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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 means clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding; freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity?
(a) Opaqueness.
(b) Salinity.
(c) Translucency.
(d) Clarity.

2. Where was Sigmund Freud born?
(a) Poland.
(b) France.
(c) Sweden.
(d) Austria.

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

4. According to the author in Chapter 5, "The Etiquette of Masculinity and Femininity,” in the new media literature, masculinity was associated with what?
(a) Dominance.
(b) Morality.
(c) Success.
(d) Submission.

5. 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?
(a) A politically regulated code.
(b) A complex code.
(c) A simple code.
(d) A church-regulated code.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word from the book refers to conventional requirements as to social behavior?

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

3. What word from Chapter 4, "Sex Control" means to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses?

4. Where was Ernest Burgess born?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the new sexual innovations represent symbolically to American youth in the period between World War I and the sexual revolution?

2. When did marriage education courses begin at the University of North Carolina? Who initiated this program?

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

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

5. How did the sexual revolution change the currency of courtship?

6. What societal movement was Ernest Burgess associated with? What were the goals of this movement?

7. Who was Ernest Burgess? What did he argue about changes in American attitudes toward marriage?

8. What did Ernest Burgess advocate doing in order to address the issue of courtship in America?

9. How do American youth feel about the lack of clarity in the rules of contemporary dating according to the author in the Epilogue?

10. What does the author note about the past twenty-five years in her Epilogue?

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