Practice Quizzes

Chapter 10: Sexual Orientation

1: Sexual identity is
used to describe sexual orientation.
being attracted to both sexes
an inner sense of oneself as a sexual being.
one's erotic, romantic, and affectional attraction to same gender, opposite gender, or both.
being attracted to the opposite sex.
2: Being bisexual means having
erotic, romantic, affectional attraction toward both genders.
erotic, romantic, affectional attraction toward the opposite gender.
erotic, romantic affectional attraction toward the same gender.
a sense of who one is sexually.
sexual attraction for animals.
3: Heterosexuality is
the preferred sexual orientation.
having erotic, affectional attraction toward the opposite gender.
having erotic, affectional attraction toward both genders.
having erotic, affectional attraction toward the same gender.
having an inner sense of sexual satisfaction.
4: The term lesbian refers to
masculine-looking females
a female homosexual
anyone who is homosexual
females attracted to both genders
a homosexual male
5: Situational homosexuality might occur in (or at) a
co-ed summer camp
prison
co-ed college dorm
professional convention
place of business
6: The term 'bisexual' is also known to some researchers as
homosexual
unsure
heterosexual
asexual
sexually satisfied
7: ________ and _______ about sexual orientation are not standardized which makes advancing research on the subject difficult.
Definitions, measures
Definitions, feelings
Definitions, subjects
Measures, prejudices
Measures, biases
8: In short, the Genetic Theory proposes that ______ influence(s) a person's sexual orientation.
blood
heredity
disease
sin
chemicals
9: The study of ______ initially led researchers to believe a gene could influence sexual orientation.
brothers
sisters
homosexuals
heterosexuals
twins
10: The _______ Theory considers family to be the influencing factor on whether a person is heterosexual or homosexual.
hormonal
genetic
psychoanalytic
familial
integrated
11: LeVay's research (1991) found a difference between heterosexual men and homosexual men in the size of a specific nucleus in the ______.
thalamus
pituitary gland
brain
testicles
penis
12: Gay marriage is _____ in most states.
encouraged
legal
discouraged
illegal
immoral
13: Homophobia is an
irrational sexual behavior.
irrational fear of homosexuality.
irrational fear of sex.
irrational fear of masturbation.
irrational fear of oral sex.
14: The three stages of _______ are acknowledging, accepting, and expressing openly.
education
going out
coming out
growing up
decision making
15: Studies have shown that most teachers have been prepared to handle issues surrounding homosexuality.
TRUE
FALSE
16: The way one behaves sexually determines his or her sexual orientation.
TRUE
FALSE
17: Uncertainty about sexual orientation declines with age.
TRUE
FALSE
18: A specific gene linked to homosexuality has been identified by researchers.
TRUE
FALSE
19: All sexual orientation researchers agree about the causes of sexual orientation.
TRUE
FALSE
20: Little research supports the Learned Behavior Theory of sexual orientation.
TRUE
FALSE
21: In 2004 Massachusetts began granting the first-ever marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
TRUE
FALSE
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