Characteristics of Ethnic Groups - Quiz & Worksheet


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Genetically, does ethnicity exist?

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1. Which cultural trait is often the most accurate reflector of a genetic ethnic group?

2. Thanks to the United States' high degree of ethnic mixing and cohabitation, what has become the most obvious and important marker of ethnic identity in American culture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What cultural trait most accurately reflects a genetic ethnic group? This multiple-choice quiz and worksheet will check your ability to accurately answer this question and other questions related to features of ethnic groups.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll need to know:

  • Whether ethnicity exists genetically
  • What cultural trait usually accurately reflects a genetic ethnic group
  • Example of a cultural characteristic of an ethnic group
  • When it's appropriate to use the terms race and ethnicity interchangeably
  • How to switch between ethnic groups when fluid concepts of ethnic identity exist

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about traits of ethnic groups
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the terms race and ethnicity and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding whether ethnicity exists on a genetic level

Additional Learning

You can learn even more about this subject by reviewing the lesson titled Characteristics of Ethnic Groups. Here are examples of what's in this lesson:

  • Definition of what an ethnic group is
  • A look at race versus ethnicity
  • Different cultural factors used to define ethnic groups