When Grandma Was a Girl

How has the family unit changed in the past 100 years? Take our quiz and find out!

Quiz

How has the family unit changed in the past 100 years? Take our quiz and find out!

1. There was a time when mom was doing most of the household chores. Which of the following, designed to make her life easier, came along first?

  • The electric vacuum cleaner.
  • The TV dinner.
  • The dishwasher.

2. Before SUVs and minivans, the family car of choice for nearly 30 years was the station wagon. But how did it get its name?

  • It denoted one's station in life, as an upwardly-mobile suburban home-owner.
  • It was originally a police vehicle used to cart miscreants to jail at the station.
  • It began life as a taxicab at train stations.

3. Though you wouldn't know it from watching talk shows, almost 70 percent of today's kids live in two-parent homes. How many did in 1960?

  • Almost 60 percent
  • Almost 40 percent
  • Almost 90 percent

4. When American families aren't out driving around, they are likely to be home watching TV. When did The Howdy Doody Show, one of the earliest kids' show, first grace our living rooms?

  • 1947
  • 1954
  • 1966

5. On the average, at what age did women marry in 1900?

  • 17
  • 19
  • 22

Your Results:

1. There was a time when mom was doing most of the household chores. Which of the following, designed to make her life easier, came along first?
The dishwasher.

2. Before SUVs and minivans, the family car of choice for nearly 30 years was the station wagon. But how did it get its name?
It began life as a taxicab at train stations.

3. Though you wouldn't know it from watching talk shows, almost 70 percent of today's kids live in two-parent homes. How many did in 1960?
Almost 90 percent

4. When American families aren't out driving around, they are likely to be home watching TV. When did The Howdy Doody Show, one of the earliest kids' show, first grace our living rooms?
1947

5. On the average, at what age did women marry in 1900?
22

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