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

Beth L. Bailey
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6, “Scientific Truth ... and Love”.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author in the Introduction, studying the practices of the majority can have a positive impact on our understanding of what?
(a) Gender identity.
(b) The minority.
(c) Social mores as a whole.
(d) The religious whole.

2. According to the author in Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating,” the most popular students went steady, while others tried to avoid being what?
(a) Different.
(b) Broke.
(c) Square.
(d) Noticed.

3. In what year was Beth Bailey a senior in college?
(a) 1972.
(b) 1965.
(c) 1954.
(d) 1978.

4. The rules of dating were rooted in the idea of man as what, according to the author in the Introduction?
(a) Provider.
(b) Consumer.
(c) Caregiver.
(d) Companion.

5. According to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity,” women were encouraged to make an effort to become more feminine, partly to do what?
(a) Honor their parents.
(b) Honor the church.
(c) Rescue men.
(d) Be more traditional.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term refers to the fear of emasculation in both the literal and metaphorical sense?

2. In what decade did the Great Depression begin?

3. The power of what declined as women entered the workforce according to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control"?

4. According to the author in Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating,” the transition to dating appeared as an accommodation to what?

5. What did following the proper rules of the calling system indicate, according to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money"?

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