Cultural Competency Test

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Cultural Competency Test - Quiz


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  • 1. 

    What does it mean to be a culturally competent teacher?

    • A.

      Learning within the context of culture

    • B.

      Student-centered instruction

    • C.

      Culturally-responsive curriculum

    • D.

      All above

    Correct Answer
    D. All above
    Explanation
    Being a culturally competent teacher means having the ability to understand and appreciate the diverse backgrounds and experiences of students. It involves creating a learning environment that respects and values different cultures, as well as incorporating students' cultural perspectives and experiences into the curriculum. This includes providing student-centered instruction that meets the individual needs and interests of students, as well as using a culturally-responsive curriculum that reflects the diversity of the student population. Therefore, the correct answer is all of the above options.

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  • 2. 

    Culture is a learned and behavioral responses acquired over time thatincludes implicit versus explicit beliefs, attitudes, values, customs, norms, taboos, arts,and life ways accepted by a community of individuals. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Culture refers to the learned and behavioral responses that individuals acquire over time. It encompasses implicit and explicit beliefs, attitudes, values, customs, norms, taboos, arts, and life ways that are accepted by a community. This definition emphasizes that culture is not innate but rather something that is learned and passed down through generations. Therefore, the statement "Culture is a learned and behavioral responses acquired over time that includes implicit versus explicit beliefs, attitudes, values, customs, norms, taboos, arts, and life ways accepted by a community of individuals" is true.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is NOT part of the four basic cultural competence skill areas? 

    • A.

      Valuing diversity

    • B.

      Being culturally self-aware

    • C.

      Understanding the dynamics of cultural interactions

    • D.

      It is a teaching requirement.

    Correct Answer
    D. It is a teaching requirement.
    Explanation
    The given answer, "It is a teaching requirement," is not part of the four basic cultural competence skill areas. The four basic cultural competence skill areas are valuing diversity, being culturally self-aware, understanding the dynamics of cultural interactions, and the answer provided does not fit into any of these skill areas.

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  • 4. 

    As teachers, are we responsible for learning how to pronounce correctly students' names?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    As teachers, it is our responsibility to create an inclusive and respectful learning environment for all students. One way to do this is by learning how to pronounce their names correctly. By making the effort to learn and pronounce students' names correctly, we show them that we value their identity and culture. This can also help foster a sense of belonging and create a positive classroom atmosphere.

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  • 5. 

    Educators become culturally competent...  

    • A.

      Reading books

    • B.

      One day training

    • C.

      Taking one class

    • D.

      Over time

    Correct Answer
    D. Over time
    Explanation
    Over time, educators become culturally competent through continuous exposure, experience, and learning. It is a gradual process that involves gaining knowledge, understanding, and skills related to different cultures and their practices. Through ongoing interactions with diverse students and communities, educators develop a deeper understanding of cultural differences, become more sensitive to cultural nuances, and learn effective strategies to address the needs of diverse learners. This growth and development cannot be achieved through a single event like reading books, attending a one-day training, or taking one class. It requires consistent effort and engagement over an extended period.

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  • 6. 

    Why should educators be culturally competent? 

    • A.

      Culture plays a critical role in learning.

    • B.

      Culturally competent educators are better equipped to reach out to students’ families.

    • C.

      Cultural competence helps educators meet accountability requirements.

    • D.

      All of above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of above
    Explanation
    Educators should be culturally competent because culture plays a critical role in learning. Understanding and valuing students' cultural backgrounds can enhance their educational experiences and improve academic outcomes. Additionally, culturally competent educators are better equipped to reach out to students' families, fostering stronger home-school connections and support systems. Finally, cultural competence helps educators meet accountability requirements by ensuring that instruction is inclusive and responsive to the diverse needs and backgrounds of students.

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  • 7. 

    If a Latino student's mother bring you food to celebrate Teachers' Appreciation Day, what do you supposed to do?

    • A.

      I will say, "I am sorry, but I dislike spicy food"

    • B.

      I will throw it away.

    • C.

      I will say Thank you, and I will share it with other colleagues, if I cannot finish all of it.

    • D.

      I will share it on Facebook, and I will add a "funny " meme.

    Correct Answer
    C. I will say Thank you, and I will share it with other colleagues, if I cannot finish all of it.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to say thank you and share the food with other colleagues if unable to finish all of it. This response shows appreciation for the gesture and also demonstrates inclusivity and respect by sharing the food with others. It is important to be respectful of different cultures and their traditions, even if personal preferences may not align with certain foods.

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  • 8. 

    This is America. Teachers are not responsible to help their Latino students. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because teachers have a responsibility to help all of their students, regardless of their ethnicity or background. In America, teachers are expected to provide equal opportunities and support to all students, including Latino students. It is important for educators to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students, regardless of their cultural or ethnic background.

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  • 9. 

    What should I do if people in my culture make jokes about or negatively about other cultural groups?

    • A.

      I let them know that I don’t like it, and explain why.

    • B.

      I laugh with them.

    • C.

      I ignore the jokes.

    • D.

      I call the police.

    Correct Answer
    A. I let them know that I don’t like it, and explain why.
    Explanation
    If people in my culture make jokes about or negatively about other cultural groups, the best course of action is to let them know that I don't like it and explain why. By expressing my disapproval and providing an explanation, I can help educate them about the negative impact of such jokes and promote understanding and respect for other cultural groups. This approach encourages open dialogue and the potential for positive change in attitudes and behavior.

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  • 10. 

    Cultural awareness is defined as 

    • A.

      Being knowledgeable about one’s own thoughts, feelings, and sensations.

    • B.

      Being able to recognize that my skin color is different than other cultural groups.

    • C.

      Being able to speak another language.

    • D.

      Being a person who asks every Latino person if they can speak "Mexican".

    Correct Answer
    A. Being knowledgeable about one’s own thoughts, feelings, and sensations.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Being knowledgeable about one’s own thoughts, feelings, and sensations." This is because cultural awareness is not just about recognizing external differences such as skin color or language, but also about understanding and being aware of one's own internal experiences and perspectives. It involves being conscious of how one's cultural background influences their thoughts, emotions, and perceptions of the world.

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