The Game Of Real Life Quiz

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The Game Of Real Life Quiz

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the pay gap!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Let's see.... Imagine you begin the game as a female.
  • 2. 
    First, choose to begin the game in college or with a career. Is one choice more likely as a woman? What is the distribution of male vs. female college attendees?
    • A. 

      50% Male / 50% Female

    • B. 

      56% Male / 44% Female

    • C. 

      44% Male / 56% Female

    • D. 

      51% Male / 49% Female

  • 3. 
    Time to choose a career. What do you hope to be? Your options may be limited as a woman. What percent of Fortune 500 companies have women CEOs?
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      5%

  • 4. 
    Maybe you want a career in STEM. What percent of computer scientists are women?
    • A. 

      19%

    • B. 

      26%

    • C. 

      30%

    • D. 

      48%

  • 5. 
    Now you have a job, but what about your salary? What is the actual pay gap? How much less do women make than men (across all racial and ethnic groups)?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      30%

    • D. 

      40%

  • 6. 
    You're getting married! Starting a family can be exciting, but unfortunately it can hurt your pay check. How much less do married women make than unmarried women?
    • A. 

      4%

    • B. 

      7%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      19%

  • 7. 
    Congratulations! You have a baby! But what is the effect on your pay? What percent of American companies are not required to pay women for maternity leave?
    • A. 

      2%

    • B. 

      5%

    • C. 

      20%

    • D. 

      40%

  • 8. 
    Say you land on a "Get a Promotion" square. How likely is this as a woman? How much less likely are women to receive a promotion than men?
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      20%

  • 9. 
    You've progressed this far and you've been making less than men, but now you're going to experience a big change. You land on a "Become a stay-at-home mom!" square. What percent of women leave the workforce to become full-time caregivers?
    • A. 

      20%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      40%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 10. 
    Time to retire - will you choose Countryside Acres or Millionaire Mansion? Don't forget to consider the implications. How long are women expected to live in comparison to men?
    • A. 

      1 year shorter

    • B. 

      1 year longer

    • C. 

      5 years shorter

    • D. 

      5 years longer

  • 11. 
    But things are getting better today, right? So how long will we have to deal with this anyways?
    • A. 

      10 years

    • B. 

      30 years

    • C. 

      50 years

    • D. 

      100 years