Could you be a home economist in the 1950s?

by: Brr_Its_Cold

We took this test in S.S. the other day and I thought it was interesting what they cared about. It has it's own description:
There was a time when public schools took seriously the task of teaching young women the finer points of housekeeping. In the early 50s, future homemakers (and others) answered questions such as the ones below from the New York State Regents High School Examination. Heat up your irons!

  1. 1

    A hot iron should be used when pressing

  2. 2

    If at dinner, your hostess spreads a whole slice of bread and eats it without breaking it, the most acceptable procedure for you would be

  3. 3

    A girl displays social sensitivity when she

  4. 4

    Which one of the following remarks will help a child to form good food habits?

  5. 5

    Which of the following is a good rule for the weekly cleaning of a bedroom?

  6. 6

    Which of the following features in a child's clothing woud tend to delay his learning to dress himself?

  7. 7

    Which procedure would be most likely to help a 6-year-old child overcome a fear of the dark?

  8. 8

    When a babysitter is engaged to care for a 2-year-old, the most suitable article for her to bring with her is

  9. 9

    Which of these items is most important for a well-equiped medicine cabinet?

  10. 10

    Happy relationships for a young married coupleare likely to be strengthened when the wife

  11. 11

    The best choice of color for painting walls in a living room with a northern light exposure is

  12. 12

    Which of the following is most essentials for good grooming?

  13. 13

    In general, the most efficient home kitchen is one so that equipment and work surfaces are in a

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