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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.
Angela Merkel
Barbara Castle
Margaret Thatcher
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.
Poland
Czechoslovakia
Romania
Hungary

Question 3:


Angela Merkel, a trained scientist, is the first woman to become Chancellor of this country.
Sweden
Austria
Switzerland
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.
Agnes Waters
Victoria Woodhull
Cynthia McKinney
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
Tansu Ciller - Turkey
Eva Peron - Argentina
Indira Gandhi - India

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


What 1980s movie makes reference to Frances Perkins, the first woman in the U.S. Cabinet?
Pretty Woman
When Harry Met Sally
Shakespeare in Love
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?
Nicolas Sarkozy
Francois Mitterrand
Carla Bruni
Jacques Chirac

 


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