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

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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. According to the author in Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating,” the transition to dating appeared as an accommodation to what?
(a) Politics.
(b) Modernity.
(c) Music.
(d) Religion.

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

3. What became more fragile as the fifties and sixties progressed, according to the author?
(a) Law and order.
(b) The middle class.
(c) International relations.
(d) Gender identities.

4. Going steady stopped being a guaranteed path to what, according to the author in Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating”?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Enlightenment.
(c) Having children.
(d) Financial success.

5. Going steady threatened parents who believed in what, according to the author in Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating”?
(a) Waiting to get married.
(b) Not marrying out of state.
(c) Marrying inside one’s religion.
(d) Marrying early.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author in the Introduction, the new systems of courtship were tied to an understanding of what?

2. The author states that by what decade did Americans begin to think dating was universal though it was only three decades old?

3. According to the author in the Introduction, “love was not so much the province of” what?

4. According to the author in the Introduction, courtship is the process of what?

5. The new practice of going steady entirely destroyed what system according to the author in Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating”?

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