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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word from the Epilogue refers to a period in a field of endeavor when great tasks were accomplished?
(a) Inspirational Age.
(b) Golden Age.
(c) Iron Age.
(d) Digital Age.

2. What word from the book means having qualities traditionally ascribed to women?
(a) Feminine.
(b) Etiquette.
(c) Masculine.
(d) Paradox.

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

4. According to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control,” parents and authorities held the same line against sex that their parents had and this attitude remained unchanged for how long?
(a) The last quarter of the nineteenth century.
(b) The first half of the twentieth century.
(c) The first two-thirds of the twentieth century.
(d) The first quarter of the nineteenth century.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What word from the Epilogue means clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding; freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity?

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

3. According to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity,” many came to believe for biological reasons that being what was natural to humanity?

4. What grew and produced tension between generations in Chapter 4, "Sex Control"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the sexual behavior of youth in the early twentieth century in Chapter 4, "Sex Control"?

2. How did physical displays of affection evolve in the early part of the twentieth century?

3. How were gender roles defined in the 1950s? How long was this view dominant in American society?

4. What innovations does the author describe in the sexual behaviors of youth between World War I and the sexual revolution in Chapter 4, "Sex Control"?

5. How did the rise of a national youth culture change the power structure in America, according to the author in Chapter 4, "Sex Control"?

6. What paradox of gender etiquette does the author describe in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity"?

7. What threatened gender identity in the twentieth century, according to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity"?

8. How did the new freedoms brought about by the sexual revolution change the rules of dating?

9. What role did the media play in reinforcing masculinity and femininity according to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity"?

10. What six themes of courtship does the author describe in Chapter 6, "Scientific Truth ... and Love"?

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