Quiz for Chapter 15
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which of the following often argues for women's inferiority to men?
d) the media
Answer: B (Page 369)
2. ________ was frequently cited by Gerson's interviewees as the key ingredient of cohesive, egalitarian, and financially secure homes.
b) Serial monogamy
c) Gender flexibility
Answer: C (Page 372)
3. Gender identity is the result of ________.
a) dramaturgical presentations
b) a non-voluntary performance
c) a non-self-reflexive disposition
d) innate dispositions
Answer: B (Page 380)
True or False Questions
1. Twenty-five per cent of Americans still believe that women are better suited emotionally to govern than are men.
Answer: False (Page 369)
2. Pilgeram's work strongly suggests that gender is biologically determined
Answer: False (Page 386)
3. Gender stereotypes necessarily imply inequality.
Answer: False (Page 379)
Fill in the Blank Questions
1. The ________ Gerson interviewed were more inclined to fall back on a more traditional relationship.
Answer: young men (Page 374)
2. Gender ________ continues to be a part of life in Canada as elsewhere in Western industrialized societies.
Answer: stratification (Page 364)
3. ________ as an approach to scholarship appeared in Canada in the 1970s, a response to the women's liberation movement already underway since the 1960s in the United States.
Answer: Feminism (Page 385)
Short Answer Questions
1. What distinguishes countries with large number of Protestants from countries with a large number of Catholics?
Answer: Research has shown that in those countries with large numbers of Protestants there are more female legislators than in countries where Catholics, Orthodox Christians, or Muslims make up the majority
2. What does 'doing gender' mean?
Answer: 'Doing gender' is a term for the activity of managing one's conduct in a way that is consistent with what is generally considered appropriate to one's sex category.
3. What continues to be the most important measure of men's social status?
Men's success on the job market remains the most important measure of their social status.