Practice Quiz for
Ethnic Identification Process

No. of Questions= 8

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1 Which of the following statements is true regarding the practice of assigning ethnic/racial identity to others?
a) It rarely has any effect because people are only affected by the identity that they choose for themselves.
b) It virtually never occurs.
c) neither of the above
2 During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the U.S. federal government restricted legal rights of:
a) Native Americans
b) Jewish Americans
c) German Americans
d) none of the above
3 People in political power usually define their own ethnic/racial group as being superior and others as being inferior. In the U.S., this has been done by:
a) enacting laws that assure equal rights and privileges of members of all groups
b) using popular literature, films, and the mass media to portray themselves as good, intelligent, pretty, and successful while others were portrayed negatively
c) neither of the above
4 The portrayal of African Americans in films and the press during the first half of this century resulted in which of the following?
a) After generations of unfavorable images, many African Americans came to define themselves negatively.
b) There was a widespread perception by Whites that African Americans are good, intelligent, pretty, and successful people.
c) both of the above
5 Which of the following statements is true regarding widespread negative images of minorities in America?
a) Only African Americans have had this experience.
b) This has only been a problem in our past history.
c) No European American group has been described with negative images.
d) none of the above
6 During the 19th century, new ethnic groups were created by European colonial administrations among their indigenous subjects in order to:
a) make it easier to rule them
b) help them gain pride in their own identity
c) ease the conscience of the colonial powers
7 Some ethnic groups essentially have been created by themselves for the rational goal of gaining political and economic power through unity. Based on what you learned in the tutorial, what American ethnic group did this since World War II?
a) Chinese Americans
b) Irish Americans
c) Latinos
8 India, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea originally were created by European colonial powers out of diverse native ethnic groups that did not see themselves as sharing a common nationality. The reason these colonies (now nations) were created was to:
a) make it easier to control the diverse ethnic groups
b) help the diverse ethnic groups live together peacefully
c) win the good will of their indigenous colonial subjects



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