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Moms Across Time

Mommy, Mum, Mother, Mama. By any name and in any decade, she's the one we've always turned to. How well do you know your mom facts?

Quiz

1. June Cleaver, Beaver and Wally's stay-at-home mom, was thought to represent America's ideal mother of the 50s. In reality, how many mothers of school-aged kids worked in 1955?

  • 38.4 percent
  • 70.4 percent
  • 12.2 percent

2. Being the wife of a president is pretty demanding, but what about the mother of a president as well? Can you guess which of these first ladies was also a first mother?

  • Edith Roosevelt
  • Louisa Adams
  • Abigail Adams

3. The family in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" has been charming girls and their moms for over 130 years. What did the sisters in the book call their beloved mom?

  • Ma'am
  • Mama
  • Marmee

4. Which 70s TV mom was the real-life step-mom of one of her TV kids?

  • Carol Brady (Florence Henderson)
  • Ann Romano (Bonnie Franklin)
  • Shirley Partridge (Shirley Jones)

5. According to a study from April 2000, which group of moms spent more time with their kids?

  • Stay-at-home moms in 1965.
  • Working moms in 1998.

1. June Cleaver, Beaver and Wally's stay-at-home mom, was thought to represent America's ideal mother of the 50s. In reality, how many mothers of school-aged kids worked in 1955?
38.4 percent

2. Being the wife of a president is pretty demanding, but what about the mother of a president as well? Can you guess which of these first ladies was also a first mother?
Abigail Adams

3. The family in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" has been charming girls and their moms for over 130 years. What did the sisters in the book call their beloved mom?
Marmee

4. Which 70s TV mom was the real-life step-mom of one of her TV kids?
Shirley Partridge (Shirley Jones)

5. According to a study from April 2000, which group of moms spent more time with their kids?
Working moms in 1998.

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