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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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • A. 

      Male biological propensity to violence

    • B. 

      Gender inequality and devaluing of women

    • C. 

      Ethnic background

    • D. 

      Mental illness

  • 23. 
    • 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

  • 26. 
    The masculine sex role identitiy Paradigm assrets the violence against women is a result of dominating and overpowering women in childhood 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    No sissy stuff portrays masculinity as being similar but sllightly different than femininity
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Emotional isolation

    • B. 

      Risk to others

    • C. 

      Irresponsibility

    • D. 

      Stress related illness from too much pressure to protect family

  • 29. 
    The masculine sex role identity paradigm is empirically supported
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    The sex role strain theory asserts that gender role expectations.....
    • A. 

      Sex role identity is important for healthy psyche

    • B. 

      People never violate gender role expectations

    • C. 

      Are inborn and not learned from reinforcement

    • D. 

      Are often inconsistent, contradictory, and even sometimes maladaptive

  • 31. 
    According to Stahlys research men who had violent and strong mothers had BETTER attitudes towards women and blamed women victims the LEAST
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Male students whose fathers abused their mothers had most ________ veiws towards women and blamed women victims the _______
    • A. 

      Negative, most

    • B. 

      Positive, least

    • C. 

      Positive, most

    • D. 

      Negative, least

  • 33. 
    Violence and abuse have nothing to do with male entitlement of power and control
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Rape, harassment and battering are about power and not about sex per se
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    About ________% of women will be raped or will suffer an attempted rape in their lifetimes
    • A. 

      40-50

    • B. 

      10-20

    • C. 

      80-90

    • D. 

      70-80

  • 36. 
    Marital violence occurs in marriages that
    • A. 

      Men and women have unequal status partnerships

    • B. 

      Women are too strong and powerful

    • C. 

      Have equal ppartnerships

    • D. 

      At least one partner is mentally ill

  • 37. 
    Women who work full time still do about ______% of housework
    • A. 

      90

    • B. 

      60

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      50

  • 38. 
    Males working in female dominated professions make more money and promoted faster
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Before 1970 spousal rape was not a crime because marriage allowed sexual access to their wives at all times regardless of whether or not she said yes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      Women don't work as hard because they know they get paid less

    • B. 

      Womens work is undervalued

    • C. 

      More of womens work is unpaid and informal

    • D. 

      Women work more for less pay in almost every society

  • 41. 
    • A. 

      The phenomenon that women are stuck at the lowest levels of organizations

    • B. 

      The phenomenon that men are promoted faster than women in organizations

    • C. 

      An invisable barrier that women in organizations cannot break through in pormotion to higher levels

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 42. 
    • A. 

      It doesn't

    • B. 

      Rosie was a passive domestic housemate that was responsible for childcare, and homecare

    • C. 

      It portrayed womens work as being in the home, while mens work was in the factory

    • D. 

      Propoganda portrayed rosie as a strong capable woman who could work in male dominated feilds when needed, and then portrayed women as domestic housemates when their labor was no longer needed

  • 43. 
    Contraception  is a new phenomenon
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    Contraception is a gendered issue because
    • A. 

      Women are seen as responsible for contracepting as well as pregnancy

    • B. 

      Men are seen as responsible for contraception and pregnancy

    • C. 

      There are no options for males looking to contracept

    • D. 

      Women have little contraceptive choices

  • 45. 
    Abortion was illegal in the U.S until roe vs. wade
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    "China's Lost Girls" depicted 
    • A. 

      How population control and the valuing of boys leads to abandonment, and abortion of girls, as well as future soceital issues revolving around the disproportionate amount of boys and girls

    • B. 

      The heartlessness of women who give their babies up for adoption

    • C. 

      The fact that china is losing girls to the united states because women are so valued here that americans are willing to pay high prices to adopt them

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 47. 
    There are strict laws regulating surrogacy and adoption
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    It is fairly _______ for men to contracept while it is much _____ for females to contracept
    • A. 

      Hard, easier

    • B. 

      Easy, harder

    • C. 

      Hard, harder

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 49. 
    Teenagers who are given access and information about contraception are more likely to have sex
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    • A. 

      37 million abortions are performed worldwide each year

    • B. 

      Women have abortions for selfish reasons

    • C. 

      Women use abortion as a birth control method

    • D. 

      Only low income poeple of color get abortions

  • 51. 
    Reproductive technology is a gendered issue, as well as a socioeconomic issue
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 52. 
    In Seamus Dean's "The accident" why does the boy perpetuate the lies told about the police?
    • A. 

      Because the marginalization of Catholics in his community has led to mistrust of the police

    • B. 

      Because he hates the police for killing the young boy

    • C. 

      Because he is scared of the other Catholics and thinks they will harm him if he doesn't lie

    • D. 

      Because he doesn't know any better

  • 53. 
    Sederat's "Sonnet Ghazal" shows the authors identity as hyphenated by.....
    • A. 

      By the story being set in the U.S but using a form that is of Iranian background

    • B. 

      The poem is a mixture of sonnet and ghazal, like the author is a mixture of Iranian and english

    • C. 

      This poem has no connection the the authors identity

  • 54. 
    Quid pro quo is _______ while the hostile environment is _______
    • A. 

      Uncomfortable working conditions, sexual requirement

    • B. 

      Sexual harassment, not

    • C. 

      Sexual requirement, working conditions that are uncomfortable

    • D. 

      Not harassment, harassment

  • 55. 
    Rape in the U.S is highest in all industrialized nations
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 56. 
    Dragonnet's "Say it in sanskrit" has nothing to do with how language objectifies women and sex
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    In Draggonett's "Say it in Sanskrit", the author urges men to....
    • A. 

      Use language of love and respect when talking about sex

    • B. 

      Refrain from all sexual desires because they are sinful

    • C. 

      To break the female body down into parts like machinery

    • D. 

      Leave love out of sexual discourse

  • 58. 
    Women may choose not to contracept because....
    • A. 

      It is financially burdensome, time consuming, and labor intensive

    • B. 

      They are stupid

    • C. 

      They can just get an abortion if they get pregnant

    • D. 

      They don't care about getting pregnant

  • 59. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 60. 
    Abortions are performed in hospitals 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 61. 
    Reproductive technology is a socioeconomic issue because it is expensive and not an option for individuals who aren't fairly wealthy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 62. 
    Stahly's research on the effects of family violence supports...
    • A. 

      The masculine sex role identity paradigm

    • B. 

      The sex role strain theory

    • C. 

      The idea that males who experience violence at the hands of mothers are likely to grow up being abusive

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 63. 
    Males are least likely to be the victims, but most likely to be the perpetrators of violence
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 64. 
    • A. 

      Failure results in shame and loss

    • B. 

      Only one winner, everyone else loses

    • C. 

      Delinquent and criminal behavior

    • D. 

      High stress and anxiety

  • 65. 
    In the "give em hell" male stereotype, violence is not expected or encouraged
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 66. 
    Women in almost every society make _____ than men when performing the same job
    • A. 

      Less

    • B. 

      More

    • C. 

      The same

  • 67. 
    For each dollar that a man earns, a woman earns ________
    • A. 

      90 cents

    • B. 

      2 dollars

    • C. 

      78 cents

    • D. 

      50 cents

  • 68. 
    Victims of abuse suffer a wide range of health problems, which may include PTSD
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 69. 
    All victims of violence (rape, battering, sexual assault) suffer.......
    • A. 

      PTSD

    • B. 

      Changes in their world view, a loss of belief in a just world

    • C. 

      Completely different symptoms

    • D. 

      From drug addiction

  • 70. 
    Although an "ideal" the father as the main breadwinner in only 5% of families
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 71. 
    Research has shown that women's work is _________ compared to mens
    • A. 

      Devalued, undervalued

    • B. 

      Regarded more favorably

    • C. 

      Preffered

    • D. 

      Treated the same

  • 72. 
    • A. 

      How society influences gender roles through use of propaganda

    • B. 

      How society has no effect on gender roles

    • C. 

      How gender roles are contrsucted based on biology

    • D. 

      How propaganda is inneffective at changing gender norms

  • 73. 
    • A. 

      Women in the U.S have too much freedom and therefore put themselves in dangerous situations

    • B. 

      The women's liberation movement is the cause for the high rate rape in the U.S

    • C. 

      The low status of women coupled with male entitlement of power and control

    • D. 

      Women in the U.S aren't cautious enough because they are stupid

  • 74. 
    Sex role strain theory is empirically supported
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 75. 
    • A. 

      Being wise

    • B. 

      High power and control over others

    • C. 

      Protecting one's family

    • D. 

      Responsible

  • 76. 
    Stahly's research on family violence and attitudes eludes to the idea that.....
    • A. 

      Men who grow up in violent homes are less likely to become violent themselves

    • B. 

      That men with violent mothers will turn into serial killers later in life

    • C. 

      That watching their fathers abuse their mothers makes them much less likely to engage in the same behavior because of punishment

    • D. 

      Men learn to abuse by watching their father be reinforced for that behavior

  • 77. 
    There is no one group of men (based on ethnicity, race, culture) that are more violent than others
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 78. 
    • A. 

      She must like being abused

    • B. 

      The man threatens to kill her or her children

    • C. 

      She fesars he will take her children away from her

    • D. 

      She is economically dependent on the man

  • 79. 
    Instrumental violence is almost always male to female violence
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 80. 
    Instrumental vioence is.....
    • A. 

      Power and control violence

    • B. 

      A person "out of control"

    • C. 

      Violence that involves using a weapon

    • D. 

      Utilized by women to control men

  • 81. 
    Volcanic violence is more likely to be used by women than men
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 82. 
    Male versus female violence.....
    • A. 

      Males are more likely to hit their partners and more likely to hurt them as well

    • B. 

      Although men and women both report hitting their partner equally as often, men do not suffer fear or emotional problems as a result of female violence

    • C. 

      Women are more likely to hit thei partners, but less likely to hurt them

    • D. 

      Both male and females experience terror anf fear when being struck by their partners

  • 83. 
    Females are more likely to experience sexual harassment, more likely to leave the job, and more likely to suffer adverse consequences
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 84. 
    Tactics that men may use to control and intimidate women in domestic violence iinclude all EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Only choosing weak and mentally ill women to begin with

    • B. 

      Isolating them from their friends

    • C. 

      Using the children as tools

    • D. 

      Keeping them economically dependent

  • 85. 
    PAS (Parental alienation Theory)....
    • A. 

      Has proven to be true and has rightly exposed women who manipulate their children to hate their fathers anf get custody

    • B. 

      Is empirically supported theory

    • C. 

      Is used by courts to remove children from toxic paternal homes and place them in loving and caring maternal homes

    • D. 

      Has led to women losing custody due to the false belief that women brainwash their children to lie about sexual and physical abuse

  • 86. 
    Men being promoted at a faster rate and making more money in female dominated feilds is known as the glass escalator/elevator
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 87. 
    Most perpetrators of rape are people of color
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 88. 
    Only non-religious people get abortions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 89. 
    Teens are not allowed abortions without parental consent in any state in the U.S
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 90. 
    • A. 

      Women cut the narrator more than any man, because it is expected of men

    • B. 

      Her sister and mother are part of the women who hate her

    • C. 

      She has been physically abused by female lovers, which isn't discussed often because of stigma

    • D. 

      The women who hate her a not religious, because religion leads to love and acceptance of people of all sexualities

  • 91. 
    In Audrey Lorde's "Hanging fire" the narrator at times seems so 14 being concerned about boys and having nothing to wear, but also seems so much older being concerned about dying and not making it to graduation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 92. 
    There has been a dramatic increase in women working outside the home in the last 100 years
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 93. 
    In judging the same essay with only the name changed to a womans or mans name.....
    • A. 

      Women received higher grades because people wrongly asssume that women have better language skills

    • B. 

      Men received higher grades, pointing to the devaluation of womens work

    • C. 

      Women receive higher grades because people rightly assume that women have better lagnuage skills