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Test Your Women's History IQ

Find out how much you know about these fabulous females by taking this quiz from the National PTA®.

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Find out how much you know about these fabulous females by taking this quiz from the National PTA®.

1. Which suffragist's unwavering support for Turkish trousers (she wore them for eight years) catapulted her to fame in the mid-1800s? She eventually abandoned her effort at dress reform, realizing it distracted from her other women's rights work.

  • Amelia Bloomer
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Susan B. Anthony

2. Which novelist wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, which was published in 1852? The book sold 300,000 copies its first year. More important, it contributed significantly to anti-slavery sentiment leading up to the Civil War.

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Toni Morrison
  • Alice Walker

3. The brilliant negotiations of our United Nations delegate won adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 against tremendous odds. Who was this diplomat and "First Lady of the World"?

  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Winnie Mandela

4. Her father was the Chief of the Osage Indians, and she became the greatest ballerina born in America. Can you name her?

  • Pocahantas
  • Maria Tallchief
  • Sacajawea

5. December 1, 1955: "It was a day like any other -- at least it started out that way," said this courageous woman who was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat for a white passenger.

  • Mary Dyer
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Rosa Parks

6. Her best-selling books have illuminated the experiences of Chinese-American women and explored relationships between immigrant mothers and their American-born daughters. Who is this author?

  • Amy Tan
  • Jade Snow
  • Jamaica Kinkaid

7. She was so involved in women's 75-year effort for voting rights that the Congressional Amendment granting women the ballot to vote was named for her. That's also why she's picture on the one-dollar coin. Who is she?

  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Lucretia Mott
  • Amelia Bloomer

8. Slaveholders offered $40,000 cash for the capture of this woman who led 19 forays into the South, guiding some 300 fugitive slaves to freedom.

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Rosa Parks
  • Harriet Tubman

9. Which woman organized the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers to serve children in U.S. schools segregated along racial lines?

  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Selena Sloan Butler
  • Bette Davis

10. Lewis and Clark's expedition would not have reached the Pacific Ocean without the help of this Shoshone teenager, who carried her baby boy the entire way. Her quick thinking and knowledge of Native American languages saved the day on many occasions.

  • Maria Tallchief
  • Sacajawea
  • Pocahantas

1. Which suffragist's unwavering support for Turkish trousers (she wore them for eight years) catapulted her to fame in the mid-1800s? She eventually abandoned her effort at dress reform, realizing it distracted from her other women's rights work.
Amelia Bloomer

2. Which novelist wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, which was published in 1852? The book sold 300,000 copies its first year. More important, it contributed significantly to anti-slavery sentiment leading up to the Civil War.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

3. The brilliant negotiations of our United Nations delegate won adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 against tremendous odds. Who was this diplomat and "First Lady of the World"?
Eleanor Roosevelt

4. Her father was the Chief of the Osage Indians, and she became the greatest ballerina born in America. Can you name her?
Maria Tallchief

5. December 1, 1955: "It was a day like any other -- at least it started out that way," said this courageous woman who was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat for a white passenger.
Rosa Parks

6. Her best-selling books have illuminated the experiences of Chinese-American women and explored relationships between immigrant mothers and their American-born daughters. Who is this author?
Amy Tan

7. She was so involved in women's 75-year effort for voting rights that the Congressional Amendment granting women the ballot to vote was named for her. That's also why she's picture on the one-dollar coin. Who is she?
Susan B. Anthony

8. Slaveholders offered $40,000 cash for the capture of this woman who led 19 forays into the South, guiding some 300 fugitive slaves to freedom.
Harriet Tubman

9. Which woman organized the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers to serve children in U.S. schools segregated along racial lines?
Selena Sloan Butler

10. Lewis and Clark's expedition would not have reached the Pacific Ocean without the help of this Shoshone teenager, who carried her baby boy the entire way. Her quick thinking and knowledge of Native American languages saved the day on many occasions.
Sacajawea

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