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. In the Epilogue, Bailey notes that it had been how long since the dating system lost its coherence and dominance?
(a) 75 years.
(b) 40 years.
(c) 25 years.
(d) 60 years.

2. The sexual revolution began in what decade?
(a) The 1970s.
(b) The 1960s.
(c) The 1940s.
(d) The 1930s.

3. What is the psychological attempt by an individual to repel one's own desires and impulses towards pleasurable instincts?
(a) Aggression.
(b) Persuasion.
(c) Repression.
(d) Consumption.

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

5. What term refers to a person's sex drive or desire for sexual activity?
(a) Hormones.
(b) Abstinence.
(c) Intercourse.
(d) Libido.

6. Bailey proposes that metaphors of revolution replaced metaphors of what in the Epilogue?
(a) Family.
(b) Economy.
(c) Education.
(d) Politics.

7. What book by Ernest Burgess was one of the most influential sociology texts ever written?
(a) A Freudian Approach to Psychology.
(b) Introduction to the Science of Sociology.
(c) Sociology and the Sexual Being.
(d) The Man-Woman Relationship.

8. During the sexual revolution, women fought for their sexuality to not be tied with what in the Epilogue?
(a) Religious meaning.
(b) Social expectations.
(c) Woman’s value.
(d) Moral upstanding.

9. A sociologist from what educational institution was one of the most important members of the marriage-education movement?
(a) The University of Chicago.
(b) Rutgers University.
(c) Harvard University.
(d) Yale University.

10. 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) Limited association.
(d) Sexuality tests.

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

12. What became a power struggle for freedom, equality, and autonomy according to the author in the Epilogue?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Dating.
(c) Sex.
(d) Necking.

13. What grew and produced tension between generations in Chapter 4, "Sex Control"?
(a) Marriage laws.
(b) Religious attitudes.
(c) Technological advances.
(d) New sexual conventions.

14. 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) Traditional sex roles.
(d) Obsolete.

15. 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) Folk wisdom.
(b) Common decency.
(c) Social norms.
(d) Spiritual laws.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control,” those born between 1900 and when grew up with new understandings of sexuality?

2. What word from Chapter 4, "Sex Control” means refraining from sexual intercourse that is regarded as contrary to morality or religion?

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

4. What were once safe and embedded in kinship relations, church, and community according to the author in Chapter 6, "Scientific Truth ... and Love"?

5. What refers to the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse?

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