American moms: What makes a mom in the US? Take our quiz

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First lady Michelle Obama arrives at an event in honor of military mothers in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 9, 2013.

Mother's Day began on May 10, 1908, as the project of Anna Jarvis. Observed only in Grafton, W. Va., and Philadelphia at first, Ms. Jarvis asked Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. It took four years, but finally in 1914, little over a month before Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Mother's Day proclamation on May 14. 

What made a mom then is certainly different than what makes a mom now. In the pursuit of understanding who our mothers are in America today — their age, their marital status, how many babies they have — take our quiz and expand your understanding of the American Mom. 

1. The number of US women between the ages of 15 and 50 who gave birth in the past year is equal to the population of what city?

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Antonio Garner Jr., 5, and Azariyah King, 1, ride in Antonio's Power Wheels Ford Mustang on Thursday, May 9, 2013 as they make their way down Chapel Hill Street in Durham, N.C. "When he drives it every one honks and waves and girls ask him for a ride," said his mother, Shamika Lyons.

Hong Kong

New York

Johannesburg, South Africa

Alexandria, Egypt

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