A Gender, Sex, And Sexuality Quiz

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A Gender, Sex, And Sexuality Quiz

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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. 
    • 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