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Women Who Worked for Peace Quiz

Women Who Worked for Peace Quiz

1. Who was branded a traitor when she begged the British and the Colonials to lay down their arms instead of waging a revolution?

2. Who was active in American Society of Peace in 1828 and served as President of the Pennsylvania Peace Society from 1870 to 1880, and tried to get military training out of public schools and argued that arbitration is the proper means to settle disputes?

3. Who joined William Garrison in founding the New England Non-Resistant Society in 1838 and latter became a famous lecturer for women’s rights?

4. Who started “Mother’s Day” as an annual event when women could demonstrate against war; first event was a women’s peace festival on June 2, 1873?

5. Who ran for US President on Equal Rights Party in 1884 and 1888 and was an American delegate to the first world peace Congress in Paris in 1889?

6. Who created peace materials for schools as head of WCTU’s Department of Peace and Arbitration from 1887 to 1916 – the largest peace movement of the 19th Century, against military drills, martial toys and conscription?

7. Who organized and led the 1914 peace parade in New York City in 1914 and aided conscientious objectors and refugee relief programs in World War I?

8. Who wrote international best-seller “Lay Down Your Arms” in 1889, was president of Austrian Society for the Friends of Peace and was the first woman to be granted the Novel Peace Prize in 1905?

9. Who co-founded the American School Peace League in 1908 after supporting the international court proposed at the Hague Conference on 1899?

10. Who was the famous suffragist who joined Jane Addams in 1915 in founding the Woman’s Peace Party at a meeting of 3000 women in Washington DC?

11. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, was first president from 1919 to 1935 of the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom and was called an unpatriotic subversive by press and the US government?

12. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 after being secretary-treasurer of the WILPF from 1919-1937 and being called with other pacifists by Wilson “amoral” in 1915 although all the ideas of the Woman’s Peace Party became his 14 points without acknowledging authorship.?

13. Who developed a peace curriculum used in all public schools from 1913 to 1950 and co-founded the American School Peace League in 1908?

14. Who was a charter member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation in 1915; founded the War Resisters League in 1923 and in 1940 the Pacifist Teachers League?

15. Who joined 49 other Congress members in voting against entry into World War I; was the only member to vote against World War II and organized a Brigade which demonstrated against the Vietnam War in 1968?

16. Who was an organizer of the Woman’s Peace Party, a leader of American Union Against Militarism, and latter co-founded the ACLU?

17. Who suggested achieving World Peace Through a Peoples Parliament – a group of 60 from different economic ranks and professions in 1944?

18. Who was executive secretary of he Pennsylvania branch of WILPJ for 40 years. organized conferences and build a huge membership; served on the board of SANE, working against nuclear proliferation?

19.Who attacked the Catholic “just-war” theory with pacifist views , supported draft-card burning, opposed the Vietnam conscription and war and profoundly impacted “The Challenge of Peace” in 1983?

20. Who protested nuclear weapons with the Committee for Nonviolent Action in 1983, and was imprisoned where she “Prison Notes”?

21. Who helped found Women Strike for Peace in 1961 which opposed the Vietnam War – the first woman elected to Congress on a women’s rights peace platform?

22. Who was a founder of the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press in 1972 and an activist in Women Strike for Peace?

23. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 with a friend for their efforts against violence in Northern Ireland?

24. Who is the Canadian woman who founded Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND) focusing on women’s priorities as mothers and supporting continuous lobbying actions.?

25. Who was founder of FREEZE in early 1980s which became SANE/FREEZE in 1987 and then Peace Action in 1993?


1. Ann Lee February 29, 1736-September 8, 1784

2. Lucretia Mott January 3, 1793-November 11, 1880

3. Abbey Kelly Foster January 15, 1810-January 14, 1887

4. Julia Ward Howe May 27, 1819-October. 17, 1910

5. Belva Lockwood October 24, 1830-May 19, 1917

6. Hannah Bailey July 5, 1839-October 23, 1923

7. Fanny Garrison Villard Dec. 16, 1844 – July 5, 1928

8. Bertha von Suttner June 9, 1843-June 21, 1914

9. Lucia Ames Mead May 5, 1856-November 1, 1936

10. Carrie Chapman Catt January 9, 1859-March 9, 1947

11. Jane Addams September 6, 1860-May 21, 1935

12.Emily Greene Balch January 8, 1867-January 9, 1961

13. Fannie Andrews September 25, 1867-January 23, 1950

14 Jessie Hughan December 25, 1875 – April 10, 1955

15.Jeannette Rankin June 11, 1880- May 18, 1973

16. Crystal Eastman June 25, 1881-July 8, 1928

17. Nora Stanton Barney September 30, 1883- January 18, 1971

18. Mildred Scott Olmsted December 5, 1890-July 2, 1990

19. Dorothy Day November 8, 1897- November 29, 1980

20. Barbara Deming July 23, 1917-August 2, 1984

21. Bella Abzug July 24, 1920- March 31, 1998

22. Donna Allen August 19, 1920- July 19, 1999

23. Mairead Corrigan Maguire January 27, 1944-

24. Dr. Helen Caldicott August 7, 1938)

25. Randall Forsberg July 23, 1943 – October 19, 2007


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