What do you know about US women in war? A quiz.

A year after the Pentagon lifted the ban on women in combat, US women are still fighting to prove they can serve alongside their male counterparts.

Since the days of the Revolutionary War, however, American women have voluntarily put their lives on the line for their country as they navigated battlefields to tend to wounded soldiers, penetrated enemy lines to gather intelligence, and disguised their identities to fight alongside men.

So, how much do you know about women’s contributions to US war efforts? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

By , Staff writer

1. Which fictional character urged American women to take up factory jobs abandoned by men fighting in World War II?

With 16 million men fighting overseas, women filled many of the roles that they left behind, only to give them up when the war ended.

With 16 million men fighting overseas, women filled many of the roles that they left behind, only to give them up when the war ended.

With 16 million men fighting overseas, women filled many of the roles that they left behind, only to give them up when the war ended.

With 16 million men fighting overseas, women filled many of the roles that they left behind, only to give them up when the war ended.

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Uncle Sam

 

Rosie the Riveter

 

Captain America

 

Betty Boop

 
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