Practice Content Quiz 3: Ae Chapter 9: Cultural Change

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This is a practice quiz for chapter 9 of our Academic Encounters (AE) reading textbook.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A group with a charismatic leader and a philosophy that offers members a totally new way of life.

    • B. 

      The system of signs, meanings, and world views of specific groups of humans.

    • C. 

      The variation in attitudes and values that create diversity within a group of humans.

  • 2. 
    An AK-47 gun is an example of...
    • A. 

      Material culture.

    • B. 

      Non-material culture.

  • 3. 
    Pizza is an example of...
    • A. 

      Material culture.

    • B. 

      Non-material culture.

  • 4. 
    The custom that Christians should only marry Christians is an example of...
    • A. 

      Material culture.

    • B. 

      Non-material culture.

  • 5. 
    The idea that men are always irresponsible and selfish is an example of...
    • A. 

      Material culture.

    • B. 

      Non-material culture.

  • 6. 
    True or False: Some societies are more tolerant than others of differences in values and behaviors within their members and subcultures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Contact between two or more cultures

    • B. 

      Men and women living together without being married

    • C. 

      Public debate and discussion

    • D. 

      New technologies

    • E. 

      Variation within a culture

  • 8. 
    The fact that many Americans make and eat spaghetti is an example of...
    • A. 

      Contact between two or more cultures.

    • B. 

      Men and women living together without being married.

    • C. 

      New technologies.

    • D. 

      Variation within a culture.

  • 9. 
    In the past, Facebook was only used by young students at a few schools in the US. However, Facebook was slowly opened up to more and more people. Today, it is used all around the world by people of all ages (including the elderely). This change in culture was cause by...
    • A. 

      Men and women living together without being married.

    • B. 

      Public debate and discussion.

    • C. 

      Some people being more tolerant.

    • D. 

      Variation within a culture.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Race

    • B. 

      Religion

    • C. 

      Tea

    • D. 

      Age

  • 11. 
    Calvin is 14 years old. He likes hip hop music. Calvin usually wears big, baggy, low-rider jeans and a bit T-shirt or a "hoodie" sweatshirt. His patents, however, are both corporate executives in big companies. They are sending Calvin to a private school. Calvin has gotten in trouble at school several times because his clothes violated the school dress code. Calvin respects his parents, but he feels that he should be able to wear to school whatever he wants to. Calvin hates wearing slacks and button-down shirt, like his school requires. He wants to look like his favorite hip hop stars. Calvin is angry at his school for punishing him merely because he dresses differently than the other students. This is an example of which principle?
    • A. 

      We do not merely belong to a single cultural group.

    • B. 

      Belonging to more than one subculture can create personal conflicts.

    • C. 

      Youth culture is one of the largest subcultures in the United States today.

  • 12. 
    All of the following could be called youth culture "tribes" EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Hip hop

    • B. 

      Emo

    • C. 

      Businessmen

    • D. 

      Skateboarders

  • 13. 
    True or False: Cults are always religious.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Followers who are mainly young and middle-class

    • B. 

      A strong, charismatic leader

    • C. 

      Followers who avoid mind control and brainwashing

    • D. 

      A philosophy that offers a totally new way of life

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Around the world, wealthy people tend to control their governments.

    • B. 

      Around the world, modern citizens want their political leaders to be educated people.

    • C. 

      Around the world, poor people suffer from a lack of self-esteem and money.

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      The urge to keep track of other people

    • B. 

      Work can follow you home

    • C. 

      Cell phones can ring at bad moments

    • D. 

      Feelings of joy, pleasure and connection

  • 17. 
    True or False: Many people are unsure that the benefits of online classes are greater than the disadvantages.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Telecommunication technology

    • B. 

      Changes in the number of training sessions

    • C. 

      A change in attitude toward work

    • D. 

      Changes in the types of common industries

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Farming

    • B. 

      Childcare

    • C. 

      Marketing

    • D. 

      Cooking

  • 20. 
    In Saudi Arabia today, there is large growth in which type of jobs?
    • A. 

      White-collar jobs

    • B. 

      Blue-collar jobs

  • 21. 
    True or False: Uneducated people tend to want jobs that are satisfying and full of opportunities or self-development.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Levine et al. (a984) conducted research about what people wanted in their jobs. Which of the following was NOT mentioned by the employees they studied?
    • A. 

      Opportunities for advancement

    • B. 

      Variety in daily work

    • C. 

      Challenge in work

    • D. 

      High income