How Much Do You Know About Race And Ethnicity? Trivia Quiz

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Race and Ethnicity Educational Package Quiz
Brittany Clark
Gen Ed 130-19X


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ethnicity refers to:

    • A.

      Race

    • B.

      Place of origin

    • C.

      Personality

    Correct Answer
    B. Place of origin
    Explanation
    Ethnicity refers to a person's place of origin. It is a term that describes a person's cultural background, including their nationality, heritage, and ancestral roots. It is different from race, which primarily focuses on physical characteristics, and personality, which relates to an individual's behavioral traits. Ethnicity encompasses a broad range of factors such as language, customs, traditions, and shared experiences that shape a person's identity based on their geographical or cultural origins.

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  • 2. 

    Pure races exist.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Pure races exist" is false. The concept of "pure races" suggests that there are distinct, separate groups of people with no genetic mixing. However, genetic studies have shown that human populations have always been diverse and have intermixed throughout history. There is no scientific basis for the existence of pure races.

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  • 3. 

    WASP stands for:

    • A.

      White anglo-saxon protestant

    • B.

      Women are special people

    • C.

      Whites against slavery protocol

    Correct Answer
    A. White anglo-saxon protestant
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "white anglo-saxon protestant." This acronym, WASP, refers to a specific cultural and ethnic group in the United States, typically associated with individuals of English descent who are Protestant. The term is often used to describe the dominant social and cultural group in American society, particularly in the past.

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  • 4. 

    What is the number one predicting variable that a child will live in poverty?

    • A.

      Race/ethnicity

    • B.

      Number of siblings child has

    • C.

      Sex of the head of household

    • D.

      Parent's race/ethnicity

    Correct Answer
    C. Sex of the head of household
    Explanation
    The sex of the head of household is the number one predicting variable for a child living in poverty. This suggests that households headed by females are more likely to be in poverty compared to households headed by males. This could be due to various factors such as gender wage gaps, single-parent households, and limited access to resources and opportunities for women.

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  • 5. 

    The Matthew Effect states that:

    • A.

      It takes money to make money

    • B.

      Girls repress their emotions

    • C.

      Anyone can succeed if they try hard enough

    • D.

      Worship leads to success

    Correct Answer
    A. It takes money to make money
    Explanation
    The Matthew Effect states that it takes money to make money. This means that individuals who already have wealth or resources are more likely to accumulate even more wealth and resources. This is because they have access to opportunities, investments, and networks that can help them grow their wealth. On the other hand, individuals who do not have initial resources or financial stability may find it more difficult to generate wealth and break out of the cycle of poverty. This concept highlights the unequal distribution of wealth and the advantages that come with having financial resources.

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  • 6. 

    The group with the highest number of people in poverty is:

    • A.

      African-Americans

    • B.

      Native-Americans

    • C.

      Caucasians

    • D.

      Asians

    • E.

      Latinos

    Correct Answer
    C. Caucasians
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Caucasians. This is because Caucasians make up the largest racial group in the United States, comprising over 60% of the population. While poverty affects individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, the sheer size of the Caucasian population means that they have the highest number of people living in poverty.

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  • 7. 

    Most people in the military are rich.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Most people in the military are rich" is false. While it is true that military personnel receive a salary and benefits, it does not mean that they are all rich. In fact, many military members come from diverse economic backgrounds and may face financial challenges like anyone else. Additionally, the military provides opportunities for individuals from all socioeconomic levels to serve their country, regardless of their wealth. Therefore, it is incorrect to assume that most people in the military are rich.

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