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

Beth L. Bailey
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1, “Calling Cards and Money”.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The fact that men paid for dates was thought to imply that women owed them what, according to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money"?
(a) A dowry.
(b) Money.
(c) Sexual favors.
(d) Allegiance.

2. On what television show did Beth Bailey appear on when she was a senior in college?
(a) The Geraldo Rivera Show.
(b) The Ricki Lake Show.
(c) The Jerry Springer Show.
(d) The Phil Donahue Show.

3. According to the author in the Introduction, the new systems of courtship were tied to an understanding of what?
(a) Economics.
(b) Politics.
(c) Science.
(d) Youth culture.

4. What became the basis of the dating system, according to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money"?
(a) Women’s intelligence.
(b) Men’s attractiveness.
(c) Women’s beauty.
(d) Men’s money.

5. By what year did the word “date” enter the vocabulary of the middle class, according to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money"?
(a) 1910.
(b) 1928.
(c) 1952.
(d) 1937.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author in the Introduction, courtship includes many conditions, intentions, and _____________.

2. The author states that love and what are intertwined in the Introduction?

3. Who largely controlled the calling system, according to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money"?

4. According to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money,” dating was a response of lower classes to the pressures of what?

5. According to the author in the Introduction, the new system of courtship prized competition among potential mates and promoted what?

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