What Is Discrimination? - Definition & Examples


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Which of these is a definition of discrimination?

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1. Which of the following statements regarding anti-discrimination laws is incorrect?

2. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act) protects people from being discriminated against in the rental or sale of a home based upon all of the following except...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Do you want to better understand the characteristics of discrimination? This quiz/worksheet will test your knowledge on several of the federal laws that have been put in place to protect against discrimination in the workplace.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students can expect questions on many of the federal laws, including:

  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Civil Service Reform Act of 1978
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Title IX of Education Amendment of 1972

Skills Practiced

Students who take this quiz/worksheet will be practicing the skills listed below:

  • Reading comprehension - read the related lesson on the characteristics of discrimination and pull the key information out of it
  • Defining key concepts - define words and phrases, such as discrimination and legal discrimination, correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between the various federal laws
  • Knowledge application - answer questions about the purposes of specific federal laws using the knowledge you have gained

Additional Learning

Students who want to know more can check out the accompanying lesson Characteristics of Discrimination. It will help students accomplish these goals:

  • Define terms like discrimination and legal discrimination
  • Explain each of the federal laws against workplace discrimination
  • Distinguish each of the federal laws from one another
  • Identify the purpose of each of the federal laws
  • Learn examples of discrimination
  • Find out about Executive Order 13087