Gender Neutral Language

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Gender Neutral Language - Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which of these pronouns did English speakers use in the past as a generic singular pronoun, even though it was not a generic pronoun?
    • A. 

      She

    • B. 

      They

    • C. 

      He

    • D. 

      Shim

  • 2. 
    Choose two reasons why gender neutral language is important in SAP from the list below.
    • A. 

      SAP has made a formal commitment to making SAP one of the leading places where women want to come to build their careers.

    • B. 

      My manager said so.

    • C. 

      When we constantly personify "the judge," or "the critic" as male by using the pronoun he, we are subtly conditioning ourselves against the idea of a female judge or critic.

    • D. 

      If we don't use gender neutral language, we don't pass our Health and Safety appraisals.

  • 3. 
    True or false: An easy way to avoid using he, him, and his is always to use she, her, and hers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Choose two ways to make a sentence more gender-neutral.
    • A. 

      Use more adjectives.

    • B. 

      Use both pronouns.

    • C. 

      Use plural nouns and pronouns.

    • D. 

      Stop using sentences altogether.

  • 5. 
    As a general rule, what is the best way to refer to Maria Smith by her title? Maria is not a doctor or a professor.
    • A. 

      Miss Maria Smith

    • B. 

      Ms. Maria Smith

    • C. 

      That woman over there

    • D. 

      Mrs. Maria Smith

  • 6. 
    "We must act immediately, or mankind is doomed!" Choose two sentences that would be more gender-neutral for shouting at times of threatened extinction.
    • A. 

      "We must act immediately, or humankind is doomed!"

    • B. 

      We must act immediately, or you are doomed!"

    • C. 

      "Hmm, perhaps we should save the men ..."

    • D. 

      "We must act immediately, or we are all doomed!"

  • 7. 
    As long as it does not confuse the reader, you can alternate between using male and female pronouns in a block of text to keep it gender neutral.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Choose the most gender-neutral word to complete this informal sentence: Anyone attending the party must organize ________ own transport.
    • A. 

      Her

    • B. 

      My

    • C. 

      His

    • D. 

      Their

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