Reading Comprehension Quiz

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Kinsey is generally regarded as the father of sexology, the scientific study of human sexuality. It is likely that Kinsey's study of the variations in mating practices among gall wasps led him to wonder how widely varied sexual practices among humans were.

In 1935, Kinsey delivered a lecture to a faculty discussion group at Indiana University wherein he attacked the "widespread ignorance of sexual structure and physiology." Kinsey obtained research funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, which enabled him to inquire into human sexual behavior.

His Kinsey Reports reached the top of bestseller lists and turned Kinsey into an instant celebrity. They are still the bestselling scientific books of all time. Articles about him appeared in magazines such as Time, Life, Look, and McCall's. Kinsey's reports, which led to a storm of controversy, are regarded by many as an enabler of the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Indiana University's president defended Kinsey's research in what became a well-known test of academic freedom.

1. This article is mostly about
A. Kinsey's life.
B. Kinsey's achievements.
C. the father of sexology.
D. human sexual behavior.
2. Kinsey earlier had been studying
A. physiology.
B. sexual structure.
C. human sexual behavior.
D. gall wasps.
3. With which of these of these was Kinsey not connected?
A. Time Magazine.
B. Rockefeller Foundation.
C. Indiana University.
D. Kinsey Reports.
4. Physiology is
A. a science dealing with the functioning of organisms.
B. a science dealing with the mind.
C. a branch of physics.
D. the science dealing with the functioning of muscles.
5. Sexology is regarded as
A. a religion.
B. a revolution.
C. a science.
D. a psychology.
The information comes from Widipedia. Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

Answer Key: 1-C..........2-D..........3-A..........4-A..........5-C
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