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

Beth L. Bailey
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, “The Economy of Dating”.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The protocol for going steady was strict and often involved what, according to the author in Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating”?
(a) Written vows.
(b) Life and death experiences.
(c) The church’s blessing.
(d) A visible token.

2. According to the author in Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating,” individuals could start “going steady” at what age following World War II?
(a) 17.
(b) 18.
(c) 12.
(d) 14.

3. According to the author in the Introduction, the new system of courtship prized competition among potential mates and promoted what?
(a) Consumption.
(b) Morality.
(c) Lying.
(d) Selfishness.

4. An incredibly high rate of what appeared after World War II, according to the author in Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating”?
(a) Separations.
(b) Teenage pregnancy.
(c) Marriages.
(d) Divorces.

5. The generational battle surrounding going steady boiled down to what, according to the author in Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating”?
(a) Money.
(b) Politics.
(c) Sex.
(d) Religion.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the book’s Introduction, Beth Bailey argues that the results of the sexual revolution have not been uniformly what?

2. According to the author in Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating,” often competitive success in the dating system was demonstrated where?

3. What control was reduced with the advent of the dating system, according to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money"?

4. According to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money,” many “factory girls” did not have what?

5. According to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money,” women who took the initiative in the dating system were thought to be what?

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