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Women's roles in the World Wars: Quiz


Question 1: Women were "drafted" in the sense that they were assigned jobs by the government, including non-combat jobs in the military, including the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS or "Wrens") and the ________ (ATS).
First Aid Nursing YeomanryAuxiliary Territorial ServiceBritish ArmyCorporal

Question 2: One of the articles of the capitulation was that the German Army recognized them as full members of the armed forces and needed to set up separate ________ to hold over 2000 women prisoners-of-war.
Richmond, VirginiaAndersonville National Historic SitePrisoner of warPrisoner-of-war camp

Question 3: During both ________ and World War II, women were called on, by necessity, to do work and to take on roles that were outside their traditional gender expectations.
World War IArmenian GenocideWestern Front (World War I)Caucasus Campaign

Question 4: [1] In Great Britain this was known as a process of "Dilution" and was strongly contested by the trade unions, particularly in the ________ and ship building industries.
EngineeringCivil engineeringMechanical engineeringElectrical engineering

Question 5: The ________, contrary to popular belief, had similar roles for women.
Nazi GermanyAxis powersNazismAdolf Hitler

Question 6: This involvement changed the social status and working lives of ________ in many countries from that point onwards.

Question 7: During partisan attacks on ________ forces and installations they served as scouts.
Neo-NazismFascismAdolf HitlerNazism

Question 8: [4] Civilian women joined the ________ (SOE), which used them in high-danger roles as secret agents and underground radio operators in Nazi occupied Europe.
Axis powersSpecial Operations ExecutiveWorld War IIResistance during World War II

Question 9: The ________-Helferinnen were regarded as part of the SS if they had undergone training at a Reichsschule SS but all other female workers were regarded as being contracted to the SS and chosen largely from concentration camps.
Waffen-SSAdolf HitlerNazi PartySchutzstaffel

Question 10: Auxiliary services such as the ________ also recruited women.
P-51 MustangAir Transport AuxiliaryHawker HurricaneSupermarine Spitfire

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