Gender Perspectives

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  • 1. 
    In whitmans "I hear america singing" who is missing?
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      People of color

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    There is a gendered divison of labor in Whitmans " I hear America singing"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In Hughes "I too sing America" how does he describe the present and the future?
    • A. 

      The present as discriminating against people of color, the future as more equality

    • B. 

      The present as equal, the future as favoring people of color

    • C. 

      No differences between the present and the future

    • D. 

      Hughes does not discuss the present or future in this poem

  • 4. 
    In Kinnels "After making love we hear footsteps" how does the author portray sexual intimacy?
    • A. 

      As belonging to a man

    • B. 

      Women having little choice in engaging in intimacy

    • C. 

      Loving and familiar between a long married couple

    • D. 

      Lacking emotional intimacy, just a physical pleasure

  • 5. 
    Hughes's poem "I too, Sing America" is a response to Whitman's "I hear America singing" and the lack of people of color in the descriptions of American laborers
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The child in Kinnels "After making love we hear footsteps" the child represents?
    • A. 

      There is no child in this poem

    • B. 

      He iis a representation of the future for the couple

    • C. 

      He is the property of his father

    • D. 

      A representation of love and intimacy

  • 7. 
    Allison's "The women who hate me", men are depicted as the worst in their treatment and degredation of women
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In Thorpe's "veteran dance" how does the military fuel cultural ideas of masculinity?
    • A. 

      It portrays civilians as weak "sissy's"

    • B. 

      It brainwashes men to be cruel

    • C. 

      Masculinity as violent, emotionless, brave, and heroic

    • D. 

      The military doesn't affect ides of masculinity

  • 9. 
    How does Guo's "Reunion" portray gendered power relations?
    • A. 

      The men who have power have money, and are able to buy sex from powerless women

    • B. 

      The women who have power take advantage of men

    • C. 

      There is no connection between power and gender in this story

    • D. 

      Men who are powerless are portrayed as weak and passive while the men who have power are portrayed as strong

  • 10. 
    In Allison's "The women who hate me" bravado means bravery, being strong, and not showing weakness
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Duffy's "Mrs. Rip Van Winkle" portrays women of middle age wanted so badly to have sex but middle aged men not having sexual desires
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    How does Allison's "The women who hate me" portray women reacting to other women who violate gender norms?
    • A. 

      They are still caring towards other women and treat them with love and respect

    • B. 

      They don't react to it at all

    • C. 

      The author does not talk about other women's reactions in this poem

    • D. 

      The women call her names, punish her, ostracize her, and call her an abomination

  • 13. 
    In Guo's "reunion" men in the karaoke bar __________
    • A. 

      Are middle aged, bitter men looking for young girls to make them feel better

    • B. 

      Are young successful men just looking for a good time

    • C. 

      Are the outcasts of society who cannot get sex on their own

    • D. 

      Are men who are confused about their sexuality

  • 14. 
    Middle aged men in "Mrs. Rip Van /winkle are portrayed as caring, intimate, and compassionate lovers
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    In Seamus Dean's "The accident" what is the boys secret?
    • A. 

      He killed the young boy

    • B. 

      He lies about who killed the boy because he doesn't know

    • C. 

      The police killed the young boy, but he is afraid to say so

    • D. 

      He knows the police didn't kill the young boy, it was actually another catholic

  • 16. 
    In Cofer's "The changling" the mother is depicted as supportive of the girls transformation, while the father is depicted as angry 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    In Kincaid's "girls" the author describes ethnoracial representations of girlhood....
    • A. 

      The authors race has nothing to do with her experiences of girlhood

    • B. 

      As being the same for all girls regardless of race

    • C. 

      She talks about the betrayal of her skin and its ashyness because women of color aren't representated in media portrayals of "beauty"

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 18. 
    In Divakaruni's "clothes" what is the connection between clothes and sexuality?
    • A. 

      There is no connection between the clothes in India and the U.S, and sexuality

    • B. 

      Clothes in the U.S are form fitting, and women are allowed to chose what they want to wear, and experience more sexual freedom. in India women are required to wear loose fitting suris and have very little sexual freedome

    • C. 

      Indian clothes are much more beautfiul and expensive and this is used symbollically to represent modesty and the clothes in the U.S are cheap and represent how little sex is valued in the U.S

    • D. 

      U.S women dress provacatively because they are loose and only interested in sex

  • 19. 
    Divakaruni's "clothes" portrays Indian women as living to please their husbands 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The major change in the portrayal of women in the media is that they are no longer the passive domestic helpmate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The major change in the media portrayals of men is that they are no longer portrayed as the strong, primary breadwinner
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    What is the root of male violence?
    • A. 

      Male biological propensity to violence

    • B. 

      Gender inequality and devaluing of women

    • C. 

      Ethnic background

    • D. 

      Mental illness

  • 23. 
    Which is NOT a cultural theme in soceities with high levels of violence?
    • A. 

      Masculinity portrayed as feirce and handsome warriors

    • B. 

      Seperation of boys and girls at a young age

    • C. 

      Men are dominated by women from a young age and then learn to hate women as they get older

    • D. 

      Women prohibited from political/pblic participation

  • 24. 
    Militarism, high violence levels, male toughness as ideology, and distant father son relationships are the best predictors of high levels of rape proness in a society
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      A gender stereotype that depicts the male as idealized patriarch

    • B. 

      A gender stereotype that depicts the male as the man in charge

    • C. 

      A gender sterotype that depicts the male as dont be a girly man

    • D. 

      Option 4