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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Malcolm Gladwell examine in "The Science of Shopping?"
(a) Marketing research of customer behavior.
(b) Space utlization in shopping centers.
(c) Customer utlization of shopping center space.
(d) Marketing research of the shopping process.

2. What is a territory?
(a) Space that belongs to a nation.
(b) Space that belongs to aboriginal people.
(c) Space that acquires its meaning through someone's claim to it.
(d) Space that acquires its meaning through someone's birth on it.

3. According to Mariah Burton Nelson in "I Won. I'm Sorry," what is the expectation for a female athlete winner?
(a) Appear dominating and competitive.
(b) Suppress being feminine and be aggressive.
(c) Appear sorry but be aggressive.
(d) Suppress aggressiveness and be feminine.

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

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

6. Which cultural icon's life is a rags to riches story, according to Mark Caldwell?
(a) Aunt Jemima.
(b) Jackie Kennedy Onnasis.
(c) Martha Stewart.
(d) Lara Croft.

7. Who expressed concern about a comic hero's sexual orientation?
(a) Pat Robertson.
(b) Newt Gingrich.
(c) Rush Limbaugh
(d) Frederic Wertham.

8. Why do many boys join sports, according to David Kamp?
(a) It nurtures their needs for popularity and the opportunity for recognition.
(b) It nurtures their needs for competition and gives the opportunity for becoming popular.
(c) It nurtures their needs for popularity and the opportunity for becoming famous.
(d) It nurtures their needs for competition and they want the contact it offers them with their male peers.

9. What does the essay, "Warrior Dreams," by James William Gibson, point out?
(a) Men's dreams to become warriors.
(b) Portrayal of American men's patriotism in the post Vietnam era.
(c) Men's fascination with paramilitary culture.
(d) Portrayal of American Indian warrior mascots in men's sports.

10. Who is the cultural icon for females of all ages, from childhood to womanhood, according to Emily Prager?
(a) Mary Poppins.
(b) Samantha-American girl.
(c) Princess Leia.
(d) Barbie.

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

12. Fill-in the blank. The rules for sports changed over time because _______________.
(a) More people started watching sports on weekends.
(b) More people started watching sports.
(c) People started taking sports seriously.
(d) Sports became a form of entertainment on television.

13. Which of the following statements is true, according to D. Staley Eitzen?
(a) Athletic programs in many schools are compatible with their academic mission.
(b) Athletic programs in many schools are not compatible with the promises they make to the athletes.
(c) Athletic programs in many schools are not compatible with their academic mission.
(d) Athletic programs in many schools are not compatible with the services they provide to the athletes.

14. According to Deborah Tannen, what message does a woman convey when she writes "Ms" before her name?
(a) Indication that she is not conservative.
(b) Indication that she is a feminist.
(c) Refusal to reveal marital status.
(d) Ambivalence toward revealing her marital status.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the impact of race depiction in popular culture?

2. Which character is an icon of video game culture, according to N'Gai Croal and Jane Hughes?

3. Which game did become the American pastime, according to the textbook authors?

4. 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?"

5. What was the purpose of the builders of the world Trade Center, according to Eric Boehlert?

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