Mexican-American Symbolic Knowledge

'IQ' stands for 'intelligence quotient.' A person's IQ is supposed to be a measure of that person's intelligence: the higher the IQ number, the greater the intelligence. This is inaccurate, however, since it assumes that we are all the same culture, race and have the same values. Please take your time in answering this test. It is more important to understand the question from a Mexican-American perspective and not your own. Have fun!!!

Question 1:Two women, starting at the same point, run in opposite directions for 4 kilometros, turn left and run another 3 kilometros. What is the distance between them?
5 kilometros
25 kilometros
10 kilometros

Question 2:In the spanish alphabet, which vowel comes midway between a and f, j and n, n and o, and q and t?
ch, none, none, rr
none, ll, n, none
ch, ll, n, rr

Question 3:La Virgen de Guadalupe represents a Mexica-Chicano National Symbol or is she just a religious saint?
Her significance is minimal because she vut one of literally hundreds of manifestations of the Virgin Mary in Europe and the Americas
She did not have a profound impact on the development of the Mexican-Chicano people
She represents a symbol because she is the mother of our 'raza'

Question 4:Chicano sociology can serve as a corrective for the many misconceptions and erroneous characterizations which have been perpetrated by the sociology of Mexican-Americans. Define 'Chicano':
A Mexican that is 'American', their culture is accepted to the extent that it has been Americanized, sanitized, sterilized and made safe for democracy
A person of Mexican ancestry living in the United States, whether a recent arrival or native to the Southwest
Chicanos are not a recent immigrant group but native to the Southwest and the American continent, the relationship between Chicanos and the dominant society becomes one, not of a voluntary basis but of an indigenous people and an invading nation

Question 5:The concept of machismo has recently come into popular usage in American society. Define machismo:
The exclusive domain of Mexican or Latino culture
Viewed as a pathological force tat pervades and colors all aspects of social life, especially relations between the sexes
Connotes masculinity, physical prowess, or male chauvinism

Question 6:Chicano Culture: What does this symbol mean? . .
The Vermuda triangle-an individual that is willing to go to the dangerous extreme of excitement and enjoyment
This symbol is not related to the Chicano Culture
'my crazy life'-crazy and willing to do practically anything to gain acceptance from peers regardless of risks involved

Question 7:Where did the term 'Compadre' come from?
Dates back to the early postconquest period in Mexico where a widespread epidemics led to massive native depopulation, leaving many orphaned children
A very closed friend that you enjoy spending time with
A social function term when you baptize your child in the Catholic religion

Question 8:Traditional social scientist failed to recognize that:
Chicanos are recent immigrants
Chicanos are native to the Southwest
Chicanos initial entrance into society, like other immigrants was voluntary

Question 9:How does social-science literature summarize Mexican-Americans?
future oriented

Question 10:How do Chicanos view themselves in the U.S. historical process?
Chicanos have no influence over the history of the U.S as they are a newly arrived immigrant group
Chicanos are a traditionally unchanging society that has not created any mutualist society, political blocks or social networks
Chicanos view themselves as participants for they are inseparable from history

This Quiz has been designed by Leti Galindo.