Cultural Survival: Maintaining Culture Despite Outside Influence


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What characteristic is common among indigenous peoples?

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1. What part of global history has threatened the survival of many cultural groups?

2. Which of the following helps cultures to survive today despite outside influence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cultural survival refers to the skill of a group which allows them to maintain their identity. This quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of the concept and causes of cultural survival.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your understanding of the following:

  • Activity that helps cultures resist identity loss
  • Benefits of indigenous tourism
  • Common characteristics of indigenous people
  • Thing which helps cultures survive today despite outside influence

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related cultural survival lesson
  • Making connections- use your understanding of the concept colonialism and the need for cultural survival
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main types of people, such as indigenous
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding indigenous tourism

Additional Learning

To learn more about indigenous people and colonialism, review the corresponding lesson on Cultural Survival: Maintaining Culture Despite Outside Influence. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understands the preservation of cultural identity
  • Identifies threats to culture
  • Defines aboriginal and indigenous people
  • Defines colonialism and cultural survival
  • Understands the importance of cultures' interaction with others
  • Understands the importance of speaking up
  • Explains the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People