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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.
Margaret Thatcher
Eugenia Charles
Barbara Castle
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.
Czechoslovakia
Romania
Poland
Hungary

Question 3:


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

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
Evelyn Reed
Cynthia McKinney
Agnes Waters

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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.
They were both assassinated.
All of these

Question 9:


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

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?
Nicolas Sarkozy
Carla Bruni
Jacques Chirac
Francois Mitterrand

 


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