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California Cultures and Socioeconomic Status

1.  Socioeconomic status is related to satisfaction and stability in marriage.
A) True
B) False
2.  Low socioeconomics correlates to poverty.
A) True
B) False
3.  Human needs include clean water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing, and shelter.
A) True
B) False
4.  Social determinants of health are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources.
A) True
B) False
5.  Economic status is measured by income.
A) True
B) False
6.  Social status is measured by education.
A) True
B) False
7.  Work status is measured by culture.
A) True
B) False
8.  Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.
A) True
B) False
9.  Poverty limits access to healthy foods and safe neighborhoods.
A) True
B) False
10.  An example of a social determinant is a lack of access to quality education.
A) True
B) False
11.  An example of a physical determinant is a lack of housing.
A) True
B) False
12.  Understanding culture helps service providers avoid stereotypes and biases that can undermine their efforts.
A) True
B) False
13.  Cultural competence begins with an awareness of your own cultural beliefs and practices, and recognition that people from other cultures may not share them.
A) True
B) False
14.  Cultural competence is rooted in respect, validation and openness towards someone with different social and cultural perceptions and expectations than your own.
A) True
B) False
15.  People tend to have an ethnocentric view in which they see their own culture as the best.
A) True
B) False
16.  Acculturation is the same for everyone.
A) True
B) False
17.  The beliefs, customs, and traditions of people from other cultures are often at odds with Western medicine and its heavy emphasis on science.
A) True
B) False
18.  Acculturation is a process that occurs when two distinct cultural groups have continuous first hand contact, resulting in subsequent changes in the original cultural patterns of either or both groups.
A) True
B) False
19.  Cultural communication includes issues relating to eye contact, physical contact and personal space.
A) True
B) False
20.  The examination of one's own thoughts and feelings allows the counselor a better understanding of the cultural baggage he or she brings to the situation.
A) True
B) False
21.  One of the greatest pitfalls of the novice counselor is to undergeneralize things learned about a specific culture as therefore applicable to all members of the culture.
A) True
B) False
22.  Total belief in individualism fails to take into account the collective family community relationship which exists in many cultural groups.
A) True
B) False
23.  Therapists have to constantly compare personal cultures within the context of professional obligations.
A) True
B) False
24.  Multiracial individuals and families are one of the fastest growing populations in the U.S.
A) True
B) False
25.  The historical experiences of ethnic and minority groups in the United States are reflected in differences in economic, social, and political status.
A) True
B) False
26.  Culturally rooted traditions of religious beliefs and practices carry important consequences for willingness to seek mental health services.
A) True
B) False
27.  There is wide racial and ethnic variation in drug metabolism.
A) True
B) False
28.  Most minorities have developed a sharp sense for detecting condescension, manipulation, and insincerity.
A) True
B) False
29.  All changes in an individuals way of seeing the world result from acculturation.
A) True
B) False
30.  Ethnicity refers to a sense of identity with or belongingness in relation to a social group.
A) True
B) False
31.  Culture is learned and thought of as a way of life of a group of people with a common bond among them.
A) True
B) False
32.  Incorporating cultural values in programs may increase the credibility and perceived relevance of those programs.
A) True
B) False
33.  Cultural competence requires a thorough understanding of the local population being served by an organization.
A) True
B) False
34.  Language barriers are the most obvious potential impediment to the delivery of good quality mental health services.
A) True
B) False
35.  Sources of stress and coping skills are important and differ between groups.
A) True
B) False