A Who's Who Herstory Quiz

This is a self-test. There are no prizes for all correct answers.

Check what you know and learn what you don't know. Share any new-found knowledge with your daughters AND your sons (or your Mom and Dad).


1. Who went on trial for challenging the authority of Puritan ministers in the 1630's and was eventually banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony?

A. Anne Hutchinson

B. Anne Bradstreet

C. Pocahontas


2. Who managed the farm at Braintree and wrote to her husband "to remember the ladies" in 1776?

A. Deborah Moody

B. Abigail Adams

C. Molly Pitcher


3. Who founded the first college for women, the Troy Female Seminary, in 1821?

A. Annie Oakley

B. Jane Addams

C. Emma Willard


4. Who felt that a woman's greatest influence was within the domestic sphere through gentle persuasion and by setting a high moral example in the 1800's?

A. Catherine Beecher

B. Harriet Beecher Stowe

C. Anne Boleyn


5. Who was fined 100 dollars for voting and formed the National Women's Suffrage Association with Elizabeth Cady Stanton?

A. Susan B. Anthony

B. Lucy Stone

C. Hillary Clinton


6. Who spoke at a convention in 1851 declaring "and ain't I a woman"?

A. Rosa Parks

B. Harriet Tubman

C. Sojourner Truth


7. Who was admitted to medical school by a vote by the students of the school?

A. Clara Barton

B. Elizabeth Blackwell

C. Florence Nightingale


8. Who was the first woman to run for President of the United States?

A. Victoria Woodhull

B. Geraldine Ferraro

C. Frances Perkins


9. Who wrote for a newpaper and went around the world in 72 days?

A. Nellie Bly

B. Alice Paul

C. Carrie Chapman Catt


10. Who spoke out against the practice of lynching in the southern part of the United States?

A. Phillis Wheatley

B. Marian Anderson

C. Ida B. Wells-Barnett


11. Who worked as a public health nurse in New York City and eventually devoted most of her life to the promotion of the dissemination of contraceptive information?

A. Margaret Sanger

B. Fannie Lou Hamer

C. Georgia O'Keeffe


12. Who was the aviatrix that headed the WASP and training programs for women pilots during World War Two?

A. Amelia Earhart

B. Jacqueline Cochrane

C. Eleanor Roosevelt


13. Who wrote articles for regional newspapers and magazines before she began writing, at age 65, a fictional account of her life as a young pioneer girl?

A. Virginia Donner

B. Sacajawea

C. Laura Ingalls Wilder


14. Who wrote The Feminine Mystique, published in 1963, and co-founded the National Organization of Women?

A. Betty Friedan

B. Gloria Steinem

C. Margaret Mead


The Answers



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