Race Literacy Quiz

Question 1 of 14

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Members of a race can be identified by their:

Select one of the following:

  • Blood Group

  • Skin Color

  • Ancestry

  • Genes

  • All of the above

  • None of the above

Question 2 of 14

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Which species has the most genetic variation?

Select one of the following:

  • Humans

  • Chimpanzees

  • Penguins

  • Fruit Flies

  • Elephants

Question 3 of 14

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Which two populations are most likely, on average, to be genetically similar?

Select one of the following:

  • Italians and Ethiopians

  • Senegalese and Kenyans

  • Italians and Swedes

  • Chinese and Lakota (Sioux)

  • Saudi Arabians and Ethiopians

Question 4 of 14

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Which continent has the greatest human genetic diversity?

Select one of the following:

  • Europe

  • Asia

  • South America

  • Africa

  • North America

Question 5 of 14

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The characteristic that Greeks felt distinguished them from “barbarians” was:

Select one of the following:

  • Religion

  • Skin Color

  • Language

  • Customs

  • Hairiness

  • Intelligence

Question 6 of 14

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Which of the following was NOT an important reason why African slavery first took root in North America:

Select one of the following:

  • As non-Christians, they had no legal protections

  • They were skilled semi-tropical farmers

  • The supply of indentured servants from Europe was becoming unreliable

  • They were deemed innately inferior

  • Unlike Native Americans, they were resistant to European diseases

  • They couldn’t easily run away

Question 7 of 14

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When Jamestown colonist John Rolfe traveled to the Court of London in 1619 with his new wife Pocahontas, it caused a scandal because:

Select one of the following:

  • An Englishman had married an Indian

  • Christian had married a heathen

  • Pocahontas, a princess, married beneath her by marrying a commoner

  • Londoners had never seen an Indian before

Question 8 of 14

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In America, the rise of the idea of white supremacy was tied most directly to:

Select one of the following:

  • Indian Removal

  • Slavery

  • The Declaration of Independence

  • The U.S. Constitution

  • Ancient Greece

Question 9 of 14

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Which was NOT introduced to Indians by whites?

Select one of the following:

  • An Indian Identity

  • Democracy

  • Identity by "blood quantum"

  • Horses

  • Measles

Question 10 of 14

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Of the $120 billion in home loans underwritten by the federal government between 1933 and 1962, what percentage went to white homeowners?

Select one of the following:

  • 45%

  • 64%

  • 75%

  • 88%

  • 98%

Question 11 of 14

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Which of the following is NOT a result of federal government policies?

Select one of the following:

  • Redlining

  • Urban Renewal

  • Deterioration of Inner Cities

  • Affirmative action quotas

  • The wealth gap between black and white families.

Question 12 of 14

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Today, the net worth of the average white family is how much compared to the average Black family?

Select one of the following:

  • Three times as much

  • Eight times as much

  • Half as much

  • Twice as much

  • The same

Question 13 of 14

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According to a 1993 study, 86% of suburban whites lived in a community where the Black population was:

Select one of the following:

  • Less than 5%

  • Less than 10%

  • Less than 1%

  • More than 10%

  • More than 15%

Question 14 of 14

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Which is NOT an example of a government racial preference program?

Select one of the following:

  • 1964 Civil Rights Act

  • 1862 Homestead Act

  • 1790NaturalizationAct

  • 1934 Federal Housing Administration

  • 1935 Social Security Act

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Race Literacy Quiz

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Developed by California Newsreel in conjunction with the Association of American Colleges and Universities, this quiz challenges many notions about race that we take for granted, including its basis in biology, its history as a concept and its social impact. This exercise will help shift the focus of discussion from individual acts of racism to structural conditions.

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