Reasons for the Women's Movement

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1. Women were now better educated so they could have a professional career. In 1950 there were ... women at university. By 1960, this had reached ....

  • In 1950 there were 467,000 women at university. By 1960, this had reached 1.2 million.
  • In 1950 there were 721,000 women at university. By 1960, this had reached 1.3 million.
  • In 1950 there were 650,000 women at university. By 1960, this had reached 1.5 million.
  • In 1950 there were 812,000 women at university. By 1960, this had reached 1.4 million.
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2. Women had a very traditional role in US society in the ...

  • 1950s
  • 1980s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s

3. What does NOW stand for?

  • the National Organisation for Women
  • the National Opportunities for Women
  • the Need Of Women
  • the Now Or Work

4. Which very influential book blamed many of the social problems of the 1950s, such as teenage drinking and delinquency in career women?

  • STOP ERA, The Book
  • Modern Women: the Lost Sex
  • 50s Women: the Ruination of Society
  • The Feminine Mystique

5. These women's rights groups challenged discrimination in courts and, in a series of cases between 1966 and 1971, secured $... in back pay owed to women who hadn't been paid equal wages to men.

  • $25 million
  • $30 million
  • $15 million
  • $40 million

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