Sex Vs. Gender: Overview


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Among the cultures studied by Margaret Mead, the Tchambuli:

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1. Among stereotypical gender traits in our society, which one of the following is NOT considered a 'feminine' trait?

2. Which of the following statements is consistent with the gender similarity hypothesis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though many tend to assume so, sex and gender are not the same thing. This quiz will test you on sex and gender, and the research surrounding both.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This sex and gender quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall what the Tchambuli believe
  • Determine stereotypical feminine traits
  • Recognize a statement that is consistent with the gender similarity hypothesis
  • Understand truths about gender-related research from the 1970s
  • Remember what a person born with male and female sex characteristics and biological traits is called

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information found in the lesson on the difference between sex and gender
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if something is or is not stereotypically considered a feminine trait
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have gained about sex and gender

Additional Learning

The lesson Sex Vs. Gender: Overview covers the following objectives:

  • Explain chromosomal aberrations
  • List commonly known societal gender roles
  • Explore Margaret Mead's findings on the Arapesh and the Mundugumor