Quiz

Test you understanding of key chapter concepts by working through the quiz below. To check your answer click on the orange arrow to the right. 

1. Tajfel (1978) proposed that a group is:

  1. a set of people who feel that they are a group
  2. a set of people who outsiders see as a group
  3. a set of people with a common goal
  4. a set of people with shared beliefs 

The correct answer is: a. a set of people who feel that they are a group 

2. An unreasonable or unfair dislike of something, or more usually someone, typically because they belong to a specific race, religion, or group, is referred to as:

  1. stereotyping
  2. prejudice
  3. scapegoating
  4. discrimination

The correct answer is: b. prejudice 

3. An over-simplified, generalised impression of someone or something is referred to as:

  1. a stereotype
  2. prejudice
  3. a scapegoat
  4. discrimination

The correct answer is: a. a stereotype 

4. The consideration or treatment of others based on general factors (e.g. their race, religion or some other grouping), rather than on individual merit is termed:

  1. a stereotype
  2. prejudice
  3. scapegoating
  4. discrimination

The correct answer is: d. discrimination

5. Someone who is (often unfairly) made to take the blame for something is referred to as:

  1. a scapegoat
  2. prejudiced
  3. discriminated
  4. stereotyped

The correct answer is: a. a scapegoat 

6. A stance in which an individual believes that their own race / ethnic group (or aspects of it, e.g. its culture) is superior to those of other groups is termed:

  1. ethnocentrism
  2. egocentrism
  3. ethnicentrism
  4. existentialism

The correct answer is: a. ethnocentrism 

7. The ‘FAH’ refers to a tendency whereby individuals frustrated in pursuit of their goals become aggressive. ‘FAH’ stands for:

  1. frustration-aggression hypothesis
  2. frustration-aggravating hypothesis
  3. frustration-anger hypothesis
  4. frustration- antagonism hypothesis

The correct answer is: a. frustration-aggression hypothesis

8. The social learning theory was put forward by:

  1. Bandura (1977)
  2. Freud (1939)
  3. Tajfel (1978)
  4. Allport (1954)

The correct answer is: a. Bandura (1977)

9. Goals which different groups share, but which can only be achieved by those groups working together are called:

  1. superordinate goals
  2. subdominant goals
  3. subsidiary goals
  4. subliminal goals

The correct answer is: a. superordinate goals

10. According to the social identity theory, which one of our many social identities we adopt depends on:

  1. an individual’s mood
  2. social influences
  3. the context
  4. situational factors

The correct answer is: c. the context