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Women's History Quiz

1. 26 million women won the right to vote through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Which amendment, in what year?

2. Can you name the scientist/author whose book launched the environmental movement?

3. Whose daring refusal to move to the back of a segregated bus sparked the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and '60s?

4. Which Latina has repeatedly been the leading money winner in the Ladies Professional Golf Association?

5. Before 1917, it was illegal for doctors even to tell women about contraceptives. Which activist was responsible for reversing this restriction?

6. Which woman spoke out for Native Americans' rights nationwide and before Congressional committees in the 1880s?

7. Which creative businesswoman became America's first black woman millionaire?

8. Who was the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress?

Answers:

(1) The 19th Amendment in 1920 (2) Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (3) Rosa Parks in 1955 (4) Nancy Lopez (5) Margaret Sanger (6) Sarah Winnemucca (7) Madam C.J. Walker (8) Patsy Mink of Hawaii

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