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Quiz: How Well Do You Know America’s Female Democracy Icons?

Female Democracy Icons
Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, led the fight for a constitutional amendment that would grant (some) women the right to vote. Which state did she represent?

a. Montana

b. California

c. Idaho

d. New Jersey

This US State Department goodwill ambassador and UN Human Rights Committee delegate was also an iconic opera singer:

a. Adele Addison

b. Marian Anderson

c. Katherine Dunham

d. Jessye Norman

Secretary Debra Haaland, the 54th US Secretary of the Interior and first Indigenous Cabinet Secretary (she’s a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe), is known for her environmental activism, but she’s also a culinary maven. As a single mother putting herself through college, she started her own company specializing in:
Secretary Debra Haaland

Debra Haaland

a. Macaroni and Cheese

b. BBQ Sauce

c. Kombucha

d. Salsa


Civil rights activist Tyle Leung Schulze is best known for helping women escape sexual slavery, promoting reproductive freedom, and empowering Chinese immigrants through translation services. In her spare time, she was also a pro at:

a. Pinball

b. Soccer

c. Hockey

d. Poker

During the Stonewall uprising, this young activist said, “I’m not missing a minute of this – it’s the revolution!”

a. Marsha P. Johnson

b. Alan L. Hart

c. Sylvia Rivera

d. Lucy Hicks Anderson

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which makes gender equality the law of the land, was added to the Constitution in:

a. 1920

b. 1965

c. 2010

d. It has not been added to the Constitution.

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Answers: b – Madeline Albright; d – All of the above; a – Montana;  b – Marian Anderson;  d – Salsa; a – Pinball; c – Sylvia Rivera; d – It has not been added to the Constitution

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