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1

When did women acquire inheritance?

1854

2

When did women earn the right to control their own wealth?

1890's

3

Prior to ... , the role of women was entirely subservient to men

the start of industrialisation in the nineteenth century

4

Although Norwegian women received a modicum of education ...

the possibility for being independent was remote

5

When did Norwegian women win the right to vote?

1913, 15 years after men

6

How much did errand boys earn a year compared to a maid?

errand boys: 290 kroner
maids: 150 kroner

7

When were women given access to higher education?

1882

8

When were unmarried women granted legal capacity at 21?

1869

9

When were married women granted legal capacity?

1888

10

Who said: "Whatever have been the cares of the day, greet your husband with a
smile when he returns. Make your personal appearance just as
beautiful as possible. Let him enter rooms so attractive and sunny that the same, shall attract him back."

Thomas E Hill in Manual of Social and Business Forms, 1881

11

Who said: 'seeming the perfect bourgeois wife'
and
'the relationship between Helmer and Nora rests upon his paternalism and her childlike qualities'

Worrall, Introduction to A Doll's House

12

Who said: ‘women’s culture was undermined by ‘The Great Change’, which began in
Norway in the middle of the 1800s . . . Industrialisation changed the
household from a unit of production to a unit of consumption.’

Harriet Clayhills and Elisabeth Helsing, 'Our Foremothers - Culture and Work'

13

Who said:
'Helmer is ‘a walking encyclopaedia of bourgeois virtues.' '

Laveran, 1977

14

Who wrote 'The Angel in the House'?

Coventry Patmore, 1854

15

What is the poem about?

the sanctity of married love, setting forth and praising the virtues that composed an ideal wife (for Patmore), including passivity, self-sacrifice, self-effacement, obedience)

16

Last two lines of the poem

"And, when we knelt, she seem'd to be
An angel teaching me to pray;"