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Chapter 15: Sexual Orientation: Gay, Straight, or Bi?

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    Multiple Choice Quiz Questions

    15-1. What is homophobia?

        a. anti-gay prejudice
        b. negative attitudes toward homosexuals
        c. homo-negativism
        d. All of the above

    15-2. What is covert homosexuality?

        a. disoriented sexual identity
        b. insecure Development Syndrome
        c. a homosexual whose sexual orientation is kept secret
        d. none of the above

    15-3. What is the last stage in the "coming out" process?

        a. Integration
        b. Relationship Development
        c. Segregation
        d. Exploration

    15-4. Coleman suggests that first relationships for gay people are typically:

        a. permanent
        b. long-lasting, but not permanent
        c. characterized by jealousy
        d. much like heterosexual dating relationships
        e. c and d

    15-5. What is meant by identity confusion?

        a. assumed sexual identity
        b. identity tolerance
        c. identity synthesis
        d. the homosexual who has not yet realized his true sexual orientation

    15-6. When a woman thinks that she probably is a lesbian, she is at the:

        a. pride stage
        b. tolerance stage
        c. acceptance stage
        d. confusion stage

    15-7. What is known about lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities?

        a. they exist primarily in bars
        b. most of the people in them are in their 20's
        c. networks of them exist around the world
        d. the vast majority of them exist in the New York and San Francisco areas

    15-8. The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is:

        a. a computer dating organization for men
        b. a volunteer community group
        c. a gay athletic organization
        d. the central clearinghouse for information on LGB groups

    15-9. A person with a rating of 4 on the Kinsey scale would be classified as:

        a. mostly heterosexual with incidental homosexual experience
        b. heterosexual with substantial homosexual experience
        c. homosexual with substantial heterosexual experience
        d. mostly homosexual with incidental heterosexual experience

    15-10. Studies conducted by Bailey and Pillard (1991) have shown that:

        a. the homosexuality concordance rate for identical twins is 100%
        b. the homosexuality concordance rate for identical twins and fraternal twins is approximately the same
        c. the homosexuality concordance rate for identical twins is higher than for fraternal twins
        d. the homosexuality concordance rate for adoptive brothers differs little from that of biological brothers

    15-11. Simon LeVay studied the brains of heterosexuals and homosexuals. He found differences in:

        a. the cortical activity of these two groups
        b. the overall brain weights of these two groups
        c. the cell structure in the hypothalamus of these two groups
        d. blood volume and metabolism of sugars in the brains of these two groups

    15-12. The phrase "the exotic becomes erotic" would be identified with ________.

        a. Freud
        b. Bieber
        c. Bem
        d. Reiss
        e. Bell, Weinberg, and Hammersmith

    15-13. What is true about Latina lesbians?

        a. They are typically less open about their sexuality than are Anglo lesbians.
        b. They are typically more accepted by their families than are their Anglo counterparts.
        c. They are more open about their sexuality than are lesbians in most other cultures.
        d. They are warmly accepted by their families as long as their social behaviour is traditionally feminine.

    15-14. An ambisexual:

        a. has no interest in sex
        b. is interested sexually in both genders
        c. likes all sexual activities
        d. does not have a sexual orientation


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