Quiz for Chapter 17
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What sets of beliefs usually involve judgements about the superiority and inferiority of different races?
Answer: A (Page 433)
2. What is reserved as a privileged identity in London, England?
Answer: C (Page 428)
3. What notion of kinship is measured through the genetic material of an individual?
a) interpersonal kinship
b) genetic bond
c) biological ance stry
d) genetic kinship
Answer: D (Page 419)
True or False Questions
1. The application of scientific racism was limited to colonial situations
Answer: False (Page 421)
2. Most social scientists treat the concept of race as a social construct.
Answer: True (Page 416)
3. Carmichael and Hamilton saw institutional racism as overt, in contrast to individual racism, which they regarded as covert.
Answer: False (Page 434)
Fill in the Blank Questions
1. The ________ of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries sought to demonstrate that race was a valid, scientific concept.
Answer: race scientists Page: 416
2. All human populations are ________ genetically similar.
Answer: 99.9 per cent (Page 419)
3. ________ refers to the social and political processes by which racial groups are socially constructed based on perceived physical differences related chiefly to ethnicity.
Answer: Racialization (Page 420)
Short Answer Questions
1. What is convenience sampling?
Answer: Convenience sampling is a non-probability sampling technique in which research subjects are chosen because they are close at hand.
2. What is institutional racism?
Answer: Institutional racism is a term used to account for attitudes and practices that lead to racist outcomes through unquestioned bureaucratic procedures
3. What does genetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA tell us about genetic variation?
Answer: Genetic analysis provides no evidence of genetically-distinct racial clusters, and indicates a limited and recent amount of genetic variation in human populations.