Race refers to considered important by a society, and ethnicity refers to -
a. biological traits; cultural traits
b. cultural traits; biological traits
C. differences; what we have in common
d. what we have in common; differences
a. biological traits; cultural traits
People of Hispanic ancestry make up what share of the U.S.
population? -
a. 42.5 percent
b. 32.5 percent
C. 22.5 percent
d. 12.5 percent
d. 12.5 percent
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A minority is defined as a category of people who -
a. have physical traits that make them different.
b. are less than half the society's population.
C. are defined as both different and disadvantaged,
d. arc below average in terms of income.
C. are defined as both different and disadvantaged,
In this country, four states now have a "minority majority." Which of the following states is not one of them? -
a. California
b. Florida
C Texas
d. New Mexico
b. Florida
Research using the Bogardus social distance scale shows
that U.S. college students -
a. are less prejudiced than students fifty years ago.
b. believe that Arabs and Muslims should be kept out of the country.
C. have the strongest prejudice against African Americans,
d. All of the above arc correct.
a. are less prejudiced than students fifty years ago.
Prejudice is a matter of ______ and discrimination is a matter of ______ -
a. biology; culture
b. attitudes; behavior
c. choice; social structure
d. what rich people think; what rich people do
b. attitudes; behavior
The United States is not truly pluralistic because -
a. part of our population lives in "ethnic enclaves."
b. this country has a history of slavery.
c. different racial and ethnic categories are unequal in social
standing.
d. All of the above are correct.
c. different racial and ethnic categories are unequal in social
standing.
Which term is illustrated by immigrants from Ecuador learning to speak the English language? -
a. genocide
b. segregation
c. assimilation
d. pluralism
c. assimilation
During the late 1400s, when the first Europeans came to the Americas, Native Americans -
a. followed shortly thereafter.
b. had just migrated from Asia.
c. came on ships with them from Europe.
d. had inhabited this land for 30,000 years.
d. had inhabited this land for 30,000 years.
Which is the largest category of Asian Americans in the United States? -
a. Chinese American
b. Japanese American
c. Korean American
d. Vietnamese American
a. Chinese American