Devry SOCS350 week 1 quiz 2017 (Score 100%)


Question 1. 1.(TCOs 1 & 2) Those members of society whose cultural understandings and backgrounds are different from one another and from the dominant culture are _____. (Points : 10)

ethnic groups

racial groups

White ethnics

culturally different

racial/ethnic communities

Question 2. 2.(TCOs 1 & 2) Collections of persons from common racial or ethnic backgrounds who share common cultural interests are _____. (Points : 10)

a race

culturally diverse

a culture

culturally different

racial/ethnic communities

Question 3. 3.(TCOs 1 & 2) Evaluating cultural differences in relationship to one’s own cultural standards is _____. (Points : 10)






Question 4. 4.(TCOs 1 & 2) This category of people is comprised of Caucasians of Northern or Western European origins, are predominantly Protestant, and hold the majority of political and economic power: (Points : 10)

White ethnics.

Subordinate group.



Ethnic group.

Question 5. 5.(TCO 8) In all industrial societies, majority and minority groups are arranged in layers reflecting their relationships with one another. These layers are also called: (Points : 10)






Question 6. 6.(TCO 1) A negative way of thinking based on irrational evaluations about members of a particular group is _____. (Points : 10)






Question 7. 7.(TCO 8) Unlike the majority group, most minority groups recognize and understand: (Points : 10)

cultural differences.

differences among members of the other group.

differences among members of their own group.

a different culture as “their own.”

the value of hard work.

Question 8. 8.(TCO 8) According to Robert Merton, a person who believes single mothers are financially unstable and thus refuses to rent apartments to them, is a: (Points : 10)

unprejudiced nondiscriminator.

prejudiced nondiscriminator.

prejudiced discriminator.

unprejudiced discriminator.

gender discriminator.

Question 9. 9.(TCO 1 & 2) Prejudice is defined as: (Points : 10)

a negative way of thinking based on irrational evaluations about members of a particular racial group.

a negative way of thinking based on irrational evaluations about members of a different gender.

a negative way of thinking based on irrational evaluations about members of a different sexual orientation.

a negative way of thinking based on rational evaluations about members of a particular group.

a negative way of thinking based on irrational evaluations about members of a particular group.

Question 10. 10.(TCO 1 & 2) Marginalization is defined as

(Points : 10)

the process of diminishing the value, importance, contributions, or attributes of a category of people.

the process of gentrification.

the displacement of inner-city residents due to urban renewal.

seating minorities near the kitchen and “on the margins” in restaurants.

societal triage.

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