Test Your Knowledge
The Texas Tech University Women’s Studies Program is celebrating Women’s Equality Day by highlighting our history. Taking inspiration from the National Women's History Project we are showcasing a quiz they developed to use at events, or just around the office, or in conversation with friends.
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
3. In what year did women in the United States win the right to vote?
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 most of the western states won the right to vote years before the Federal
Amendment was secured. 2010 is the 100th anniversary of women in Washington State
winning the vote. California will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning
he vote in 2011. Oregon will celebrate the 100th anniversary in 2012. What other state
will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women in this state winning the right to vote
a. New York
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
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 other countries had already guaranteed women's right to vote before the campaign
was won in the United States?
10. What was the first country that granted women the right to vote?
c. New Zealand
d. United Kingdom
4. a (from the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848 to 1920)
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)
Note: Questions courtesy of the National Women’s History Project.