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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:30 PM
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19th amendment anniversary and quiz
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 11:31 PM by niyad
August 19 marked the 86th anniversary of women in this country FINALLY getting the right to vote, a battle that lasted 72 years (marked by the Seneca Falls Declaration of 1848) One might have thought that a country founded on democracy and all those wonderful ideals in the constitution might have gotten around to this a little sooner, or, at least, that the battle might not have been so intense.

For those of you who are unaware of the lengths women had to go to to get this basic right, I highly recommend "Iron-Jawed Angels" an hbo special about the women's suffrage movement in this country.

and, in honour of the amendment, and the upcoming women's equality day (26 August) here is a little quiz to test your knowledge of this part of the history of this country (answers below)




To help celebrate Women's Equality Day, the National Women's History Project developed a quiz to use at your events, or just around your office, or in conversation with friends. It took 72 years for women to win the right to vote.


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 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 introduced 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













Answers:
1. b
2. c
3. c
4. a (from the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848
to 1920)
5. d
6. c
7. d
8. b
9. d (New Zealand (1893), Australia (1902), Finland
(1906), Norway (1913), Denmark (1915), USSR (1917), Canada (1918), Germany (1918), Poland (1918), Austria (1919), Belgium (1919), Great Britain (1919), Ireland (1919), Luxembourg (1919), the Netherlands (1919), Sweden (1919)
10. c (1893)



http://www.nwhp.org/events/equality-day/equality-day-qu...
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:46 PM
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1. 7 for 10 (missed the first three) (nt)
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:50 PM
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2. that's still better than many people do on that quiz.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:09 AM
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3. Do you know the average?
I assume it's around 3 or 4...? :shrug:
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Kiouni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:11 AM
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4. I only got 4 right
shame on me.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:42 AM
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5. I really don't know the average, but of those I know who have taken it,
the average is around 6. doesn't say a lot for what we are taught about women in this country, does it?
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loyalsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:12 AM
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6. Wooo hooo!!
9\10

My reading has paid off :)
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:20 AM
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7. most excellent!!! and will you be celebrating on the 26th?
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loyalsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:14 PM
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11. Absolutely
I am in MO and we are still working on our three state strategy to get the ERA passed.
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Akim Donating Member (352 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:13 AM
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8. Let's remember Native America women were not granted the Vote till 1924...
when all Indians were finally enfranchised.
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Akim Donating Member (352 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:18 AM
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9. One woman who participated in the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention voted...
in 1920.

Who was she?

This is for extra credit.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:27 AM
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10. K&R
It's always amazing to think of how short a time ago it was.

:woohoo:
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Sooner75 Donating Member (193 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:40 PM
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12. Thanks
I am always astonished and dismayed that most people do not know that women have not had the right to vote for 100 years yet.

In the battle for equal status for women, it was a very big step. The Equal Rights Amendment wasn't adopted so that still needs to happen. In 2020, it'll be the centennial of women's right to vote. Surely, we can get an Equal Rights Amendment adopted before then.
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