Gender and Sexuality Definitions Quiz

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Gender and Sexuality Quiz

Directions: Match the definition in the left column with a term in the right column.

Definition

1. ___ A heterosexual person who confronts heterosexism/homophobia

2. ___ Socially constructed behavior expectations for men and women

3. ___ Fear or discomfort with people who do not meet our cultural expectations for gender

4. ___ Emotional, affectional, and sexual attractions and behavior toward someone of another sex

(heterosexual), same-sex (lesbian or gay) or any sex

(bisexual, pansexual).

5. ___ A system of cultural beliefs and practices that assume a fixed, binary system of gender into which everyone must fit.

6. ___ A person who alters his/her body through surgery or hormonal treatments to live as another gender or sex.

7. ___ A person born with both male and female physiological or anatomical sex characteristics.

8. ___ The sex one is assigned at birth based on visible physiological and anatomical sex characteristics.

9. ___ A person who enjoys dressing in clothes typically associated with another gender, often are heterosexual men.

10. ___ A person whose self-definition challenges and disrupts traditional binary conceptions an boundaries of gender.

11. ___ A system of institutional and cultural beliefs, norms, and practices that advantages heterosexuals.

12. ___ A system of beliefs and practices that privileges men and subordinates women.

13. ___ A person’s sense of being a woman, a man or other gender identification.

14. ___ An umbrella term used by some lesbian, gay, bisexual people to refer to themselves, often to avoid binary and static conceptions of sex, gender, and sexuality.

15. ___ The fear, hatred, or intolerance of lesbian, gay, bisexual people.

16. ___ The assumption that heterosexuality is the only normal sexual identity

17. ___ Advantages received by heterosexuals in a heterosexist society

Term

A. Intersex

B. Gender Identity

C. Transsexual

D. Sexism

E. Queer

F. Homophobia/Biphobia

G. Heterosexism

H. Transgender

I. Sexual Orientation

J. Transgender Oppression

K. Biological/ Birth Sex

L. Heterosexual Ally

M. Heterosexual Privilege

N. Transphobia

O. Cross Dresser

P. Gender Roles

Q. Heteronormativity

Adapted from Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, Second Edition (Routledge, 2007)

Answer Key for the Gender and Sexuality Quiz

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Heterosexual Ally – A heterosexual person who confronts heterosexism/homophobia

Gender Roles – Socially constructed behavior expectations for men and women

Transphobia – Fear of or discomfort with people who do not meet our cultural expectations for gender expression

Sexual Orientation – Emotional, affectional, and sexual attractions toward someone of another sex

(heterosexual), same-sex (lesbian or gay), or any sex (bisexual or pansexual)

Transgender Expression – A system of cultural beliefs and practices that assume a fixed, binary

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system of gender into which everyone must fit

Transsexual – A person who alters their body through surgery or hormonal treatments to live as another gender or sex

Intersex – A person born with both make and female physiological or anatomical sex characteristics

Biological/Birth Sex – The sex one is assigned at birth based on visible physiological and anatomical sex characteristics

9.

Cross Dresser – A person who enjoys dressing in clothes typically associated with another gender, often are heterosexual men

10.

Transgender – A person whose self-definition challenges and disrupts traditional binary conceptions and boundaries of gender and sexuality

11.

Heterosexism – A system of institutional and cultural beliefs, norms, and practices that advantages heterosexuals

12.

Sexism – A system of beliefs and practices that privileges men and subordinates women

13.

Gender Identity – A person’s sense of being a women a man, or other gender identification

14.

Queer – An umbrella term used by some lesbian, gay, bisexual, people to refer to themselves, often to avoid binary and static conceptions of sex, gender, and sexuality

15.

Homophobia/Biphobia – the fear, hatred, or intolerance of lesbian, gay, bisexual people

16.

Heteronormativity – The assumption that heterosexuality is the only normal sexual identity

17.

Heterosexual Privilege – The system of advantages received by heterosexuals in a heterosexist society

Adapted from Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, Second Edition (Routledge, 2007)

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