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The Active Reader, 2e: Gender and Sexuality

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the 'Submit my answers' button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.



“Women in Politics: Still Searching for an Equal Voice” by Ann Wicks and Raylene Lang-Dion

Question 1:


a) Rwanda
b) Canada
c) United States
d) Finland
e) answers A and D

Question 2:


a) Women may lack confidence to pursue such positions.
b) People are less inclined to see women as political leaders.
c) Women often do not receive as much encouragement as men regarding political aspirations.
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 3:


a) electoral systems
b) divisions of domestic labour
c) political culture
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 4:


a) timing
b) coincidence
c) women having less children
d) its electoral system
e) all of the above

Question 5:


a) Sweden has more opportunities to elect candidates.
b) Canada uses a list system and Sweden uses a First Past the Post System.
c) The seating arrangement of politicians in parliament
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 6:


a) a contest to re-design the Canadian flag
b) a contest to create a new Canadian anthem
c) a mentoring program for female high school students who want to become politicians
d) a petition that includes signatures of individuals who want to adopt Sweden’s electoral system
e) none of the above

Question 7:


a) True
b) False

Question 8:


a) True
b) False

Question 9:


a) True
b) False



“Listening to the Voices of Hijab” by Tabassum Ruby

Question 10:


a) using the media to select study participants
b) randomly selecting study participants based on advertisement responses
c) connecting with participants through referrals and word of mouth
d) using phone interviews to select study participants

Question 11:


a) The study took place in Canada.
b) Her funding dictated she had to use English.
c) Quebec did not have any interest in the study results.
d) answers A and B
e) none of the above

Question 12:


a) something that protects
b) something illusory
c) a piece of women's clothing
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 13:


a) Human circumstances change over time.
b) The Qur’an is not vague about head covering for women.
c) Husbands, and not the Qur’an, determine the rules.
d) answers A and C
e) none of the above

Question 14:


a) It confirms Muslim identity.
b) In some cultures it is seen as a rite of passage.
c) Muslim women who do not wear the hijab are still respected.
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 15:


a) It looks unfashionable.
b) Wearing a head scarf is not the only indicator of being a good Muslim.
c) It makes one visible in a secular state which contradicts the message of not drawing attention to oneself in the Qur’an.
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 16:


a) It does not provide proper cultural and historical context.
b) They are empowering symbols of Canada’s diversity.
c) They are good role models.
d) answers B and C

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False



“Post-Princess Models of Gender: The New Man in Disney/Pixar” by Ken Gillam and Shannon R. Wooden

Question 19:


a) represses emotion
b) is competitive
c) is a workaholic
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 20:


a) They make inclusive statements about homosexuality.
b) They give the female characters less to do.
c) They become catalysts for transformation of the main character.
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 21:


a) revelation of the main character’s flaws, disempowerment of the main character, the presence of a defining same-sex relationship, acceptance of feminine traits
b) disempowerment of the main character, the presence of a defining same-sex relationship, acceptance of feminine traits, revelation of the main character’s flaws
c) the presence of a same-sex relationship, revelation of the main character’s flaws, disempowerment of the main character, acceptance of feminine traits
d) disempowerment of the main character, revelation of the main character’s flaws, the presence of a defining same-sex relationship, acceptance of feminine traits

Question 22:


a) teachers
b) pop culture
c) parents
d) siblings

Question 23:


a) two-dimensional
b) complex
c) introverts
d) answers B and C
e) none of the above

Question 24:


a) It distorts cultural realities.
b) It confuses children.
c) It shows the complexities of human existence.
d) It is temporary.
e) answers A and B

Question 25:


a) True
b) False

Question 26:


a) True
b) False



“Sexuality and Sexual Health of Canadian Adolescents: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” by Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale

Question 27:


a) Teens are having less sex.
b) Teens are less fertile than they used to be.
c) Contraception is more readily available.
d) answers A and B

Question 28:


a) Teens are having more sex.
b) Teens are more careless when choosing sexual partners.
c) Screening technology is of better quality.
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 29:


a) They are more likely to have sex before the age of 14.
b) They are more likely to be involved in pregnancy.
c) They are less likely to use contraception.
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 30:


a) teen abortion
b) the age of consent
c) the legal purchase of contraception
d) all of the above
e) none of the above

Question 31:


a) low-income families
b) rural areas
c) Aboriginal communities
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 32:


a) These youth are careless in sexual encounters.
b) They often do not feel safe accessing social and health services.
c) They feel they have to hide their true identities.
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 33:


a) The curriculum must deal with diverse sexual ideologies.
b) Canadian teens have more sex than teens in many other countries.
c) Canadian teens prefer to learn about sex through the Internet instead of in school.
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 34:


a) True
b) False

Question 35:


a) True
b) False

Question 36:


a) True
b) False



“Moral Panic and the Nasty Girl” by Christie Barron and Dany Lacombe

Question 37:


a) an increase in female rappers
b) the desire for girls to become like boys
c) anxiety over violence perpetrated by girls
d) the female executive
e) answers A and B

Question 38:


a) a girl from Ontario who committed suicide
b) a girl from BC who murdered another girl
c) a girl from BC who was killed by a group of her peers
d) none of the above

Question 39:


a) It lead to harsher penalties for young offenders.
b) It suggested to many that girl violence was a growing problem.
c) It pointed to the need for more police presence.
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 40:


a) It provides a well-balanced perspective on girl violence.
b) It would market better with a name change.
c) It reinforces the current moral panic about violent girls.
d) all of the above

Question 41:


a) increasing in Canada
b) overtaking violence committed by boys
c) getting more attention but is not increasing
d) answers A and B

Question 42:


a) was passed in Ontario
b) assists children with emotional and behavioural conditions that are deemed high risk
c) allows girls to be incarcerated for 100 days
d) is supported by the rights group Justice for Girls
e) answers B and C

Question 43:


a) She is a backlash against feminism.
b) She is a scapegoat for insecure times.
c) She represents “girl power”.
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 44:


a) It has led to the creation of punitive policies for girls.
b) It has led to the informal control of girls by experts.
c) It has created a victim mentality amongst young girls.
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 45:


a) True
b) False



“Sex, Charades, and Census Records: Locating Female Sex Trade Workers in a Victorian City” by Patrick A. Dunae

Question 46:


a) The act of prostitution was illegal.
b) Prostitution was not a booming trade in Victoria at the time.
c) Prostitutes were not forthcoming about their actual occupation.
d) Prostitutes often had incomes outside of the sex trade.
e) answers C and D

Question 47:


a) They did not take pride in their work.
b) They did not receive clear enumeration guidelines.
c) They were usually women.
d) They were sworn to confidentiality.
e) all of the above

Question 48:


a) The city’s size is well documented.
b) The city’s location is well documented.
c) The city’s character is well documented.
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 49:


a) respondents are enumerated based on where they are living at the time of the census
b) respondents are enumerated based on their permanent residence
c) respondents are enumerated based on both their current and permanent residences
d) none of the above

Question 50:


a) dressmaker
b) butcher
c) cook
d) blacksmith
e) none of the above

Question 51:


a) the large number of rooms in a premise
b) the ages of the female residents
c) the district in which the dwelling was located
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 52:


a) Enumerators knew when they were interviewing prostitutes.
b) Census ommissioners verified accuracy of information they knew was false.
c) Prostitutes were asked different questions than others.
d) answers A and B
e) none of the above

Question 53:


a) True
b) False

Question 54:


a) True
b) False

Question 55:


a) True
b) False