USC speech

December 4, 2007

Dating trivia quiz

Filed under: Uncategorized — minimax @ 5:10 pm

When was the last time you went out on a date? Where did you go? What did you do? Was it a good date? How knowledgeable about dating and sex do you think you are? How often do your friends ask you for advice about either? What advice have you offered?

ancestor · a person, plant, animal or object that is related to one existing at a later point in time  • artifact · an object that is made by a person, such as a tool or a decoration, especially one that is of historical interest  • cave · a large hole in the side of a hill, cliff or mountain, or one that is underground  • cheat on · If you cheat on your husband, wife or usual sexual partner, you secretly have a sexual relationship with someone else  • chimpanzee · a small, very intelligent African ape with black or brown fur  • commit · to promise or give your loyalty, time or money to a particular principle, person or plan of action  • contraceptive · any of various devices or drugs intended to prevent pregnancy  • crocodile · a large hard-skinned reptile that lives in and near rivers and lakes in the hot wet parts of the world. It is like an alligator, but it usually has a longer and narrower nose  • drag · to move something by pulling it along a surface, usually the ground  • feces · the solid waste excreted from the body of a human or animal through the bowels  • foreplay · the sexual activity such as kissing and touching that people do before they have sex  • gender · the physical and/or social condition of being male or female  • gorilla · a large ape that comes from western Africa  • harem · especially in the past in some Muslim societies, the wives or other female sexual partners of a man, or the part of a house in which they live  • mate · an animal’s sexual partner  • mixture · a substance made from a combination of different substances, or any combination of different things  • mud · earth that has become wet and sticky  • monogamy · when someone has a sexual relationship or marriage with only one other person at a time  • offspring · the young of an animal  • paternity · the fact of being a father or connected with being a father  • penguin · a black and white sea bird which cannot fly but uses its small wings to help it swim  • percentage · an amount of something, often expressed as a number out of 100  • physical · connected with the body  • plug · a small piece of rubber, plastic, wood, etc. that fits into a hole in order to close it  • polygamy · the fact or custom of being married to more than one person at the same time  • prehistoric · describing the period before there were written records  • promiscuous · (of a person) having a lot of different sexual partners or sexual relationships, or (of sexual habits) involving a lot of different partners  • rank · to have a position higher or lower than others, or to be considered to have such a position  • session · a period of time or meeting arranged for a particular activity  • sexual intercourse · the act of having sex  • spouse · a person’s husband or wife  • submissive · describes someone who allows themselves to be controlled by other people  • typical · showing all the characteristics that you would usually expect from a particular group of things  • vary · If things of the same type vary, they are different from each other, and if you vary them, you cause them to be different from each other

01 According to research, which gender has the more romantic view of male-female relationships?

A Men.

B Women.

C The two genders are about the same.

Do you think you are a very romantic person? Why or why not? In your current or past relationships, have you been the more romantic partner? What would you say is the most romantic thing you have ever done? What do you think is the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you?

02 Which of the following do men say is most important for them in a romantic partner?

A Face.

B Body.

C Personality.

How do you think most women would rank the three things? Which of these things are most important to you in a romantic partner? How important are the other two things to you? Which of the three things–face, body, personality–do you think is your strongest point? Which do you think is your weakest point?

03 What type of man do most women prefer?

A A man who is about as physically attractive as themselves.

B A man who is more physically attractive than themselves.

C A man who is less physically attractive than themselves.

Do you think men prefer someone more physically attractive than themselves, less physically attractive than themselves, or just as physically attractive as themselves? Which type of partner do you prefer? How would you compare yourself and your current or last romantic partner (or someone you are or were attracted to)? 

04 Which of the following do the most women say would hurt them most?

A A partner being in love with another woman, even though there was no sexual contact.

B A partner having a relationship with another woman purely for sex, with no emotion involved.

C A partner having a close friendship with a former lover.

Why did you choose the answer that you did? Do you think most men would answer the same way that most women do? Which would you be most hurt by? Can you explain why? Do you think you could forgive your partner if he or she had an emotional affair? How about a purely sexual affair?

05 According to studies done in several different Western countries, what percentage of children are not actually the offspring of the man who believes he is the father (usually the husband of the mother)?

A Less than 1 percent.

B About 10 percent.

C It varies widely depending on the country, from almost none to nearly a third.

What do you think the percentage would be in Taiwan? Do you think it would be a good idea to test the paternity of every child born? Do you think either men or women cheat on their partners much more often? Do you think the reasons that men and women cheat are usually different or similar?

06 Based on artifacts and cave paintings, which of the following best describes prehistoric women?

A They were submissive to men and dragged around by the hair.

B They had sex only to make babies.

C They enjoyed sex as much as their male mates.

07 The sex lives of our prehistoric ancestors were most likely similar to which kind of animal’s?

A Monogamous penguins.

B Promiscuous, no-commitment bonobo chimpanzees.

C Polygamous, harem-loving gorillas.

Do you think men are naturally promiscuous? Do you think if promiscuous women were not viewed negatively by society that most women would be promiscuous? Do you think women enjoy sex as much as men do? If so, why do you think men usually have to do the persuading? Are you a penguin, bonobo chimpanzee, or gorilla (haha)? If you could have a harem or multiple spouses, would you?

08 In 2000 BC, what did Egyptians use as a contraceptive?

A Plugs made of crocodile feces.

B Mud.

C A mixture of lemon, milk, and flowers.

If you were an ancient Egyptian, would you rather use one these things for contraception, or just take your chances? According to studies, Taiwanese use contraception less often than the citizens of any other advanced country—why do you think this might be? Do you think children should be taught about contraception in school? If so, at what age should they be taught? Where did you learn about contraception?

09 At what age does the average American girl first have sexual intercourse?

A 14.

B 17.

C 20.

What do you think is probably the average age at which Taiwanese girls first have sexual intercourse? Do you think parents should try to control when their children have their first sexual experience? If so, how should they do this?

10 What percentage of women say they would rather have chocolate than sex?

A 8.

B 26.

C 70.

What do you think the percentage would be for men? If you were willing to answer, which would you prefer? How much chocolate do you eat? Do you have a favorite kind of chocolate?

11 How long does the typical lovemaking session last?

A About 15 minutes: about 10 to 12 minutes of foreplay and around 3 to 5 minutes of intercourse.

B About 15 minutes: about 3 to 5 minutes of foreplay and around 10 to 12 minutes of intercourse.

C About 5 minutes of foreplay and 20 to 30 minutes of intercourse.

Do you talk about sex with your friends? If you do, how much detail do you go into about your personal experiences? According to studies, women talk about their sexual experiences with friends in much more detail than men do with their friends—why do you think this might be? Would you mind if your partner were talking about your sex life with his or her friends?

12 Of the men who die while having sex, what percentage are having sex with someone who is not their spouse? 

A 10.

B 50.

C 85.

Do you think dying while having sex is a good way to go? Can you think of a better way to go?

// answers

01 A : Research has found that men fall in love earlier in a relationship and cling longer to a dying love affair. Men also commit suicide three times as often as women over disastrous love affairs.  • 02 C  • 03 A  • 04 A  • 05 B  • 06 C  • 07 B  • 08 A  • 09 B  • 10 C  • 11 A  • 12 C


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