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The Quest for Equality: Women's Rights Movement Quiz
by Staff
How much do you know about the remarkable people that fought discrimination against women and advocated the political, economic and social equality of women and men? Take our quiz to pay homage to the great suffragists of the women's rights movement!

When did women in the United States win the right to vote in national elections?

  • 1919
  • 1920
  • 1921

Where was the first women's rights convention held?

  • Trinity Church in New York City
  • Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York
  • First Presbyterian Church of Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, New York

Who were the principal organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention?

  • Elizabeth Cody Stanton and Lucretia Mott
  • Susan B. Anthony and Carrie Chapman Catt
  • Alice Paul and Susan B. Anthony

What two women created the National Woman Suffrage Association?

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
  • Susan B. Anthony and Carrie Chapman Catt
  • Elizabeth Cody Stanton and Lucretia Mott

Which suffragette formed the American Woman Suffrage Association?

  • Lucy Stone
  • Carrie Chapman Catt
  • Alice Paul

In 1890 the American Woman Suffrage Association and National Woman Suffrage Association joined to form what group?

  • National American Woman Suffrage Association
  • United Women's Suffrage Association
  • National American Women's Suffrage Association

Who became the first president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association?

  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Carrie Chapman Catt

Which suffragette severed all ties to the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1916 and formed the National Woman's Party?

  • Alice Paul
  • Carrie Chapman Catt
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton

True or false: During World War I the majority of women continued to fight for the right to vote.

  • true
  • false

What was the "most radical demand" made at the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848?

  • getting the right to vote
  • education for all women
  • separate legal status from their fathers or husbands

What was the first state to grant women voting rights?

  • Philadelphia
  • South Dakota
  • Wyoming

Which state east of the Mississippi River was the first to give women the right to vote in presidential elections?

  • Illinois
  • Virginia
  • New York

True or false: Montana's Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

  • true
  • false

True or false: The House of Representatives passed a voting rights amendment on January 10, 1918.

  • true
  • false

Who was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate?

  • Shirley Chisholm
  • Hattie Caraway
  • Rebecca Latimer Felton

What were the suffrage campaign colors?

  • white, purple and gold
  • red, white and blue
  • white, blue and orange

Why were some suffragists jailed?

  • for unladylike behavior
  • for picketing the White House
  • for striking without proper license

What prison were Alice Paul and the other arrested suffragettes sent to?

  • Glenn Dale Hospital in Washington
  • Bedford Hills in New York
  • Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia

What is the name of the newspaper Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton began publishing in 1868?

  • Women's Rights Weekly
  • The Revolution
  • Suffrage Newspaper

True or false: In 1873 Susan B. Anthony went on trial for voting.

  • true
  • false

How many women at Seneca Falls in 1848 were alive and eligible to cast a vote after passage of the 1920 suffrage amendment?

  • one
  • 10
  • 20

True or false: California Senator Aaron A. Sargent was a supporter of the women's suffrage movement.

  • true
  • false

What free black man attended the first women's rights conference in 1848 and supported women's suffrage?

  • Frederick Douglass
  • Dred Scott
  • George Washington Carver

True or false: Massachusetts native Parker Pillsbury was an American minister and advocate for abolition and women's rights.

  • true
  • false

What amendment actually allowed women in the United States to vote?

  • 15th
  • 19th
  • 20th

Who wrote the Equal Rights Amendment?

  • Alice Paul
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Charlotte Woodward

What is the main premise of the Equal Rights Amendment?

  • Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
  • Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States on account of race or sex.
  • Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by any state or private institution on account of sex.

True or false: The ERA was introduced into every session of Congress between 1923 and 1972, when it was passed and sent to the states for ratification.

  • true
  • false

In 2015 what Oscar-winning actress called on Congress to bring back the Equal Rights Amendment in an effort to ratify it?

  • Meryl Streep
  • Glenn Close
  • Sally Field

True or false: In 1943 the ERA was rewritten and dubbed the Alice Paul Amendment.

  • true
  • false