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What is Xenophilia?

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Unlike its opposite xenophobia, xenophilia is defined by which of the following attitudes toward foreign people?

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1. A xenophile isn't necessarily interested in actual foreign people; rather, his perspective is based on which of the following?

2. When one feels a sense of guilt or revulsion related to his own culture, he is likely experiencing what sociological phenomenon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With so many different world populations moving and migrating, xenophilia and other broadly defined attitudes toward foreigners are subjects of increasing interest. This quiz and lesson define and describe xenophilia and its contributing factors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To help you assess your knowledge of xenophilia, this quiz covers the following topics:

  • Defining features of xenophilia
  • Negative feelings that trigger xenophilia
  • Basis of xenophilia
  • Practice of adopting foreign behaviors, views, and practices

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned and the insight you've gained on xenophilia
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can review the lesson on xenophilia and understand the main points and concepts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain some of the positive and negative aspects of xenophilia

Additional Learning

To learn more about this social phenomenon, review the lesson What is Xenophilia? The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the inherent problems with xenophilia
  • Explain the superficial reasoning behind some cases of xenophilia
  • List some reasons people reject their own culture
  • Describe the negative consequences of embracing aspects of foreign cultures
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