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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.
Barbara Castle
Margaret Thatcher
Angela Merkel
Eugenia Charles

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
Hungary
Poland

Question 3:


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

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.
Cynthia McKinney
Agnes Waters
Victoria Woodhull
Evelyn Reed

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


What 1980s movie makes reference to Frances Perkins, the first woman in the U.S. Cabinet?
Pretty Woman
Shakespeare in Love
Dirty Dancing
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
Jacques Chirac
Francois Mitterrand
Carla Bruni

 


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