Diversity Quiz



  1. Which of the following statements about Mexican immigration to the United States are accurate?

The flow of population from Mexico has not been stimulated by U.S. employers.

Mexican Americans continue to be treated as a colonized group as a result of the political and economic systems that were formed in the 19th century.

Discrimination toward Mexican immigrants declines as a sense of competition and threat between such immigrants and other racial and ethnic groups increases.

All of the above.

None of the above.

5 points  


  1. This key leader in the Chicano movement sought to protect the rights of migrant farm workers and advocated nonviolent protest, particularly the use of boycotts:

José Angel Guttiérrez.

Rodolfo Gonzalez.

Reies López Tijerina.

César Chávez.

None of the above.

5 points  


  1. Which of the following statements best describes research and data on Latino acculturation in the United States?

Second generation immigrants are more likely to speak English than their parents.

The majority of Hispanics speak Spanish only.

The majority of Hispanics speak English only or are bilingual.

Both A and B.

Both A and C.

5 points  


  1. Which of these characteristics demonstrates the third wave of mass immigration to the United States?

It began after 1965 as a result as a shift in U.S. immigration policy.

It is more diverse than previous waves of immigration.

While the number of immigrants arriving per year is higher than earlier waves of immigration, the percentage of immigrants that comprise the U.S. population is lower today than in the past.

All of the above.

None of the above.

5 points  


  1. This policy, passed in 2001, allows for long-term detention of suspects and more latitude for searches and surveillance and raised concerns about how to balance the need for public safety with individual civil liberties:

USA Patriot Act.

Executive Order 13769.

Muslim Ban.

Civil Rights Act.

All of the above.

5 points  


  1. According to sociologist Douglas Massey, which statement does NOT characterize differences between contemporary and historic assimilation patterns?

The ease and speed of modern modes of communication and transportation will maintain cultural and linguistic diversity.

Immigrants today face an economy and labor market similar to that experienced by Europeans immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Immigration today is continuous rather than cyclical.

All of the above.

None of the above.

5 points  


  1. You are a sociologist who is making an argument that traditional assimilation theory applies to recent immigrants. Which of the following statements would you include in your argument?

Contemporary assimilation will not follow the same course that it followed for European immigrants in the late 19th and early 20thcenturies.

Studies of acculturalization show that contemporary immigrants achieve English proficiency and adopt American cultural values over several generations, similar to the pattern that previous waves of immigrants followed.

Inequalities in education and income levels do not improve with each generation.

All of the above.

None of the above.

5 points  


  1. Which of the following statements about undocumented immigration is true?

Demand for cheap labor in the U.S. economy is a driving force of undocumented immigration.

Undocumented immigrants may account for up to 70 percent of the U.S. agricultural work force.

Policies such as Proposition 187 in California and SB 1070 in Arizona have aimed to reduce the flow of illegal immigration.

All of the above.

None of the above.

5 points  


  1. Which of the following statements accurately reflect studies of immigrants’ attitudes?

Immigrants are more likely to see immigration as a positive force in society than native-born residents.

Immigrants are more likely than the general public to support the idea that hard work leads to success.

Immigrants tend to believe that moral values in the U.S. are stronger in the U.S. than in their native countries.

Both A and B.

Both B and C.

5 points  


  1. Which of the following statements about immigration trends is NOT true?

Immigration follows a pattern of movement from Global South to Global North.

The direction of the flow of immigration reflects global inequalities between less-developed and more-developed nations.

Free trade policies and international agencies together have contributed to the vulnerability of peoples in less-developed nations.

All of the above.

None of the above.

5 points  


  1. Compare and contrast the Noel hypothesis and the Blauner hypothesis, using real-world examples of each hypothesis to support your discussion. Which hypothesis do you think best describes relationships among diverse social groups in our society today? Explain your answer.

10 points  


  1. You are asked to participate in a community educational forum focused on the state of race and ethnic relations in the United States. You will debate one of two positions: (1) American race relations have never been better, and racial equality has been achieved, or (2) there is more work to be done to improve race relations before we can achieve true racial equality in American society. Present an argument for one side of the debate, citing specific evidence from the course material to support your analysis.

10 points  


  1. Choose one of the modes of subsistence in society (hunting and gathering, agrarian, industrial, and postindustrial) and explain how that mode of subsistence has affected gender relations.

10 points  


  1. Discuss the role of the American Indian protest movement in shaping federal policies toward Native Americans.— 

10 points  


  1. Some scholars argue that segmented assimilation best describes the experience of contemporary immigrants, while others argue that today’s immigrants are following the traditional pathway that previous immigrants have followed. Which side of this debate do you find most convincing? Use evidence from the course material to support your argument.
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