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Quiz: How Well Do You Know America's Female Democracy Icons?

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You may consider yourself a history buff, but how well do you know the women who shaped our democracy? Test your knowledge and learn a thing or two with this quiz!

Which voting rights advocate battled racial segregation and voter suppression while founding the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party?

a. Claudette Colvin

b. Sarah Remond

c. Ella Baker

d. Fannie Lou Hamer

Which of these first ladies was a delegate to the United Nations?

a. Laura Bush

b. Lou Hoover

c. Eleanor Roosevelt

d. Lady Bird Johnson

The matrilineal Haudenosaunee government is also believed to be...

a. The inspiration for the US system of government

b. The oldest living participatory democracy

c. A model for suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott

d. All of the above

Barbara Jordan, the first Black woman elected to state Senate, served in the state of...

a. California

b. Texas

c. New York

d. Idaho

Suffragist and anti-xenophobia advocate Mabel Ping-Hua Lee once famously led a suffrage parade while...

a. Wearing an American flag fashioned as a dress

b. Tossing donuts to the crowd

c. Riding horseback through the streets

d. Disguised as a famous local politician

Who is believed to be the first woman elected to public office (Superintendent of her community's schools) in the US?

a. Julia C. Addington

b. Cora Belle Reynolds Anderson

c. Hattie Wyatt Caraway

d. Ella T. Grasso

Patsy Mink ran for President of the US in 1972 on what stance?

a. Pro-education

b. Anti-war

c. Anti-racism

d. Pro-tax reform

Two women holding signs saying "Women Power the Vote"

In addition to being the first Latina in Congress, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was also the first Republican to support...

a. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

b. The Marriage Equality Act

c. The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

d. The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

This anonymous group advocates for women and people of color through their bold works of art (all while wearing masks)

a. The Nasty Girls

b. The Good Girls

c. The Riot Girls

d. The Guerilla Girls

The first suffrage group for Black women, formed by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, was called...

a. The Alpha Suffrage Club

b. The Beta Club for the Vote

c. The Beta Phi Suffrage Club

d. The Alpha Club for the Vote

Who wrote the Equal Rights Amendment?

a. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

b. Lucy Stone and Elizabeth Blackwell

c. Lucretia Mott and Lucy Burns

d. Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman


Answers: d, c, d, b, c, a, b, b, d, a, d

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