From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-century America Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Beth L. Bailey
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 133 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-century America Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author in Chapter 3, "The Worth of a Date,” women and men were keen on assessing each other’s what?
(a) Reputational worth.
(b) Life experiences.
(c) Moral compass.
(d) Monetary wealth.

2. Beth Bailey is relentless in her emphasis on how what affected the development of courtship throughout the twentieth century?
(a) American media.
(b) Family values.
(c) School activities.
(d) Religious scripture.

3. The controversy that Beth Bailey encountered when she appeared on television in college was really about what?
(a) Homosexuality.
(b) Economic values.
(c) The transformation of dating.
(d) The Roman Catholic Church.

4. On what television show did Beth Bailey appear on when she was a senior in college?
(a) The Phil Donahue Show.
(b) The Geraldo Rivera Show.
(c) The Jerry Springer Show.
(d) The Ricki Lake Show.

5. According to the author in the Introduction, studying the practices of the majority can have a positive impact on our understanding of what?
(a) The religious whole.
(b) Gender identity.
(c) Social mores as a whole.
(d) The minority.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what settings were often the trend-setters in courtship trends?

2. How many American men disappeared during World War II, according to the author in Chapter 2, "The Economy of Dating”?

3. In what decade did the Great Depression begin?

4. Courtship was initially a private act conducted where?

5. In the book’s Introduction, Beth Bailey argues that the results of the sexual revolution have not been uniformly what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did marriage change in the 1950s and 1960s? How was marriage related to consumption?

2. What system of courtship dominated the American lifestyle prior to the mid-1920s? How did dating change this system?

3. What defined popularity in the world of courtship after World War II?

4. How did the emergence of dating change the values of consumption, according to the author in the Introduction?

5. How did competition on the dance floor evolve after World War II?

6. To what demographic does Beth Bailey align the system of dating in the Introduction?

7. How does the author describe the system of dating as a public one in the Introduction?

8. What role did money have in American dating when it emerged? How was a date defined at this time, according to the author in Chapter 3, "The Worth of a Date"?

9. What physical asset became idealized during the 1950s and 1960s, according to the author in Chapter 3, "The Worth of a Date"?

10. How did those in the upper classes view the dating culture of the lower classes, according to the author in Chapter 1, "Calling Cards and Money"?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 830 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-century America Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-century America from BookRags. (c)2018 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook