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Women In Politics

written by: Eve
 
Women who attempted to change the course of history are the focus of this quiz.

Question 1:


During her tenure as the first female Prime Minister of the UK, this "Iron Lady" reduced the power of trade unions, survived an assassination attempt, and staunchly opposed communism.
Eugenia Charles
Barbara Castle
Margaret Thatcher
Angela Merkel

Question 2:


Madeleine Albright, the first woman to become United States Secretary of State, was born Marie Jana Korbelová in this European country.
Hungary
Czechoslovakia
Romania
Poland

Question 3:


Angela Merkel, a trained scientist, is the first woman to become Chancellor of this country.
Germany
Sweden
Austria
Switzerland

Question 4:


This suffragist is considered the first woman to run for President of the United States although her name was not printed on the ballot.
Victoria Woodhull
Cynthia McKinney
Evelyn Reed
Agnes Waters

Question 5:


This politician, who became Israel's first female Prime Minister, used to be called "the best man in the government".
Mary Robinson
Golda Meir
Edith Cresson
Isabel Peron

Question 6:


What female politician is not correctly matched with the country of which she was Prime Minister?
Eva Peron - Argentina
Tansu Ciller - Turkey
Indira Gandhi - India
Benazir Bhutto - Pakistan

Question 7:


A self-proclaimed "plain housewife", this lady was the first President of an Asian country.
Benazir Bhuto
Mary MacAleese
Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Corazon Aquino

Question 8:


What do Indira Ghandi and Benazir Bhuto have in common?
They were Prime Ministers of Asian countries.
They were the first female Prime Ministers of their countries.
All of these
They were both assassinated.

Question 9:


What 1980s movie makes reference to Frances Perkins, the first woman in the U.S. Cabinet?
Shakespeare in Love
When Harry Met Sally
Pretty Woman
Dirty Dancing

Question 10:


Ségolène Royal, a prominent Socialist, was the first woman in France to be nominated for President by a major party. Who defeated her in the 2007 presidential election?
Jacques Chirac
Carla Bruni
Francois Mitterrand
Nicolas Sarkozy

 


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