Multiple Choice Questions | Discussion Questions

1. Women who worked outside of the home:

A) had a double day of working for a wage and doing household chores
B) paid for someone to do her household chores
C) her husband did the chores
D) did the chores on the weekend
E) neglected to do household chores

2.Women could find jobs:

A) in any field they wanted
B) in occupations that were viewed as requiring maternal values, patience and sensitivity
C) in tasks that were viewed as below the dignity of men
D) A, B, and C
E) B and C only

3. The majority of women earning a wage outside of the home prior to World War I were:

A) married without children
B) widows
C) young and unmarried
D) married with young children
E) married with grown children

4. Women were hired for industrial jobs that were previously closed to them when:

A) women began picketing outside of the factories for equality in the work force
B) factories needed to replace the men that were being sent to fight in World War II
C) the Canadian government made it illegal for industries to refuse to hire women
D) women proved they could work as hard as men by winning a steelworkers competition in 1939
E) factory bosses decided they were being unfair

5. Women's groups encouraged the labour movement to consider these issues:

A) the eight hour day and better wages
B) maternity leave and daycares
C) longer lunch hours, more breaks and a two week vacation each year
D) maternity leave, health care during pregnancy and improved access to health education
E) better wages and more work day breaks