Gender Roles in 1950s America


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What is the term used to describe the social and cultural expectations for men and women?

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1. In the 1950s, women stayed home while men filled which of the following roles?

2. Although many didn't work, women played an important role in the 1950s family as which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The gender roles of men and women in America in the 1950s were often total opposites from each other, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items in the 1950s:

  • War that caused a change in the workforce
  • Roles men filled when women stayed home
  • Term used to describe the social and cultural expectations for men and women
  • Important role women played
  • A role that gave women a large influence in American economic systems

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about 1950s gender roles
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as gender role
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the gender roles of men and women

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the corresponding less called Gender Roles in 1950s America. This lesson will help you:

  • Know the gender roles of men and women in the 1950s
  • Understand the influence of war on gender roles
  • Discover how women still had a large influence despite the view that men were superior to them