GACE Behavioral Science: Race, Ethnicity & Religion Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is ethnic cleansing practiced?

Question 2 2. During the Holocaust, the Nazis killed millions of people because they were Jewish. This is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 3 3. A basic distinction between 'race' and 'ethnicity' is that race is based on _____, whereas ethnicity is defined by _____.

Question 4 4. The _____ states that social stratification has beneficial consequences for the operation of society.

Question 5 5. Which of the following socially-constructed categories is considered an ethnicity?

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Question 6 6. A typically exaggerated and/or oversimplified belief about a certain group of people is known as a(n) _____.

Question 7 7. Charlotte is a rigid thinker, obeys authority, sees things in black and white, and believes in a hierarchical structure of society. She strongly believes that Americans are better than people from other countries. Her thinking is an example of _____.

Question 8 8. Denying or restricting the rights of a person due to their membership in a certain group is an example of _____.

Question 9 9. Decades ago, the U.S. government prohibited marriage between a black person and a white person. The government had an anti-_____ law.

Question 10 10. A university traditionally offers fewer scholarships to students from lower-income families than to those from higher-income families. The university also has the tendency to pay its immigrant employees less than it pays native-born workers, though neither of these behaviors are part of official university rules. This university engages in _____ discrimination.

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Question 11 11. What does the U.S. Census Bureau project the country's racial makeup will look like by 2042, if current trends continue?

Question 12 12. The _____ theory tells us that people engage in prejudice toward an out-group in order to boost their own self-esteem and to make the group they identify with more appealing.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is TRUE about the effect of social subordination on minority groups in the U.S.?

Question 14 14. Bert worries about losing his status in the company when he notices his female colleagues getting promoted. As a result, he feels justified in making sexist statements about women. This is an example of _____.

Question 15 15. Laura is from Costa Rica. She married José who is from México, where they currently live. Now that Laura lives in México, she has integrated elements from the Mexican culture into her daily life. This is an example of _____.

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Question 16 16. How does ethnic division play out in many large American cities, like New York City?

Question 17 17. The _____ theory asserts that children are taught to be prejudiced through cultural norms.

Question 18 18. Which of the following is the best example of prejudice?

Question 19 19. A specific police officer thinks that African-Americans are more likely to commit crimes, so he purposefully stops African-American drivers more often than individuals of other races. This is known as _____ discrimination.

Question 20 20. An individual who spends $100,000.00 on a vehicle would fit the term _____.

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Question 21 21. In Chile, about half of the population is of European descent, while much of the remaining half is mixed. This is an example of a _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following refers to a shared cultural tradition and heritage?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements about scapegoat theory is FALSE?

Question 24 24. The legal separation of groups of people is called _____.

Question 25 25. Today, sociologists use the term _____ to refer to ranking based on various dimensions of social inequality.

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Question 26 26. How do ethnic competition and ethnic domination differ?

Question 27 27. Minority groups are characterized by _____.

Question 28 28. Social class for Weber included power and prestige in addition to _____.

Question 29 29. In Karl Marx theory of social stratification, the _____ are the owners of the means of production, while the _____ are the workers.

Question 30 30. When two or more groups coexist in the same place, it is called _____.

GACE Behavioral Science: Race, Ethnicity & Religion Chapter Exam Instructions

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