Signs of Life in the U.S.A. Test | Final Test - Easy

Sonia Maasik
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the common definition of racial profiling?
(a) Using race to determine who is subjected to surveillance or searches.
(b) Coaches using race to select student athletes.
(c) Cops using race to incarcerate people.
(d) Jury using race to determine the outcomes of criminal trials.

2. Which game did become the American pastime, according to the textbook authors?
(a) Volleyball.
(b) Baseball.
(c) Basketball.
(d) Football.

3. What does American soccer mainly focus on, according to David Kamp in "America's Spaz-Time?"
(a) Fun over competition.
(b) Soccer moms and their time with children.
(c) Competition over fun.
(d) Winning and big money.

4. What does the essay "The Boys on the Bus," by Gary Smith, examine?
(a) Role of culture in rallying people in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
(b) Role of sports in rallying people in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
(c) Role of parents in rallying people in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
(d) Role of schools in rallying people in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

5. What is the sign represented by cubicles in an office, according to Daphne Spain?
(a) Corporate structure.
(b) Employee culture.
(c) Cooperative working.
(d) Open communication.

6. Which cultural icon's life is a rags to riches story, according to Mark Caldwell?
(a) Aunt Jemima.
(b) Martha Stewart.
(c) Lara Croft.
(d) Jackie Kennedy Onnasis.

7. What was the purpose of the builders of the world Trade Center, according to Eric Boehlert?
(a) Construct a symbol of American life.
(b) Build the greatest landmark in the world.
(c) Clean up the neighborhood and make money from the rentals.
(d) Build the highest landmark in New York.

8. Where are the hottest items in a store located?
(a) Interior of the store.
(b) Center of the store.
(c) Close to the sales counter.
(d) Fifteen paces from the door.

9. What was the cross-cultural issue faced by Feng Chen in his English composition class?
(a) He had to adapt new individualistic values due to English composition.
(b) He had to adapt new communication style in his English composition class.
(c) He had to adapt new grammar requirements in his English composition class.
(d) He had to adapt new style of writing due to English composition.

10. What is the essay "Unnatural Selection" about?
(a) Use of genetic engineering in sports to make a super athlete.
(b) Use of steroids in sports to make a winning athlete.
(c) Use of computer engineering to create robotic sports.
(d) Use of gene selection to make a super female athlete who wins over the male counterpart.

11. Which sports are linked to the working class, according to the textbook authors?
(a) Boxing and baseball.
(b) Golf and sailing
(c) Golf and tennis.
(d) Golf and soccer.

12. What does "I" signify, according to Fan Shen?
(a) It stands for the identity.
(b) English communication style.
(c) It stands for the individualistic culture.
(d) English language writing and communication.

13. What is an example of a gender specific game cited by the author Jennifer Scanlon?
(a) Sweet Valley High.
(b) High School Musical.
(c) Loaded Questions.
(d) Clue.

14. How does the beauty myth affect women?
(a) Women are trapped by the professional image.
(b) Women are trapped by body image.
(c) Women's health is affected by the harmful chemicals in beauty products.
(d) Women learn from pop culture that beauty is a myth.

15. What does Bell Hooks write about in her essay "Baby?"
(a) Her choice of a brown doll just like her.
(b) How she disliked the brown dolls.
(c) Her preference for a white doll.
(d) How she enjoyed playing with dolls.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the eligibility rules that are long over due, according to Frank Deford?

2. Which sports are the leisure activities of the upper class, according to the textbook authors?

3. Which character is a computer-created icon, according to N'Gai Croal and Jane Hughes?

4. What is the point made by Michael A. Mesner in his essay on sports and gender relations?

5. Which of the following is true, according to Frank Deford?

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