Women On The Goldfields

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Women On The Goldfields - Quiz


This quiz is to test how much you know about the women on the goldfields


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What dance was Lola Montez famous for?

    • A.

      The Spider Dance

    • B.

      The Digger Dance

    • C.

      The Crab Dance

    • D.

      The Gold Dance

    • E.

      The Macerena

    Correct Answer
    A. The Spider Dance
    Explanation
    Lola Montez was famous for performing the Spider Dance. This dance involved her imitating a spider's movements, crawling on the floor, and displaying her flexibility and agility. The Spider Dance became one of her signature acts and contributed to her fame as a dancer and performer.

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  • 2. 

    Who was Martha Clendinning?

    • A.

      A woman who succesfully ran a buisness with her sister

    • B.

      A woman who helped the men dig the holes

    • C.

      A performer

    • D.

      A random lady

    Correct Answer
    A. A woman who succesfully ran a buisness with her sister
    Explanation
    Martha Clendinning was a woman who successfully ran a business with her sister. This implies that she was a capable entrepreneur who achieved success in managing a business alongside her sister.

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  • 3. 

    What sort of living conditions did the women live in?

    • A.

      Spacious

    • B.

      Cramped

    • C.

      Luxury

    • D.

      Slum-Like

    Correct Answer
    B. Cramped
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cramped." This suggests that the women lived in small and confined spaces, lacking sufficient room for comfort or movement. It implies that their living conditions were overcrowded and limited in space, potentially causing discomfort and inconvenience.

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  • 4. 

    Where Did the performers come from?

    • A.

      The Moon

    • B.

      All over the world

    • C.

      Europe

    • D.

      Asia

    • E.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    B. All over the world
    Explanation
    They did pretty much come from all over the world

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  • 5. 

    Approximately how many woman were on the goldfields in 1854

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      4023

    • C.

      1100

    • D.

      2010

    • E.

      1854

    Correct Answer
    B. 4023
    Explanation
    In 1854, there were approximately 4023 women on the goldfields. This suggests that a significant number of women were present in that particular location during that time. It is possible that they were there to support their family members who were working in the goldfields or to engage in economic activities themselves. The high number of women indicates that they played an active role in the goldfields community and were an integral part of the society during that period.

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  • 6. 

    What were the jobs of the women left at home?

    • A.

      Housework and look after children

    • B.

      Entertaining the diggers

    • C.

      Dig holes

    Correct Answer
    A. Housework and look after children
    Explanation
    The correct answer is housework and look after children. During this time period, women were typically responsible for maintaining the household and taking care of the children while the men were away working. This included tasks such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and childcare. Women played a vital role in ensuring that the home was running smoothly and that the children were well-cared for in the absence of their fathers.

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