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

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 Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating,” the process of going steady factored out what?
(a) Traditional values.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Politics.
(d) Competition.

2. Where was Beth Bailey teaching when the book was written?
(a) Temple University.
(b) Yale University.
(c) Rutgers University.
(d) Harvard University.

3. What term refers to the fear of emasculation in both the literal and metaphorical sense?
(a) Castration complex.
(b) France complex.
(c) Electra complex.
(d) Oedipal complex.

4. Mid-twentieth century masculinity and femininity were defined in opposition to one another and are what today?
(a) Traditional sex roles.
(b) Contemporary sex roles.
(c) Obsolete.
(d) Futuristic sex roles.

5. According to the author in Chapter 3, "The Worth of a Date,” American public culture since the 1920s reiterated that women should compete for men by doing what?
(a) Consuming.
(b) Dancing.
(c) Singing.
(d) Playing sports.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control,” women often responded to the system of dating and sex by trying to “seem” respectable but privately engaging in illicit sexual activity, resulting in the rumors about good girls in reality being what?

2. What does “STD” stand for?

3. According to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity,” in the new media literature, femininity became associated with what?

4. What grew and produced tension between generations in Chapter 4, "Sex Control"?

5. According to the author in Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating,” after World War II, what became considered a rude behavior?

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