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Dana and Erica are female citizens of the United States. They are going to show you what women's rights are like in America. Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by Oidioid32123. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Oidioid32123
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
367,254
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
584
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Question 1 of 10
1. Dana is pregnant with her first child! On a federal level, how much paid maternity leave would she be entitled to get in the US? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Erica is being discriminated against in the workplace. The Fair Pay Act, signed by President Obama in 2009, expands the right to equal pay in the workplace. After whom is it named? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Dana would like to abort her child. During what Chief Supreme Court Justice's tenure was Roe vs. Wade passed, legalizing abortion in the country? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Erica is proud that she is allowed to vote. What U.S state, aptly known as the "Equality State", was the first state to grant women the right to vote? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Dana wants to have contraception for the future. Which US President can she thank for the right to have contraception in her health care plan? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Erica continues to be on the receiving end of workplace discrimination. Which one of these things would NOT be an example of illegal workplace discrimination in the US? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Dana is going out West. If she wanted to visit the US state that elected the first woman to Congress, which state would she visit? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Erica's daughter is able to play sports in high school. What US bill, enacted in 1972, helped pave the way for Erica's daughter to play sports? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Dana is going to go to the park. Where would she find the Women's Rights National Historical Park, also the site of the first Women's Rights Convention? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Erica is part of the so-called "third wave feminist movement". Which one of these is NOT a major issue for this movement? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Dana is pregnant with her first child! On a federal level, how much paid maternity leave would she be entitled to get in the US?

Answer: 0 weeks

She is legally allowed twelve weeks of unpaid maternity leave; however, the decision as to whether or not to give paid maternity leave is up to her employer. Some states choose to give women paid maternity leave, but that is strictly on a state level and not a federal law. For instance, in California, you are allowed six weeks partially paid maternity leave.
2. Erica is being discriminated against in the workplace. The Fair Pay Act, signed by President Obama in 2009, expands the right to equal pay in the workplace. After whom is it named?

Answer: Lilly Ledbetter

Lilly Ledbetter worked for Goodyear Tire when, in 1997, she noticed she was getting paid in excess of $500 a month less than the male workers in her area. She filed a discrimination lawsuit, and congress named the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act after her, lengthening the amount of time you are allowed to file a discrimination lawsuit from 180 days after your first unfair paycheck to 180 days after your last unfair paycheck.
3. Dana would like to abort her child. During what Chief Supreme Court Justice's tenure was Roe vs. Wade passed, legalizing abortion in the country?

Answer: Warren Burger

Warren Burger was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1969 upon Earl Warren's retirement. Although he was conservative he presided over many landmark decisions such as Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, which banned school bus segregation, United States v. U.S. District Court, which forced police to get a warrant before searching someone's house, and the aforementioned Roe v. Wade.
4. Erica is proud that she is allowed to vote. What U.S state, aptly known as the "Equality State", was the first state to grant women the right to vote?

Answer: Wyoming

Many western states, as well as some eastern states such as New York and Michigan, granted womens suffrage (the right to vote) in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Other states gave women the right to vote in some cities or in some elections. In 1920, the 19th amendment was passed, granting womens suffrage in any state, and the ability to vote for anything - not just the President.
5. Dana wants to have contraception for the future. Which US President can she thank for the right to have contraception in her health care plan?

Answer: Barack Obama

This was part of President Obama's complete healthcare overhaul - the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Obama's health care revamp also required every American to apply for government healthcare at some point, and did things such as expanding medicaid and allowing children to stay with their parents' health care plan until they turn 26.

His law met lots of opposition, passing without any republican votes in favour of it. His contraception mandate also received criticism from Catholic communities who were opposed to the use of contraception.
6. Erica continues to be on the receiving end of workplace discrimination. Which one of these things would NOT be an example of illegal workplace discrimination in the US?

Answer: Getting teased once

Many things can be considered workplace discrimination, such as making offensive comments about women or discriminatory actions against women in things such as training, hiring, or layoffs. Workplace discrimination can be committed by anyone, including someone's boss, someone's coworker, and members of the same sex. Getting teased once, however, is not considered workplace discrimination if it is not severe.
7. Dana is going out West. If she wanted to visit the US state that elected the first woman to Congress, which state would she visit?

Answer: Montana

Jeannette Rankin was elected to the House of Representatives in Montana in 1916 and 1940, both times for only one term. She was strongly opposed to the United States getting involved in either World War. A congresswoman during times of crisis, she voted against joining either war, being one of only a few people to do so.
8. Erica's daughter is able to play sports in high school. What US bill, enacted in 1972, helped pave the way for Erica's daughter to play sports?

Answer: Title IX

Title IX forced both high schools and colleges to give equal funding to mens and womens sports. It was a major civil rights law during an era that also gave many rights to African Americans and lowered the voting age to 18. Later, it was named after Patsy Mink, one of the authors of the law. It was started by Lyndon Johnson and later signed into law by Richard Nixon.
9. Dana is going to go to the park. Where would she find the Women's Rights National Historical Park, also the site of the first Women's Rights Convention?

Answer: Seneca Falls, New York

The first Women's Rights Convention was held in 1848. Famous women's rights activists including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott attended. It included topics such as abolition and the reform movement, and had a heavy Quaker influence. Unfortunately, almost all of the women attending the conference never got to see women's suffrage, since it didn't occur until 1920.
10. Erica is part of the so-called "third wave feminist movement". Which one of these is NOT a major issue for this movement?

Answer: Including women in the military

Separate from the third wave feminist movement, in January 2013, the United States allowed women to serve in close combat situations in the military, although it still did not allow women to become Navy SEALs. The third wave feminist movement started in the early 1990s. Another aspect of this time period was the formation of "riot grrrl" bands - playing music with a feminist spin.
Source: Author Oidioid32123

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