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Biological Differences Between the Sexes: Overview

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Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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1. Males typically have ____, while females typically have ____.

2. Nearly every biological difference between males and females can ultimately be traced back to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of what the physical differences are between the sexes. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the relationship between gender and sex and what causes biological differences in the sexes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Facts about gender and sex
  • Typical differences between the sexes
  • The origin of the differences between the sexes
  • The generalizations commonly associated to males and females versus the truth
  • How the 23rd chromosome in men and women is represented

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as sex and gender
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on sex differences in biology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the 23rd chromosome and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about typical attributes of males and females

Additional Learning

To learn more about both the differences and similarities between males and females in their respective anatomy, review the corresponding lesson on Sex Differences in Biology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the significance of the 23rd chromosome
  • Explore similarities and differences between male and female physique, particularly in the pelvis, brain and genitals
  • Review the differences in life span between males and females
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