Diversity

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Would someone please check my answers
to make sure I've chose the best possible answer?

1. An example of ________ can be found
in the gradual immersion of early
Irish immigrants and their descendants
across decades as they become a part
of and contributed to the middle
class American mainstream.

A. cultural adaptation
B. acculturation
C. assimilation
D. cultural pluralism


2. A child who recently arrived in
America from Bosnia has begun
requesting more pizza and Coke
suppers than she did six months
ago. She is now pressuring her
parents to allow her to go to
the American movies. This activity
signals the process of:

A. absorption
B. emergence
C. adoption
D. acculturation


3. Which one of the following is an
example of cultural pluralism?

A. A Muslim child from Afghanistan likes
to listen to American "Top Forty"
songs on the radio.

B. Chinese immigrants living in
Chinatown and Cubans living in
Miami's Little Havana maintain
their unique cultural communities.

C. A third generation Italian becomes
CEO of General Motors.

D. A non English-speaking man who
recently arrived from Peru enrolls
in night classes to learn English.

4. Hispanic, French, and Italian
families commonly engage in
hugging, patting, and behaviors
of affectionate familiarity.
These physical contacts characterize
a __________ culture.

A. high-context
B. low-context
C. self-contained
D. medium context


5. Communication by telephone calls,
business letters, office memos,
e-mail, and face-to-face dialogues
are representative traits of a/an
__________ culture.

A. technological
B. integrated
C. low-context
D. progressive


Here are my answers. Please let me know
which ones you seem to think I have wrong.

1. (C) assimilation

2. (D) acculturation

3. (B) Chinese immigrants living in
Chinatown and Cubans living in
Miami's Little Havana maintain
their unique cultural communities

4. (A) high-context

5. (C) low-context

Thank you for taking the time to help check my answers. Please let me know which ones that you seem to think are wrong.

  • Diversity -

    Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. They seem to be correct. It would be useful to know how your textbook described high-, medium- and low-context.

  • Diversity -

    I agree with SraJMcGin -- all seem to be correct, depending on what "high-context" and "low-context" mean.

    =)

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