From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-century America Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Beth L. Bailey
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5, “The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity”.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money,” dating became a system of what?
(a) Selfishness.
(b) Cultural growth.
(c) Sexism.
(d) Economic exchange.

2. According to the author, what settings were often the trend-setters in courtship trends?
(a) Movie theaters.
(b) College campuses.
(c) Restaurants.
(d) Churches.

3. What word from the book means having qualities traditionally ascribed to women?
(a) Masculine.
(b) Paradox.
(c) Feminine.
(d) Etiquette.

4. Beth Bailey is relentless in her emphasis on how what affected the development of courtship throughout the twentieth century?
(a) Family values.
(b) American media.
(c) Religious scripture.
(d) School activities.

5. What constantly portrayed the other sex as commodities, according to the author in Chapter 3, "The Worth of a Date”?
(a) The church.
(b) Schools.
(c) The government.
(d) The media.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Sigmund Freud born?

2. Mid-twentieth century masculinity and femininity were defined in opposition to one another and are what today?

3. Who acquired the most power within the dating system, according to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money"?

4. What became more fragile as the fifties and sixties progressed, according to the author?

5. What word in the book means a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth?

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