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Quiz: How Well Do You Know America's Female Democracy Icons? Part 2

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How much do you know about our democracy’s Founding Mothers, from the eighteenth century to today?  

Test yourself below (or in our first quiz)!  

This human rights advocate was likely inspired by her own experiences as a refugee; her parents fled Nazi Germany in 1939. 

a. Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

b. Madeline Albright 

c. Bella Abzug 

d. Mary Harris Jones 

Septima Clark, or as Martin Luther King, Jr. called her, “the Mother of the [Civil Rights] Movement,” was known for: 

a. Establishing “citizenship schools” that empowered Black communities through literacy; 

b. Leading integration and Civil Rights workshops attended by activists like Rosa Parks; 

c. Advocating for equal pay for Black and white teachers; 

d. All of the above. 

Civil rights activist Septima Clark

Septima Clark

Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, led the fight for a constitutional amendment that would grant (some) women the right to vote. Which state did she represent? 

a. Montana

b. California

c. Idaho

d. New Jersey

This US State Department goodwill ambassador and UN Human Rights Committee delegate was also an iconic opera singer: 

a. Adele Addison 

b. Marian Anderson 

c. Katherine Dunham 

d. Jessye Norman 

Secretary Debra Haaland, the 54th US Secretary of the Interior and first Indigenous Cabinet Secretary (she’s a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe), is known for her environmental activism, but she’s also a culinary maven. As a single mother putting herself through college, she started her own company specializing in: 

a. Macaroni and Cheese 

b. BBQ Sauce 

c. Kombucha 

d. Salsa 

Civil rights activist Tyle Leung Schulze is best known for helping women escape sexual slavery, promoting reproductive freedom, and empowering Chinese immigrants through translation services. In her spare time, she was also a pro at: 

a. Pinball

b. Soccer

c. Hockey

d. Poker

Secretary Debra Haaland

Secretary Debra Haaland

During the Stonewall uprising, this young activist said, “I’m not missing a minute of this – it's the revolution!” 

a. Marsha P. Johnson

b. Alan L. Hart

c. Sylvia Rivera

d. Lucy Hicks Anderson

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which makes gender equality the law of the land, was added to the Constitution in: 

a. 1920

b. 1965

c. 2010

d. It has not been added to the Constitution. 

Answers: b – Madeline Albright; d – All of the above; a – Montana;  b – Marian Anderson;  d – Salsa; a – Pinball; c – Sylvia Rivera; d – It has not been added to the Constitution 

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