Sociology Chapt. 10

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  • 1. 
    Sociologists have identified five basic properties of a minority group. Which of the following is not one of those properties?
    • A. 

      Unequal treatment

    • B. 

      Physical traits

    • C. 

      Ascribed status

    • D. 

      Cultural bias

  • 2. 
    The largest racial minority group in the United States is
    • A. 

      Asian Americans

    • B. 

      African Americans

    • C. 

      Native Americans

    • D. 

      Jewish Americans

  • 3. 
    Racism is a form of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • B. 

      Discrimination

    • C. 

      Prejudice

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 4. 
    Suppose that a White employer refused to hire a qualified Vietnamese American but hires an inferior White applicant. This decision is an act of
    • A. 

      Prejudice

    • B. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • C. 

      Discrimination

    • D. 

      Stigmatization

  • 5. 
    Suppose that a workplace requires that only English be spoken, even when it is not a business necessity to restrict the use of other languages. This requirement would be an example of
    • A. 

      Prejudice

    • B. 

      Scapegoating

    • C. 

      A self-fulfilling prophecy

    • D. 

      Institutional discrimination

  • 6. 
    Working together as computer programmers for an electonics firm, a Hispanic woman and a Jewish man overcome their initial prejudices and come to appreciate each other's strengths and talents. This scenario is an example of
    • A. 

      The contact hypothesis

    • B. 

      A self-fulfilling prophecy

    • C. 

      Amalgamation

    • D. 

      Reverse discrimination

  • 7. 
    Intermarriage over several generations, resulting in various groups combining to form a new group, would be an example of
    • A. 

      Amalgamation

    • B. 

      Assimilation

    • C. 

      Segregation

    • D. 

      Pluralism

  • 8. 
    Alphonso D' Abruzzo changed his name to Alan Alda. His action is an example of
    • A. 

      Amalgamation

    • B. 

      Assimilation

    • C. 

      Segregation

    • D. 

      Pluralism

  • 9. 
    In which of the following racio or ethnic groups has one teenager in every six attempted suicide?
    • A. 

      African Americans

    • B. 

      Asian Americans

    • C. 

      Native Americans

    • D. 

      Latinos

  • 10. 
    Advocates of Marxist class theory argue that the basis for racial subordination in the United States lies within the capitalist economic system. Another representation of this point of view is reflected in which of the following theories?
    • A. 

      Exploitation

    • B. 

      Functionalist

    • C. 

      Interactionist

    • D. 

      Contact