President Abraham Lincoln once said, "All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." Certainly, Mama Lincoln knew how to raise kids right, as evidenced by her history-changing son, but honest Abe is one of a multitude of notable figures to sing high maternal praises. 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.
Question 1 of 20
As of 2012, what percentage of mothers under 30 years old are married?
Question 2 of 20
Which of the following social constructs of motherhood came first?
Question 3 of 20
In what year did the teen birth rate in peak in the United States?
Question 4 of 20
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?”
Question 5 of 20
Which of the following groups of mothers tend to be happiest?
Question 6 of 20
Which of the following is not a symptom associated with "Mommy Brain?"
Question 7 of 20
True or false: Less than 1 percent of American women electively give up their newborns for adoption each year.
Question 8 of 20
In 2009, what was the average age that women became first-time mothers?
Question 9 of 20
Which of the following career fields is harshest on working mothers?
Question 10 of 20
True or false: Married couples tend to be happier before they have kids and after kids leave the nest.
Question 11 of 20
Which of the following senses sharpens with childbirth?
Question 12 of 20
In 1960, during the golden era of "Leave It to Beaver" and "Father Knows Best," what percentage of mothers worked outside the home?
Question 13 of 20
How much of a lifetime earnings cut does the average highly skilled mom sustain?
Question 14 of 20
The average new mother loses how much weight immediately after delivering a baby?
Question 15 of 20
Doctors refer to mood swings and sleeplessness in the first few weeks following childbirth as what?
Question 16 of 20
In the 1960s, full-time housewives spent how many hours per week doing domestic chores?
Question 17 of 20
True or false: Breastfeeding lowers libidos.
Question 18 of 20
Additional growth in a mother's prefrontal cortex enhances her maternal ability to do what?
Question 19 of 20
True or false: Men's desire for children generally drops after they become a first-time father.
Question 20 of 20