Sexuality Today 11th Edition By Kelly – Test Bank
Chapter 11: Decision Making about Pregnancy and Parenthood
1. Which of the following has NOT been used as a folk method of contraception?
a. Crocodile dung
b. Crushed rose petals
c. Queen Anne’s lace seeds
d. Silphium sap
2. The purpose of the Comstock Laws of the 1870s was to
a. curtail the activities of prostitutes.
b. encourage the use of condoms as contraceptives.
c. limit the number of out-of-wedlock births.
d. prevent the dissemination of contraceptive information.
3. What is the historical significance of the Comstock Laws?
a. They allowed the legalization of abortion during the early stages of pregnancy.
b. They indicated the government’s sanction of abstinence as the only permissible form of birth control.
c. They suggest that women had increasing control over their own fertility as the twentieth century began.
d. They were a sign of increasingly positive attitudes toward condom use.
4. Why is Margaret Sanger an important person in the history of sexuality in the U.S.?
a. She advocated passage of the Comstock Laws.
b. She developed the surgical technique used in male sterilization.
c. She fought the legal system to provide information on birth control to women.
d. She pioneered the use of condoms as contraceptive devices.
5. Growth in the world’s population is
a. concentrated in the industrialized nations.
b. expected to level off by 2010.
c. expected to level off by 2030, when zero population growth should be achieved.
d. mostly occurring in less developed countries, where local resources cannot support the increased number of people.
6. Which statement most accurately describes the status of children in the U.S.?
a. The general increase in rates of infertility has led to an improvement in the status of children.
b. The overall status of American children has been declining in recent years.
c. The status of children has risen as the status of the elderly has declined.
d. While the overall status of infants has declined, the overall status of older children has improved.
7. According to the World Health Organization, approximately ____________of all unwanted pregnancies worldwide are terminated by abortion.
a. 20 million
b. 50 million
c. 30 million
d. 40 million
8. Research on birth control indicates that among developed countries,
a. rates of unintended pregnancy in Canada and the Netherlands are especially high.
b. rates of unintended pregnancy vary very little.
c. the rate of unintended pregnancy in the U.S. is above average.
d. the rate of unintended pregnancy in the United States is lower than average.
9. Data from various studies on birth control in the U.S. indicate that
a. about 12 to 13 percent of unmarried, noncohabitating individuals never use contraceptive devices.
b. almost everyone who has access to a contraceptive uses it.
c. compared with Canadians, U.S. adults report great trust in the effectiveness of birth control methods.
d. compared with the Dutch, Americans report far lower rates of unplanned pregnancies.
10. Use of the pill, condoms, diaphragms, IUDs, or similar birth control measures is discouraged by
a. Islamic and Jewish teachings.
b. most Christian denominations.
c. the Roman Catholic Church and fundamentalist Muslim groups.
d. All of these