Women's Equality Day Quiz
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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
2. In what year did Congresswoman Bella Abzug introduce legislation to ensure that this important American anniversary would be celebrated?
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?
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 in 2012?
6. What was the name given to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which guaranteed women's right to vote in the United States.
7. Women who worked for women's right to vote were called
8. The term suffragist is derived from
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?