Signs of Life in the U.S.A. Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through American Icons: The Myth Characters of Popular Culture.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the main point made in the essay "Larger than Life," by Jenny Lyn Bader?
(a) Role models may have a more powerful influence on the younger generation than heroes.
(b) Peers may have a more powerful influence on the younger generation than heroes.
(c) Heroes may have a more powerful influence on the younger generation than role models.
(d) Siblings may have a more powerful influence on the younger generation than heroes.

2. What does the essay " The Gender Blur," by Deborah Blum, advocate?
(a) Both nature and identity are important in understanding gender differences.
(b) Both nature and nurture are important in understanding gender differences.
(c) Both nurture and culture are important in understanding gender differences.
(d) Both nature and power are important in understanding gender differences.

3. Why are shows like West Wing popular, according to Todd Davis?
(a) They are non-threatening and make the audience feel comfortable.
(b) They are about the white house and show inside scenaios.
(c) They are about American government and show the real issues.
(d) They are about the American President and are informative.

4. What does "I" signify, according to Fan Shen?
(a) It stands for the identity.
(b) English language writing and communication.
(c) It stands for the individualistic culture.
(d) English communication style.

5. What is the factor that contributes to the showing of violence in the movies, according to Vivian C. Sobchack, in "The Postmorbid Condition?"
(a) Increased violence in society.
(b) Technology.
(c) Generation.
(d) Changing values.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Rachel Bowlby, the author of "The Haunted Superstore, " what do people visiting a superstore not like?

2. What is an example of a gender specific game cited by the author Jennifer Scanlon?

3. According to Michael Omi, how are blacks often portrayed by the American media?

4. What message does the phenomenon, Democracy of Goods, refer to?

5. What is Michael Parenti's argument in "Class and Virtue?"

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