A Gender, Sex, And Sexuality Quiz

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A Gender, Sex, And Sexuality Quiz

Do you suppose you can handle a quiz on gender, sex, and sexuality, and could you ACE it? You must know what western country is the most liberal for sex, what transgenderism is, what sociologists associate sexuality with, what are American sexual attitudes considered to be, and to what the terms masculine and feminine refer. You simply must take this audacious quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What Western country is thought to be the most liberal in its attitudes toward sex?
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      Sweden

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Ireland

  • 2. 
    Which of following is correct regarding the explanation for transgenderism?
    • A. 

      It is strictly biological and associated with chemical imbalances in the brain.

    • B. 

      It is a behavior that is learned through socializing with other transgendered individuals.

    • C. 

      It is genetic and usually skips one generation.

    • D. 

      Currently, there is no definitive explanation for transgenderism.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is the best example of the role peers play as an agent of socialization for school-aged children?
    • A. 

      Children can act however they wish around their peers because children are unaware of gender roles.

    • B. 

      Peers serve as a support system for children who wish to act outside of their assigned gender roles.

    • C. 

      Peers tend to reinforce gender roles by criticizing and marginalizing those who behave outside of their assigned roles.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    To which theoretical perspective does the following statement most likely apply: Women continue to assume the responsibility in the household along with a paid occupation because it keeps the household running smoothly, i.e., at a state of balance?
    • A. 

      Conflict theory

    • B. 

      Functionalism

    • C. 

      Feminist theory

    • D. 

      Symbolic interactionism

  • 5. 
    Sociologists associate sexuality with _______.
    • A. 

      Heterosexuality

    • B. 

      Homosexuality

    • C. 

      Biological factors

    • D. 

      A person’s capacity for sexual feelings

  • 6. 
    Compared to most Western societies, American sexual attitudes are considered _______.
    • A. 

      Conservative

    • B. 

      Liberal

    • C. 

      Permissive

    • D. 

      Free

  • 7. 
    According to national surveys, most American parents support which type of sex education program in school?
    • A. 

      Abstinence only

    • B. 

      Abstinence plus sexual safety

    • C. 

      Sexual safety without promoting abstinence

    • D. 

      No sex education

  • 8. 
    Only women are affected by gender stratification.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    _______ is/are an individual’s self-conception of being male or female based on his or her association with masculine or feminine gender roles.
    • A. 

      Gender identity

    • B. 

      Gender bias

    • C. 

      Sexual orientation

    • D. 

      Sexual attitudes

  • 10. 
    A person who is biologically female but identifies with the male gender and has undergone surgery to alter her body is considered _______.
    • A. 

      Transgendered

    • B. 

      Transsexual

    • C. 

      A cross-dresser

    • D. 

      Homosexual

  • 11. 
    The terms “masculine” and “feminine” refer to a person’s _________.
    • A. 

      Sex

    • B. 

      Gender

    • C. 

      Both sex and gender

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Which theoretical perspective stresses the importance of regulating sexual behavior to ensure marital cohesion and family stability?
    • A. 

      Functionalism

    • B. 

      Conflict theory

    • C. 

      Symbolic interactionalism

    • D. 

      Queer theory

  • 13. 
    Research indicates that individuals are aware of their sexual orientation _______.
    • A. 

      At infancy

    • B. 

      In early adolescence

    • C. 

      In early adulthood

    • D. 

      In late adulthood

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is the best example of a gender stereotype?
    • A. 

      Women are typically shorter than men.

    • B. 

      Men do not live as long as women.

    • C. 

      Women tend to be overly emotional, while men tend to be levelheaded.

    • D. 

      Men hold more high-earning, leadership jobs than women.

  • 15. 
    According to the symbolic interactionist perspective, we “do gender”:
    • A. 

      During half of our activities

    • B. 

      Only when they apply to our biological sex

    • C. 

      Only if we are actively following gender roles

    • D. 

      All of the time, in everything we do

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