Example of gender socialization

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1. A clear example of gender socialization is:

A) Taking children on a trip to Disneyworld

B) Not allowing girls to play in the mud because girls are not supposed to get dirty

C) Encouraging children to do math

D) Reading a story to your son

2. Which of the following statements is true about the selection of names for newborn children?

A) Girls are more often given strong, hard names that end in consonants.

B) Boys' names are given to girls only when they are feminized.

C) A name that is for males may for a time be given to either sex, but then is demoted to girls.

D) None of the above is true

3. Which of the following aspects is not characteristic of the “ideal” American male?

A) 6?2? B) Strait white teeth C) Lightish brown if black or Hispanic D) Compassionate

4. Which of the following statements about gender and the mass media is false?

A) Video games that dehumanize women teach and perpetuate stereotypes about women.

B) By the time they start school, average American children will have spent more time in front of a television than they will in classrooms in the coming 12 years of school.

C) Women in soap operas and ads are often depicted as having problems in carrying out their role responsibilities.

D) Women who are quite large are almost entirely depicted as positive role models.

5. According to the text, teachers are most likely to reward girls for being:

A) Competitive and good listeners

B) Passive and erasing the board

C) Obedient and passive

D) Obedient and strategic thinkers

6. Social forces that keep women from reaching the highest levels of corporate and public responsibility:

A) Glass ceiling B) Sticky floor C) Glass escalator D) Sticky elevator

7. Social forces that keep the vast majority of the world's women stuck in low-paid jobs:

A) Glass ceiling B) Sticky floor C) Glass escalator D) Sticky elevator

8. Irene has been working at Megacorp for 10 years. She has an impeccable record and has received wonderful reviews. Still, she cannot figure out why the men that started the job at the same time she did have been promoted several levels while she has only received one promotion. Irene may be experiencing:

A) The glass ceiling

B) The sticky floor

C) The glass escalator

D) Gender vertigo

9. Which of the following statements about rape is false?

A) Rape can be influenced (increased or decreased) in frequency according to cultural norms.

B) According to the U.S. Department of Justice, only 1 out of 10 rapes are reported.

C) One in 20 college women in the United States will be raped or survive a rape.

D) Redefining masculinity can reduce rapes.

10. Which of the following is an example of institutionalized discrimination?

A) A man refusing to offer an older woman his seat on the bus

B) Women are expected to changed their names when they marry and questioned if they do not

C) Two women in Wisconsin were fired because their employer hated the fact that they were pregnant

D) Sarah earning less money than Paul for doing the exact same job

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