Women’s Equality Day Quiz

Women’S Equality Day Quiz

The National Women’s History Project created a questionnaire to help you commemorate Women’s Equality Day. You may use it at events, at the office, or in casual conversations 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’s 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 celebrated?

a. 1992
b. 1984
c. 1971
d. 1965

3. In what year did women in the United States win the right to vote?

a. 1776
b. 1848
c. 1920
d. 1946

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. This is the 90th anniversary of women in Kansas and Oregon winning the vote. What other state is celebrating the 90th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in their state.

a. New York
b. Florida
c. Maine
d. Arizona

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

a. Radical
b. Immoral
c. Suffragist
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?

a. 6
b. 2
c. 1
d. 16

10. What was the first country that granted women the right to vote?

a. Canada
b. Germany
c. New Zealand
d. United Kingdom


  1. b
  2. c
  3. c
  4. a
  5. d
  6. c
  7. d
  8. b
  9. d
  10. c

Also Read: Switzerland Didn’t Let Its Women Vote Until 1971!

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