AP World History : Gender 1900 to Present

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Gender 1900 To Present

Which movement led to an increase in women's rights in Turkey and Iran after World War I?

Possible Answers:

Feminism

Secularization

Modernization

Sharia Law

Traditionalism

Correct answer:

Modernization

Explanation:

The rise of modernization after WWI led to a spread of Western values that were adopted by President Ataturk of Turkey and the Shah of Iran, both of whom sought to bring progress to their nations. They made laws promoting equal rights, and allowed women to dress in modern, Western clothing as opposed to the traditional rules of Islam. 

Example Question #1 : Gender 1900 To Present

Rosie the Riveter represented __________.

Possible Answers:

U.S. women working in the factories during the Second World War

None of these answers; Rosie the Riveter was a troop entertainer in the European theatre.

mothers who raised patriotic sons to fight in World War Two

nurses who cared for the wounded on the battlefield during the Second World War 

mothers who had lost their sons fighting in World War Two

Correct answer:

U.S. women working in the factories during the Second World War

Explanation:

Rosie the Riveter was an American propaganda figure and symbol of the contribution of women to the war effort during World War Two. She is a cultural icon meant to stand for the millions of women who worked in munitions factories and worked other jobs traditionally held by men. 

Example Question #3 : Gender 1900 To Present

During World War I, women's participation in the labor force _________________.

Possible Answers:

increased slightly

decreased slightly

increased substantially

decreased substantially

remained the same

Correct answer:

increased substantially

Explanation:

Due to the extent of the war effort and the number of men fighting on the front lines, many women entered the labor force for the first time to be employed by jobs previously held by men. This led to a substantial increase in participation in the labor force.

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