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Introduction to Sociology 2e

Section Quiz

Introduction to Sociology 2eSection Quiz

12.1 Sex and Gender


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

  1. sex
  2. gender
  3. both sex and gender
  4. none of the above

The term ­_______ refers to society's concept of how men and women are expected to act and how they should behave.

  1. gender role
  2. gender bias
  3. sexual orientation
  4. sexual attitudes

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

  1. at infancy
  2. in early adolescence
  3. in early adulthood
  4. in late adulthood

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

  1. transgender
  2. transsexual
  3. a cross-dresser
  4. homosexual

Which of following is correct regarding the explanation for transgenderism?

  1. It is strictly biological and associated with chemical imbalances in the brain.
  2. It is a behavior that is learned through socializing with other transgender individuals.
  3. It is genetic and usually skips one generation.
  4. Currently, there is no definitive explanation for transgenderism.

12.2 Gender


Which of the following is the best example of a gender stereotype?

  1. Women are typically shorter than men.
  2. Men do not live as long as women.
  3. Women tend to be overly emotional, while men tend to be levelheaded.
  4. Men hold more high-earning, leadership jobs than women.

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

  1. Children can act however they wish around their peers because children are unaware of gender roles.
  2. Peers serve as a support system for children who wish to act outside of their assigned gender roles.
  3. Peers tend to reinforce gender roles by criticizing and marginalizing those who behave outside of their assigned roles.
  4. None of the above

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?

  1. Conflict theory
  2. Functionalism
  3. Feminist theory
  4. Symbolic interactionism

Only women are affected by gender stratification.

  1. True
  2. False

According to the symbolic interactionist perspective, we “do gender”:

  1. during half of our activities
  2. only when they apply to our biological sex
  3. only if we are actively following gender roles
  4. all of the time, in everything we do

12.3 Sex and Sexuality


What Western country is thought to be the most liberal in its attitudes toward sex?

  1. United States
  2. Sweden
  3. Mexico
  4. Ireland

Compared to most Western societies, U.S. sexual attitudes are considered _______.

  1. conservative
  2. liberal
  3. permissive
  4. free

Sociologists associate sexuality with _______.

  1. heterosexuality
  2. homosexuality
  3. biological factors
  4. a person’s capacity for sexual feelings

According to national surveys, most U.S. parents support which type of sex education program in school?

  1. Abstinence only
  2. Abstinence plus sexual safety
  3. Sexual safety without promoting abstinence
  4. No sex education

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

  1. Functionalism
  2. Conflict theory
  3. Symbolic interactionalism
  4. Queer theory
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