Day 14: The Nerdland Scholar Challenge Midterm

Students take an exam.
Students take an exam.

We’re officially halfway through the Nerdland Scholar Challenge, and that can only mean one thing – it’s time to test your knowledge with a midterm exam. Answer the questions below, and let us know how you fared in the comments.

If you want to learn more about women entering the workplace or mothers in public office, check out Melissa’s suggestions for further reading:

Susan J. Carroll. “Women Candidates and Support for Feminist Concerns: The Closet Feminist Syndrome.” The Western Political Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Jun., 1984): pp. 307-323.

Susan J. Carroll. “The Disempowerment of the Gender Gap: Soccer Moms and the 1996 Elections.” PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Mar., 1999): pp. 7-11.

Facts on Women Officeholders, Candidates and Voters

from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University

Patricia L. Collins, Black Feminist Thought

Nancy F. Cott, The Grounding of Modern Feminism

Jennifer L. Lawless & Richard L. Fox, It Still Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Offfice

Kira Sanbonmatsu. “Gender-Related Political Knowledge and Descriptive Representation of Women.” Political Behavior, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Dec., 2003): pp. 367-388.

Kira Sanbonmatsu, Susan J. Carroll and Debbie Walsh. “Poised to Run: Women’s Path to State Legislatures.”

Center for American Women in Politics Research Paper

Rebecca Traister, Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women