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Woke terminology quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the terms covered in the glossary of Woke terminology in our Vocabulary section.

1. Describing someone as woke means you think they know a lot about _______ .

the internet
doing business
social injustice
a) the internet b) doing business c) social injustice

2. People described as “woke” have organized huge marches to protest against

climate change inaction
free health care
human rights activists
a) climate change inaction b) free health care c) human rights activists

3. What can we call the deliberate use of music, film, dance, literature, etc to promote social and political change?

cultural activism
cultural appropriation
cultural censorship
a) cultural activism b) cultural appropriation c) cultural censorship

4. In many European countries, which group of people has often suffered marginalization?

white people
rich people
a) white people b) rich people c) refugees

5. The abuse of power to control, exploit and marginalize the indigenous owners of a colonized land is an example of

social justice
a) social justice b) oppression c) wokeism

6. Most “woke” people reject the classification of gender into either masculine or feminine only. What is this idea that a person must be one of just two genders called?

gender duality
gender binary
gender fluidity
a) gender duality b) gender binary c) gender fluidity

7. In the USA, which group is most likely to enjoy privileges like getting a good education and top-quality health care?

white people
indigenous people
African American people
a) white people b) indigenous people c) African American people

8. Which term means fairness and equity and the end of unjust marginalization and oppression in society?

social inequality
social injustice
social justice
a) social inequality b) social injustice c) social justice

9. Which term means the defensive reactions many white people have when they're held accountable for ongoing racism in their country?

white supremacism
white fragility
white inferiority
a) white supremacism b) white fragility c) white inferiority

10. Which academic field studies the ways in which a society is shaped by concepts of race?

critical race theory
racial anthropology
racism studies
a) critical race theory b) racial anthropology c) racism studies

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.