Chapter 5 Review Questions and answersx

1. Define the term prejudice.
 Favorable or unfavorable feeling toward a person,
place, or thing, prior to or not based on, actual fact.
 A prejudgment based on insufficient data
2.Give example of a “positive” prejudice and a
“neutral” prejudice. How might these turn into
“negative” prejudice
 Positive prejudice: a teacher judging a student based
on the sterling reputation of an older sibling.
 Neutral prejudice: usually involves prejudgment of
something, not some ones (I hate rice!).
 These prejudice can become negative when they
prevent us from keeping an open mind about a person
or even an object.
3. What is the ultimate source of prejudice?
 The home is the central school for learning prejudice.
Parents pass on their own biases to their children…
4. When is prejudice sinful and wrong?
Negative prejudice is sinful and wrong when:
 it threatens the rights of people,
 it is illogical or exhibits stereotypes,
 it resists new information and refuses to change when
confronted with the truth.
5. Define the term “stereotype.” Give some
examples of stereotypes related to your own
ethnic background.
 Stereotype is an oversimplified generalization about
some aspect of reality.
 Answers to the second part will vary.
6. Why do people exhibit prejudice toward
persons with a homosexual orientation? Why is
this wrong?
 Ignorance is the most common reason
 This type of prejudice is wrong because:
 Homosexual person does not have a choice.
 Every person is a child of God, a brother and sister to
 The Church condemn any form of in justice, oppression,
or violence against homosexuals.
7. Give the five stages of prejudice. Give an
example of each.
 Antilocution: jokes, seemingly innocent remarks that
can be racist….
Avoidance: avoid sitting with an elderly person
Discrimination: excluding people from certain
physical attack: attack someone who is homosexual
Extermination: the holocaust, the Killing Field in
8. What is sexism? Why is it wrong? How does it
encourage other prejudices in boys? Girls?
 Misguided belief that one sex is superior to the other
by the very nature of things.
 Sexism can convince boys that they are superior to girls
and thus superior to anyone else who is different
 Girls affected by sexism can be tempted to identify
some group that they feel superior to.
9. Discuss the meaning of these terms: feminism,
patriarchy, glass ceiling
 Feminism is the belief that the sexes are equal and
should be treated equally.
 Patriarchy refers to the institutionalized belief that
men should dominate women who they feel are
inferior to them.
 The lass ceiling effect refers to women being able to
advance only so far in their job in wages, employment
and promotion
10. What is ageism? Give an example
 Ageism is prejudice manifested against elderly people.
11. Discuss two specific Church teachings that tell
us that prejudice and discrimination are wrong.
 Vatican II’s Church in the Modern World states that
every type of discrimination is to be overcome and
eradicated as contrary to God’s intent. Catechism of
the Catholic Church reminds us that all people are to
enjoy equal dignity as members of God’s creation.
12. What is anti-semitism?
 Anti-semitism is prejudice against Jewish people.
13. Discuss five specific biblical teachings that
show the immorality of prejudice.
 Do assignment on page 115

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