Exam 1—Study Guide
Any of the material we covered in class or that is in the assigned reading material for this
section could appear on the exam. Be sure to thoroughly go through your lecture and
reading notes. Below includes a list of many of the concepts we covered in class. Please see
the additional Reading Study Guide to assist you as you prepare for the exam.
What patterns did we identify in the sex euphemism activity at the beginning of the
semester? I highlighted three specific identifiable patterns found in the euphemisms—what
were they? (This is the activity where we listed many phrases for “having sex” on the board
and identified three different themes that were present).
What did we learn from the activity at the beginning of the semester where we attempted
to categorize sex conclusively? (
What did I say the point of the activity was
? Did we
conclusively define sex? Why or why not?) Hint: This was the “sex”/ “not sex” activity.
Social Construction—What is the definition?
-What steps are involved in the
process of social construction
Social Control—What is the definition?
-Be able to give an example of individual
social control (in terms of
-What does it mean when we say that social sanctions can be positive, negative, or
Freaks and Geeks clip—what did it show and how did it relate to our discussion on the
social construction of kissing?
What do the cross-cultural examples covered in class indicate about kissing in terms of it
being an innate desire?