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R. Cultural Diversity
#2. Know that many different peoples with diverse backgrounds (cultural, racial, ethnic, linguistic), make up our nation today.
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One of the more notable characteristics of the United States is its cultural diversity. Its population consists of individual and groups who have different cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
- Which of the following definitions most closely describes APARTHEID?
A. affirmative action
C. the former South African policy of racial segregation
D. westward expansion
- CENSUS takers
A. do a population survey every 10 years.
B. take 10 years to cover the entire United States.
C. are looking for evidence of illegal activity.
D. are directed to inspect dwellings.
- The word BIAS relates to all of the following EXCEPT
A. strong preference for or against
B. being impartial
C. being prejudiced
D. making judgments based on feelings rather than facts
- The word DIVERSITY means
B. minority problems.
D. ethnic prejudice.
- CULTURAL DIVERSITY is best described as
A. differences in ethnic, religious or racial background.
B. differences in social class or economic status.
C. differing tastes in music.
D. functional illiteracy.
- NATURALIZATION means
A. making people feel comfortable.
B. citizenship conferred upon children of American parents.
C. citizenship conferred upon children born in the U.S.A.
D. the process by which foreigners become American citizens.
- STEREOTYPE is
A. hi-fi equipment.
B. electronic campaigning.
C. a characteristic image.
D. a political slogan.
- An IMMIGRANT is best described as someone
A. not born in the United States.
B. entering the United States illegally.
C. who leaves his or her native country to live in another country.
D. wandering from country to country.
- The word MINORITIES is most accurately described as
A. people who are under 18.
B. groups whose numbers are not as numerous as others.
C. people who are less fortunate than others.
D. people who are foreign born.
- ETHNIC refers to
A. one's heritage and background.
B. one's religious affiliation.
C. light-skinned people.
D. those who are not Americans.
- PREJUDICE is all of the following EXCEPT:
A. an unfriendly and emotional attitude
B. often not based on the truth
C. something we are born with
D. comes from the Latin word meaning to prejudge
- CULTURAL refers to
A. working in a garden.
B. the beliefs, customs, arts and institutions of a people.
C. liking classical music.
D. having expensive tastes.
- SIGNIFICANT means
A. of little importance.
B. having great effect.
- INTEGRATION means
B. neighborhood watch.
- Some see our country as a MELTING POT where immigrants from many countries blend to become one American nation. Others see it as a SALAD BOWL because
A. salad bars are very "in".
B. many immigrants are vegetarians.
C. most immigrants plan to return home.
D. immigrants today retain many of their native traditions.
- NATIVE AMERICANS are
A. African Americans.
B. the first white settlers.
C. the American Indians.
D. the western pioneers.
- WESTWARD EXPANSION can take credit for ALL BUT
A. the transcontinental railroad.
B. vast new areas for cattle and grain.
C. gold and silver mines.
D. the protection and preservation of the American Indian's way of life.
- In VOTING one should BE INFLUENCED by all of the following EXCEPT a candidate's
A. previous voting record.
B. social class.
C. reputation for honesty.
D. reputation for hard work.
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