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1

According to the text, diversity refers to?

Race, Gender, individual & cultural differences.

2

Culture refers to?

Languages, Beliefs, & Rules

3

Maria is a member of the "baby-boom generation." Unlike the children of today, she was not born
into the digital world but learned the language as well as the new technology later in life. Thus,
we can refer to Maria as a __________?

Digital Immigrant

4

Racial and ethnic minorities now make up approximately ___ of the U.S.

1/3

5

Approximately ___ of respondents identified themselves as members of more than one race in
the 2000 U. S. Census.

About 33 percent.

6

According to Marshall McLuhan, technological advances have transformed our social world into a?

Global Village

7

s a global business, IBM finds that it must adapt to local cultures and practices. This blending of global and local ideas and practices is referred to as?

Glocalization

8

Chapter One addresses a number of different reactions to our changing cultural landscape. Which of the following reactions is most likely to lead to cultural misunderstandings and conflict?

Cultural Cruise Control

9

The term "melting pot" is most closely associated with?

Assimilitaion

10

The image of a quilt made up of many different colors reflects which of the following views of
diversity:

Pluralism

11

Dimensions of diversity?

Are found within groups, individuals, and they can also be hidden or visible.

12

_____ _____ refer to people who are "native speakers" of the language of computers, video
games, and the Internet, while the term _____ _____ refers to those people who were not born
into the digital world but learned about the new technology later in life.

Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

13

In Chapter One, the author emphasizes the importance of developing a _____ perspective,
meaning a view of the world and our place in it.

Global Perspective

14

Generally, high school dropouts and college graduates vary in their ability to access and use
information and communication technologies. This gap is known as the _____ _____.

Digital Divide

15

Malcolm assumes that his values, norms, and beliefs are universal. When he interacts with others, he is oblivious to any number of cultural differences. Malcolm's inability to react and adjust
effectively to different cultural situations is described in Chapter One as _____ _____ _____.

Cultural Cruise Control

16

What is Cultural Cruise Control?

It is when we act as though our own values, beliefs, and experiences are universal.

17

What is Global Perspective?

View of the world and our place in it.

18

What is digital divide?

the gap between people with regard to their ability to access and use information/communication technologies.