Question 1 (0.5 points) What role do parents play in a childâ??s development of sexuality and intima

Question 1 (0.5 points)

What role do parents play in a child’s development of
sexuality and intimacy?
Question 1 options:

Parents roles are determined by whether their kids are open
to talking about love and sex.

Parents are a crucial factor in the development of healthy
and unhealthy sexualities.

Parents do not play a very strong role.

Parents don’t play a role because children are presexual.
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Hint. Consider Plante’s presentation of the research
regarding the effects of parents discussions about sex with their children.
Question 2 (0.5 points)

How is masculinity generally described in the U.S.-American
Question 2 options:

As a repudiation of the feminine.

As a position of loving support.

As aggressive and sensitive.

As passivity.
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Hint. Consider the kinds of epithets that are used to police
the behaviors of boys and men. How do they relate to women?
Question 3 (0.5 points)

What is the central aim of chapter four, “Birds Do It, Bees
Do It”?
Question 3 options:

To examine what and how we learn about sex.

To examine the sexual similarities between humans and other

To encourage us to talk more about sex with our children.

To analyze natural sexual behavior.
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Hint. You should always be able to identify the main aim of
a chapter in the first few pages or introduction.
Question 4 (0.5 points)

Which of the following scenarios exemplify the claim that
heterosexuality is hegemonic?
Question 4 options:

An adult asks a little girl whether she has a boyfriend.

A little boy’s friends call him a “sissy,” a “mama’s boy,”
“fag,” or similar epithet.

A little girl who likes to climb trees is called a “tomboy.”

All of the above.

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Hint. Remember the definition of hegemony and how hegemony
is established through socialization processes.
Question 5 (0.5 points)

The long-standing tradition of viewing children’s
sexualities as sinful and needing external restraints led to the development of
what kind(s) of social controls?
Question 5 options:

Spike-lined penis rings.

Leather corsets with steel penis tubes

Graham crackers and corn flakes

All of the above

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Hint. Review Plante’s discussion of the social and
historical contexts that influence the complicated role of the family as a
socializing agent.
Question 6 (2.5 points)

Match the following terms and definitions.
Question 6 options:

an entity or structure that guides what a society considers
to be appropriate social behavior

a culturally produced, shared, and reinforced social norm
that guides sexual and gender behavior

the deeper meaning of a cultural representation or symbol that
is hidden by a more obvious and recognizable meaning

the process by which we learn the norms, values, behaviors,
and skills necessary for participating in a society

the cultural, social, political, or economic dominance of
one group over another
1. Sexual script
2. Socializing
3. Socialization
4. Hegemony
5. Latent

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Hint. Sort out the difference between a script, an agent,
and a process when dealing with the terms sexual script, socializing agent, and
socialization and review the definitions of all from the lecture and the book.
Remember, we encountered “sexual script” in a previous chapter, but it used
frequently in this chapter.
Question 7 (0.5 points)

Research into the relationship between religiosity and
sexuality reveal that abstinence only messages have the direct effect of unsafe
sex practices because individuals are not taught about safe sex.

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Hint. Review the section on religion as a socializing agent.
Question 8 (0.5 points)

Research shows that media messages targeted at girls through
magazines vary markedly by ethnicity and across time.

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Consider Plante’s discussion of femininity and subcultural
norms, with specific attention to magazines as socializing agents.
Question 9 (0.5 points)

Acculturation is the modification of a group or individual
through the borrowing or substitution of traits from the larger culture through
sustained contact.

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Hint. Consider what happens to individuals or groups from
another country who move to the U.S.
Question 10 (0.5 points)

The parental discomfort that parents feel in talking about
sexuality with their children is an individual problem that those parents could
remedy if they were more open sexually themselves.

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Hint. Consider Plante’s overall view of sexualities, her
analyses of sexual development in context, and her presentations of
communications between parents and children.

Question 11 (0.5 points)

According to Plante, socialization is a process that we go
through as children and adolescents. The process stops once we become adults
and our identities are stable.

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Hint. Review Plante’s overview of socialization and what she
has to say about the learning process.
Question 12 (0.5 points)

Though we tend to imagine that men and women are very
different, their peer socialization is ultimately very similar.

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Hint. Review Plante’s discussions of Masculinity and
Femininity at the end of chapter 4.
Question 13 (0.5 points)

The construction of masculinity in U.S.-American culture is
not only a repudiation of the feminine, but of a host of oppositions to what
are deemed “others,” e.g. racial minorities and sexual minorities.

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Hint. Consider Plante’s review of the research into
masculinity and subcultural norms. You may especially focus on the “Spur Posse”
as an example.
Question 14 (0.5 points)

Socialization into femininity is marked by what Plante calls
the ‘Goldilocks theory of sex,’ which means that (heterosexual) women should be
interested, appealing, and adventurous, but not slutty.

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Hint. Consider Plante’s description of the confusing
messages girls receive through magazines.
Question 15 (0.5 points)

A subculture is a cultural group located within a larger
cultural group and which often has beliefs, behaviors, and interests at odds
with the dominant group. American subcultures are distinguished according to
various differences, including race/ethnicity, nationality, gender identity,
and sexual orientation. None of these have great bearing on the construction of
masculinity and femininity in American cultures.

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Consider Plante’s discussions of masculinity, femininity,
and subcultures.
Question 16 (0.5 points)

Physical restraints and dietary cures for children’s
sexualities were developed historically only for boys, not girls.

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Hint. Consider historical interpretations of women and
girls’ sexualities.