Gender MCQs

Gender MCQs

Try to answer these 100+ Gender MCQs and check your understanding of the Gender subject.
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1: Social scientists assert that gender differences are caused by all of the following except

A.   Social control.

B.   Biological differences.

C.   Discrimination.

D.   Prejudice.

2: How many women senators were there in the early 1990s?

A.   Two

B.   Ten

C.   Twenty

D.   Forty

3: Early feminist scholars treated gender as a (n) __________ , while contemporary feminist theorists define gender as a (n) __________ .

A.   Privileged language; necessary prejudice

B.   Necessary prejudice; privileged language

C.   System of social practices; individual attribute

D.   Individual attribute; system of social practices

4: According to the interactionist perspective, which question perpetuates gender inequality?

A.   Are you expecting a boy or a girl?

B.   What do you do for a living?

C.   Which household duties do you perform at home?

D.   Do you have access to birth control?

5: In 2012, for every dollar earned by a man, a woman made

A.   45.5 cents.

B.   76.5 cents

C.   80 cents

D.   95 cents.

A.   Intimate partner violence primarily occurs in low income neighborhoods where women's health care is lacking.

B.   Most women who experience intimate partner violence eventually acquire HIV.

C.   Intimate partner violence typically results in psychological disorders for children who witness it.

D.   Women who experience partner violence are more than twice as likely to experience depression than women who do not suffer partner violence.

7: Which state has the smallest wage gap?

A.   New York

B.   Wyoming

C.   Louisiana

D.   West Virginia

8: Which component of Title IX requires that schools demonstrate that the percentage of men and women athletes is about the same as the percentage of men and women students?

A.   The Brawner test

B.   The feminist requirement

C.   The wage gap

D.   The proportionality rule

9: Occupational segregation is a(n) __________ phenomenon.

A.   Transient

B.   Worldwide

C.   Elusive

D.   Historical

10: The United States is the only society where men and women perform identical functions, and are ranked and treated equally.

A.   True

B.   False

11: Colleges and universities receiving federal funding are required under Title IX to respond promptly and effectively to sexual violence against students.

A.   True

B.   False

12: The fundamental difference between males and females based on fixed physiological differences is referred to as gender.

A.   True

B.   False

13: The first woman senator was Nancy Pelosi, sworn into office on November 21, 1972.

A.   True

B.   False

14: Gender inequality is a persistent feature of all modern societies.

A.   True

B.   False

15: Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed during the second wave of feminism.

A.   True

B.   False

16: Humans typically learn about gender and how they should act based on their gender categories ______.

A.   When they are born

B.   As they become adults

C.   Throughout many stages of their life

D.   From about ages 5 to 10

17: According to research by Ortner, what typically happened to women represented in Grimm’s fairy tales who they took active roles in the stories?

A.   They were rewarded with an attractive husband at the end of the story.

B.   They were portrayed as wicked or as victims.

C.   They were always heroes for defying the expectations of their gender.

D.   They were quickly killed and replaced by a male hero.

18: According to anthropologists, the purpose of Spanish bullfighting is to ______.

A.   Kill the bull

B.   Have men compete and earn honor

C.   Display as much violence as possible

D.   Have men demonstrate their physical strength

19: Practices around wearing the hijab in Muslim-majority countries are ______.

A.   Strict, and defiance is always met with severe punishment

B.   Used in place of other forms of religious worship

C.   Different in each country and are shaped by its politics and history

D.   Extremely unpopular among the women in those countries

20: Which of the following cultures allows women to fulfill male gender roles without social costs to their femininity?

A.   The Igbo of Nigeria

B.   The Hindu of India

C.   The Americans of the United States

D.   The Nuer of Egypt

21: The practice of “boy insemination” by the Sambia of Papua New Guinea is intended to be a ______.

A.   Display of dominance by adults

B.   Rite of adulthood

C.   Way of humiliating enemies

D.   Act of love between two people

22: Among the Sambia of Papua New Guinea, boys are initiated into male adulthood ______.

A.   Through their first hunt with a village elder

B.   Through a display of bravery and aggression

C.   By participating in oral and anal sex with older men

D.   By impregnating a woman for the first time

23: When does philosopher Michel Foucault claim that homosexuality was first created as a category of behavior?

A.   1870

B.   1901

C.   1967

D.   2015

24: Which culture has the highest amount of secrecy and repression around public discussion of sex?

A.   Irish of Inis Beag

B.   Mangaia of the Cook Islands

C.   Na of China

D.   Hijras of India

25: Patricia Hill Collins’ term the outsider-within refers to what type of woman?

A.   Women in matrilineal societies who were denied their lineage rights.

B.   Black women who worked for and had deep knowledge of white families.

C.   Men in patriarchal societies who and were shamed for not meeting gender norms.

D.   Both men and women who have similar gender roles in simple societies.

26: In ______ societies, the ownership of animals is a basis for the inferior status of women.

A.   Foraging

B.   Pastoral

C.   Horticultural

D.   Agricultural

27: In which type of society does the status of women typically correspond to their contributions to the cash economy?

A.   Foraging societies

B.   Pastoral societies

C.   Horticultural societies

D.   Agricultural societies

28: Which of the following accurately represents how globalization has been observed to change gender roles across the world?

A.   Women have been shut out of the formal workplace.

B.   Men have been rewarded financially for their control of raw resources.

C.   Both men and women have been affected equally.

D.   Household labor is now mostly paid work.

29: Anthropologists believe that ______ contributed to the significance of romantic love as a prerequisite for marriage and kinship in wealthy nations today.

A.   Christianity

B.   Economic mobility

C.   High birth rates

D.   Gardening

A.   2

B.   5

C.   15

D.   50

31: Although all of the following shifts in subsistence technology influenced gender inequality, which change had the most fundamental effect?

A.   A shift to agrarian society

B.   The domestication of animals

C.   The emergence of private property

D.   A shift to capitalism

32: Most of the gender dynamics we observe in everyday life are the outcomes of ______.

A.   Biological factors

B.   Group competition

C.   Social arrangements

D.   Dysfunctional parenting

33: Like the first wave, the ______ continued to push for greater reproductive rights and domestic equality.

A.   Second wave

B.   Final wave

C.   Third wave

D.   Fourth wave

34: Typically, medical professionals assign a person’s gender based on genitalia seen in ultrasounds or at birth.

A.   True

B.   False

35: Feminism is anti-men.

A.   True

B.   False

36: The ideology that men’s place is primarily in the field and the marketplace, while women’s activities should be concentrated within the domestic sphere is referred to as the ______.

A.   Sphere of feminism

B.   Doctrine of separate spheres

C.   Sphere of capitalism

D.   Doctrine of family spheres

37: Gender correspondence is enforced in U.S. society through ______.

A.   Religious sanction

B.   Biological sanctions

C.   Legal sanctions

D.   Structural sanctions

38: Despite the many achievements of the first, second, and third waves of feminism, many areas of gender inequality in social life remain, both in the United States and globally.

A.   True

B.   False

39: Genitalia, hormones, and chromosomes that are typically present at birth are components of ______.

A.   Sex

B.   Androgyny

C.   Gender

D.   Feminism

40: Women are positively sanctioned in patriarchal societies.

A.   True

B.   False

41: A person who has a gender identity different from their assigned sex is ______.

A.   Genderqueer

B.   Trigender

C.   Transgender

D.   Bigender

42: Feminism refers to all the movements that have sought to increase gender stratification.

A.   True

B.   False

43: The 19th Amendment ______.

A.   Gives women the right to vote

B.   Gives women the right to have jobs

C.   Gives women the right to own firearms

D.   Gives women the right to file for divorce

44: Most Americans are ______.

A.   Cisgender

B.   Gender fluid

C.   Genderqueer

D.   Gender nonconforming

45: Which feature of hunting-and-gathering societies promoted equal gender relations?

A.   Extreme population growth

B.   Traditionally large families

C.   Hording of resources

D.   Daily production of food

46: Refers to a combination of “masculine” and “feminine” traits is called

A.   Cisgender

B.   Androgynous

C.   Feminism

D.   All of above

47: People whose gender identity “matches” the biological sex they were assigned at birth is called

A.   Cisgender

B.   Androgynous

C.   Feminism

D.   All of above

48: The movement to change patriarchal values and ______ is called cultural feminism

A.   Traits

B.   Norms

C.   Genes

D.   Ethics

49: The idea that people act to create and assert their gender rather than an innate quality that people are born with is called doing gender

A.   True

B.   False

50: A situation in which negative consequences ensue regardless of the choice that is made is called

A.   Single blind

B.   Double blind

C.   Triple blind

D.   All of above