Sex and Gender in Society: Differences, Preferences & Characteristics


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The term _____ refers to biological differences between men and women, while the term _____ refers to psychological differences, such as masculine or feminine an individual feels.

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1. External and common differences between men and women that don't include genitalia, such as differences in height, men's ability to grow beards, and women's breasts, are examples of _____.

2. John is born with the chromosomes XYY. Based only on this information, which category of people does John fall into?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, make sure you understand how to differentiate between sex and gender. You'll also need to know the name for the category of people who were born with XYY chromosomes, among other details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself with questions on the following:

  • Sex vs. gender
  • Term for the external and common differences between men and women
  • Category of people born with XYY chromosomes
  • Term for individuals who were born biologically as one sex and are preparing to surgically change their genitalia
  • Sexual orientation category that most people fall into, according to Alfred Kinsey's scale

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as sex and gender
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding individuals who surgically change their genitals from one sex to the other
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Kinsey's theories

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the accompanying lesson, Sex and Gender in Society: Differences, Preferences & Characteristics, to keep learning about gender identity. You'll study towards the following objectives:

  • Describe the differences between transsexuals and transvestites
  • Explain the term 'sexual orientation' and its role in sex and gender issues
  • Relate Alfred Kinsey's contributions to the field of sex and gender studies