Britain 1906- 1918> Gaining women’s suffrage > Women, Work & War



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Britain 1906- 1918> Gaining women’s suffrage > Women, Work & War




Examination Practice Questions



These questions are designed to help you practice the types of questions you might face in an examination. You may be asked to tackle them as a complete ‘mock’ paper. Alternatively you may find it more useful to discuss the possible approaches to the questions with your friends.

Case Study: Women, Work & War



1 Study source 1:

How useful is this source to the historian investigating the attitude of women towards the war effort?



2 Study source 3 and source 4:

Which of these sources is more useful to the historian studying the role of the NUWSS during the war in trying to gain the vote for women? Explain your answer using the sources and your own knowledge.


3 Study source 2 and source 5:

Both of these sources are forms of propaganda and tell us nothing about the work women did in the Great War. Explain whether or not you agree with this statement.


4 Study source 6a-c:

Sources 6a-c prove that women workers were valued by the government. Do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer using the sources and your own knowledge.


5 Study source 7 and source 8:

Which of these two sources is more reliable as a source of information on the work done by women in the Great War? Explain your answer using the sources and your own knowledge.


6 Study source 9 and source 10:

Which of these two sources is more reliable in terms of public attitudes towards the female suffrage by the end of the Great War? Explain your answer using the sources and your own knowledge.


7 Study all of the sources and use your own knowledge:

‘Women working in the fields and factories was the only important factor in women gaining the vote in 1918’. Explain whether or not you agree with this interpretation.





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