Civics

Women Change the World

Question:

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

Answer:

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

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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?