Assessment Instructions

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Privacy: Please answer all questions honestly as all answers are private and run over a secure server. No one will ever see your individual responses. We understand there are some very personal questions but you have our full assurance as to the privacy of the data and it is only used to provide you with an honest understanding of your cultural acumen. This being said, you do have the option of not sharing your name or email address if you prefer.

Measurement: This is a professional assessment that is statistically valid and reliable. It measures your cultural skill set against the principles of Cultural Mastery.  The assessment is graded on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the ultimate cultural master.

Time: The assessment takes most people from 20 to 30 minutes to complete so please allocate enough time to take it. You must finish it in one sitting as we do not set cookies to allow you to come back and restart where you left off.

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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. How frequently do you feel uncomfortable in the workplace in relationships with people of a different gender than your own?
5. How frequently do you feel uncomfortable in the workplace in relationships with people of a different sexual orientation than your own?
6. With which generational group do you find it most difficult to connect?
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 Presidential election was very divisive and many people lost friends due to strong beliefs one way or another. How many friends did you either lose, delete from your social media, get deleted from by them, or the friendship generally suffered as a result?

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 is most accurate.
2. How often do you use stereotypes or think stereotypically about other people? (For example, have you ever thought something like, "Puerto Ricans just want a handout" or "Black men are violent" or "Asian people are smart" or "Mexicans are hard workers" or "White men are angry and think they are better than everyone else" or "Latin women are sexy" or anything along those 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. In 2016, 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. 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 business 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. How would you define the word "empathy"?
10. How would you best define the word "bigotry?"

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. Of the following cultural or sociological authors and leaders, of which one(s) have you read a book? The book must have been read by your own volition, not as part of an assignment in school. (Not an article, an entire book written by one of the following authors.) (Pick all that apply. If none apply, leave without checking any.)

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. If asked, could you clearly articulate the personal 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 different ethnic backgrounds from your own, with what percentage do you enjoy true mutual love and endearment? Please be honest.

Our understanding of cultural terms is important to our ability to manage culture. 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 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?