Quiz for Chapter 16
Multiple Choice Questions
1. By the mid-1990s, what theory was making its mark on the study of sexuality?
a) Freudian theory
b) queer theory
d) gender theory
Answer: B (Page 406)
2. Judith Butler argued that all gender is created and sustained through ________.
b) sexual practices
Answer: D (Page 407)
3. Why were academics critical of Humphreys' research?
a) He violated ethical standards.
b) He did not have academic qualifications.
c) They objected to the subject matter of his research.
d) They objected to his methodology.
Answer: A (Page 408)
True or False Questions
1. Queer theorists argue that sexuality cannot be understood through the presumed natural binary of heterosexual–homosexual.
Answer: True (Page 406)
2. Sociologists have traditionally focused on the customers of sex workers.
Answer: False (Page 412)
3. Almost 9 per cent of men between the ages of 16 and 44 and living in London had paid for sex in the previous 5 years
Answer: True (Page 413)
Fill in the Blank Questions
1. According to the APA, although we can choose whether to act on our feelings, psychologists do not consider ________ to be a conscious choice that can be voluntarily changed.
Answer: sexual orientation (Page 394)
2. ________, or fear of and antipathy towards persons with non-heteronormative sexual orientations, remains strong in many societies.
Answer: Homophobia (Page 394)
3. In 2001, ________ became the first country in the world to adopt legislation authorizing same-sex marriages.
Answer: the Netherlands (Page 397)
Short Answer Questions
1. What does heteronormativity include?
Answer: Heteronormativity includes the institutions, practices, and norms that support heterosexuality, especially monogamous, reproductive heterosexuality.
2. What are sociologists mainly concerned with when it comes to sexual orientation?
Answer: Sociologists are less interested in researching the root causes of sexual orientation than in learning about the ways in which sexual orientation is expressed and repressed.
3. What did Bill C-150 challenge?
Answer: Bill C-150 challenged existing legislation on issues of sexuality, marriage, and abortion by decriminalizing homosexual acts and abortion and making divorce more accessible.