SAT Subject US History Practice Question 470: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 470

1. Women who opposed passage of the Equal Rights Amendment did so primarily because

A. they believed that women do not deserve the same rights as men
B. they did not want to lose certain privileges, such as exemption from the military draft
C. they felt that it would destroy women's role in the home
D. they thought it was best to fight for equality on a local level
E. they did not want to lose any of the rights for which they had fought for so many decades

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

Women have certain privileges in U.S. society, such as exemption from the military draft. Women who opposed the ERA preferred to retain those privileges.

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