Sexism and Patriarchy: Definitions and Forms


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In Saudi Arabian society, women must obtain a male relative's permission to marry, work, and travel abroad. This is an example of _____.

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1. In the Mosuo community in rural China, women own and inherit property, make community decisions, and choose their male partners. This is an example of _____.

2. Which form of sexism contends that inequality between men and women is no longer a problem in society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sexism has, in several different forms, been an issue in many societies. In this quiz, you'll be asked to recall what you have learned and recognize some of these different types of sexism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This sexism quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recognize the term for societies in which males have more power than females
  • Recall the country that contains a matriarchal society
  • Know a type of sexism when given its description

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most important information found in the lesson on forms of sexism
  • Information recall - recall what you've learned about matriarchal societies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to successfully answer a series of questions on the types of sexism

Additional Learning

To strengthen your understanding of sexism, check out our lesson called Sexism and Patriarchy: Definitions and Forms. By the time you finish it, you'll be able to:

  • Differentiate between patriarchy and matriarchy
  • Summarize social scientists' theories on societal sexism
  • Explain sexism through different time periods
  • Examine the few forms of sexism that benefit women