This cultural health and skill assessment is statistically valid and reliable as long as you answer honestly and without outside resources. It measures your cultural health and skill against the principles of Cultural Mastery. The assessment is graded on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the ultimate cultural master. Upon completion, you’ll get all your scores in your five-page personalized Cultural Assessment Insight Guide.

Time: 20 to 30 minutes. You must complete it in one sitting.

Privacy: We process all data through a secure server, and your data is private. No one else will see your answers. We use this data to provide you with an honest understanding of your cultural health and skill.

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Cultural Assessment Insight Guide
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1. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being a true cultural master, what do you believe is your present level of cultural skill?
2. Of the following people groups, which do you most closely identify with? (These are in alphabetical order, not in any order of importance as that is not possible.)
3. Of the following groups, with which do you have the most difficulty connecting?
4. With which generational group do you find it most difficult to connect?
5. How frequently do you feel uncomfortable in the workplace in relationships with people of a different gender than your own?
6. How frequently do you feel uncomfortable in the workplace in relationships with people of a different sexual orientation than your own?
7. How many meetings of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce have you attended in the past year outside of your own ethnicity? (For example, if you are African-American and attended two meetings of the local Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and one meeting of the Asian Chamber of Commerce, you would put 3. The mainstream regular Chamber of Commerce doesn’t count.)
8. How many true friends do you have who are outside of your own ethnicity? This does not include work associates. This is friends outside of work whom you consider a true friend and with whom you have meaningful relationship and communication.
9. Which best describes your level of comfort in discussing culture and cultural distinctions?
10. Which is most true for you. (A real friend is someone with whom you have consistent and meaningful relationship.)
11. Which is most true for you?
12. For many people, the 2016 and 2020 U.S. Presidential elections were very divisive. How many of your friendships were negatively impacted by this division?
In this section, we’re going to ask you about stereotypes and ways of thinking. We understand that this may create some sensitivity but please answer the questions honestly. Again, your answers are private and will not be shared with any third-parties, including your employer.
1. Which statement do you believe is most accurate?
2. How often do you engage in biased or stereotypical thinking? (For example, thinking things like, “Puerto Ricans are lazy and want a handout” or “Black men are violent” or “Asian people are smart” or “Colombians sell drugs” or “White men are arrogant and privileged” or “Latin women are sexy” or “Southerners are backward” or anything along these lines.)
3. How often do you label people? This means saying things like, “Oh, those people are just stupid” or “Those people are gang bangers” or “Those people are hillbillies”, or, “Man, he’s an idiot.” etc.
4. How often do you use derogatory terms to describe people different from yourself? (here are a few examples in alphabetical order: Chink, Cracker, Nigger, Spic, Queer, Gringo, Pendejo, etc.)
5. A few years ago on Halloween, the President of the University of Louisville, dressed up as a Mexican in a sombrero and poncho. He was criticized sharply by many for doing so and was forced into cultural sensitivity training and eventually lost his job. Which do you believe is most true about him. He was…
6. How often would you say you “poke fun of” or “put down” other people different from yourself? (This may be saying something like, “Oh, those gay men are so dainty” or “Wow, those heavy set Mexican women must eat a lot of burritos” or “I won’t eat Chinese food because Chinese people are dirty and may be feeding me a cat instead of chicken.”)
7. If you are in a meeting with several people you know, and you see a new person who is of a different ethnicity or social class from yourself, what would you typically do?
8. Sometimes, people say derogatory or demeaning things about others to family members, close friends or close associates that they would never say publicly. How true is this of you?
9. Deep inside your soul do you believe that there are people of certain groups or ethnicities that are more qualified for certain jobs than others? (For example, men are more qualified than women to lead large organizations, women make better executive assistants, Dominicans are better baseball players, Blacks are better basketball players, minorities make better Diversity and Inclusion leaders, etc.)
10. How often have you refused to engage with, provide coaching to, or provide services to, people different from yourself because you just didn’t want to deal with it? (For example, not baking a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, not renting to a person with a criminal background, not doing business with someone of a different political ideology than your own, not being willing to mentor a person of a different sexual orientation or political ideology.
1. To how many foreign countries have you traveled?
2. If you have traveled to a foreign country, or were to do so in the future, which best describes your typical approach to travel?
3. If you knew you were being served worms in Vietnam what would you do?
4. Other than a funeral or wedding, how many times in the last five years have you attended a place of worship of another religion just to learn more about them or to visit with a friend who invited you?
5. When you meet a new immigrant in your own country, what is your typical approach to them?
6. When you travel outside of your home country, to what degree are you sensitive about cultural differences?
7. How many foreign languages do you speak well outside of English?
8. How intentional are you about attending ethnic cultural events outside your own culture in your local community?
9. How many times have you danced to music at a party in the last two years that was of an ethnic genre outside of your own ethnicity? (For example, if you are African-American, dancing to vallenato music from Colombia at a party would qualify.)
10. In the past when you have gone to an ethnic cultural event, ethnic business meeting, or traveled to another country, how did you prepare for that time?
1. Of those you lead from other countries or backgrounds than your own, what percentage of them do you truly and deeply admire.
2. How often do you think to yourself, or say to another person, something like, “Oh, those people are …”
3. Can you clearly articulate the cultural motivations of the people who follow your leadership?
4. How often do you seek to collaborate with people significantly different from yourself? (This does not include when required in your work environment by a superior.)
5. How many times in the last year have you donated your own resources (time, money or expertise) to help a person, or group of people, of a different race or ethnicity to grow and prosper.
6. How do you respond to the following statement: “The best leaders treat all people equally.”
7. If you were a parent and your child decided to marry someone from a completely different ethnicity, social class, race or religion, or of their gender, how accepting would you be?
8. Which do you believe is most true?
9. Have you ever said something about someone of another culture or race and then wondered if it was OK or not?
10. Has someone else ever said something to you about your culture that you found personally offensive?

Bonus Leadership Question

Of those people you lead from diverse backgrounds from your own, with what percentage do you enjoy deep mutual cultural endearment? (This means you have a deeply personal relationship in which you know each other’s cultures well, have mutual cultural admiration and endearment, and frequently share in cultural activities or conversations.)
Our understanding of cultural terms is important to our ability to understand and manage culture. Please answer the questions below to measure the depth of your knowledge of cultural terms. If you really don’t know an answer, please don’t guess or google the answer as that will skew the accuracy of the assessment.
1. The word “bigotry” means…
2. The term “cultural appropriation” means…
3. There are three types of bias, they are:
4. Norms in a culture are…
5. Which word most best describes the root cause of bias?
6. What is enculturation?
7. What is social justice?
8. Which best describes gentrification?
9. What is LatinX?
10. What is a xenophile?
Our knowledge of world cultures is indicative of our level of cultural curiosity. Please answer the questions below to measure the depth of your cultural knowledge. If you really don’t know an answer, please don’t guess or google the answer as that will skew the accuracy of the assessment.
1. In which country is it considered taboo to write someone’s name in red ink?
2. In which country is camel fighting a spectator sport?
3. In which country is belching sometimes considered a compliment after a meal?
4. With which country is the musical genre of bachata most associated?
5. In which country should you never eat food with your hands?
6. In which country does giving flowers with yellow blooms signify deceit or breaking up of a relationship?
7. What is Diwali in India?
8. In which country do they hold Championship Boot Throwing Competitions?
9. In which country is it generally prohibited to work on Sundays?
10. Of the slaves who were shipped to the Western Hemisphere during the slave trade years, where did the majority of them end up?
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