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Women Through History (Grade 8)

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Women Through History

Which Pharaoh was a woman?
  1. Rameses
  2. Tutankhamen
  3. Amenhotep
  4. Hatshepsut
What was the role of women in ancient Greece?
  1. Greek women sat on the councils that made all the decisions in Greece.
  2. Greek women worked like slaves.
  3. Greek women were protected and isolated in their homes.
  4. Greek women went to war along with the men.
Which statement best describes the effects of the American Revolution on women?
  1. The political rights of women were reduced.
  2. Women had to take on many new responsibilities.
  3. Many women were forced to serve in the army.
  4. The Declaration of Independence granted equal rights to women.
The woman who led the expedition into the Louisiana Territory was
  1. Shakoha
  2. Pocahontas
  3. Kateri Tekakwitha
  4. Sacagawea
Pioneer women
  1. were not essential to the development of the West, because they had no political power.
  2. were allowed to own property and vote once they reached their Western destination.
  3. were not allowed to do any work typically done by men.
  4. prepared meals, washed clothes, cared for children, drove wagon teams, gathered buffalo chips for fuel, and shared additional chores with men as needed.
What two people fought for women to have increased educational opportunities and voting rights?
  1. Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony
  2. Jane Adams and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  3. Frederick Douglass and Jane Adams
  4. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Who was Susan B. Anthony?
  1. A famous actor in the 1800s
  2. Leader for the suffrage movement
  3. The wife of the president who ended slavery
  4. A woman who opposed voting rights for women
The Nineteenth Amendment allowed
  1. voting for women
  2. federal income tax
  3. direct election of senators
  4. prohibition of liquor
Term for a liberated woman who went against conventional ideas of propriety in dress and manners during the 1920s.

The famous image of "Rosie the Riveter"
  1. symbolized the erosion of some of the prejudice against women working in traditionally male jobs.
  2. symbolized a permanent change in the status of working mothers in the American economy.
  3. symbolized the continued categorization of women in jobs deemed appropriate for them by male bosses.
  4. showed how women's work was analogized to their traditional roles in the home.
  5. created permanent negative stereotypes of women in the workforce.
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