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 became threatened as people began to realize that gender roles were, at least partly, constructed and fluctuated between generations?
(a) Political identity.
(b) Moral identity.
(c) Gender identity.
(d) Financial identity.

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

3. The sexual revolution was primarily a revolution in what, according to the author in the Epilogue?
(a) Fairness.
(b) Meaning.
(c) Tolerance.
(d) Acceptance.

4. What word in the book means a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth?
(a) Paradox.
(b) Masculine.
(c) Feminine.
(d) Etiquette.

5. Pressures arose in the dating system for women to “act like” what, according to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control”?
(a) Ladies.
(b) Queens.
(c) Princesses.
(d) Nuns.

6. 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 global politics.
(b) Technological and associated social changes.
(c) Spiritual and scientific changes.
(d) Changes in wealth distribution.

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

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

9. What word from Chapter 4, "Sex Control" means to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses?
(a) Ridicule.
(b) Perceive.
(c) Abolish.
(d) Trance.

10. What word from the book refers to conventional requirements as to social behavior?
(a) Etiquette.
(b) Feminine.
(c) Paradox.
(d) Masculine.

11. 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”?
(a) Curfews.
(b) Parent-teacher conferences.
(c) House rules.
(d) Study schedules.

12. According to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity,” in the new media literature, femininity became associated with what?
(a) Morality.
(b) Success.
(c) Dominance.
(d) Submission.

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

14. What word from the Epilogue means clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding; freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity?
(a) Opaqueness.
(b) Salinity.
(c) Clarity.
(d) Translucency.

15. 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) Evolution.
(b) The Civil Rights Movement.
(c) Modernization.
(d) The Industrial Revolution.

Short Answer Questions

1. The sexual revolution was about the rights of who to express love sexually, according to the author in the Epilogue?

2. In what year does the author say that a sociologist was one of the most important members of the marriage-education movement in Chapter 6, "Scientific Truth ... and Love"?

3. What became acceptable during the period of the sexual revolution?

4. According to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control,” parents tried to retain what of American womanhood?

5. What word from the book means having qualities traditionally ascribed to women?

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