Quiz – 214

1) Who became the first woman vice-president candidate on a major political party ticket when selected in 1984?

2) Who volunteered as a nurse during the Civil War, earning the nickname “Mother,” and after peace became an attorney advocating for veterans?

3) Who was the United States delegate to the United Nations who championed and won approval of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948?

4) Who earned a graduate degree from Oberlin College in 1888, was the first black woman to serve on a Board of Education (in D.C.), sued to integrate restaurants in the 1950’s, integrated the American Association of University Women at age 85, and was a founding member of NAACP?

5) Who wrote “The Feminine Mystique” in 1968 and became a leading figure in the Women’s Movement?

6) Who was the first woman promoted to brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force (1971) and the first female major general in any armed forces in 1973?

7) Who was a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy credited with developing the COBOL computer language, and with coining the phrase “debugging” to fix a computer?

8) Who was one of the first black physicians in New York City and the first black woman to graduate from Bellevue Hospital medical school in 1926?

9) Who was the free-thinking woman who was forced out of the Massachusetts Bay

Colony and sought sanctuary in Roger Williams’ Rhode Island in 1637?

10) Who is the architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., which she designed when she was only 21 years old?

Answers-

(1) Geraldine Ferraro (2) Mary Bickerdyke (3) Eleanor Roosevelt (4) Mary Church Terrell (5) Betty Friedan (6) Major General Jeanne Holm (7) Rear Admiral Dr. Grace Hopper (8) May Chinn (9) Anne Hutchinson (10) Maya Lin

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