Section 1- Changing Personal Status of Women

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1. What could middle class women work as in the early 19th century?

  • Milliners, governesses or cleaners.
  • Dressmakers, milliners or governesses.
  • Dressmakers, shopkeepers or milliners.
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2. When was the Divorce and Matrimonial causes Act?

  • 1884
  • 1857
  • 1882
  • 1875

3. What are separate spheres?

  • The idea that men and women occupy separate spheres in society: men in the public sphere, women in the domestic sphere.
  • The idea that women could never leave the house.
  • Men and women live on two separate planets.
  • Men and women occupy separate spheres in society- men in the domestic sphere, women in the public sphere.

4. What was the Angel of the House concept?

  • The belief that poltergeists linger in the halls.
  • The Victorian belief about the proper ordering of society: A woman's role was domestic; to create a loving and comfortable home where her husband and children would be well cared for and protected from the evils of the outside world.
  • The Victorian belief about the proper ordering of society: That women should not receive equal pay to men.
  • The Edwardian belief that women should stay at home and look after the children whilst the men went to work.

5. When was the Contagious Disease act introduced?

  • 1866
  • 1869
  • 1864
  • 1856


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