Homosexual: Definition & Overview


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Homosexuality is defined as:

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1. Karoly Maria Benkert is noted for creating the term 'Homosexuality.' However, works by this author indicate the attraction has been around since ancient Greece.

2. Ancient Greece's sexual attraction was believed to be driven by _; while more modern science points towards sexual attraction being _.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the characteristics of homosexuality. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the coining of the term 'homosexuality'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Early accounts of homosexuality
  • Intolerance in the 11th and 12th centuries
  • The concept of Natural Law

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of homosexuality
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the legacy of Karoly Maria Benkert
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sexual attraction in ancient Greece

Additional Learning

Make sure to also read the corresponding lesson on the characteristics of homosexuality called Homosexual: Definition & Overview. The lesson features the following objectives:

  • Define homosexuality and identify the term's origin
  • Identify the early accounts of homosexuality
  • Define the concept of Natural Law
  • Understand the changes in homosexuality brought about by the Roman Empire
  • Recognize the possible cause for the 11th and 12th centuries' spike in intolerance
  • Identify the evolving view of homosexuality in the last three centuries