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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 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity,” in the new media literature, femininity became associated with what?
(a) Morality.
(b) Submission.
(c) Success.
(d) Dominance.

2. According to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity,” traditional etiquette dominated American manners from the 1930s to when?
(a) The 1960s.
(b) The 1940s.
(c) The 1980s.
(d) The 1950s.

3. What did following the proper rules of the calling system indicate, according to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money"?
(a) Intelligence.
(b) Good morals.
(c) Good fortune.
(d) Good breeding.

4. Ideals of beauty were often set by whom, according to the author in Chapter 3, "The Worth of a Date”?
(a) Sports heroes.
(b) Political office holders.
(c) Movie stars.
(d) Returning veterans.

5. According to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity,” in the new media literature, masculinity was associated with what?
(a) Submission.
(b) Success.
(c) Morality.
(d) Dominance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to a token indicating future marriage?

2. Where was Sigmund Freud born?

3. According to the author in Chapter 3, "The Worth of a Date,” American dating emerged as what became central to courtship?

4. The crisis of femininity was what to the crisis of masculinity, according to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity"?

5. In the calling system, who took the initiative according to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money"?

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