Women in History Quiz
Who was the first African-American woman elected to Congress?
Who was the first American woman in space?
Who was the first woman Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?
- President Reagan appointed Sandra Day OConnor to the Supreme Court in 1981.
Which of these women aviators disappeared while attempting to fly around the world?
Which of these feminists helped found the National Organization for Women?
What prestigious university named its first woman president in 2007?
- Harvard appointed Drew Gilpin Faust in 2007. She replaced Lawrence Summers.
Who was the first woman in the United States to received a medical degree?
- Blackwell received her medial degree in 1849 from the Medical Institution of Geneva, New York.
In 2007, who became first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives?
- Nancy Pelosi, a Representative from California, took over the gavel from Dennis Hastert after the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in the November 2006 midterm elections.
Who was the first American woman to establish a major religion?
- Mary Baker Eddy founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, in 1879.
This singer was known as "Empress of the Blues."