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Culture quiz review

Review of key terms and phrases from our culture unit

Ways of living shared by a group of people that are passed from generation to generation Culture
A characteristic or quality of a person that is acquired and communicated through social interaction Cultural trait
Culture traits that are externally visible Surface Culture
Culture traits that are not obvious unless communicated Sub-surface Culture
Refers to someone’s cultural background or where they (or their ancestors) came from Ethnicity
The way society has chosen to categorize people based on physical characteristics such as skin color, hair type, etc. (usually based on how you look) Race
Unfair or unreasonable opinion about someone that is formed before getting to know them Prejudice
Attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner Implicit Bias
A generalization, usually exaggerated or oversimplified and often offensive, that is used to describe or distinguish a group Stereotype
Area where a cultural trait originated Cultural Hearth
Spread of cultural characteristics from the areas where they originated to new areas Cultural Diffusion
Diffusion where people physically move to a new area and take their culture with them Relocation
Diffusion where culture continuously spreads from an authority or hearth Hierarchical
Diffusion where culture is spread through contact from person to person, like a disease Contagious
Diffusion where an idea is modified or combined with another idea to create something new Stimulus
The merging of culture traits from previously separated culture groups Assimilation
Paper money originated in China, but countries today have a different form of currency than China. Example of Stimulus Diffusion
Missionaries usually tried to convert kings or tribal leaders to their religion, in the hopes that their people would follow. Example of Hierarchical Diffusion
The migration of Christianity with European settlers who came to America Example of Relocation Diffusion
A fake news story about Reeses Peanut Butter cups being pulled off the shelves in 2017 was somehow shared by nearly half a million people. Example of Contagious Diffusion
The belief in, and practice of, the domination of one social group, identified as a “race,” over another social group, identified as another “race.” Racism
An action frequently repeated to the point where they become common among a group of people Custom
A customary ceremony where the actions and wording are performed in a specific sequence or order Ritual
A special right or advantage granted to a specific person or group. In social structures, can also mean the absence of barriers that other persons or groups may have. Privilege
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