From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-century America Test | Final Test - Easy

Beth L. Bailey
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the third of the six themes of courtship described by the author in Chapter 6, "Scientific Truth ... and Love"?
(a) The sexual economy.
(b) Control.
(c) Competition.
(d) Consumption.

2. What magazine does the author assert created a hideaway for men in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity”?
(a) Backpacker.
(b) Sports Illustrated.
(c) Car and Driver.
(d) Playboy.

3. According to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control,” parents tried to retain what of American womanhood?
(a) The “moral integrity.”
(b) The “divine concept.”
(c) The “common decency.”
(d) The “absolute purity.”

4. What word from Chapter 4, "Sex Control” means refraining from sexual intercourse that is regarded as contrary to morality or religion?
(a) Corporate.
(b) Contagious.
(c) Chaste.
(d) Conducive.

5. Sigmund Freud was known as the founding father of what?
(a) Geology.
(b) Physics.
(c) Psychoanalysis.
(d) Dentistry.

6. The six themes of courtship described by the author in Chapter 6, "Scientific Truth ... and Love" all arose from sweeping social forces that came from what?
(a) Modernization.
(b) The Civil Rights Movement.
(c) The Industrial Revolution.
(d) Evolution.

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

8. What word from the Epilogue refers to a period in a field of endeavor when great tasks were accomplished?
(a) Inspirational Age.
(b) Golden Age.
(c) Iron Age.
(d) Digital Age.

9. A sociologist argued that the changes in American attitudes towards marriage after World War I were the consequence of what in Chapter 6, "Scientific Truth ... and Love"?
(a) Changes in wealth distribution.
(b) Technological and associated social changes.
(c) Spiritual and scientific changes.
(d) Changes in global politics.

10. When did Ernest Burgess die?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1922.
(c) 1966.
(d) 1975.

11. Where was Ernest Burgess born?
(a) Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.
(b) Vancouver, British Columbia.
(c) Tilbury, Ontario.
(d) Winnipeg, Manitoba.

12. What consists of legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales, stories, tall tales, and customs that are the traditions of a culture, subculture, or group?
(a) Social norms.
(b) Spiritual laws.
(c) Common decency.
(d) Folk wisdom.

13. What is a technique used in psychoanalysis which was originally devised by Sigmund Freud out of the hypnotic method of Josef Breuer?
(a) IQ tests.
(b) Free association.
(c) Sexuality tests.
(d) Limited association.

14. Marriage education courses began at the University of North Carolina in what year?
(a) 1912.
(b) 1898.
(c) 1944.
(d) 1927.

15. According to the author in the Epilogue, sexual intercourse replaced what as the youth convention during the sexual revolution?
(a) Displaying.
(b) Wooing.
(c) Petting.
(d) Courting.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word from the Epilogue means clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding; freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity?

2. According to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity,” traditional etiquette dominated American manners from the 1930s to when?

3. Bailey proposes that metaphors of revolution replaced metaphors of what in the Epilogue?

4. The crisis of femininity was what to the crisis of masculinity, according to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity"?

5. Parents responded to youth’s sexual freedom by limiting their children’s privacy and setting up what, according to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control”?

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