What’s the difference between equity and equality? How familiar are you with terms like BIPOC, gender nonconforming and cultural appropriation? You can find out by taking the quiz below. There are 37 questions in total.

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1) A three-story office building does not have a working elevator. This is an example of:

Eurocentrism

Ableism

Cisgender

Anti-racism

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2) Andrew, a 70-year-old grandfather of 6, signs up to go skydiving. When the day comes, the instructor laughs and asks Andrew if he really wants to participate at his age. This is an example of:

Ableism

Misogyny

Ageism

Cultural appropriation

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3) A heterosexual woman participates in a Pride parade and actively advocates for LGBTQ+ rights in the workplace. This woman is a(n) _____ to the LGBTQ+ community.

Ally

BIPOC

Ableism

Colorblind

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4) What does BIPOC stand for?

Bisexual, Intersectional People of Color

Black, Indigenous and People of Color

Black, Intersectional Persons of Culture

Bisexual, Indigenous and Persons of Culture

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5) Denying the Holocaust is an example of:

Anti-racism

Classism

Colorblind

Anti-semitism

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6) Someone whose gender identity and expression line up with their birth-assigned sex is:

Transgender

Cisgender

Intersex

BIPOC

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7) _________ is actively opposing discrimination based on race by advocating for changes in political, economic, and social life.

Anti-racism

Discrimination

Classism

Colorblind

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8) Discrimination on the basis of socioeconomic status is:

Ageism

Ableism

Gaslighting

Classism

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9) “It doesn’t matter if you’re Black, White, or Green. All of my students are the same: I don’t see color.” This quote is an example of what?

Gender Identity

Colorblind

Discrimination

Ethnocentrism

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10) What is cultural appropriation?

A term used to describe the taking over of creative or artistic forms, themes, or practices by one cultural group from another.

An identity term for a person who is attracted to people of all genders: men, women, transgender individuals, and genderqueers.

Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.

The idea that multiple identities intersect to create a whole identity.

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11) Discrimination is:

The prejudicial treatment of different people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.

Judging another culture solely based on the standards and values of one’s own culture.

Refers to the unquestioned and unearned set of advantages, entitlements, benefits and choices bestowed on people solely because they are White.

A form of stereotyping based on preconceived ideas about a person’s character.

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12) Ethnocentrism is:

A term used to describe the taking over of creative or artistic forms, themes, or practices by one cultural group from another.

A form of psychological manipulation in which a person or a group covertly sows seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them question their own experience(s).

Judging another culture solely based on the standards and values of one’s own culture.

Refers specifically to the ways in which institutional policies and practices create different outcomes for different racial groups.

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13) What’s the difference between equality and equity?

Equality means everyone is given the same resources; Equity means that everyone is given the resources that they need to succeed.

Equity means everyone is given the same resources; Equality means that everyone is given the resources that they need to succeed.

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14) _________ favors European cultural norms and excludes the realities and experiences of other cultural groups.

Eurocentrism

Gaslighting

Institutional racism

Intersectionality

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15) A form of psychological manipulation in which a person or a group covertly sows seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them question their own experience(s).

Discrimination

Gaslighting

Intersectionality

Ableism

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16) What is the Gender Binary?

A person’s innate sense of their own gender.

A social construction of gender in which there are two distinct and opposite genders: male/masculine/men and female/feminine/women.

Refers specifically to the ways in which institutional policies and practices create different outcomes for different racial groups.

Behavior or gender expression by an individual that does not match masculine and feminine gender norms.

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17) Gender Identity is:

A person’s innate sense of their own gender. This may include identities on either end of the gender binary, somewhere in-between or outside the gender binary.

Actively opposing discrimination based on race by advocating for changes in political, economic, and social life.

A social construction of gender in which there are two distinct and opposite genders: male/masculine/men and female/feminine/women.

Judging another culture solely based on the standards and values of one’s own culture.

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18) Which of the following best describes the term, “Gender Non-Conforming”?

A behavior or gender expression by an individual that does not match masculine and feminine gender norms.

A social construction of gender in which there are two distinct and opposite genders: male/masculine/men and female/feminine/women.

Someone whose gender identity and expression line up with their birth-assigned sex.

An identity term for a person who is attracted to people of all genders: men, women, transgender individuals, and genderqueers.

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19) What refers specifically to the ways in which institutional policies and practices create different outcomes for different racial groups?

Classism

Institutional Racism

Eurocentrism

Microaggressions

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20) A learned fear and self-hatred of one’s own identity or identity group based on the acceptance of oppressive stereotypes, attitudes, and beliefs about their identity group is known as:

Ageism

Oppression

Cisgender

Internalized Oppression

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21) Which term describes the idea that multiple identities intersect to create a whole identity (gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, etc.)?

Discrimination

Pansexual

Intersectionality

Misogyny

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22) Layla, a Muslim woman who wears a hijab, avoids traveling by plane due to the stares and negative attention from other passengers. The passenger’s judgemental actions are examples of:

Anti-Semitism

Islamophobia

Ableism

Classism

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23) Microaggressions are...

The everyday verbal and nonverbal whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.

A term used to describe systems, relations, or behaviors which disadvantage groups or individuals through formal institutions or informal attitudes and behaviors.

A learned fear and self-hatred of one’s own identity or identity group based on the acceptance of oppressive stereotypes, attitudes, and beliefs about their identity group.

A form of psychological manipulation in which a person or a group covertly sows seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them question their own experience.

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24) Which of the following is a term used to describe systems, relations, or behaviors which disadvantage groups or individuals through formal institutions or informal attitudes and behaviors?

Ableism

Oppression

Discrimination

Pay Equity

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25) A person who is attracted to people of all genders likely identifies as:

Pansexual

Heterosexual

Transgender

Cisgender

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26) The practice of compensating employees the same when they perform the same or similar job duties, while accounting for other factors, such as their experience level, job performance and tenure with the employer is:

Pay Equity

Equality

Racial Profiling

Eurocentrism

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27) When someone from a non-marginalized group professes support and solidarity with a marginalized group in a way that either isn't helpful or that actively harms that group, this is known as:

Xenophobia

Cisgender

Gaslighting

Performative Allyship

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28) A form of stereotyping based on preconceived ideas about a person’s character based on their race.

Anti-racism

Misogyny

Racial profiling

Internalized Oppression

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29) A person whose gender identity does not align with the gender they were assigned at birth is:

Cisgender

Transgender

Pansexual

Eurocentric

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30) The unquestioned and unearned set of advantages, entitlements, benefits and choices bestowed on people solely because they are White:

White Privilege

Xenophobia

Internalized Oppression

Classism

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31) Xenophobia is:

Refers specifically to the ways in which institutional policies and practices create different outcomes for different racial groups.

When someone from a non marginalized group professes support and solidarity with a marginalized group in a way that either isn't helpful or that actively harms that group.

A system of oppression that works against the young and the old and values individuals of a particular age range.

A system of oppression based on the fear, hatred or mistrust of that which is foreign, especially strangers or people from different countries or cultures.

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32) Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.

Misogyny

Xenophobia

Anti-semitism

Oppression

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33) Critical Race Theory is...

A term used to describe the taking over of creative or artistic forms, themes, or practices by one cultural group from another.

The idea is that race is a social construct, and that racism is not merely the product of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and policies.

A form of stereotyping based on preconceived ideas about a person’s character.

Judging another culture solely based on the standards and values of one’s own culture.

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34) A University is under scrutiny for a lack of diversity on campus. The University does not change any of its admission policies or resources, but begins using photos of Black students in their marketing materials to give a superficial appearance of equality. This is an example of:

Tokenism

Critical Race Theory

Classism

Intersectionality

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35) What does the acronym, LGBTQIA+, stand for?

Lesbian, Gay, Black, Tokenism, Queer/Questioning, Indigenous, Asexual, plus

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, plus

Lesbian, Gender Identity, Black, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Ally, plus

Lesbian, Gender Identity, Bisexual,Tokenism, Queer/Questioning, Indigenous, Ally, plus

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36) Which of the following communities are subject to the Model Minority Myth?

LGBTQIA+

Black Communities

Asian Communities

Women

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37) The social, economic, and political systems that collectively enable white people to maintain power over people of other races is known as…

Internalized oppression

Intersectionality

Patriarchy

White Supremacy

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