Gender And Society

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A quiz to test your knowledge on the sociology subject area of Gender.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Whether a person considers themselves to be male or female

    • B. 

      A person's biological and anotomical attributes, two main categories, male and female (also intersex, transgender)

    • C. 

      Genital intercourse, between any combination of gendered relations

    • D. 

      The typical behaviours, norms and characterisitcs that society attributes to one gender or the other

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The characteristics, behaviours and norms that society ascribes to a person of one sex or the other.

    • B. 

      Whether a person is anatomically and biologically male or female or intersex (transgender)

    • C. 

      Whether a person considers themselves to be male or female

    • D. 

      The behaviours and characteristics that are produced by a person that is anatomically male or anatomically female.

  • 3. 
    Masculinity and feminity are terms that sociologists use to describe the               that we tend to associate with              and men.
  • 4. 
                            conceptions that people who occupy the same            group e.g. 'women', 'the poor' have certain             in common.
  • 5. 
    The Social constructionist theory of gender attributes our              behaviours to the process of                          and believes that gendered behaviour is subject to               change and                     variation.
  • 6. 
    The               explanation to agressiveness in male behaviour, concludes that because males seem to have a                                                towards violent and agressive behaviour. It is simply                            to conclude that there must be something in the               make-up of men that produces agression and the accompanying violence.
  • 7. 
    The fatal flaws of the Essentialist theory of agression include a) that there is a                relationship between testosterone and agression. b) It doesn't account for                variations in the patterns of male violence. c) Violence is not the                 for males most men are        violent and agressive. d)              also act in violent and agressive ways.
  • 8. 
    The social and               factors that explain male violence include a)             abuse, b)            c)           -             factors, d)                   
  • 9. 
    Socialization occurs through '        of socialization', which include language,                 , peers and                        ,                    , and                 culture.
  • 10. 
    The limits of socialization occur as the child is only           to participate in the social practices. However children can             or begin to make their own          on the ideas of           they could           the masculine and feminine roles or make a split in their own way.