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Study on Gender in Physics

1    The students in Akira Miyake’s study were all majoring in 

A physics.

B psychology or physics.

C science, technology, engineering or mathematics.


2    The aim of Miyake’s study was to investigate

A what kind of women choose to study physics.

B a way of improving women’s performance in physics.

C whether fewer women than men study physics at college.


3    The female physics students were wrong to believe that

A the teachers marked them in an unfair way.

B the male students expected them to do badly.

C their test results were lower than the male students’.


4    Miyake’s team asked the students to write about

A what they enjoyed about studying physics.

B the successful experiences of other people.

C something that was important to them personally.


5    What was the aim of the writing exercise done by the subjects?

A to reduce stress

B to strengthen verbal ability

C to encourage logical thinking


6    What surprised the researchers about the study?

A how few students managed to get A grades

B the positive impact it had on physics results for women 

C the difference between male and female performance


7    Greg and Lisa think Miyake’s results could have been affected by

A the length of the writing task.

B the number of students who took part.

C the information the students were given.


8    Greg and Lisa decide that in their own project, they will compare the effects of

A two different writing tasks.

B a writing task with an oral task.

C two different oral tasks.


9    The main finding of Smolinsky’s research was that class teamwork activities

A were most effective when done by all-women groups.

B had no effect on the performance of men or women.

C improved the results of men more than of women.


10   What will Lisa and Greg do next?

A talk to a professor

B observe a science class

C look at the science timetable

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