Ψ Practice Test for
Sexuality and Gender
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1. Primary sex characteristics?
2. Julie’s father became upset because she prefers to play with trucks instead of dolls. He told her, “Girls aren’t supposed to play with trucks.” This is a good example of
3. According to gender schema theory, gender development occurs by
4. What is the average age in the United States that menarche typically begins?
5. If the gonads within the embryo produce testosterone because of the presence of a Y gene on the sex
chromosome, then the __________ will develop and the __________ will deteriorate.
6. An intersexed person is
7. Anriika's mother wants her daughter to grow up to become a mother of a large family. Such an expectation for Annika might be seen as an example of her
8. Darla shares with a close friend that she often feels a strong desire to be another gender an that it bothers her so much that she is having problems at work and in her social life. What is the term used to describe her?
9. In social learning theory, gender identity results
10. Jennifer's aunt tries to explain that running around with boys on the playground isn't "ladylike." Such a statement could be an example of
11. Plateau occurs in
12. The refractory period is a time during which
13. Which of the following studies was the most
controversial for its method of
14. The Kinsey report indicates that more than __________ as many
intercourse by age 16 than did women.
15. Parental Investment theory seeks to explain
16. Research on the epi-mark offer a __________ explanation to the
existence of homosexuality.
17. The idea that homosexuality evolved as a way to aid the continuation of the homosexual person's genes through the nurturance of other family members, such as nieces and nephews, is called the __________ hypothesis.
18. Sexual dysfunctions and problems can be causes by
19. Which of the following sexually transmitted infections can ultimately affect the brain?
20. Brandon has a couple of painful sores on his penis and experiences severe itching and burning in the surrounding area. Brandon probably has
21. Which of the following is a way in which HIV can be transmitted?
22. Alicia is horrified to hear that her date from last night carries the human immunodeficiency virus. While they did not engage in sex, they did share a quick kiss at the end of the evening, hastened by her phone ringing in her apartment. Besides discussing her concerns with her date should they go out again, what precautions should Alicia take?
23. All of the following are false about androgynous people EXCEPT that
24. Gender differences in cognitive and social skills suggest which of the following?
25. Which of the following is the shortest stage of the sexual response cycle?
26. Sexual dysfunction is one category of disorders of sexuality and sexual functioning. The term sexual dysfunction refers to:
27. In disorders of sexuality and sexual functioning, the term gender identity disorder refers to:
28. Marquis is 4 years old, and as one might expect he pays very careful attention to his father. He imitates many of his father’s actions, copies his behaviors, and responds appropriately to rewards and punishments for his own behaviors. Marquis is learning many aspects of gender through the __________ theory.
29. At what age do children tend to reach the peak of their gender rigidity?
30. While there has been quite a bit of effort to emphasize the equality of men and women
and to promote the concept that men and women have no true differences when it comes to skills and abilities.
What has research consistently found about this topic?
Robert C. Gates
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
- Sigmund Freud