Gender Stereotypes in the Media


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A stereotype can be defined as _____.

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1. Gender expression refers to which of the following?

2. The symbols and characteristics that a culture associates with a particular idea or character is also known as which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The media plays a major role in the formation of stereotypes about gender. This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your knowledge of the vocabulary and definitions, like gender expression and gender stereotypes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your understanding of the following:

  • What gender stereotypes determine
  • Characteristics that are associated with a specific character
  • Example of a violation of gender stereotypes
  • Definition of gender expression
  • Universally applied idea of a person or thing

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms and phrases, such as gender stereotypes and gender expression
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding stereotypes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of gender stereotypes

Additional Learning

You can learn more about gender stereotypes by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Gender Stereotypes in the Media. The lesson achieves these objectives:

  • Explains the definition of a stereotype
  • Provides examples of gender stereotypes in the media like the wife in Father Knows Best
  • Describes how stereotypes are used in forms of media including advertisements