Signs of Life in the U.S.A. Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following toys is mentioned by Gary Cross as the popular American hero figure in the chapter, "American Icons: The Myth Characters of Popular Culture Summary and Analysis?"
(a) GI Joe.
(b) Ken.
(c) Arthur.
(d) Barnie.

2. According to the textbook authors, why was the T.V. show Sex and the City popular?
(a) It challenged the gender codes.
(b) It starred Sarah Jessica Parker.
(c) It is full of glamour and fun.
(d) It showed beautiful women professionals.

3. Who saw boxing as a way to achieve a better life, according to the textbook authors?
(a) Immigrants.
(b) Asians.
(c) Whites.
(d) Blacks.

4. What does the term gender refer to?
(a) One's identification of being a male or a female.
(b) Behavioral and cultural traits that are defined by society as female.
(c) Being born with male or female sex organs.
(d) Behavioral and cultural traits that are defined by society as male or female.

5. What is the real competition in sports, according to the textbook authors?
(a) Competition for TV time.
(b) Competition for athletes.
(c) Competition for money.
(d) Competition for markets.

6. Fill-in the blank. Melissa Algranati is __________.
(a) Egyptian American.
(b) Puerto Rican.
(c) Biracial.
(d) Mexican Egyptian American.

7. What are the eligibility rules that are long over due, according to Frank Deford?
(a) Eligibility of women athletes to play professional sports.
(b) Eligibility of women student athletes to play college sports as professionals.
(c) Eligibility of student athletes to play college sports as professionals.
(d) Eligibility to of student athletes to play college sports after leaving college.

8. According to Andy Medhurst, what does Batman symbolize?
(a) Masculinity.
(b) Gay man.
(c) Transgender man.
(d) White heterosexual man.

9. What is the essay "A Patriot's Tale" about?
(a) New York 9/11 victims.
(b) NFL New England Patriots.
(c) New York 9/11 survivors.
(d) New York firefighters.

10. What is an example of gender code?
(a) A lesbian woman.
(b) An unmarried woman.
(c) An unmarried man.
(d) A gay man.

11. Fill-in the blank. Gender coding is _________.
(a) A feminine construct.
(b) A social construct.
(c) A scientific construct.
(d) A natural construct.

12. Which character is a computer-created icon, according to N'Gai Croal and Jane Hughes?
(a) Lara Croft.
(b) Anne of Green Gables.
(c) Barbie.
(d) American Girl.

13. Fill-in the blank. Visual cues in a shop are meant for the following shopper: __________.
(a) Shopper in a wheel chair.
(b) Slow walking shopper.
(c) Fast walking shopper.
(d) Woman shopper.

14. What is the main point of the essay "The New Sexual Stone Age," by Andre Mayer?
(a) Female pop stars embrace nontraditional empowered roles.
(b) Male pop stars embrace nontraditional empowered roles.
(c) Pop stars embrace progressive and liberated gender roles.
(d) Pop stars embrace sexist and chauvinistic roles.

15. What does American soccer mainly focus on, according to David Kamp in "America's Spaz-Time?"
(a) Competition over fun.
(b) Soccer moms and their time with children.
(c) Winning and big money.
(d) Fun over competition.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who expressed concern about a comic hero's sexual orientation?

2. What is the common definition of racial profiling?

3. Which cultural icon's life is a rags to riches story, according to Mark Caldwell?

4. Fill-in the blank. The rules for sports changed over time because _______________.

5. Who is famous for promoting Nike?

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