Sex and Sexuality

Section Quiz

What Western country is thought to be the most liberal in its attitudes toward sex?

  1. United States
  2. Sweden
  3. Mexico
  4. Ireland

Hint:

B

Compared to most Western societies, U.S. sexual attitudes are considered _______.

  1. conservative
  2. liberal
  3. permissive
  4. free

Hint:

A

Sociologists associate sexuality with _______.

  1. heterosexuality
  2. homosexuality
  3. biological factors
  4. a person’s capacity for sexual feelings

Hint:

D

According to national surveys, most U.S. parents support which type of sex education program in school?

  1. Abstinence only
  2. Abstinence plus sexual safety
  3. Sexual safety without promoting abstinence
  4. No sex education

Hint:

B

Which theoretical perspective stresses the importance of regulating sexual behavior to ensure marital cohesion and family stability?

  1. Functionalism
  2. Conflict theory
  3. Symbolic interactionalism
  4. Queer theory

Hint:

A