The Modern Dad: A 21st Century Fatherhood Quiz
by Staff
When it comes to parental relationships, fatherhood has been overshadowed by motherhood during the last 150 years. However, dads are beginning to get their due, especially among academic circles studying how these men function within family dynamics and contribute to child development. Test your databank of dad knowledge with this 21st Century Fatherhood Quiz.

Who invented Father's Day?

  • Alvin Austin
  • Julia Ward Howe
  • Sonora Smart-Dodd

Which U.S. President made Father's Day a national holiday?

  • Coolidge
  • Truman
  • Nixon

In 2009, Charles J. Saylor became the first male president of what?

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • National Parent Teacher Association
  • La Leche League

Which famous researcher referred to fatherhood as a "biological necessity and social accident"?

  • Benjamin Spock
  • Margaret Mead
  • Charles Darwin

What percentage of American children are raised in households without their biological fathers?

  • 12 percent
  • 23 percent
  • 39 percent

Fathers from which country spend the most time with their children, on average?

  • United States
  • Netherlands
  • Britain

Which of the following famous dads had the most kids?

  • Jim Henson
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Stephen King

In 2008, what percentage of American children younger than 6 years old ate dinner every night with dad?

  • 33 percent
  • 54 percent
  • 71 percent

Which major historical event institutionalized the family model of father-as-breadwinner and mother-as-caregiver?

  • Enlightenment
  • Industrial Revolution
  • World War I

According to a 2009 British survey, men gain how much weight during their partners' pregnancies?

  • 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms)
  • 14 pounds (6.3 kilograms)
  • 21 pounds (9.5 kilograms)

Which of the following countries offers the most generous paternity leave?

  • United States
  • France
  • Sweden

The U.S. Census Bureau tallied up how many stay-at-home dads in 2008?

  • 154,000
  • 554,000
  • 1,540,000

In February 2012, news broke that which World War II dictator secretly fathered a son with a French teenager?

  • Adolph Hitler
  • Joseph Stalin
  • Benito Mussolini

Considering that there are 85 million mothers in the United States, how many American dads are out there?

  • 85 million
  • 70 million
  • 55 million

As of 2007, what percent of working mothers earned more income than their husbands?

  • 13 percent
  • 25 percent
  • 41 percent

Modern dads are giving out more what to their kids these days?

  • hugs
  • curfews
  • money

According to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, working moms spend how much more time than working dads taking care of kids every day?

  • 17 minutes
  • 52 minutes
  • 2.3 hours

True or false: Fathers prefer to have sons.

  • true
  • false

What percentage of American dads wish they could spend more time with their kids?

  • 33 percent
  • 55 percent
  • 77 percent

True or false: Sports are the primary father-child activity.

  • true
  • false