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Study Guide Answers

1.     What's at the heart of multicultural understanding?
     cultural diversity and mutual respect
2.     Why has the United States sometimes been called a "melting pot"?
     Americans are descendants of people who came from many different cultures.
3.     What is a "culture"?
     It's a way of life practiced by a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs.
4.     A multicultural society is one that _____________________________________________.
     contains many different cultures
5.     People who share a common culture, language, or history are known as a(n) _____________________ group.
6.     People of the same race can differ in ethnicity. True or false?
7.     What does a person's "nationality" indicate?
     It indicates that the person is a citizen of a particular country.
8.     The recorded history of the ancestry of a particular family is a(n) _____________________________.
9.     When Europeans first arrived on the shores of what is now America, they were searching for new lands to ______________________________.
10.     Anyone who enters America from another country is a(n) ____________________________.
11.     When was the first wave of immigration to America?
     between 1607 and 1830
12.     How did the British and Irish immigrants who arrived in the U.S. between 1830 and 1890 differ from one another?
     For the most part, the British immigrants were professionals, independent farmers, and skilled workers. The Irish immigrants tended to be poor dirt farmers.
13.     What were the lands of origin of most of the immigrants who came to America between 1890 and 1924?
     southern or eastern Europe
14.     What were three primary reasons people had for immigrating to America?
     They wanted to enjoy political and religious freedom. They also wanted economic opportunity.
15.     What's a "stereotype"?
     It's a general characterization of a type of people, and it's often negative, unfair, and ignorantly accepted as truth.
16.     What's "prejudice"?
     It's the act of forming an opinion about someone or something without knowing all the facts.
17.     What's "racism"?
     It's the belief that a person's qualities are influenced by his or her race, and that members of other races are not as good as members of one's own race.
18.     Hundreds of so-called "hate groups" operate in the United States. True or false?
19.     How should you react to someone who is very different from you?
     React with interest and curiosity rather than with fear and ridicule.
20.     What things can you do that will help you to better appreciate other cultures?
     Ask questions. Go to the library and read books about other cultures. Try another culture's food and listen to its music. Learn another culture's dances and study its art. Visit other countries whenever possible. Get a pen pal from another country. Enjoy cultural holidays.
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