March is Women’s History Month. A long history of suppressed rights hasn’t stopped women across the globe from rising to great heights, with achievements in education, literature, politics, sports and beyond. Discover more about the success of women leaders, athletes and writers below.
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Which of the following women was not the first female prime minister elected in her country?
In 1966 Indira Gandhi become prime minister of India. She was later assassinated in 1984. Golda Meir was prime minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974. Benazir Bhutto became Pakistan’s first female prime minister and the first woman elected to head a Muslim country in 1988. Angela Merkel is Germany’s first female chancellor.
Who helped Lewis and Clark on their American expedition?
You probably know her from the $1 gold coin. But Sacagawea first became famous for being Lewis and Clark’s interpreter, negotiator and guide during their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. She helped them get supplies from the Shoshone tribe and used her knowledge of native plants to help feed and cure people on the trip.
Who was the second poet to ever recite her work at a U.S. Presidential Inauguration?
Poet, educator, historian, actress, and author of the best-seller, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” Mya Angelou is also known for having recited some of her own work at the inauguration of President Clinton in 1993. Robert Frost was the first poet to do so. He recited “The Gift Outright” at President Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961.
Who was the first woman to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest?
In 1975 Junko Tabei of Japan became the first woman to reach the top of Mt. Everest from the mountain’s southeast side.
Who was the first female U.S. Secretary of State?
In 1997, Madeleine Albright became the highest-ranking female ever in the U.S. government when she was sworn in as Secretary of State. Her term concentrated on a bipartisan approach to U.S. foreign policy and progress toward stability in Eastern and Central Europe.
What year did Amelia Earhart become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?
On May 20, 1932, Earhart began her solo journey from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland to Paris, France. But Earhart never made it to Paris. Instead, she landed in Ireland.
Which 20th-century woman started her own religious order, The Missionaries of Charity?
In 1950, Mother Teresa got permission from the Pope to establish her religious order, the Missionaries of Charity, whose main goal was to love and care for people nobody was prepared to look after. Today her missionaries have spread across the world from India to Australia. They take care of shut-ins, alcoholics, the homeless and AIDS sufferers.
Which of the following women has not been nominated for an Oscar in the best director category?
Mira Nair has won an Oscar for best foreign language film for “Salaam Bombay!” However, Nair has never been nominated in the best director category.
Who was a 19th-century civil rights crusader?
Wells-Barnett was the editor and co-owner of a Memphis newspaper called The Free Speech and Headlight. When a friend of hers was lynched in 1892, she used the paper to attack the evils of lynching and encourage the black townspeople of Memphis to go West. She then traveled to England where she became known as a great speaker and leader of her community.
Who was the first female surgeon in the U.S. Army?
Taken prisoner in 1864 during the Civil War, Dr. Mary Walker was the first woman to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. However, in 1917, her medal and 910 others were taken away when the government changed the rules of the award to include only actual combat with the enemy. She refused to return the medal and wore it until she died. It was officially re-awarded to her after her death.
This has to be pointed out: ONE of the answer choices for number 6 is factually incorrect. Mother Teresa is now a Saint. I am a Catholic and she was canonized in 2016. She is a Saint, but yet you did not regard her as a Saint. You only regarded Saint Katharine Drexel and Saint Susanna as Saints, while Saint Teresa of Calcutta was Canonized a Saint in 2016. Please be more careful with the facts in creating these tests and quizzes, and please change it to be that Mother Teresa is a Saint. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
i got one right
This test was great!! If you do bad, hey at least you tried. U.S.
i did try kinda i got one right
The most important women in history to me is Rosa Parks. She made the first step to the fight of banishing segregation. If it weren’t for Rosa where would we be today? Would nobody have ever stood up for ones freedoms and rights as a US citizen?
totally !! 😀 every time we pick a project topic in history i call dibs on rosa parks!!!
I totally agree!!! I also think that Amelia Earhart was pretty cool because she was the first girl to fly across the across the Atlantic ocean
this is awesome watching channel one with my 6th grade class.