Groundbreaking Women Quiz

See how much you know about pioneers and trailblazers for women's rights.

Quiz

See how much you know about pioneers and trailblazers for women's rights.

1. Former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins (1880-1965) was the first woman to be appointed to a presidential cabinet. Which leader did she serve under?

  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • John F. Kennedy

2. Who was the first woman to run for vice-president on a major party ticket?

  • Sarah Palin
  • Geraldine Ferraro
  • Patsy Mink

3. Which of these women made advancements of astronomical proportions in June 1963, when she became the first woman in space?

4. Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1838-1927), a colorful reformer who advocated woman suffrage, free love, and socialism, was the first American woman to run for president. In which election was she a candidate?

  • 1900
  • 1872
  • 1912

5. Which of the following women was the first to be awarded an M.D., gaining acceptance to Geneva Medical School in 1847?

  • Clara Barton
  • Marie Curie
  • Elizabeth Blackwell

6. In 1910 a pilot's license was granted to a woman for the first time. Who was the recipient?

  • Raymonde de la Roche
  • Harriet Quimby
  • Amelia Earhart

7. Antoinette Blackwell (1825-1921) was a leader in the women's rights movement as well as a groundbreaker. In which of these areas did she achieve a "first"?

  • Transportation
  • The ministry
  • Business

8. The first female secretary of a branch of the U.S. military was Sheila Widnall. Which branch did she lead?

  • The Army
  • The Air Force
  • The Navy

9. Which of the following women was the first female U.S. Secretary of State?

  • Madeleine Albright
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Condoleezza Rice

10. Which scientist won two Nobel Prizes?

  • Linda Buck
  • Barbara McClintock
  • Marie Curie

Your Results:

1. Former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins (1880-1965) was the first woman to be appointed to a presidential cabinet. Which leader did she serve under?
Franklin D. Roosevelt

2. Who was the first woman to run for vice-president on a major party ticket?
Geraldine Ferraro

3. Which of these women made advancements of astronomical proportions in June 1963, when she became the first woman in space?
Valentina Tereshkova

4. Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1838-1927), a colorful reformer who advocated woman suffrage, free love, and socialism, was the first American woman to run for president. In which election was she a candidate?
1872

5. Which of the following women was the first to be awarded an M.D., gaining acceptance to Geneva Medical School in 1847?
Elizabeth Blackwell

6. In 1910 a pilot's license was granted to a woman for the first time. Who was the recipient?
Raymonde de la Roche

7. Antoinette Blackwell (1825-1921) was a leader in the women's rights movement as well as a groundbreaker. In which of these areas did she achieve a "first"?
The ministry

8. The first female secretary of a branch of the U.S. military was Sheila Widnall. Which branch did she lead?
The Air Force

9. Which of the following women was the first female U.S. Secretary of State?
Madeleine Albright

10. Which scientist won two Nobel Prizes?
Marie Curie

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