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1. The media have a stronger influence upon girls in the information age because
    a. girls watch more television in the information age than they watched in the industrial age.
    b. commerce has defined and promoted its own definitions of feminism.
    c. newsreaders and actresses have such great taste in clothing.
    d. parents don’t have time to shop for children’s clothing anymore.
    e. girls insist upon wearing whatever is advertised in the media.

2. Super Bowl commercials
    a. suggest that women should play football.
    b. encourage men to help with housecleaning.
    c. build men’s confidence.
    d. depict women as smart and competent.
    e. exploit men’s insecurities.

3. Which of the following statements is true?
    a. Taste is just a matter of which flavors someone prefers.
    b. Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee.
    c. Foods that people eat every day have little cultural meaning.
    d. Food and the rituals of its consumption help to define us.
    e. The more expensive a food the better it tastes.

4. Technology
    a. is used to make but is never a part of fashionable items.
    b. requires bolts, hammers, and machine oil.
    c. has been confined to clothing that is primarily functional.
    d. in fashion wouldn’t be affordable or understandable to most people.
    e. All of the above.

5. Which of the following statements is true?
    a. Facebook is good for the mental health of all adults.
    b. People have different expectations for Facebook than for in person communications.
    c. Sale of chocolate candy to Facebook members has greatly increased.
    d. Nonverbal communication is largely missing from Facebook communications.
    e. Paris Hilton is buying Facebook from Mark Zuckerberg.  
  

  Quiz Answers

1b. commerce has defined and promoted its own definitions of feminism.
2e. exploit men’s insecurities.
3d. Food and the rituals of its consumption help to define us.
4c. has been confined to clothing that is primarily functional.
5d. Nonverbal communication is largely missing from Facebook communications.


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1. Which of the following is not a food introduced by Native Americans?
    a. Salmon
    b. Turkey
    c. Corn
    d. Apples
    e. Strawberries

2. Sustainable fashion requires
    a. bamboo and corn.
    b. cotton blend fabrics.
    c. vintage clothing.
    d. synthetic fabrics.
    e. c and d

3. Which of the following statements is true?
    a. Women athletes appear in the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated.
    b. Women watch sports news shows as much as men.
    c. Women athletes appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated increasingly in the 21st century.
    d. The major television networks routinely cover women’s professional sports.
    e. Women prefer watching the games of their favorite sports team.

4. American cooking is characterized by
    a. authenticity.
    b. originality.
    c. complex recipes.
    d. skilled cooks.
    e. None of the above

5. The early American immigrants shared which of the following foods with Native Americans?
    a. Cotton candy
    b. Sugar
    c. Wheat
    d. Cold cereal
    e. b and c 


Quiz Answers
1d. Apples
2e. c and d
3e. Women prefer watching the games of their favorite sports team.
4e. None of the above
5e. b and c  

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