Ethnocentricity: Definition & Examples


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What is ethnocentricity?

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1. Which of the following statements regarding the characteristics of ethnocentric individuals is correct?

2. Which of the following terms refers to an intense fear or hatred of people from a different racial or ethnic background, or nationality?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Questions in this quiz and worksheet will prompt you with information about characteristics of the ethnocentric, views on different backgrounds, and ethnocentric bias.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To elaborate a bit, you will be assessed on:

  • The definition of ethnocentricity
  • Values and qualities of ethnocentric people
  • A term referring to people who fear backgrounds different from their own
  • The bias of the ethnocentric

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about properties of ethnocentricism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ethnocentric bias
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding fear/hatred of other racial/ethnic backgrounds and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Continue your quest for knowledge with our accompanying lesson, Ethnocentricity: Definition and Lesson. You can utilize this lesson to learn more about:

  • What ethnocentricity is
  • Real-world examples of ethnocentricity
  • Ways in which ethnocentric people act