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Women's Equality Day Quiz

1. August 26th is celebrated as Women's Equality Day to commemorate
a. the work women did during the Second World War
b. the anniversary of women winning the right to vote
c. the flappers of the 1920's
d. the contemporary women's rights movement

2. In what year did Congresswoman Bella Abzug introduce legislation to ensure that this important American anniversary would be celebrated?
a. 1992
b. 1984
c. 1971
d. 1965

3. In what year did women in the United States win the right to vote?
a. 1776
b. 1848
c. 1920
d. 1946

4. How many years did it take for women to win the right to vote in the United States?
a. 72 years
b. 120 years
c. 20 years
d. 51 years

5. Women in many of the western states won the right to vote years before the Federal Amendment was secured. Which state is NOT one of these states?
a. Wyoming
b. Utah
c. Maine
d. Colorado

6. What was the name given to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which guaranteed women's right to vote in the United States?
a. Abigail Adams Amendment
b. Sojourner Truth Amendment
c. Susan B. Anthony Amendment
d. Gloria Steinem Amendment

7. Women who worked for women's right to vote were called
a. radical
b. immoral
c. suffragists
d. all of the above

8. The term suffragist is derived from
a. one who suffers
b. a voting tablet in ancient times
c. the Constitution
d. the Bill of Rights

9. How many countries had guaranteed women's voting rights before the United States?
a. 6
b. 2
c. 1
d. 16

10. What was the first country that granted women the right to vote?
a. Canada
b. Germany
c. New Zealand
d. United Kingdom

Answers for Quiz:

1. b
2. c
3. c
4. a (from the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848
to 1920)
5. c
6. c
7. d
8. b
9. d (New Zealand (1893), Australia (1902), Finland
(1906), Norway (1913), Denmark (1915), USSR (1917), Canada (1918), Germany (1918), Poland (1918), Austria (1919), Belgium (1919), Great Britain (1919), Ireland (1919), Luxembourg (1919), the Netherlands (1919), Sweden (1919)
10. c (1893)

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