Adolescence 10th Edition By Laurence Steinberg – Test Bank
- Until recently, what aspect of teenage sexuality did social scientists focus on?
A.Until the late 1990s, it was taboo to study teenage sex.
B. Just like identity, autonomy, and intimacy, researchers have always studied the normative aspects of adolescent sexuality.
C. Until fairly recently, researchers only focused on the problematic aspects of adolescent sexuality (precocious sex, promiscuous sex, unsafe sex, etc.).
D. Until fairly recently, most researchers were preoccupied with understanding adolescent sexuality and, as a result, important topics, such as promiscuous sex and unsafe sex, were neglected.
Steinberg – Chapter 11 #1
- The textbook lists all of the following as reasons why sexuality in adolescence is a particularly important period during the life cycle, except:
A.adolescence is the time when erotic feelings first emerge.
B. puberty brings on physical changes that allow for sexual reproduction.
C. cognitive changes in adolescence have a major impact on sexuality.
D. it is not until adolescence that sexual activity begins to take on the social meaning it will continue to have throughout adulthood.
Steinberg – Chapter 11 #2
- Sexual activity in adolescence is motivated by:
A.desire to enhance status with peers.
B. love and the desire for a serious emotional relationship.
D. All of the above are true.
Steinberg – Chapter 11 #3
- Sex play that is innocuous during childhood is no longer innocuous during adolescence because:
A.children report erotic feelings before puberty.
B. the hormonal changes of puberty result in an increased sex drive in adolescence.
C. children are not capable of kissing, petting, masturbating, or sexual intercourse before puberty.
D. with puberty, pregnancy becomes a serious possibility.
Steinberg – Chapter 11 #4
- Which of the following is not considered an aspect of positive sexual development that the majority of adolescents face?
A.becoming comfortable with one’s maturing body
B. reconciling feelings of sexual arousal with one’s religious beliefs
C. feeling comfortable in choosing to engage or not to engage in sexual activity
D. understanding and practicing safe sex
Steinberg – Chapter 11 #5
- “Sexual socialization” refers to:
A.a person’s sexual orientation.
B. a person’s social skills in sexual relationships.
C. the way in which an individual is exposed to and educated about sexuality.
D. the degree to which an individual is comfortable with his or her sexuality.
Steinberg – Chapter 11 #6
- Most research with respect to oral sex between adolescents has indicated that:
A.in general, most teenagers are more likely to engage in vaginal intercourse than oral sex.
B. many teenagers give and receive oral sex promiscuously.
C. there is a large proportion of adolescents who exclusively engage in oral sex.
D. the vast majority of teenagers who engage in oral sex also engage in sexual (vaginal) intercourse and promiscuity is not the norm for either activity.
Steinberg – Chapter 11 #7
- What is the best way to conceptualize adolescent sexual development?
A.as gradual stages of increasing intimacy
B. with the first event being intercourse
C. as an isolated behavior
D. there are no systematic patterns to adolescent sexual development
Steinberg – Chapter 11 #8
- Beginning on Isaac’s 13th birthday, his father wants to start a series of conversations with him about sex and the “birds and the bees.” This process is called:
B. sexual socialization.
C. permissive communication.
D. human ecology.
Steinberg – Chapter 11 #9
- What type of behaviors does the term noncoital activity refer to?
B. touching parts of each other’s body through clothes
C. touching or kissing each other’s naked body
D. All of the above behaviors are considered noncoital.