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Chapter 10

STUDY
PLAY
Which of the following statements about gender and schooling is correct?
All of these are correct.
T of F: In the United States today two-thirds of physicians are women.
False
Women earn what share of all associate's and bachelor's degrees in the United States?
59 percent
T of F: Today in the United States only about 10 percent of women with young children work for income.
False
T of F: Traditional conceptions paint masculine and feminine in opposing terms.
True
T of F: In the teaching profession the share of teachers who are women increases as the grade level taught increases.
False
Sexual harassment is an important social issue because
half of working women report receiving unwanted sexual attention.
On average young men show greater ____ ability than young women; young women show greater _____ ability than young men.
mathematical; verbal
T of F: In her famous study Margaret Mead investigated gender in three African societies.
False
Looking back over U.S. history we see a general trend by which women
have gained opportunities and power.
Which of the following statements about gender and schooling is correct?
All of these are correct.
What is at the heart of the controversy over women's participation in the military?
Women are seen as nurturers rather than people who kill.
T of F: George Murdock found that in the case of many tasks what one society considers "masculine" another may consider "feminine."
True
Structural-functional analysis points out that industrialization encourages
growing gender equality.
T of F: In the United States most police officers engineers judges and college presidents are men.
True
What is a reason to see women as a minority in the United States?
At every class level, women have less income, wealth, education, and power than men do.
Comparing the performances of female and male athletes over time shows
women have been closing the gap with men in most athletic performances.
T of F: Since very few societies have existed without patriarchy we must conclude that it is inevitable.
False
T of F: In the United States today two-thirds of physicians are women.
False
T of F: A social-conflict account of the history of gender stratification was developed by Friedrich Engels.
True
T or F: In the United States today two-thirds of physicians are women.
False
Drawing on Janet Lever's observations of children at play which of the following would you conclude to be true?
Boys favor games with clear winners and losers.
In 2011 Forbes magazine reported that approximately ___________ of our country's richest people were women.
10 percent
Margaret Mead's research on gender in three societies in New Guinea illustrates that
traits that are defined as feminine in one society may be masculine in another.
T or F: Minority women are more economically disadvantaged than white women.
True
Which type of feminism links the social disadvantages of women to the capitalist economic system?
socialist feminism
Comparing the performances of female and male athletes over time shows
women have been closing the gap with men in most athletic performances.
T or F: In the United States today women working for income is the rule rather than the exception.
True
Women have served in the U.S. armed forces
since colonial times.
In his global study of how societies view gender George Murdock found
All of these are correct.