Motherhood has long been lauded as one of the most virtuous and difficult responsibilities of the human experience, yet it remains fraught with debates over how it should be done and who does it best. Forget those hang-ups and get down to the nuts and bolts of modern mothering with this quiz.
As of 2012, what percentage of mothers under 30 years old are married?
Which of the following social constructs of motherhood came first?
In what year did the teen birth rate in peak in the United States?
What female poet once wrote, “We know more about the air we breathe, the seas we travel, than about the nature and meaning of motherhood?”
Which of the following groups of mothers tend to be happiest?
part-time employed mothers
full-time employed mothers
Which of the following is not a symptom associated with "Mommy Brain?"
True or false: Less than 1 percent of American women electively give up their newborns for adoption each year.
In 2009, what was the average age that women became first-time mothers?
Which of the following career fields is harshest on working mothers?
True or false: Married couples tend to be happier before they have kids and after kids leave the nest.
Which of the following senses sharpens with childbirth?
In 1960, during the golden era of "Leave It to Beaver" and "Father Knows Best," what percentage of mothers worked outside the home?
How much of a lifetime earnings cut does the average highly skilled mom sustain?
The average new mother loses how much weight immediately after delivering a baby?
Doctors refer to mood swings and sleeplessness in the first few weeks following childbirth as what?
In the 1960s, full-time housewives spent how many hours per week doing domestic chores?
True or false: Breastfeeding lowers libidos.
Additional growth in a mother's prefrontal cortex enhances her maternal ability to do what?
detect a crying infant
True or false: Men's desire for children generally drops after they become a first-time father.
What percentage of adult men experience "baby fever," or a strong urge to have a child of their own?