Prejudice, Discrimination & Stereotypes: Definitions & Examples


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A typically exaggerated and/or oversimplified belief about a certain group of people is known as a(n) _____.

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1. Which of the following is the best example of prejudice?

2. Denying or restricting the rights of a person due to their membership in a certain group is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to assess your knowledge of the meanings of the terms prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes. You will be quizzed on definitions and types of discrimination.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Terms used to describe:
    • A belief about a group of people
    • A feeling about a person that is based on their membership in a group
    • When a person's rights are denied due to their membership in a group
  • Type of discrimination shown by a single person
  • Type of discrimination occurring within an organization

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the ways in which people are judged based on the group or groups they are part of
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as prejudice and stereotype
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the two major types of discrimination

Additional Learning

To learn more about these terms, review the accompanying lesson called Prejudice, Discrimination & Stereotypes: Definitions & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Use an example to illustrate how people belong to groups
  • Define the term 'stereotype'
  • Show how stereotypes can be positive or negative
  • Discuss prejudice by providing a definition and examples
  • Describe discrimination by defining the term and providing an example
  • Relate the two types of discrimination