UExcel Sociology: Race and Ethnicity in Society Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Which of the following socially-constructed categories is considered an ethnicity?

Question 3 3. One out of _____ African-American men has been incarcerated at some point in his life.

Question 4 4. What does the U.S. Census Bureau project the country's racial makeup will look like by 2042, if current trends continue?

Question 5 5. 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 6 6. Many African Americans speak this English dialect, which is historically linked to the pidgin language of the first generation of Africans in America.

Question 7 7. This series of state and local laws kept African Americans from enjoying full privileges and protections after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Question 8 8. The _____ theory asserts that children are taught to be prejudiced through cultural norms.

Question 9 9. 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 _____.

Question 10 10. A basic distinction between 'race' and 'ethnicity' is that race is based on _____, whereas ethnicity is defined by _____.

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Question 11 11. Decades ago, the U.S. government prohibited marriage between a black person and a white person. The government had an anti-_____ law.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is TRUE about the effect of social subordination on minority groups in the U.S.?

Question 13 13. Denying or restricting the rights of a person due to their membership in a certain group is an example of _____.

Question 14 14. Which of the following is the best example of prejudice?

Question 15 15. 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.

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Question 16 16. During the 1960s, _____ was an influential leader in the Civil Rights Movement for equality in the U.S.

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. Which of the following statements about scapegoat theory is FALSE?

Question 19 19. When two or more groups coexist in the same place, it is called _____.

Question 20 20. 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.

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Question 21 21. A typically exaggerated and/or oversimplified belief about a certain group of people is known as a(n) _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following is TRUE about the estimated 10 million Africans who were transported across the Atlantic Ocean by European slave traders in the 17th and 18th centuries?

Question 23 23. Minority groups are characterized by _____.

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

Question 25 25. During the Holocaust, the Nazis killed millions of people because they were Jewish. This is an example of a(n) _____.

UExcel Sociology: Race and Ethnicity in Society Chapter Exam Instructions

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