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Quiz about Xenophobe Tendencies
Quiz about Xenophobe Tendencies

Xenophobe Tendencies Trivia Quiz


Do you know people who have xenophobe tendencies? Perhaps showing them some of these quotes about xenophobia, the fear of strangers, will change their minds... hopefully. Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by Lpez. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Lpez
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
371,549
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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417
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. The 26th President of the United States, known for completing a speech after being shot, said: "Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country." Which president said this? Hint

William McKinley
George Bush
Theodore Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln

2. "Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd." Which British philosopher and mathematician said these words? Hint

Isaac Newton
William Blake
Sigmund Freud
Bertrand Russell

3. In his book "Revelation", this British writer said ""We of alien looks or words must stick together.". Which author, who also published books like "Dissolution" and "Heartstone", is this? Hint

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Michael Gilbert
Raymond Postgate
C.J. Sansom

4. Mokokoma Mokhonoana is an essayist and philosopher who once said "Using money in one's attempt to put an end to poverty is like using a border in one's attempt to put an end to xenophobia." From which country, home of Nelson Mandela, does Mokhonoana come from? Hint

Liberia
United States
Japan
South Africa

5. Which Briton, son of a Spanish journalist who bears the same name, and is an historian, said "All definitions of civilization belong to a conjugation which goes: "I am civilized, you belong to a culture, he is a barbarian."? Hint

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Roger Delgado
Martin Marquez
Pedro Richards

6. "All classes in proportion to their lack of travel and familiarity with foreign literature are bellicose, prejudiced against foreigners, fond of fighting as a cruel sport -- in short, dog-like in their notions of foreign policy."
Which author of "Pygmalion" and "Major Barbara" said this?
Hint

William Shakespeare
Samuel Beckett
George Bernard Shaw
J.D. Salinger

7. The book "Danube: A Sentimental Journey from the Source to the Black Sea", contains the quote: "History shows that it is not only senseless and cruel, but also difficult to state who is a foreigner."

Which Italian author wrote that book?
Hint

Dante Alighieri
Alessandro Piperno
Indro Montanelli
Claudio Magris

8. Anna Quindlen said "Our love of lockstep is our greatest curse, the source of all that bedevils us. It is the source of homophobia, xenophobia, racism, sexism, terrorism, bigotry of every variety and hue, because it tells us there is one right way to do things, to look, to behave, to feel, when the only right way is to feel your heart hammering inside you and to listen to what its timpani is saying."

Which prestigious prize, named after a man called Joseph and awarded since 1917, did she receive in 1992?
Hint

Pulitzer Prize
Academy Award
Nobel Prize
Golden Globe

9. Famous French writer Michel de Montaigne said "I do not believe, from what I have been told about this people, that there is anything barbarous or savage about them, except that we all call barbarous anything that is contrary to our own habits", when referring to cannibals in one of his essays.

Which term best describes the ideas of de Montaigne?
Hint

Romantic
Ancient Roman
Post-modern
Renaissance

10. "Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden."
Which prominent South African activist said these wise words?
Hint

Nelson Mandela
Desmond Tutu
George Buchanan
Mahatma Gandhi


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The 26th President of the United States, known for completing a speech after being shot, said: "Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country." Which president said this?

Answer: Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt (1858-1919), a Republican, served in a variety of positions within the U.S. government, and as a military man. Roosevelt not only served in the war against Cuba as a colonel, but also as the New York City Police Commissioner, Governor of New York, and Vice President of the United States before becoming President. His term lasted from 1901 to 1909.

During a speech promoting himself for the 1912 elections, Roosevelt was shot in the chest, but the large speech he had kept in his pocket helped block the bullet which entered his body. Disregarding this, he completed his hour and a half-long speech before going to the hospital. During his time in the hospital, the other candidates stopped their campaigning.
2. "Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd." Which British philosopher and mathematician said these words?

Answer: Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was prolific. Not only was he a remarkable philosopher and mathematician, but also spent his time as an historian, logician, social critic and political activist. He regarded himself as a pacifist, and had very liberal ideas, especially considering the time he lived in.

He went to jail during World War I, since he had anti-war and anti-imperialist ideas. He campaigned against Hitler, and later also criticized the USA for its involvement in the Vietnam War.
3. In his book "Revelation", this British writer said ""We of alien looks or words must stick together.". Which author, who also published books like "Dissolution" and "Heartstone", is this?

Answer: C.J. Sansom

Christopher John Sansom, born in Scotland in 1952, has written many novels, most of them focused on the character of lawyer Matthew Shardlake. Sansom himself was a lawyer, despite the fact that he studied history, a subject he got a PhD in. In addition to the Shardlake series, Sansom has also written other works like "Winter in Madrid" and "Dominion", both of which have political content.
4. Mokokoma Mokhonoana is an essayist and philosopher who once said "Using money in one's attempt to put an end to poverty is like using a border in one's attempt to put an end to xenophobia." From which country, home of Nelson Mandela, does Mokhonoana come from?

Answer: South Africa

According to his official website, Mokokoma Mokhonoana is a philosopher, essayist and social critic who studies human beings. He has written more than 40 essays, which are continuously posted on his site. He has also written books like "The Confessions of a Misfit" and "Divided & Conquered".
5. Which Briton, son of a Spanish journalist who bears the same name, and is an historian, said "All definitions of civilization belong to a conjugation which goes: "I am civilized, you belong to a culture, he is a barbarian."?

Answer: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

A renowned historian and professor, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, born 1950, has written many books related to the Americas, particularly about the discovery of the continent. In 2007, he was arrested and beaten up by police in Atlanta, Georgia when he engaged in jaywalking. He spent a few hours in jail before being released.
6. "All classes in proportion to their lack of travel and familiarity with foreign literature are bellicose, prejudiced against foreigners, fond of fighting as a cruel sport -- in short, dog-like in their notions of foreign policy." Which author of "Pygmalion" and "Major Barbara" said this?

Answer: George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) wrote more than 60 plays throughout his lifetime. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925 for his most notable work, "Pygmalion", for which he also received an Academy Award in 1938. "Pygmalion" has been adapted into many plays and films, such as Broadway musical "My Fair Lady".
7. The book "Danube: A Sentimental Journey from the Source to the Black Sea", contains the quote: "History shows that it is not only senseless and cruel, but also difficult to state who is a foreigner." Which Italian author wrote that book?

Answer: Claudio Magris

Claudio Magris, who was born in 1939, graduated from the University of Turin. He works as a translator and essayist, as well as being a professor of German literature. Magris has been the recipient of several notable prizes and awards, such as the Bagutta Prize, the Strega Prize, and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature, which is awarded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Art of Austria.
8. Anna Quindlen said "Our love of lockstep is our greatest curse, the source of all that bedevils us. It is the source of homophobia, xenophobia, racism, sexism, terrorism, bigotry of every variety and hue, because it tells us there is one right way to do things, to look, to behave, to feel, when the only right way is to feel your heart hammering inside you and to listen to what its timpani is saying." Which prestigious prize, named after a man called Joseph and awarded since 1917, did she receive in 1992?

Answer: Pulitzer Prize

In 1992, Anna Quindlen was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, for her columns written for "The New York Times". She was also awarded the Clarion Award in 2001 and 2002, and has received multiple acknowledgements for her journalistic work. The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 after Hungarian-American newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Even though he passed away in 1911, he left money to Columbia University so that literary and journalistic talent could be recognized.
9. Famous French writer Michel de Montaigne said "I do not believe, from what I have been told about this people, that there is anything barbarous or savage about them, except that we all call barbarous anything that is contrary to our own habits", when referring to cannibals in one of his essays. Which term best describes the ideas of de Montaigne?

Answer: Renaissance

Michel de Montaigne, known for pioneering the essay as a literary genre, influenced many of the future Renaissance and existentialist writers. Most of his essays are contained in a collection of three books simply called "The Essays". He was one of the first to think of Humanism and expressing his ideas with essays.

He followed the Roman Catholic religion, and once served as the mayor of the city of Bordeaux.
10. "Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden." Which prominent South African activist said these wise words?

Answer: Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu, along with Nelson Mandela, gained fame for standing up against Apartheid, the racist segregation act that occurred in South Africa for decades. He was also an Anglican bishop. Tutu has also been member of important international organizations, such as the United Nations, where he has worked as an advisor for the genocide prevention panel and as part of the board of directors of the International Criminal Court's Trust Fund for Victims.
Source: Author Lpez

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