Higher Education

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Principles of Sociology: Canadian Perspectives - Chapter 08

Instructions: Click on the radio button beside your answers below. When you've completed the entire quiz, click the "Submit my answers" button for your results.

Question 1:


a) ethnic category
b) visible ethnicity
c) ethnic community
d) visible minority

Question 2:


a) emotional ties between kinship type individuals; patterns of social interactions
b) a consequence of a class society; natural
c) natural; a characteristic of an industrial society
d) a consequence of a class society; patterns of social interaction

Question 3:


a) symbolic ethnicity
b) ethnic group boundary
c) split labour market
d) internal colonialism

Question 4:


a) symbolic ethnicity
b) ethnic group boundary
c) split labour market
d) emergent identity approach

Question 5:


a) they take jobs with lower pay since it is still higher than they would have received in their homeland
b) they often do not know the Canadian laws and their labour rights
c) they are often relieved to have some autonomy so the pay rate is not as much of a concern
d) it is learned pattern behaviour; they are often exploited at home as well

Question 6:


a) 7
b) 15
c) 30
d) 55

Question 7:


a) in the twentieth century, Canada was not considered a cultural hodgepodge
b) attitudes toward immigration have always been positive
c) an increase in Asian immigrants was experienced in the last two decades
d) there has been a significant increase in the number of total imigrants since 1980

Question 8:


a) the government has not supported the idea of French signs through out Canada
b) it weakens the French culture by forcing French-speakers to learn English
c) the legislation actually translates into the Quebecois having to learn English
d) the government has failed to have French speaking government workers as promised

Question 9:


a) the majority of workers in a company had to be bilingual
b) any business illustrating a strong commitment to French culture would get a tax break
c) English and French would be taught in school starting in grade three
d) French would be the official language of work, commerce, and business in Quebec

Question 10:


a) ethnocentrism
b) discrimination
c) prejudice
d) both b and c

Question 11:


a) the objective categories of ethnicity used in the census
b) a sense of group membership on the basis of religion, language, or history
c) the imposition of a racial label on a minority by a powerful majority
d) the fragmented and pluralistic nature of ethnicity

Question 12:


a) assimilation
b) amalgamation
c) segregation
d) integration

Question 13:


a) Discrimination
b) Ethnocentrism
c) Racism
d) Systemic discrimination

Question 14:


a) institutional discrimination
b) racism
c) ethnocentrism
d) prejudice

Question 15:


a) discrimination
b) ethnocentrism
c) prejudice
d) racism