Answers to question 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Correct. Women had to work outside of the home during the day and do household chores as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) This answer is incorrect. Middle class women worked to reach a minimum standard of living. There was no extra money to hire outside help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Incorrect. Middle class women were expected to do the household chores. They began helping their mothers at an early age so that when they were married they could handle the responsibilities of their own household.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D)This answer is wrong. Household technology was minimal. There were no washing machines, clothes dryers or microwaves. Chores were done by hand. If women waited until the weekend to catch up on household duties not everything that needed to be done would get completed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E) This answer is not right. Women could not neglect their household duties. Cooking, cleaning, childcare and laundry were labour intensive chores. Everything had to be done by hand because there were no washing machines, dishwashers, clothes dryers.

 

 

 

 

 

Answers 2

 

A) This is incorrect. Women could only choose from a narrow range of occupations because it was felt they were suited for only some jobs.

 

 

 

 

 

B) This answer is correct but it is not the most appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

C) This answer is correct but it is not the most appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) This is incorrect. Women could not find jobs in any field they wanted.

 

 

 

 

 

E) This is the correct answer. Women tended to only find jobs in occupations that were seen as suited for females, like nursing, teaching and domestic servants. They were also employed in jobs that men did not want to take. Tinflipping was a job women were hired for. Men found it boring.

 

 

 

Answers. 3

 

 

 

 

A) This is not the right answer. Married women tended to work at home. Although the labour was unpaid, household chores were hard work. Married women only worked outside of the home if her husband was not earning enough to maintain a minimum standard of living.

 

 

 

 

 

B) This answer is not correct. Widowed women did work outside of the home but they were not the majority of women in the labour force.

 

 

 

 

 

C) This is the correct answer. Young women took wage jobs outside of the home when they were old enough. The money they earned was given to their families. They were also expected to help their mothers with chores in the evening, as well as earning a wage during the day.

 

 

 

 

 

D) This answer is incorrect. Unless it was aboslutely necessary married women did not work for wages.

 

 

 

 

 

E) This is the wrong answer. Married women did not tend to work outside of the home.

 

 

 

 

 

Answers 4

 

 

 

 

A)This answer is incorrect. Women did not picket factories for equality in the work force.

 

 

 

 

 

B) This is correct. The shortage of labour during war time forced employers to hire women for a variety of industrial jobs.

 

 

 

 

 

C) This is incorrect. There was no legislation from the Canadian government regarding women working in factories.

 

 

 

 

 

D) This is incorrect. There was no steelworkers competition of 1939.

 

 

 

 

 

E) This is the wrong answer. Employers did not consider hiring women for the heavy industrial jobs until there was a shortage of labour.

 

 

 

 

Answers 5

 

 

 

 

A) This answer is not correct. Unions dominated by men had made these issues.

 

 

 

 

 

B) This answer is incorrect. Maternity leave was an issue for the womens groups but there was no mention of day cares. Choose a more appropriate answer.

 

 

 

 

 

C) This is the correct answer.

 

 

 

 

 

D) This is wrong. These were not issues that womens groups were concerned about.

 

 

 

 

 

E) This is not correct. Unions dominated by men had already made the better wages issue and the womens groups were not concerned with more breaks during the work day.