The Media's Mixed Messages About Health


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Which of the following is a mixed message in the media about body image?

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1. Which of the following describes the media's perspective on sexuality?

2. Which of the following is an appropriate source for getting information on sexuality?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet are offered as an assessment of what you know about the confusing mixed messages the media puts out about health. You'll check your understanding of where to find real health information as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review what you know about:

  • The mixed messages of body image
  • How sexuality is used in the media
  • Valid sources for information on sexuality
  • How violence is portrayed in the media

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about mixed media messages to answer questions about sexuality and body image in the media
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read about appropriate sources for finding information about sexuality
  • Making connections - use understanding of media portrayals of drug use to determine how it is depicted in a positive light

Additional Learning

You'll find a closer look at this topic in the lesson, The Media's Mixed Messages About Health. This lesson gives you more information about:

  • What body image pertains to
  • Why focusing on body image is unnecessary
  • The double-standard of sexuality
  • The challenges of glorifying violence