Women Change the World


What changes came to be seen with the emergence of new ideas about education and learning in the 19th century?


Schools became more common and communities that had never learnt reading and writing started sending their children to school.


Women Change the World

Q 1.

What is meant by the Women's Movement?[Imp.]

Q 2.

"Poor girls drop out of school because they are not interested in getting an education”. Re-read the last paragraph on page 62 and explain why this statement is not true.

Q 3.

Can you describe two methods of struggle that the women's movement used to raise issues? If you had to organise a struggle against stereotypes, about what women can or cannot do, what method would you employ from the ones that you have read about? Why would you choose this particular method?

Q 4.

What are the various means to spread awareness among the common mass?

Q 5.

When is International Women's Day celebrated?

Q 6.

What does agricultural work mean to these women?

Q 7.

What is the purpose of conducting census every 10 years?  [V. Imp.]

Q 8.

What did Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain do for the girls?

Q 9.

What changes came to be seen with the emergence of new ideas about education and learning in the 19th century?

Q 10.

When we think of a farmer we only think of a man. Why?[V. Imp.]

Q 11.

What happened to Satyarani's daughter?

Q 12.

How did Laxmi Lakra break the stereotype that only men could be engine drivers?

Q 13.

Mention any two reasons why many girls do not continue their education.

Q 14.

Was Rashsundari Devi a superstitious woman? If not, why not?

Q 15.

What do women do on International Women's Day?

Q 16.

What are the various ways women apply to fight discrimination and seek justice? [V. Imp.]

Q 17.

What is the percentage of women engaged in agricultural work in our country?

Q 18.

Although the literacy rates have increased since independence, what remains the worrying factor with respect to gender?[V. Imp.]

Q 19.

How do you think stereotypes, about what women can or cannot do, affect women's right to equality?

Q 20.

How did women support men in the pottery trade?

Q 21.

Mention any one stereotype about what women can or cannot do?

Q 22.

Who was Rashsundari Devi? What did she write in her autobiography?

Q 23.

List one reason why learning the alphabet was so important to women like Rashsundari Devi, Ramabai and Rokeya.

Q 24.

Give a brief life sketch of Laxmi Lakra

Q 25.

Who wrote the story Sultana's Dream? What is the story all about?

Q 26.

Why was Ramabai given the title Pandita'?

Q 27.

Who set up a Mission in Khedgaon near Pune in 1898? How did the Mission prove beneficial for the women?

Q 28.

Why was Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain stopped from learning Bangla and English? How did she manage to team these languages?