the changing roles of women

During the industrial revolution, the roles of women changed. Due to the growing cash economy, women began to work instead of staying at home to complete domestic chores.

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1. By the year 1910, what fraction of the workforce was women?
2. Name jobs women performed in coal mines.
all of the above
3. What was an advantage of working in a factory?
Working conditions were good.
A job in a factory paid more money than working at home.
In the factories, women and men were treated equally.
If they worked in factories, women did not have to perform chores at home.
4. How did working long hours affect a women's health? Chose the answer that is INCORRECT.
Pain in the side was common
Lungs suffered.
Hands and feet gained strength.
The digestion suffered.
5. Were women paid the same amount as men?
No, they were paid 1/4 of the amount.
No, they were paid 1/2 of the amount.
No, they were paid 1/3 of the amount.
6. Society's demand for children resulted in..
a rapid increase in birth rates.
a loss of physical strenght in the mothers.
finanical problems among large families.
all of the above.
7. Women came to cities looking for jobs in the dress-making industry when..
dresses became more popular among women.
men started wearing dresses.
newly wealthy women increased the demand for clothes.
the increased birth rate resulted in an increased demand for clothes.
8. Which one of the following jobs was not commen for women during the industrial revolution?
working as a spinner
working as a weaver
working in the armed forces
working in a coal mine
9. How did women working affect life at home?
Skills women gained from working helped them complete their domestic chores.
Life at home suffered because women now had two responsibilities. This made completing domestic chores hard.
Women were no longer required to do domestic chores when they worked.
Life at home remained the same.
10. If a women was lucky enough, what job might she have?
a maid for wealthier families
a governess for rich children
a factory worker
both answers 1 & 2

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