How Much Do You Know About Women’s Rights in American History? | Why It’s Essential Women Vote in 2018

 

Did you know?

  1. Women everywhere earned the right to serve on juries in:
  1. 1983
  2. 1973
  3. 1913
  4. 1993

2. The Equal Opportunity Act gave women the right to have a credit card in their own name in:

  1. 1914
  2. 2004
  3. 1964
  4. 1974

3. Women who ran in the Boston Marathon and numerous other races were breaking the law before:

  1. 1962
  2. 1912
  3. 1972
  4. 1922

4. The first shoe designed specifically for woman (by Nike) was available for purchase in the:

  1. 1980’s
  2. 1970’s
  3. 1990’s
  4. 1960’s

5. ____  years ago women were still barred from attending most Ivy League schools as undergrads.

  1. 25
  2. 50
  3. 75
  4. 100

6. Until the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of ___ was passed, women could technically still be fired by their employer if they became pregnant.

  1. 1998
  2. 1988
  3. 1968
  4. 1978

7. From 1941 to 1945, 400,000 women served at home and abroad in non-combat roles during WWII but they were not aloud to attend military academies until ______.

  1. 1975
  2. 2005
  3. 1965
  4. 2015

8.  In _____, the Supreme Court ruled that women could not be prohibited from practicing law in the landmark case (Reed v. Reed)

  1. 1961
  2. 1911
  3. 1971
  4. 1921

9. Legally women could not refuse sex to their husband until _____.

  1. 1963
  2. 1923
  3. 1973
  4. 1993

10. Sexual harassment in the workplace was not considered an illegal offense until _____

  1. 1977
  2. 1957
  3. 1967
  4. 1997

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Answer key: 1B.1973, 2.D.1974, 3. C.1972.,4.A.1980s, 5.B.50,6. D.1978, 7. A.1975, 8. C.1971, 9.D.1993, 10.A.1977

sources: https://www.bustle.com/p/13-simple-things-women-couldnt-do-50-years-ago-in-the-us-66601,

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/women-in-the-military-through-the-decades_us_58c9630fe4b05675ee9c5c55

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