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

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

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

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

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

6. 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) Etiquette.
(c) Feminine.
(d) Masculine.

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

8. What consists of the processes in the mind that occur automatically and are not available to introspection?
(a) The unconscious mind.
(b) The natural mind.
(c) The psychic mind.
(d) The biological mind.

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

10. Who were blamed for the breakdown in gender identity, according to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity”?
(a) Politicians.
(b) Men.
(c) Women.
(d) Clergy.

11. According to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control,” many youths defined themselves as youth through what?
(a) Studying hard.
(b) Playing sports.
(c) Public sexuality.
(d) Breaking the law.

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

13. One idea underlying the system of control in dating was the refusal of the older generation to allow the young to overcome what, according to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control”?
(a) Religious values.
(b) Economic values.
(c) Traditional values.
(d) Gender opposition.

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

15. What refers to the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse?
(a) Harassment.
(b) Rape.
(c) Abstinence.
(d) Arson.

Short Answer Questions

1. The system of dating and sex made who the controllers of sex as they had to enforce sexual limits, according to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control”?

2. The rise of national youth culture meant that what divisions mattered more than the divisions between boy and girl?

3. According to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity,” women were encouraged to make an effort to become more feminine, partly to do what?

4. When were birth control pills first approved for contraceptive use in the United States?

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

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