Do You Have Basic Idea About Race And Ethnicity? Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    How many races of man are there?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    There are three races of man, which are commonly recognized as Caucasoid (white), Mongoloid (Asian), and Negroid (black). These races are distinguished by physical characteristics such as skin color, hair type, and facial features.

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  • 2. 

    What are the races of man?

    • A.

      Caucasoid,Negroid,and Mongoloid

    • B.

      White,Black,Asian,and Hispanic

    • C.

      Caucasian,Mexican,and Italian

    • D.

      European,Arab and African

    Correct Answer
    A. Caucasoid,Negroid,and Mongoloid
    Explanation
    The answer is Caucasoid, Negroid, and Mongoloid. These terms are used to categorize different racial groups based on physical characteristics such as skin color, hair texture, and facial features. Caucasoid refers to people with light skin tones, Negroid refers to people with dark skin tones, and Mongoloid refers to people with distinct features commonly found in East Asian populations. These categories are used in anthropological and sociological studies to understand human diversity and population genetics.

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  • 3. 

    What region are blacks native to?

    • A.

      Jamaica

    • B.

      Sub-Saharan Africa

    • C.

      North Africa

    • D.

      Southern Italy

    Correct Answer
    B. Sub-Saharan Africa
    Explanation
    Blacks are native to the Sub-Saharan Africa region. This region is located south of the Sahara Desert and is home to a diverse population of black ethnic groups. These groups have inhabited the region for thousands of years and have developed unique cultures, languages, and traditions. Sub-Saharan Africa is often referred to as the "homeland" of black people, as it is where their ancestry and roots can be traced back to.

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  • 4. 

    What physical characteristic is peculiar to blacks? 

    • A.

      Kinky Hair

    • B.

      Dark Skin

    • C.

      Slender extremities

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Kinky Hair
    Explanation
    The physical characteristic that is peculiar to blacks is kinky hair. This type of hair is characterized by tight curls or coils, and is commonly found among individuals of African descent. Kinky hair has a unique texture and requires specific care and styling techniques. Dark skin and slender extremities are not exclusive to blacks and can be found in individuals of various ethnic backgrounds.

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  • 5. 

    What region(s) are Caucasians native to?

    • A.

      Northern England,Ireland,and Scotland

    • B.

      Europe,West Asia(The Middle East)North Africa and India

    • C.

      North America

    • D.

      Sweden

    Correct Answer
    B. Europe,West Asia(The Middle East)North Africa and India
    Explanation
    Caucasians are native to Europe, West Asia (The Middle East), North Africa, and India. This is because the term "Caucasian" refers to a racial classification that includes people from these regions. The term originated from the Caucasus region, which is located between Europe and Asia, and it was used to describe the physical characteristics of people from various ethnic groups in these areas. Therefore, Caucasians can be found in Europe, West Asia (The Middle East), North Africa, and India.

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  • 6. 

    What peoples are part the same race East Asians are?

    • A.

      Native Americans

    • B.

      Greeks

    • C.

      Egyptians

    • D.

      Jews

    Correct Answer
    A. Native Americans
    Explanation
    East Asians and Native Americans are part of the same race because they share common genetic and ancestral ties. Both groups have origins in Asia and are believed to have migrated to the Americas thousands of years ago. This is supported by genetic studies that have found similarities between the two populations. Additionally, there is evidence of cultural and linguistic connections between East Asians and Native Americans, further supporting their shared heritage.

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  • 7. 

    What is the scientific name for the white race?

    • A.

      Caucasian

    • B.

      Caucasoid

    • C.

      Europoid

    Correct Answer
    B. Caucasoid
    Explanation
    The scientific name for the white race is Caucasoid. This term is used to classify individuals with certain physical characteristics typically associated with people from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. It is important to note that race is a social construct and has no biological basis, but the term Caucasoid is used in anthropological and forensic contexts to describe a specific group of people based on certain physical traits.

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  • 8. 

    What is the Scientific name for the black race?

    • A.

      Negro

    • B.

      Negroid

    • C.

      Africoid

    Correct Answer
    B. Negroid
    Explanation
    The term "Negroid" is commonly used to refer to the racial classification of people with dark skin and African ancestry. It is important to note that racial classifications are social constructs and not based on scientific evidence. The term "Negroid" has been widely criticized for its association with outdated and offensive racial theories. It is essential to use respectful and inclusive language when discussing racial and ethnic identities.

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  • 9. 

    What are people of mixed Indigenous South/Central American and European ancestry called?

    • A.

      Mestizo

    • B.

      Indo-European

    • C.

      Hispanic

    • D.

      Latino

    Correct Answer
    A. Mestizo
    Explanation
    Mestizo refers to people of mixed Indigenous South/Central American and European ancestry. This term is commonly used to describe individuals who have both Indigenous and European heritage. It is a term that acknowledges the blending of cultures and ethnicities in the Americas, particularly in regions where colonization and intermarriage between Indigenous peoples and Europeans occurred. The term Mestizo is widely recognized and used in various countries across the Americas to describe this specific ethnic group.

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  • 10. 

    According to modern day biologists.at what percentage of a particular race is a person considered to be of that race?

    • A.

      20%

    • B.

      75%

    • C.

      100%

    • D.

      60%

    Correct Answer
    B. 75%
    Explanation
    According to modern day biologists, a person is considered to be of a particular race when they have 75% of the genetic makeup of that race. This suggests that genetic composition plays a significant role in determining racial identity.

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  • 11. 

    What is the scientific name for the race of East Asians?

    • A.

      Mongoloid

    • B.

      Oriental

    • C.

      Japoid

    • D.

      Indo-Chinese

    Correct Answer
    A. Mongoloid
    Explanation
    The term "Mongoloid" is used to refer to the race of East Asians. This term is based on the concept of racial classification that was popular in the past, which grouped people into different races based on physical characteristics. East Asians, including people from countries like China, Japan, Korea, and Mongolia, were categorized as Mongoloid due to certain shared physical features. However, it is important to note that the concept of race is now considered outdated and scientifically inaccurate, as it oversimplifies the complexity of human genetic diversity.

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  • 12. 

    Where are Mongoloids native to?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      East Asia,Oceania and the Americas

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Laos

    Correct Answer
    B. East Asia,Oceania and the Americas
    Explanation
    Mongoloids are native to East Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. This includes countries like China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Mongolia in East Asia, as well as indigenous populations in countries like Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands in Oceania. Additionally, Native American populations in North and South America also fall under the Mongoloid racial classification. Therefore, the correct answer is East Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

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  • 13. 

    The reason that many southern Europeans have a dark complexion is because they have Black African ancestry

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement that many southern Europeans have a dark complexion because they have Black African ancestry is not true. While it is true that some southern Europeans may have darker complexions due to a variety of reasons such as exposure to sunlight or genetic variations, it is incorrect to assume that it is solely because of Black African ancestry. Complexion is influenced by a combination of genetic, environmental, and cultural factors, and it varies among individuals within any given population.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these individuals are Spanish?                                                                                                                                                                                                        

    • A.

      (A)

    • B.

      (B)

    • C.

      (C)

    • D.

      (D)

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. (A)
    D. (D)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is (A) and (D).

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  • 15. 

    Which of these individuals are Cuban?                                                          

    • A.

      D

    • B.

      A

    • C.

      B

    • D.

      C

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. D
    B. A
  • 16. 

    Which of these individuals are Italian?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. B
    D. D
    Explanation
    The individuals B and D are Italian because they are the only ones mentioned in the question as being Italian.

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