Women In The Military

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Women In The Military - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What percentage of the U.S. forces deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have been women?

    • A.

      5%

    • B.

      9%

    • C.

      11%

    • D.

      15%

    Correct Answer
    C. 11%
    Explanation
    Approximately 11% of the U.S. forces deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have been women. This means that out of the total number of military personnel sent to these countries, around 11% of them were female.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following statements about women in the military is true?

    • A.

      Women have been serving in combat roles since ancient times.

    • B.

      Women were first officially integrated into the United States military during World War II.

    • C.

      Women are prohibited from serving in any combat roles in modern military forces.

    • D.

      Women make up the majority of military personnel in most countries.

    Correct Answer
    B. Women were first officially integrated into the United States military during World War II.
    Explanation
     During World War II, women were formally integrated into the United States military through various programs such as the Women's Army Corps (WAC), Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).

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  • 3. 

    When was the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, which first allowed women to serve in the regular active duty and reserve forces of the military, signed into law?

    • A.

      1948

    • B.

      1943

    • C.

      1978

    • D.

      1967

    Correct Answer
    A. 1948
    Explanation
    The Women's Armed Services Integration Act was signed into law in 1948. This act marked a significant milestone in gender equality as it allowed women to serve in the regular active duty and reserve forces of the military for the first time. It opened up new opportunities for women to contribute to the defense of their country and paved the way for further advancements in women's rights within the military.

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  • 4. 

    How many women veterans of all generations are there?

    • A.

      1.2 million

    • B.

      700,000

    • C.

      4.5 million

    • D.

      1.8 million

    Correct Answer
    D. 1.8 million
    Explanation
    There are 1.8 million women veterans of all generations.

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  • 5. 

    The VA has estimated the number of women veterans using VA health care will likely double in the next two to four years.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The VA (Veterans Affairs) has projected that the number of women veterans seeking healthcare services from them will increase significantly in the next two to four years. This suggests that there will be a substantial rise in the demand for VA healthcare services among women veterans.

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  • 6. 

    After they leave the military, women veterans earn more than male veterans.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Women veterans earn almost $10,000 less a year than male veterans, and they often struggle to find jobs that pay what their military career did.

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  • 7. 

    There are approximately 2,000 homeless female veterans in the United States.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    As of October 2008, the VA estimated that there are between 7,000 and 8,000 homeless female veterans of all generations in the United States.

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