In the United States, Mother’s Day has become as American as, well, the apple pies that some moms bake. Believe it or not, that wasn’t always the case. Up until 1914, when this special day was designated a national holiday, there was no official celebration to honor moms. Of course, families didn’t need the government’s stamp of approval to make mom feel special, but Mother’s Day certainly is a great reminder for sons, daughters and families to honor these special women. Take our Mother’s Day Quiz to see if you’re as smart as your mother always said you were.
- Which President designated Mother’s Day as a national observance: Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover or Calvin Coolidge?
- Mother’s Day is celebrated on which day: the first Sunday in May, the second Sunday in May or the third Sunday in May?
- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, how many women in the U.S. are mothers: 44.6 million, 82.5 million, or 136 million?
- How old was Satyabhama Mahapatra, the oldest woman to give birth, when she had her first and only child: 65, 70 or 75 years old?
- Which TV mom said, “You can never raise a hand to a child. Just stop cutting the crust off their sandwiches. They’ll get the message.”: Marion Cunningham (Happy Days), Marge Simpson (The Simpsons) or Jill Taylor (Home Improvement)?
1. Woodrow Wilson.
2. The second Sunday in May.
3. 82.5 million.
5. Marge Simpson.