Section 1- Changing Personal Status of Women

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1. What was the main advantage of the Divorce and Matrimonial causes Act?

  • A married woman could now inherit the same as a single woman.
  • A wife separated from her husband could sue and be sued in court.
  • Divorces could now occur through the courts rather than through a private Act of Parliament.
  • A deserted wife could now keep her own income.
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2. When was the Contagious Diseases act repealed?

  • 1881
  • 1883
  • 1886
  • 1870

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. When was the Contagious Disease act introduced?

  • 1866
  • 1864
  • 1856
  • 1869

5. Which case is significant to the Matrimonial causes Act?

  • The Jackson case.
  • The Jarrson case.
  • The Norton case.
  • The Smith case.


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