Instant Gender Aptitude Quiz

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 1047

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Aptitude Quizzes & Trivia

Want to give it a whirl? Come on! No one's looking over your shoulder. Just choose the answer that most nearly matches your ideas, and by the end we should have a good idea of what we might call your "gender aptitude. "


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Just why are you taking this quiz?
    • A. 

      I'm not taking this quiz. I'm just looking through the questions.

    • B. 

      This kind of thought-provoking discussion is extremely interesting, even though it doesn't apply to me.

    • C. 

      I like to question things I've taken for granted. It changes how I think, and I like that.

    • D. 

      Oh, I'm just a sucker for anything labeled "Pandora's Box."

  • 2. 
    How many genders do you really think there are?
    • A. 

      Two. What a pointless question!

    • B. 

      I'm going to guess there are several genders and two sexes.

    • C. 

      Three? Four? Wait... five! No... six. Ummm... twelve? I don't know!

    • D. 

      An infinite number. What a pointless question!

  • 3. 
    What exactly do you feel the basis of gender to be?
    • A. 

      Genitalia, hormones, chromosomes, and brain structure. I mean, duh!

    • B. 

      Gender may be a social construct; but it's based in, or influenced by, biology.

    • C. 

      Gender is how we act, not what we are: we're all human, after all.

    • D. 

      It's a lot of heretofore un-named social, biological, and psychological factors masquerading as a bi-polar system. I mean, duh!

  • 4. 
    Which of the following most nearly matches your own ideas about gender and sexual preference?
    • A. 

      Birds do it, bees do it. Face it: heterosexuality is natural.

    • B. 

      I'm straight, but sometimes I lust in my heart for... umm... other things.

    • C. 

      Well, in theory, I imagine I could be attracted to anyone, no matter what gender they are.

    • D. 

      Oh, come on! As long as no one's getting hurt, any pleasurable activity between any two (or more) consenting adults is just dandy.

  • 5. 
    How have you lived your gendered life so far?
    • A. 

      I have been living my biological destiny.

    • B. 

      I may have been living a biologically-destined gender, but I don't want to any more.

    • C. 

      I've been experimenting: using bits of some genders here, and bits of other genders there.

    • D. 

      Let's just say that in the battle of the sexes, I'm a conscientious objector.

  • 6. 
    Has anything you've seen or read about gender recently made you want to stretch your own gender?
    • A. 

      No. I'm happy the way I am. Always have been, always will be.

    • B. 

      Not really, but I might be more lenient when it comes to other people.

    • C. 

      Yes, I might consider that... but it's a little intimidating.

    • D. 

      Yup. Now I'm more determined than ever.

  • 7. 
    When you see someone on the street whose gender is unclear, how might you react?
    • A. 

      Honestly? With some combination of revulsion, pity and bewilderment.

    • B. 

      I try to figure out if it's a man or a woman.

    • C. 

      I mentally give them a makeover so they can pass better as one or the other.

    • D. 

      I probably notice they're staring at me, trying to figure out what I am!

  • 8. 
    Which of the following most nearly matches your definition for the word "transgender"?
    • A. 

      It's some disorder that results in men cutting off their penises.

    • B. 

      Being born in the wrong body, or having the wrong sex for your gender.

    • C. 

      Changing from one gender to another, or just looking like you've done that.

    • D. 

      Transgressing gender, breaking any rule of gender in any way at all.

  • 9. 
    Who gets to say exactly what gender you are?
    • A. 

      It's not up to anyone to say. Gender is a biological fact: man or woman.

    • B. 

      Gender may be a biological fact, but biologists are constantly refining their definitions... and that makes me nervous.

    • C. 

      I'm thinking we're force-fed gender by a conspiracy of science, law, and the media. Oliver Stone should make a movie about this.

    • D. 

      I do.

  • 10. 
    Okay, what's your gender?
    • A. 

      Oh, please. I'm a real (man or woman).

    • B. 

      Well, I'm a biological (man or woman).

    • C. 

      I was afraid I'd be asked this question... I'm just not sure anymore.

    • D. 

      Fiddle-de-dee... tomorrow is another gender.