Women’s History Month Quiz

Quiz rovided by National Women’s History Alliance

1 – Who became the first female Secretary of State of the United States, appointed by President Clinton in 1997? Go to answer
2 – Who was the first woman in modern history to lead a major Native-American tribe, the Cherokee Nation? Go to answer
3 – Who was the first American woman poet whose poetry was published in London in 1650? Go to answer
4 – Who is considered the first American woman to be ordained by full denominational authority in 1864, and who also campaigned vigorously for full woman suffrage? Go to answer
5 – Who was the first woman of color elected to the U.S. Congress and was a founding member of the National Women’s Political Caucus? Go to answer
6 – Who was the ecologist writer whose path breaking book, “Silent Spring” in 1962 initiated the environmental movement? Go to answer
7 – Who was the first black woman and the youngest poet laureate in American history when she was appointed in 1993? Go to answer
8 – Who was the female lawyer who worked for equal rights and suffrage, co-founded the ACLU in 1910, and helped write the Equal Rights Amendment? Go to answer
9 – Who led the fight to criminalize lynching, helped form the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), and aided many black people who migrated from the South to Chicago? Go to answer
10 – Who became the first woman vice-president candidate on a major political party ticket when selected in 1984? Go to answer
11 – Who was the United States delegate to the United Nations who championed and won approval of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948? Go to answer
12 – Who wrote “The Feminine Mystique” in 1968 and became a leading figure in the Women’s Movement? Go to answer
13 – Who was the first woman promoted to brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force (1971) and the first female major general in any armed forces in 1973? Go to answer
14 – Who was a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy credited with developing the COBOL computer language, and with coining the phrase “debugging” to fix a computer? Go to answer
15 – Who was one of the first black physicians in New York City and the first black woman to graduate from Bellevue Hospital medical school in 1926? Go to answer
16 – Who is the architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., which she designed when she was only 21 years old? Go to answer
17 – Who wrote the path-breaking book, “On Death and Dying” in 1969 which educated and supported helpers who provide compassionate care? Go to answer
18 – What woman ran for president on the National Equal Rights Party, receiving 4,149 votes in 6 states in 1884? Go to answer
19 – Who was the U.S. president’s wife who saved historic paintings when the British army burned the White House in 1814? Go to answer
20 – Who is the longest-serving female U.S. senator, elected in 1986? Go to answer
21 – Who worked with W.E.B. DuBois’ Niagara Movement and was one of the few white co-founders of NAACP in 1910? Go to answer
22 – What woman attended the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, signed the Declaration of Sentiments, and lived to see women win the vote in 1920? Go to answer
23 – Who became the first female rabbi in the U.S. and the second in the world when she was ordained in Cincinnati in 1972? Go to answer
24 – Who sculpted the full scale marble statue of Lincoln which is in the Capitol Rotunda, becoming the first female and youngest artist to receive a commission from the government for a statue? Go to answer
25 – Who was the Zionist leader who founded Hadassah, an organization working on health issues for Jewish people in Palestine, and also rescued thousands of children from Germany in the 1930’s? Go to answer
26 – Who was the female Brigadier General who was the driving force behind the establishment of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Building in Arlington Cemetery which opened in 1997? Go to answer
27 – What woman wrote the first novel by an American to sell more than a million copies, “The Wide, Wide World”? Go to answer
28 – Who was the friend of Abigail Adams who fostered political agitation with her satirical plays and then a three-volume history of the American revolution in 1805? Go to answer
29 – Who was the first Native American to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 for her work in decreasing infant mortality and decreasing tuberculosis? Go to answer
30 – Who was the first woman mountaineer to climb over 23,000 feet on Nun Kun in the Himalayas in 1906, a record unbroken until 1934? Go to answer