Multicultural Education

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  • 1. 
    Each year millions of farm workers and their families migrate to the United States.   Out of these families, sixty-five percent are
    • A. 

      Women and children

    • B. 

      English language learners

    • C. 

      Fro Mexico

    • D. 

      From Guatemala and El Salvador

  • 2. 
    Telling Ethnic jokes is an example of
    • A. 

      Racism

    • B. 

      Prejudice

    • C. 

      Individual racism

    • D. 

      Discriminiation

  • 3. 
    A policy that harms or suppresses members of a certain race is known as
    • A. 

      Racism

    • B. 

      Racial prejudice

    • C. 

      Prejudice

    • D. 

      Predilections

  • 4. 
    A young immigrant student from Korea eventually loses his language and cultural traditions as they are replaced by those of the majority culture.  This is an example of
    • A. 

      Cultural pluralism

    • B. 

      Biethnicity

    • C. 

      Cultural assimilation

    • D. 

      Ethnic encapsulation

  • 5. 
    Teaching that purposeully puts on emphasis on clearing up myths and stereotypes associated with gender and with different races and ethnic groups is known as
    • A. 

      Teaching towards social justice

    • B. 

      Field-sensitive teaching style

    • C. 

      Teaching cultural competence

    • D. 

      Field-independent teaching style

  • 6. 
    Ms. Johnson is a 4th grade teacher from the majorityculture but she teaches students from many different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. She learns about each students' culture and is comfortable and confident in how to best interact with these students and their families. The dimension of multicultural teaching that she demonstrates is
    • A. 

      Equity pedagogy

    • B. 

      Curriculum reform

    • C. 

      Multicultural competence

    • D. 

      Social justice competence

  • 7. 
    Manny's father recalled times when he was sent home or ordered to remais inside the classroom for ______________ at school.
    • A. 

      Talking during class

    • B. 

      Being tardy

    • C. 

      Speaking Spanish

    • D. 

      Fighting

  • 8. 
    Success for Manny revolved around the pursuit of ________________ which for most adolescents represents financial independence, self-reliance, in freedom of movement.
    • A. 

      The American Dream

    • B. 

      Graduation

    • C. 

      Employment

    • D. 

      College admission

  • 9. 
    Carla's drive to ________________ originated from trying to prove to herself that she could accomplish her goals.
    • A. 

      Make the honor roll

    • B. 

      Become someone

    • C. 

      Graduate

    • D. 

      Go to college

  • 10. 
    _________________ is the recognition or awareness on the part of the individual.
    • A. 

      Developing social action skills

    • B. 

      Developing cultural consciousness

    • C. 

      Development intercultural competence

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Teachers who have a ____________ develop a formal relationship with their students and assume a role of authority.
    • A. 

      Multicultural competence

    • B. 

      Field-sensitive teaching style

    • C. 

      Field-independent teaching style

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    In a ____________ culture, time is more tangible and there is great importance put on being on time.
    • A. 

      High context

    • B. 

      Low context

    • C. 

      Medium to low context

    • D. 

      Low to medium context

  • 13. 
    Anthropologists have identified that historically and culturally, the most prevalent component essential in the role of teaching and making connections with parents is the students' household experiences and individual functioning that are considered ________________.
    • A. 

      Bank of knowledge

    • B. 

      Funds of knowledge

    • C. 

      Priority knowledge

    • D. 

      High level of intellectual knowledge

  • 14. 
    According to Stephen Krashen, children do not learn a second language through
    • A. 

      Direct instruction

    • B. 

      Indirect instruction

    • C. 

      Group instruction

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Throughout her research, Mariella Espinoza-Herold served as an advocate for Manny and Carla and other Latino students who experenced many issues associated with their perception of life in a negative academic environment.  In the case of Manny, he criticized schools for being
    • A. 

      Non-challenging/non practical

    • B. 

      College prep

    • C. 

      Self-centered/identify

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    An ethnic minority retaining their own cultural traditions while contributing to the strength of th whole is an example of
    • A. 

      Cultural assimilation

    • B. 

      Cultural competence

    • C. 

      Cultural pluralism

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    It has been studied tht various learning styles in high technical societies, such as the United States, two domains tend to move the learner in the direction of
    • A. 

      Cognitive and social

    • B. 

      Cognitive and emotional

    • C. 

      Cognitive and visual

    • D. 

      Cognitive and analytical

  • 18. 
    According to research conducted by Ramirez and Castaend, they suggest that bilingual individuals tend to be
    • A. 

      Field and learner independent

    • B. 

      Cognitive, inquiry research based

    • C. 

      Bicognitive, global and analytical

    • D. 

      Sensitive, extrinsical, and responsive

  • 19. 
    A child's highest potential in learning is determined at ______________ and is determined by ________________ and ____________
    • A. 

      School, administrators, district curriculum

    • B. 

      Conception, ethnic, socioeconomic groups

    • C. 

      School, teachers, state standards

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    One aspect of considering the academic readiness of students whose socioeconomic, education and cultural background differs from that of their peers is to vary the
    • A. 

      Modeling, teaching strategies

    • B. 

      Opportunities to experience success

    • C. 

      Instructional qualities

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    Race is NOT a useful category for educators because
    • A. 

      It can create misconceptions that a student's race determines his or her behavior

    • B. 

      There are greater differences "within" than "between" racial groups

    • C. 

      There are no pure races; each group is of mixed origins

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Two of the above

  • 22. 
    Individual and institutional racism in the United States are similar in that
    • A. 

      Both result in discrimination and oppression

    • B. 

      Both have clearly identifiable perpetrators

    • C. 

      Both are rooted in laws, policies, or societal rules

    • D. 

      Both are clear and obvious to people who advocate social justice

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      Two of the above

  • 23. 
    Racial prejudice
    • A. 

      Is based on the assumption that one's race is superior to others

    • B. 

      Assumes that race determines social behavior, psychological and intellectual characteristics

    • C. 

      Is sometimes manifest in individual, institutional, or cultural practices and policies

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    The concept of ethnic identity affirms that
    • A. 

      All people have an ethnic heritage

    • B. 

      Inividuals may or may not be aware of their ethnicity

    • C. 

      People identify with their ethnicity at different levels

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Two of the above

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Native Hawaiians were primitive and violent

    • B. 

      Filipinos tend to be small in stature compared to Samoans

    • C. 

      Japanese tourists always travel in groups and take lots of pictures

    • D. 

      All Latinos speak Spanish, encourage machismo, and practice Catholicism

    • E. 

      White people in the United States are racially prejudiced

  • 26. 
    Scholars contend that the best defense against prejudice is
    • A. 

      Positive self image

    • B. 

      Positive view of other people and society at large

    • C. 

      Logical reasoning that reduces black and white thinking and jumping to conclusions

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Two of the above

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Africa was isolated and cut off from the rest of the world until the arrival of Europeans in the 15th century

    • B. 

      The first Europeans to arrive encountered advanced civilizations in terms of governance, economic prosperity, sholarship and the arts

    • C. 

      Muslim scholars who traveled throughout Africa in the 10th and 11th centuries reported that African empires were comparable to, or surpassed,their European contemporaries in terms of economic and military power

    • D. 

      The need to justify the slave trade contributed to misconceptions about Africans as "heathen savages" who could be saved by becoming Christianized and "civilized."

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 28. 
    Prejudice is
    • A. 

      A preconceived judgment or opinion that can be positive or negative

    • B. 

      Based on incomplete or faulty information

    • C. 

      Prevalent among all people, including ethnic minorities in the United States

    • D. 

      Race-based, gender-based, age-based, ethnic-based, class-based, etc.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 29. 
    Teachers wo want to prevent or reduce prejudice should AVOID which of the following?
    • A. 

      Fostering critical thinking skills

    • B. 

      Facilitating healthy ethnic identity development

    • C. 

      Advocating neutrality about cultural differences students find unjust or abhorrent

    • D. 

      Using cooperative team learning

    • E. 

      Two of the above

  • 30. 
    A persons's sense of ethnic identity
    • A. 

      Often develops in response to discrimination or some form of oppression

    • B. 

      May be strong even if it is primarily symbolic

    • C. 

      Recognizes that people differ in their sense of belonging to their ethnic group

    • D. 

      Can become stronger or weaker over the life span

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      The belief that White people are basically superior

    • B. 

      The fact that most white people have come to realize the advantages they have

    • C. 

      The hidden advantages even low income whites have in society

    • D. 

      The fact that white people built the nation

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Everyone is targeted or privileged in some ways in our society

    • B. 

      Only white people have privileges in our society

    • C. 

      White privilege is the other side of racism

    • D. 

      It refers to the systematic inequalities that people of color inherit at birth

    • E. 

      Anyone born white automatically inherits benefits that people of color do not inherit