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Which state in the U.S. was the first to have women hold all five top elected positions? Find out!

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Which state in the U.S. was the first to have women hold all five top elected positions? Find out!

1. This inspirational lawyer, educator, and Democratic politician from Texas served in the U.S. Congress from 1972 to 1978. She first attracted public attention with her dramatic presentation at the Watergate hearings. Who was she?

  • Barbara Jordan
  • Ann Richards
  • Rozanne Ridgeway

2. In 1999, where in the United States did women hold all five top elected positions?

  • Texas
  • Arizona
  • Washington

3. As her country's minister of education and science, she once aroused a storm of protest by abolishing free milk in the schools. She went on to become a highly controversial prime minister--and served three consecutive terms. Who was she?

  • Eugenia Charles
  • Golda Meir
  • Margaret Thatcher

4. A politically inexperienced mother, this woman was catapulted into the presidency of her country when her husband was assassinated. Her perseverance and courage won her numerous awards, including the United Nations Silver Medal and the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award. Who was she?

  • Benazir Bhutto
  • Isabel Peron
  • Corazon Aquino

5. In which country did a woman govern the longest?

  • Israel
  • India
  • Iceland

1. This inspirational lawyer, educator, and Democratic politician from Texas served in the U.S. Congress from 1972 to 1978. She first attracted public attention with her dramatic presentation at the Watergate hearings. Who was she?
Barbara Jordan

2. In 1999, where in the United States did women hold all five top elected positions?
Arizona

3. As her country's minister of education and science, she once aroused a storm of protest by abolishing free milk in the schools. She went on to become a highly controversial prime minister--and served three consecutive terms. Who was she?
Margaret Thatcher

4. A politically inexperienced mother, this woman was catapulted into the presidency of her country when her husband was assassinated. Her perseverance and courage won her numerous awards, including the United Nations Silver Medal and the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award. Who was she?
Corazon Aquino

5. In which country did a woman govern the longest?
Iceland

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