Cultural Dimensions Of ESOL, Part 2: Question Preview (ID: 11742)

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Which sentence is TRUE?
a) Values teach people how to act, what is right, and what is wrong in particular culture.
b) Some cultures have no values.
c) Values are static; they do not change over time.
d) I don't need to be aware of my own values. I must identify the values of my ELLs' native cultures.

Choose an example of stereotyping.
a) Haitians are lazy and uninterested.
b) Most Mexicans state they are Roman Catholics.
c) The Chinese girl felt embarrassed when she was greeted with a hug by a Venezuelan girl.
d) Most Russians are literate.

a) All of these statements relate to ethnocentrism.
b) stems from an individual's inability to see beyond his own perception of reality.
c) means literally believing one's own culture,race,way of life, and nation is the center of the world.
d) is a narrow cultural view which should be avoided in the classroom.

An example of HIGH INVOLVEMENT and LOW CONSIDERATENESS is Italian culture because, for the most part,
a) people in this culture are not bothered by others who interrupt during a conversation.
b) people in this culture speak one at a time.
c) Italy maintains a homogenous culture, so members understand the cultural beliefs and values.
d) it is a monochronic culture.

Everything listed is an example of a culture bump EXCEPT
a) feeling irritable, exhausted, and impatient with the new culture.
b) being surprised at some of the food and drinks offered in the new culture.
c) feeling embarrassed about the way someone greets you.
d) not understanding why someone was insulted by your behavior & wanting to apologize + learn from it

The aggression stage of culture shock involves
a) the sum of negative emotions felt by immigrants who are maladjusted to a new, non-native culture.
b) the excitement or enthusiasm felt by immigrants who visit a new country for a short time.
c) the hostility or depression felt by immigrants who return to their native lands.
d) minimal anxiety about the culture but lots of stress about learning the language.

A person in the recovery stage of culture shock ...
a) is just starting to adjust to the language, the host culture, and the new environment.
b) is a person who feels excitement or enthusiasm while he visits a new country for a short time.
c) feels hostile or depressed when she returns to her native land.
d) accepts the new culture as just another way of life.

Which statement is TRUE about culture shock?
a) Culture shock consists of four stages.
b) The stages of culture shock (in the correct order) are honeymoon, aggression, adjustment, recovery.
c) Culture shock is a rare phenomenon, so I probably won't see my ELLs experiencing it.
d) Culture shock is a huge problem that most immigrants can never overcome.

Which one does NOT describe how a person in the adjustment stage of culture shock feels?
a) all adjustments have been made & the individual accepts the new culture as just another way of life.
b) anxiety is high
c) person feels like he is at home
d) new language, food, culture, and habits are acceptable

The honeymoon period of culture shock...
a) is the excitement or enthusiasm felt by immigrants who visit a new country for a short time.
b) occurs after recovery and means that the individual loves the culture completely.
c) occurs after adjustment & means the individual has decided to become a citizen of the new country.
d) comes after the aggression stage and describes the relief felt whent he anxiety diminishes.

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