Women in STEM
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Almost 200 years ago the world's first computer programmer was born. Her name was?
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    Ada Lovelace
    Henrietta Swan Leavitt
    Grace Hooper 
    Dolly Madison
  • Question 2
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    Q. Who was the first prime minister of her country to hold a science degree?
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    Julia Gillard
    Yulia Tymoshenko
    Margaret Thatcher
    Golda Meir
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. How did NASA astronaut Sally Ride practice operating her spaceship's robotic arm? 
    answer choices
    Operatinga fork-lift truck.
    Playing video games.
    Programming robotic commands.
    By playing tennis.
  • Question 4
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    Q. Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize for her work on:
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    Aeronautic braking systems.
    Aeronautic computer components.
    Biological waste disposal ethics.
  • Question 5
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    Q. In 1948 Hungarian-American scientist Maria Telkes helped design the first solar heated what?
    answer choices
    Government building.
  • Question 6
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    Q. Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr did not just set hearts racing on-screen. She also helped invent which wartime device?
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    Underwater lasers.
    Portable defibrillator. 
    The Jerrycan.
    Secret communication systems.
  • Question 7
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    Q. How did Filipino Fe del become the first woman admitted to Harvard Medical School in 1936?
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    Officials thought she was a man.
    9th circuit court required Harvard admit her.
    Her parents transferred a large endowment to the school.
    She dressed as a man.
  • Question 8
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    Q. Who said, "I think it's very important to get more women into computing. My slogan is: Computing is too important to be left to men,"
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    Sheryl Sandberg
    Karen Sparck Jones
    Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Marissa Mayer
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. In the 1960s, chemist Stephanie Kwolek discovered what material that was five times stronger than steel?
    answer choices
    Carbon fiber
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the "leaky pipe" phenomenon? 
    answer choices
    Women who pursue careers outside of STEM.
    Term for most in demand STEM professionals.
    The discrimination and challenges causing women to stop pursuing STEM professions.
    Legal boundaries in foreign nations women must overcome to obtain an education.
  • Question 11
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    Q. What percent of the American workforce is composed of females?
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  • Question 12
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    Q. What percent of women in the workforce hold STEM positions?
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  • Question 13
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    Q. What is a stereotype threat?
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    A made up thing.
    When people think they're being stereotyped, their performance decreases.
    Altering stereotypes to make them more extreme.
    A form of microagression.
  • Question 14
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    Q. How should gender essentialism be defined?
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    The belief that success is only created by one's own self.
    Outdated term used to describe gender differences in academic performance.
    Helping people value diversity to allow for greater achievement of all.
    The idea that women and men are innately and fundamentally different in interests and skills.
  • Question 15
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    Q. What is a "community effect"?
    answer choices
    When corporations make donations to educational institutions.
    The prejudice present in a neighborhood.
    The effect of a field's current demographic on the interest levels of those potentially pursuing the field.
    A term describing companies recruiting women that was used in the Department of Labor's 2010 annual report.
  • Question 16
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    Q. What is the gender pay gap (per dollar) in STEM fields versus non-STEM fields?
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    33¢; 8¢
    23¢; 8¢
    10¢; 5¢
    20¢; 33¢
  • Question 17
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    Q. One example of how society drives women away from STEM careers beginning in childhood:
    answer choices
    Participation in extracurricular activities.
    It is a conspiracy, society does not inhibit women from entering STEM fields.
    Separating toys into a boy's section and a girl's section.
    Volunteering in the community.
  • Question 18
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    Q. True or False? In intermediate levels of formal schooling girls perform better than boys in all sciences, other than Physics (which is virtually tied).
    answer choices
    I don't know.
    I had a bad dream that Kevin shaved his beard.
  • Question 19
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    Q. Why is psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc. considered a "soft" science?
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    Because they are less quantifiable.
    The government has not yet confirmed them.
    Discrimination, as women have a greater presence in these fields.
    Because the economic return from these fields is unknown.
  • Question 20
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    Q. What is the most common way some men reject the existence of gender discrimination in the STEM professions?
    answer choices
    Proclaim the empirical evidence proving such discrimination is not conniving, correct, or valid.
    By hiring every female applicant regardless of qualifications.
    By donating tuition money to a female STEM major.
    By quitting their jobs to ignore the problems in their fields.
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