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16.3: Vocabulary Workbook

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    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\): Unit 1

    Match the vocabulary word on the left with the meaning on the right.

    1. _____Culture a. the division of humankind based on physical characteristics, ancestry, etc.
    2. _____Society b. state of being male or female
    3. _____Race c. a person’s identity in relation to their sexual attractions
    4. _____Ethnicity d. characteristics that make up who a person is
    5. _____Gender e. profession or career, usually earned after training or education
    6. _____Sexual Orientation f. customs, traditions, arts, institutions, etc. of a people or group
    7. _____Socioeconomic Status g. something that describes or identifies a person, place, or thing
    8. _____Identity h. group that has the same national or social traditions
    9. _____Profession i. position in society based on money
    10. _____Descriptors j. a group or people living together and sharing customs, laws, etc.
    Exercise \(\PageIndex{2}\): Unit 2

    Create your own sentence with each vocabulary word. Check your sentences with a partner.

    1. knowledge:

    2. belief:

    3. custom:

    4. tradition:

    5. habit:

    6. community:

    7. region:

    8. law:

    9. organization:

    10. ethnic group:

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{3}\): Unit 3

    Use the words and phrases from Unit 3 to complete the sentences below. Practice with a partner!

    1) In the U.S. and other Western countries, __________________ is a celebrated idea.

    2) Many European cities have both historic and ____________________ architecture.

    3) ____________________ means that the group is more important than the individual.

    4) Do you believe in a ____________________, or are you agnostic?

    5) Taking off shoes before entering a home is the _________________________ in Japan.

    6) Different cultures have different ideas of ___________________, or raising children.

    7) My family was very traditional, so my mother’s role was homemaker.

    8) A ______________ I’ve had since childhood is to “knock on wood” to stop bad luck.

    9) _______________________ is important for people who believe in the spirit and soul.

    10) In Japan, osechi is a ____________________ meal eaten on New Years Day.

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{4}\): Unit 4

    Circle the synonyms (words that have the same or similar meaning) for each vocabulary word. There are TWO!

    1) government a. administration b. laws c. leadership
    2) politics a. president b. affairs of state c. diplomacy
    3) vote a. elect b. poll c. popular
    4) legislation a. presentation b. law c. rules
    5) citizen a. native b. resident c. a watch
    6) economy a. school subject b. financial c. wealth
    7) conservative a. traditionalist b. right-wing c. left-wing
    8) liberal a. progressive b. right-wing c. left-wing
    9) democracy a. elective gov’t b. dictatorship c. republic
    10) (political) party a. gathering b. group c. affiliation
    Exercise \(\PageIndex{5}\): Unit 5

    Match the vocabulary word on the left with the meaning on the right.

    1) _____history a. investigating sources to find an answer to a problem
    2) _____ethnic group b. a disagreement, argument or fight, usually between two groups
    3) _____diverse c. the number of people in a region or area
    4) _____population d. people who share the same cultural background or ancestry
    5) _____(cultural/ethnic) minority e. variety; different types of something
    6) _____to get along (with) f. to have a friendly relationship with someone
    7) _____research g. the study of past events
    8) _____dialect h. a relatively small group of people living within a larger group
    9) _____artifact i. any object made by humans
    10) _____conflict j. language that is special to a certain area
    Exercise \(\PageIndex{6}\): Unit 6

    Create your own sentence with each vocabulary word. Check your sentences with a partner.

    1) sex (in contrast to gender)

    2) cultural

    3) biological

    4) LGBT(QIAPK)

    5) gender gap

    6) inequality

    7) gender role

    8) gender equal

    9) attain

    10) empowerment

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{7}\): Unit 7

    Use the words and phrases from Unit 7 to complete the sentences below. Practice with a partner!

    1) The religion of Muslims is ____________________.

    2) ____________________ members sometimes have strange religious beliefs.

    3) There are real dangers to religious fanaticism, or ____________________.

    4) I don’t believe or disbelieve in God, so I guess you can say I’m _________________.

    5) The largest religious belief in the world is ____________________.

    6) A campaign to make a big change in religious beliefs is called a ________________.

    7) A system of faith and worship is called ____________________.

    8) A _____________ is a widely held but simplified view of a cultural or ethnic group.

    9) My best friend isn’t religious, but she definitely believes in ____________________.

    10) What special ____________________ does your culture do to celebrate weddings?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{8}\): Unit 8

    Circle the antonyms (words that have a different meaning) for each vocabulary word. There is ONE answer!

    1) institution a. organization b. association c. ending
    2) reform a. maintain b. preserve c. change
    3) literacy a. ability to read b. illiteracy c. ability to write
    4) diploma/degree a. resume b. certificate c. credentials
    5) disparity a. imbalance b. balance c. discrepancy
    6) urban a. countryside b. city b. metropolitan
    7) socioeconomic a. money b. finances c. starvation
    8) vocational school a. hotel b. trade school c. job training
    9) academic a. scholastic b. scholarly c. informal
    10) disproportionate a. uneven b. equal c. unequal
    Exercise \(\PageIndex{9}\): Unit 9

    Match the vocabulary word on the left with the meaning on the right.

    1) _____identity a. a division or class or people or things
    2) _____inclusion b. adapting to a new culture, but still holding on to some parts of the original culture
    3) _____acculturation c. fully absorbing and becoming a part of a new culture
    4) _____assimilation d. to reduce the population of one area
    5) _____integration e. intent to inflict physical pain or other type of harm
    6) _____categories f. to exclude someone from a group or society
    7) _____ostracize g. characteristics that determine who or what a person or thing is
    8) _____geopolitical h. relating to politics that are influenced by areas or regions
    9) _____threat i. combine two things so they become a whole
    10) _____depopulate j. to become part of a whole (group, culture, etc.)
    Exercise \(\PageIndex{10}\): Unit 10

    Create your own sentence with each vocabulary word. Check your sentences with a partner.

    1) healthy:

    2) nutrition:

    3) fat (n):

    4) diet:

    5) carbohydrate:

    6) aborigine:

    7) cuisine:

    8) fast-food culture:

    9) vegetarian:

    10) survival:

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{11}\): Unit 11

    Use the words and phrases from Unit 11 to complete the sentences below. Practice with a partner!

    1) Gucci and Versace are considered ____________________.

    2) Every Halloween, a cultural ____________________ offends people.

    3) These sunglasses are made for men, but they look very ____________________.

    4) There are S, M, and L sizes, but I am so small that I need a __________ size.

    5) Tomboys are females that are act very ____________________.

    6) I don’t like ___________________ or “off-the-rack” clothing because it’s not original.

    7) Shoes, boots, and sandals are all types of ____________________.

    8) Did you see the new “body positive” __________________ models in the magazine?

    9) What is a current fashion ____________________ in men’s clothing?

    10) A man that is concerned with style and fashion is known as a _________________.

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{12}\): Unit 12

    Circle the synonyms (words that have the same or similar meaning) for each vocabulary word. There are TWO!

    1) recreation a. work b. fun c. leisure
    2) athletics a. sports b. leisure c. contests
    3) Africa a. a group of countries b. people c. a continent
    4) wrestle a. boxing b. grapple c. fight
    5) occupy a. controlling b. fighting c. taking over
    6) attribute a. connected to b. taste c. credit
    7) compete a. equality b. try to win c. challenge
    8) championship a. group of teams b. contest c. winner
    9) league a. collection of people b. baseball c. group of teams
    10) uniform a. clothing b. outfits c. hats
    Exercise \(\PageIndex{13}\): Unit 13

    Match the vocabulary word on the left with the meaning on the right.

    1) _____pop culture a. relating to the entire world
    2) _____consumer b. people, places, and things that are popular in a country
    3) _____melting pot c. a person or thing that is an important symbol
    4) _____global d. a place that has many people from different cultures
    5) _____commercialism e. what is considered usually or common in a country or area
    6) _____emigrate f. changing to fit into a new culture or environment
    7) _____norms g. focus on making money by selling as many products as possible
    8) _____engrained h. a person who buys products
    9) _____adaptation i. to leave one’s home country to live in another country
    10) _____icon j. to firmly establish in a person or culture
    Exercise \(\PageIndex{14}\): Unit 14

    Create your own sentence with each vocabulary word. Check your sentences with a partner.

    1) cultural intelligence

    2) critical thinking

    3) globalization

    4) xenophobia

    5) diversity

    6) emotional intelligence

    7) cultural sensitivity

    8) intolerance

    9) static

    10) enlightened


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