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Sociology Ch. 10 S. 1
Name __________________________
Determine whether each statement is true or false.
1. There are no biologically pure races.
True
False
2. American society is made up of people of the same cultural background.
True
False
3. Very few societies base access to social rewards and resources on race or
ethnicity.
True
False
4. Ethnicity and race are two words that mean the same thing.
True
False
5. It is not easy to classify people into clear-cut racial categories.
True
False
6. Individuals who share a common cultural background and a common sense of
identity are known as an ethnic group.
True
False
7. A minority group is a category of people who share physical characteristics or
cultural practices that result in the group being denied equal treatment.
True
False
8. Race as a biological classification is of little use to sociologists.
True
False
9. No particular skin color, physical feature, or ethnic background is by nature
superior or inferior.
True
False
10. All Jewish people are thought to form one ethnic group despite the fact that
they do not live in the same country.
True
False