of that country are...

    • A.

      Immigrants

    • B.

      Foreign Nationals

    • C.

      Indigenous people

    • D.

      Gay

    Correct Answer
    B. Foreign Nationals
    Explanation
    Foreign nationals refers to individuals who are residing in a country but are not citizens of that country. They may be living there temporarily for work, study, or other reasons. This term is commonly used to describe individuals who hold a different citizenship or nationality than the country they are residing in. Immigrants, on the other hand, specifically refers to individuals who have permanently moved to a new country to live and settle there. Indigenous people are the original inhabitants of a particular region or country. The term "gay" is unrelated to citizenship or residency status.

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  • 14. 

    Any restriction or lack of ability to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered usual for a human being is considered a disability.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because any limitation or inability to perform an activity in the usual manner or within the expected range for a human being is indeed considered a disability. Disabilities can be physical, cognitive, sensory, or mental and can vary in severity. They can affect a person's mobility, communication, learning, and overall functioning. Recognizing and accommodating these disabilities is important for promoting inclusivity and ensuring equal opportunities for all individuals.

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  • 15. 

    Correctly identify all of Earth's continents. (Multiple answer question)

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      Europe

    • C.

      United States of America

    • D.

      Asia

    • E.

      Great Britain

    • F.

      North America

    • G.

      Australia

    • H.

      Antarctica

    • I.

      South America

    • J.

      Ireland

    • K.

      Greenland

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Africa
    B. Europe
    D. Asia
    F. North America
    G. Australia
    H. Antarctica
    I. South America
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, Antarctica, and South America. These are the seven continents on Earth. The other options mentioned, such as United States of America, Great Britain, Ireland, and Greenland, are not continents but rather countries or regions within continents.

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