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

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

3. The sexual revolution was about the rights of who to express love sexually, according to the author in the Epilogue?
(a) Heterosexuals.
(b) The unmarried.
(c) The under-aged.
(d) Homosexuals.

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

5. What is the study of mental illness, mental distress, and abnormal/maladaptive behavior?
(a) Psychopathology.
(b) Biology.
(c) Meteorology.
(d) Astrology.

6. According to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control,” dating promoted what?
(a) Social isolation.
(b) Long-lasting relationships.
(c) Sexual experimentation.
(d) Democracy.

7. What book did Ernest Burgess write in 1939?
(a) Predicting Success or Failure in Marriage.
(b) Sociology and the Sexual Being.
(c) Introduction to the Science of Sociology.
(d) A Freudian Approach to Psychology.

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

9. 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) Parent-teacher conferences.
(b) House rules.
(c) Curfews.
(d) Study schedules.

10. According to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control,” twentieth century discourse was based on youth and what?
(a) Economic wealth.
(b) Religious extremes.
(c) Heterosexual premarital experience.
(d) Homosexual experience.

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

12. What word from the book means pertaining to or characteristic of a man or men?
(a) Masculine.
(b) Etiquette.
(c) Feminine.
(d) Paradox.

13. The new freedoms of the sexual revolution did what to the rules, according to the author in the Epilogue?
(a) Clarified them.
(b) Elevated them.
(c) Ruined them.
(d) Improved them.

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

15. 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?
(a) Evil.
(b) Easy.
(c) Liars.
(d) Bad.

Short Answer Questions

1. What became a power struggle for freedom, equality, and autonomy according to the author in the Epilogue?

2. 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?

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

4. According to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity,” gender identities had to be acquired and demonstrated and etiquette became what that governed courtship rituals?

5. What word from Chapter 4, "Sex Control” means to utilize, especially for profit?

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