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Answers to the U.S. Women's History IQ Quiz

Answers to the U.S. Women's History IQ Quiz

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1) In 1848, The U.S. Women’s Rights Movement issued a statement calling for equality with men. What was it called?
The Declaration of Sentiments -Correct Answer!
The Declaration of Equality
The Proclamation of Rights

2) What year did the first woman, Elizabeth Blackwell, graduate from medical school?
1849 -Correct Answer!
1869
1873

3) Which escaped slave led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the Underground Railroad?
Sojourner Truth
Deborah Gray White
Harriet Tubman -Correct Answer!

4) Who founded the American Red Cross to assist in national disasters and wars?
Clara Barton -Correct Answer!
Susanna Madora Selter
Ellen Swallow Richards

5) Which sport did the first America woman win the first-ever Olympic medal? (Paris’ 1900 games)
Track and Field
Gymnastics
Golf -Correct Answer!

6) What year was the first woman, Jeannette Rankin of Montana, elected to Congress?
1916 -Correct Answer!
1917
1918

7) The ___ amendment gave women the right to vote.
19th -Correct Answer!
16th
21st

8) Which woman became the first American of any race or gender to earn an international pilot’s license?
Amelia Earhart
Gertrude Ederle
Bessie Coleman -Correct Answer!

9) Who was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her feminist advocacy?
Francis Perkins
Jane Addams -Correct Answer!
Eleanor Roosevelt

10) Which woman sparked the U.S. Civil Rights Movement by refusing to vacate her bus seat to a white man in 1955?
Rosa Parks -Correct Answer!
Marian Anderson
Queen Latifah

11) The 1963 Equal Pay Act prohibits women from earning less than men in the same job.
True -Correct Answer!
False

12) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of:
Race
Sex
Both of the above -Correct Answer!

13) What year was the first black woman, Shirley Chisholm, elected to Congress?
1965
1968 -Correct Answer!
1969

14) Who was the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court?
Janet Reno
Jeane Kirkpatrick
Sandra Day O’Connor -Correct Answer!

15) In 1870, just one-fifth of resident college and university students were women. Today, women outnumber men on college campuses.
True -Correct Answer!
False

16) Which landmark court case gave a woman the right to abort her pregnancy for any reason, up until the “point at which the fetus becomes ‘viable’”?
Roe v. Wade -Correct Answer!
Planned Parenthood v. Casey
Webster v. Reproductive Health Services

17) A 1976 law prohibits a man from:?
Raping his wife -Correct Answer!
Carrying condoms
Wearing leather chaps

18) When was National Women’s History Week first celebrated and when was it expanded to a month-long event?
1978 and 1987, respectively -Correct Answer!
1981 and 1987, respectively
1982 and 1989, respectively


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