International Women's Day
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March is Women's History Month, a month set aside to commemorate and honor the vast achievements of women in world history.
From Eleanor of Aquitaine, who became one of the most influential women of the 12th century after inheriting her father's land, to a 90-year old Doris "Granny" D. Haddock, who in 2000 finished a 3,2000-mile walk across the United States to advocate campaign finance and a voice for people of the nation, women long have influenced civil reform, education, politics and world peace.
They have fought for the rights of women, children and the disabled across the globe. The work is done in an international arena and in their own back yards
How well do you know the women who have shaped our country, our society and our world? Take the following quiz and test your Women's History Month IQ
Answers on following page
1. Who was the first Asian-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress?
2. Who spent two years constructing a radio telescope that in 1967 led to her discovery of the first four pulsars?
3. Who was the first "first lady" to develop her own political and media identity?
4. What black woman refused to give her seat to a white man in Montgomery, ALa. in 1955, thus sparking the civil rights movements of the following decade?
5. Who was the first woman to run for president of the United States?
6. Who was entrusted by congress with the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, including the names of the Declaration signers, in 1776?
7. In 1939, what famous black concert singer was barred from singing in Washington's Constitution Hall because of her race? On Easter of that same year, 75,000 people came to hear her sing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
8. What Cree woman was written and recorded many albums of songs dealing with the situation of Natives in this country?
9. Who was the only representative in Congress to vote against U.S. entry into both World War I and World War II?
10. What leading suffragist was arrested and convicted of attempting to vote in the 1972 national election?
11. What journalist traveled around the world in 72 days in 1890?
12. What cosmonaut was the first woman in space, orbiting the earth 48 times in the Vostok VI in 1963?
13. What is the true identity of the woman known as "Jane Roe" in the famous Roe vs. Wade trial?
14. When was the Equal Rights Amendment first introduced in Congress?
15. Who drove a stagecoach across the roughest part of the West without anyone knowing that she was a woman until she died?
16. Who was the chairwoman of the board and publisher of the Washington Post and Newsweek magazine and also oversaw six broadcasting stations?
17. Who was the First hispanic woman to serve as U.S. treasurer?
18. What woman served as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, freeing hundreds of southern slaves and leading them to safety in the North? A $40,000 reward was offered for her capture?
19. Who was the author of "Uncle Tom's Cavin," the book that was significant factor in the rise of anti-slavery sentiment leading up to the Civil War?
20. Who was the first woman ravvi in the United States, ordained in 1972?
21. Who was the first woman chosen by a major political party to run for vice president of the United States?
22. Who was the first woman astronaut to travel into space?
23. What woman dared to be the first person to ever go over Niagara Falls in a varrel in 1901?
24. Who was the first woman to have her picture ona U.S. Dollar?
25. Who brought the issue of sexcual harassment to public attention in 1991 thrugh her courgaeous testimony before a Senate committee?
26. Who exposed horrible conditions in mental institutions, influencing changes in 15 states mental instuitions before the Civil War?
27. Who was the first female member of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, in 1985?
28. Who was the first U.S. citizen to be named a saint?
29. What woman, the daughter of an Omaha chief, became an effective reformer and lecturer on behalf of Natives?
30. What woman was invited to teach nuclear physics at Princeton Univeristy, even though no female students were allowed to study there?
Well how well do u think you did?