Australian Women During WWII

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Australian Women During WWII - Quiz


This quiz focuses on Australian WWII history with a particular focus on Women.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the number of women that listed in a branch of the women's services?

    • A.

      Over 6000

    • B.

      Over 66,000

    • C.

      Over 600,000

    • D.

      Over 166,000

    Correct Answer
    B. Over 66,000
    Explanation
    The number of women listed in a branch of the women's services was over 66,000.

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  • 2. 

    What month and year was the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) established?

    • A.

      November 1939

    • B.

      July 1942

    • C.

      April 1944

    • D.

      October 1941

    Correct Answer
    D. October 1941
    Explanation
    The correct answer is October 1941. The Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) was established in October 1941. This service was created during World War II to allow women to serve in the Australian Army in non-combat roles. The establishment of the AWAS provided a significant opportunity for women to contribute to the war effort and support the military operations.

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  • 3. 

    What did Australian women achieve as a result of the war?

    • A.

      More liberation

    • B.

      Pay rises

    • C.

      More opportunities

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    As a result of the war, Australian women achieved more liberation, pay rises, and more opportunities. The war brought about significant changes in society and the workforce, leading to increased recognition and rights for women. Women were able to break free from traditional gender roles and gain more independence. Additionally, the demand for labor during the war created opportunities for women to enter the workforce and pursue careers that were previously inaccessible to them. These advancements in liberation, pay, and opportunities collectively contributed to the overall progress and empowerment of Australian women.

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  • 4. 

    On average women were roughly paid how much less then men before and after the war?

    • A.

      One quarter at the start and half by the end

    • B.

      Half at the start and two-thirds by the end

    • C.

      One third at the start and half by the the end

    • D.

      Three quarters at the start and the same at the end

    Correct Answer
    B. Half at the start and two-thirds by the end
    Explanation
    On average, women were paid half as much as men at the start of the war, and this gap increased to two-thirds by the end of the war.

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  • 5. 

    How did men respond to this increased involvement of women towards to war effort ?

    • A.

      Men were extremely pleased by the effort that women had povided

    • B.

      Men were completely opposed to the involvement of women

    • C.

      Most men were happy, however expected life to go back to normal after the war

    • D.

      Most men were harsh towards the involvement of women in the war effort

    Correct Answer
    C. Most men were happy, however expected life to go back to normal after the war
    Explanation
    During the war, most men were happy with the increased involvement of women in the war effort. They appreciated the support and contribution that women provided. However, their happiness was tempered by the expectation that after the war, life would return to normal and women would go back to their traditional roles.

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