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Doctrine of Coverture Quiz

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1. What was the primary effect of the doctrine of coverture on married women's legal status in common law jurisdictions?

2. Which legal principle replaced the doctrine of coverture in most common law jurisdictions?

3. In which century did the doctrine of coverture originate?

4. What was a married woman under the doctrine of coverture referred to as?

5. Which of the following statements is true regarding the doctrine of coverture?

6. Which country was among the first to enact legislation challenging the doctrine of coverture?

7. How did the doctrine of coverture impact a woman's right to enter into contracts?

8. Which statement accurately describes the transition from the doctrine of coverture to modern legal principles regarding marriage?

9. What was one consequence of the doctrine of coverture for married women's property rights?

10. Which social movement is credited with challenging and eventually leading to the reform of the doctrine of coverture?