Edf2085 Quiz 12

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Edf2085 Quiz 12

Quiz on readings from the final weeks of the course including sex and sexuality


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are not a part of the anatomical structures which comprise the primary sex characteristics of males:
    • A. 

      Ejaculatory ducts

    • B. 

      Seminal vesicles

    • C. 

      Penis

    • D. 

      Testes

    • E. 

      Mammary glands

  • 2. 
    ______________produce semen, a fluid that activates and protects the sperm after it has left the penis during ejaculation
  • 3. 
    The two____________ within the scrotum produce sperm and testosterone.
  • 4. 
     ___________a sac that hangs behind and below the penis, and containts the testes, the male sexual glands
  • 5. 
      ___________a roll of skin which covers the head of the penis in uncircumsized men.
  • 6. 
    The _____________ is the traditional "symbol" of virginity.
  • 7. 
     _____________ the usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces "eggs" and, in vertebrates, estrogen and progesterone.
  • 8. 
    The first well known, surviving post operative transsexual was American ex-G.I. who became ______________ in 1953.
  • 9. 
    In ancient Rome, Phrygian worshipers of the Goddess Cybele, knowns as __________ ran through the streets and threw their own severed genitalia into open doorways, as a ritualistic act. The household receiving these remains considered them a great blessing.
  • 10. 
    What makes an individual a _______________ is the belief that one’s gender identity is different from his or her biological sex.
  • 11. 
    Which of the following are not a part of the anatomical structures which comprise the primary sex characteristics of males:
    • A. 

      Ejaculatory ducts

    • B. 

      Seminal vesicles

    • C. 

      Penis

    • D. 

      Testes

    • E. 

      Mammary glands

  • 12. 
     The point that Carole Tavris does not make is that
    • A. 

      Beliefs in male dominance are central to American macrocultural thought

    • B. 

      Male norms and stereotypical traits are the standards against which female characteristics are measured and evaluated.

    • C. 

      Even male norms for the prescription of medice are imposed on women

    • D. 

      Professional women wear apparel for the work place cut along masculine lines.

    • E. 

      A woman’s competence is measured against criteria derived from the experience of women in the workplace.

  • 13. 
    The existence of human beings with primary and secondary sex characteristics that vary widely from culturally recognized and established central tendencies of male and female anatomical structures are effectively denied by
    • A. 

      Biology

    • B. 

      Scientific method

    • C. 

      Culture

    • D. 

      Social class

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 14. 
      Gender stratification in a patriarchial society is
    • A. 

      The ranking of genders in such a way that men are equal in power, privilege and status.

    • B. 

      The ranking of genders in such a way that women are equal in power, privilege and status.

    • C. 

      The ranking of genders in such a way that women are unequal in power, privilege and status.

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 15. 
    The ranking of genders in such a way that women are unequal in power, privilege and status is called ___________.
  • 16. 
    People who are unable to conform to societal gender norms associated with their physical sex or who choose not to are described as _____________
  • 17. 
    A combination of factors including one's biological sex (primary and secondary sex characteristics), the sets of specific culturally defined beliefs, values attitudes and behavioral patterns associated with being male or female. This includes certain naturally selected drives and impulses which the individual experiences and interprets as the essence of his or her maleness or femaleness.
  • 18. 
    French endocrinologist Paul Descourt and Jacques Guinier estimate that on the basis of variations in appearance of external genitalia alone, the category "true hermaphrodite" may contain as many as 69 subcategories.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Intersexuality is a group of medical conditions that blur or make nonstandard the physical sex of the individual intersexual.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which of the following behaviors by women in patriarchical societies cause men to withdraw their approval and/or protection?
    • A. 

      Women who work in traditionally "male" occupations

    • B. 

      Women who resist male controlling behavior

    • C. 

      Women who demand the same rights and privileges as men

    • D. 

      Women who supervise men

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 21. 
    Gender identity disorder has been removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. It is no longer considered a mental disorder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Transvestic fetishism has been removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. It is no longer considered a mental disorder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Homosexuality has been removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. It is no longer considered a mental disorder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    A ______________ is a person who is attracted primarily to persons of the same sex rather than to the opposite sex.
  • 25. 
    According to the Mennonite Listening Committee, which of the following are not plausible theories of the cause or are causes of homosexuality?
    • A. 

      Homosexuality comes from a genetic "accident" taking place within the genetic processes. This accident causes homosexual orientation or a predisposition toward homosexuality.

    • B. 

      Homosexuality arises from hormonal accidents. For unknown reasons chemical irregularities occur in the developing zygote or fetus in the early stages of pregnancy and result in an abnormal release of hormones, estrogen or testosterone, for example. This accidental exposure triggers the condition, homosexual orientation.

    • C. 

      Homosexuality is the result of a curse by Noah on his son Han for seeing him naked

    • D. 

      Homosexuality is that it is acquired through defective socialization relationships between the child and parents.

  • 26. 
    According to the Mennonite Listening Committee, which of the following are not plausible theories of the cause or are causes of homosexuality?
    • A. 

      Homosexuality is situational, i.e. homosexuals emerge from enforced same-sex physical relationships, in prisons or in the army, for example, where the only human and sexual relationships are with same-sex associations.

    • B. 

      Homosexuality is inherited e.g. if one of the parents of a child is homosexual, then the child is likely to be homosexual

    • C. 

      Homosexuals choose homosexual attraction and behaviors. There is no such reality as unintentional homosexual orientation.

    • D. 

      In different persons their homosexuality may arise from genetic irregularity or from chemical influences on the fetus or from dysfunctional psychosocial relationships of early childhood, or from their enforced situations.

  • 27. 
    Transsexuality is caused by factors (such as a critically timed hormonal release caused by stress in the mother, or by the presence of hormone mimicking chemicals present during critical development) which interfere with fetal development. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Among the Sioux, the __________ could assume the complete role of their preferred gender. Physical females lived as male warriors, and had wives, while physical males lived their lives completely as women
  • 29. 
    The name of the intersexual who told her story in the article, Sex and Sexism, Part 1, was named ______________
  • 30. 
    The XXY karyotype is extremely rare. One theory of the cause of this condition has a lot of support. It maintains that two ovum were produced simultaneously in my mother and the eggs fertilized independently as maternal twins. During gestation the eggs merge into a single fetus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
     According to Wendy Susan Parker, native cultures seem to embrace the notion of an opposite gender identity, different from one's anatomical sex WITHOUT any implied sexual preference. They were viewed by native tribes as having an almost Sacred" status for the most part.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    In 1530, The Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca wrote in his diary of seeing "soft" native Indian males in Florida tribes dressing and working as women. The Europeans called these men ___________, like the "sodomite heretics"  written about by the Crusaders invading Persia in the Middle Ages.
  • 33. 
    Transsexuality occurs more often in physical males than in  physical females
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False