The Race Quiz

by: wschlecht

Many of the opinions about race held by the majority of people are based on anecdotal evidence and have little scientific support. This quiz tests your understanding of race on a factual level, you might be surprised to see how little you really know about race.

  1. 1

    The English language didn't have a word for race until a Poem by William Dunbar used it to refer to a line of kings. When was this poem written?

  2. 2

    True or False: The Ancient Greeks divided people by race?

  3. 3

    True or False: There is not one characteristic, trait or gene found to distinguish all members of a race.

  4. 4

    Regarding human subspecies.

  5. 5

    The Gene for skin color has been linked with the gene for

  6. 6

    Of total possible human variation, how much exists within any local "racial" group? (for example a town in Korea populated only by Koreans)

  7. 7

    What was unique about American Slavery?

  8. 8

    The perpetuation of the concept of race as a dividing factor between humans was most likely a ___ effect?

  9. 9

    The American idea of white superiority has helped to justify all of the following EXCEPT?

  10. 10

    Race is best described as:

  11. 11

    Penguins have approximately how many times more genetic diversity than humans?

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